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Red Mountain for Intermediates to Expert?

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How would Red Mountain fair for a group of skiers ranging from intermediate to expert? I also see plans for expansion, sure seems like a real up and commer? This seems like a cool little resort.
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Originally Posted by mizzn44
How would Red Mountain fair for a group of skiers ranging from intermediate to expert? I also see plans for expansion, sure seems like a real up and commer? This seems like a cool little resort.
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It's a funny place, I haven't been there since 99 (boy is it that long?!), and they've been spending money. I was an intermediate then, and it was fine, there was several areas with very suitable terrain and I bet there's more now. I didn't go and try those famous cliffs. There's a looooong green from the top, too, which is a nice easy sleepy cruise for wedgers.

edit: NICE site Carvemeister!!!! Brings back some memories. I still wouldn't go off those cliffs.
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I went in 2000, and was very glad that we met up with some other NZ'ers who knew the mountain - I got the impression it was to keep the tourists away from the good stuff. The signposts were poor making it diifcult to find runs if you did not know your way about. But they have probably invested in some signs since then.

I enjoyed it, Rossland is a really cool wee town, has not grown up into a 'ski resort' town yet, which was nice. Not many resturents back then, had to make reservations. There are two mountains at the resort, Red and Granite (or something like that). Red looks daunting to an internediate from the base, is short and steep back down to the base, whereas Granite has some really nice runs off it, spent most of our time there.
post #5 of 9
It's an OK intermediate area. If snow and coverage are decent, it's the best expert tree skiing I've seen anywhere.
post #6 of 9
Really old slow lifts and long turn arounds. Kind of short ski hours for a full day. That being said if you ski lift open to lift close with a decent lunch break you'll be ready for beer, bed and hot tub in no particular order.
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Red Moutain has some great terrain, but you have to look for it. The main part is a cone that has roads circling the bottom, so you can ski off the top in any direction until you hit a road and then cruise back to a lift on one side or the other. I have not been there for a while but there was a lot of skiing that was between the marked runs. Those nice big widely spaced Canadian trees. The used to (may still) hold the Canadian National Downhill there, so they have some high speed criusing too.
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The replacement of the old double chair on Granite by 2 triples purchased from Blackcomb put an end to the Canadian National Downhill. Furthermore the triples (not high speed) are in the shade while the old double was often in the sun, so it's a colder ride now. The run is still a good steep cruiser though.
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Originally Posted by Tony Crocker
The replacement of the old double chair on Granite by 2 triples purchased from Blackcomb put an end to the Canadian National Downhill. Furthermore the triples (not high speed) are in the shade while the old double was often in the sun, so it's a colder ride now. The run is still a good steep cruiser though.
I forgot they finally did some upgrading. Gone is the dizzying swinging heights of the old chair over mattress corner. aaaahhhh good times!
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