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I'LL BE IN SPOKANE, WA. NEXT WEEK AND I WAS THINKING OF A DRIVE TO RED MOUNTAIN IN ROSSLAND,BC (I'VE GOT $15US LIFT TICKETS). ANYONE EVER BEEN? IS IT WORTH THE 2+ HOUR DRIVE? WHAT'S THE TOWN OF ROSSLAND LIKE? I'VE GOT FOUR DAYS TO KILL.
post #2 of 6
I went skiing there for the first time two weeks ago and I was impressed. I can't think of a better place to go near Spokane. Red Mountain is steep, uncrowded and friendly. It reminds me of the local ski areas we have in Montana but with better tree skiing. Rossland is an old mining town that is much like all the old mining towns in Colorado before they were overran. I really enjoyed the town and people there.

PS - Be sure to take a passport or birth certificate so they'll let you back in the USA. Also, they have some great Canadian brews up there.....I'm now throroughly disgusted with the garbage they send us.
post #3 of 6
Pretty much what Rio said. Don't expect a lot of nightlife. Fun place to ski and sort of retro.
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THANKS FOR THE INFO,. I'LL BE THERE MID-WEEK SO SHOULD BE EVEN LESS CROWDED. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] I'LL HAVE THE PASSPORT ON HAND. DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS THE FEE FOR THE BOARDER CROSSING? I'VE NEVER DRIVEN ACROSS THE BOARDER. I'LL BE SURE TO TRY THE LOCAL BREWS........
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No fee for crossing the border. Neither check point checked more than my driver's license but you need the proof of citizenship just in case.

Be careful when you cross the border because the Canadian speed limit is 80 KPH (i.e. 50 MPH). Also, a couple of the small towns on the US side are notorious speed traps so when approaching any of them pay attention to the speed signs (some are rather abrupt changes in speed).
post #6 of 6
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THANKS FOR THE SPEED TRAP TIP. I'LL BE IN A DODGE NEON OR SOME LIKE ECONOMY CAR SO 50 MHP WILL BE PUSHING IT........
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