Canada’s RED Mountain, received a late Christmas present from the Toronto Sun in the form of a Top 10 shout out on their list for best ski resorts. It was a great way to close out 2011 for the hard working mountain, and to be named “among the best resorts in North America for advanced skiers” you cannot help but take notice of all the great opportunities for riding RED has to offer.
The Rossland, British Columbia mountain resort began as a mining town back in 1898 and is considered the oldest ski area in Western Canada — some even call it “the last great, undiscovered resort in North America” They boast uncrowned lift lines, fall line skiing and snowboarding terrain, as well as being the exclusive source for the world famous Kootenay powder.
In addition to the accolades from the Toronto Sun, RED has been named by a number of authorities for their superior big mountain experience.
- Ski Canada magazine named RED’s extensive terrain this month as the Best Place to Get Lost: “Skiing Powderfields…means never taking the same line, but never leaving the trail map.”
- SBC Skier magazine named RED a Top 5 Freeride Spot in their 2011/12 Resort Guide.
- Ski Canada called our “side-country” terrain the Best New Playground: “[RED] expands with more than 120 hectares of off-piste terrain on freshly gladed Grey Mountain, just a 20-minute hike, skip and skin away from the access gate.”
- Ski Canada also named Rossland Best Ski Bum Town this year: “Home of the original ski bum, Olaus Jeldness, Rossland is celebrating more than 113 years of skiing—and living to ski.”
- Ski Canada also recognized our own favorite update with Best New Day Lodge honors: “[The] long-awaited reno to the original base lodge is finally complete—and everyone so far is giving Red a green light.”
With so many people saying such nice things, it would be crazy for you not to be curious about what RED Mountain could mean for your 2011/2012 riding experience. Better make sure you heck out some of that Kootenay snow for yourself this seaon!