- Legendary tree skiing, some of the steepest in BC
- Plenty of easily accessible hike-to terrain
- No crowds
- Fresh powder stashes across the resort
- Authentic mining town with laid-back atmosphere
- Lifts are slow and mostly only 2 or 3 seaters
- Some popular runs get tracked out quickly
- 2.5-3 hours drive from the nearest major airport (Spokane, Washington)
- Limited options for non-skiers
Being independent isn't the only thing Red Mountain should be proud about. Known for its extreme terrain and some of the best steep tree skiing in British Columbia, Red Mountain Resort serves up plenty of crowd-free slopes across its three mountains; Red Mountain, Granite Mountain, and the recently opened Grey Mountain!
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Spokane International Airport
DRIVE/ SHUTTLE TO
Red Mountain Resort (2.5-3 hours)
Base of Red Mountain (Walk)
- Convenient lodging including ski-in/ski-out
- Range of accommodation from cabins to chalets
- Expensive to stay here
Rossland (3-4 mi)
- Cheaper lodging compared to Red Mountain
- Variety of hotels and motels
- Old mining town with laid-back atmosphere
Never-evers will have no problem learning the basics near the base lodge with a magic carpet serving the area. The greens and blues off the Silverlode Chair are also great for those with a bit more experience. The standout for beginners though is off the Grey Mountain lift where they can ski from the top of Grey Mountain all the way to the base following a series of green trails starting from Long May You Run!
Red Mountain is great for intermediates with tons of groomed blues and mellow tree-skiing on offer. Our pick for intermediates has to be the Mini Bowls in Paradise which is packed with fun tree runs! Don't forget to also stop by the stunning mid-mountain Paradise Lodge while you're there, it's one of our favorite places to grab a bite!
Red Mountain is a thrill-seekers paradise with half of the runs here rated for advanced and experts! The chutes off Buffalo Ridge and the double black Captain Jack's Trees are our favorites here but be warned, they're pretty tough! If you love cliffs (and perhaps showing off a little), Link's Line under the Motherlode Chair is always a winner!
Powder Fields almost always has stashes! The backside of the Motherlode Chair is also incredible but also incredibly steep (and watch out for the cliffs)! In the very unlikely chance the freshies get tracked out inbounds, hike up Mt Roberts and Mt Kirkup!
Ditch the crowds
The Silverlode Chair always bottlenecks in the morning as it's the gateway lift to that will take you to the rest if the mountain. Other than that, there are rarely any crowds at here plus the recently opened Grey Mountain offers up more terrain and isn't ridden as much!
Other than snowshoeing and Nordic skiing, there's very little that will keep non-skiers entertained at Red Mountain. The nearby laid-back town of Rossland doesn't have much in the way of activities either.
Red Mountain is an ideal resort for families with runs to suit all abilities! The Paradise area is our pick for families with great blue groomers like Southern Comfort and Southern Belle being the standouts!
|RED Mountain Resort||Apex Mountain Resort|
|beginner||18 %||15 %|
|intermediate||31 %||30 %|
|advanced||23 %||44 %|
|expert||28 %||11 %|
|child lift ticket||Free||$66 CAD ($51 USD)|
|adult lift ticket||$92 CAD ($71 USD)||$80 CAD ($62 USD)|
|value for money|
|average total snowfall||118″||111″|