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Advice wanted: Skiing at Red Mountain, BC late December

post #1 of 5
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My 12yo son and I are going to Red Mountain last week of December.

My son is a novice/low end intermediate, myself - advanced intermediate skier. None of us has experience of skiing powder (the toughest terrain we've ever skied is some black runs at Mt. Tremblant in Quebec:).

Question that I have:

  1. Does ski school at Red Mtn. worth time and money?
  2. How good are the rentals at Red Mtn.?
  3. I own a pair of Atomic C:9, but they are no very suitable for powder, imho. Should I even bother bringing them?
  4. Where can I buy discounted lift tickets to Red Mtn. (any local ski shops, REI in WA., etc.)?

 

Any advice on skiing at Red Mtn. will be greatly appreciated!

post #2 of 5

I'd recommend that you email the folks at Red. They can give you the specifics on their rentals, though their website lists their prices and mentions brand names.

 

As you probably know already Red Mountain is a rather small resort, but with a strong ski culture. It's the home of Wold Cup and Olympic champions. There is a good chance you can find first rate ski rental equipment, but I'm simply guessing. Many of the locals are very knowledgeable. I would include the ski instructors in this group.

 

The runs aren't long by western standards, but the snow tends to be good. There is something for everyone there: easy groomers, along with more challenging steep terrain and moguls. I'm a bit biased since one of my uncles founded the mountain, along with several of his buddies. My mother was born and raised in Rossland.

 

I mostly ski at Whistler so I find the scale of the mountain a little disappointing. If you were to listen to the locals, my cousins, for instance, they'll tell you Red offers the best skiing in Canada. Can't say I agree, but I've had some very nice days there and the overall atmosphere is very welcoming. No glitz whatsoever, but that suits me.

 

 

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the information!

post #4 of 5

Red is a great hill. As Tecumseh said - Not huge but something for everybody. Powder or not, either side of the Paradise chair has some of the best intermediate pitch tree skiing anywhere. Not intimidating and great fun but don't forget helmets for you and your son.

post #5 of 5

Hi,

 

We are a boutique tour operator offering custom ski and snowboard vacations to destinations across BC.  We are pleased to be offering deals to Red Resort for the first time this season.

 

Please drop us a line with your requirements via our online enquiry form http://www.powderrangers.ca/request-quote.html and browse our website for further information on our company and what we offer.

 

Best wishes,

The Powder Rangers Team.

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