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Red Mountain B.C. [Feb 2014, mixed abilitity]

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Taking a group out to Red this coming Feb 2014. The group is comprised of intermediate to advanced skiers. I understand they have put a new lift up Granite, adding 1000 hectacres of new skiable inbound terrain. What is your skiing experience at this mountain. Is it worth a day trip over to White Water. Are there decent eateries in the town of Rossland. Any help would be appreciated.

 

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I don't know Red well, but Whitewater is my favourite ski resort in BC so definitely worth a trip IMO.

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Rosland is a really cool little ski town, and one of the oldest in the Northwest.  Been 10 years since I have been there but you will find food.  Take in a junior hockey game at the rink, one of the coolest memories of any ski trip ever.

 

One of the most memorable evenings we had there was at the Eagles Club. If anybody is a member, check it out. Those people hurt us good  :beercheer: 

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Red is a great mountain for both intermediates and advanced skiers (assuming that it has good snow which it did when we were there last January).

 

Key things from our trip that we noticed (we hadn't skied Red before)

 

Book the Shred RED full day guide programme early on in your stay, it was ridiculously cheap ($149 for the first person $75 each subsequent for the whole day). Red is a great mountain, but there are few signposts and Red has some quirky features about it (like a band of rocks that runs around the mountain) and spending a day early on with a guide (we had Mark and he was fantastic) was invaluable, we found places we wouldn't have ventured without some insider knowledge.

 

Often there are some lovely warm up runs on the silverlode chair in the mornings - so we would do a couple of quick blasts on silverlode before heading on further up.

 

If visibility is not great at the base area it is often clear (above the clouds) over on Paradise and watching where the new lift is this year it was nearly always above the cloud level. 

 

There is some great skiing from Red Chair which is often overlooked by many.

 

Paradise lodge is small but has a great fire for drying gear and is a great place to regroup if you have groups skiing different areas.

 

If you are planning on cooking check the hours of the supermarket - it had really odd hours around holidays which seemed to catch many people out. I think that there was a calendar posted on their door.

 

Have a great trip and hope you get heaps of snow

post #5 of 6

Red is on "the List"  Thumbs Up

post #6 of 6

1/9/14-1/14/14 with BRC.  Hoping to finally close the deal after two years of misfires.  Yes, WW is definitely worth a day or two.

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