RED Mountain Resort

Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee
  • 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

RED Mountain Resort Ski Packages

Lodging Discount Price
Sandman Hotel Castlegar
30% off $306
Prestige Mountain Resort Rossland
18% off $437
Wolf's Den On The River
12% off $498

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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!  

Best month to go


The snow in RED Mountain Resort is amazing during February, however, it’s also the busiest month of the season. The slopes are generally crowd-free but if you prefer peace and quiet then hold off until March where you can still find great powder up to April.


Spokane International Airport


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

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Rossland (5-6 km)

  • Cheaper lodging compared to Red Mountain
  • Variety of hotels and motels
  • Old mining town with laid-back atmosphere

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For beginners

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!

For intermediates

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 favourite places to grab a bite!

For experts

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 favourites 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!

Find freshies

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!

Non skiers

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

RED Mountain ResortApex Mountain Resort
beginner18 %15 %
intermediate31 %30 %
advanced23 %44 %
expert28 %11 %
total runs110 79
ski area1,700ha 182ha
summit elevation2,075m 2,175m
total lifts7 4
child lift ticketFree $66 CAD ($75 AUD)
adult lift ticket$92 CAD ($104 AUD) $80 CAD ($91 AUD)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall320cm 251cm

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RED Mountain Resort Reviews

Fabulous 4.2 / 5
based on 15 reviews

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Superb!4.8 / 5Jan 05, 2020
RED Mountain Resort ReviewsMarie Josee D.
intermediate skier
i love it there because it is not too far from home kids learn how to ski there on the magic carpet the town is awesome and we love the scenery and the chocolate shop in town... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Dec 02, 2019
RED Mountain Resort ReviewsFelix B.
expert snowboarder
Amazing mountain with alot of mixed terrain, bowls and glades especially on Granite Mountain, the mountain also gets alot of snow, big powder days are had at Red Mountain with the charming mountain town of Rossland a short distance away.... More
Good!3.7 / 5Oct 27, 2019
RED Mountain Resort ReviewsEric D.
expert skier
Unknown gem. Best tree skiing in North America. Great offpiste steeps. If you're looking for a family forward destination, look at Schweitzer mountain. If you're looking for a true skier's paradise with steep tree skiing, this is your spot.... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Dec 04, 2018
RED Mountain Resort ReviewsBrandon D.
advanced skier
Absolutely amazing. Huge, lots of vertical, Canadian powder, and an incredible little town. Far enough away from major cities to have a non-crowded, local feel. My favorite resort in the PNW. AND THE TREEEEES... More
Average!2.6 / 5May 11, 2018
RED Mountain Resort ReviewsDave H.
expert skier
Red Mountain is a trip back in time. The lifts are old and slow, the runs are steep and rough, but the snow is great. The small town of Rossland is very quaint and beautiful. This place is hard to get to but worth it if you are a hardcore skier or rider.... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Dec 06, 2017
DSDan S.
expert skier
Loved there a couple seasons. Amazing town and amazing terrain on he hill... when it gets the snow. Fortunately it stays nice and cold and the lack of crowds means the back and slack country always have fresh lines.... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Dec 03, 2017
MSMark S.
expert snowboarder
Red will blow your mind. It's huge and gets awesome powder. Local hostle was a great deal and lift passes are reasonably priced. If you have the cash definitely go cat skiing. ... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 26, 2017
expert snowboarder
Grew up snowboarding here, it's an amazing resort in an amazing location! I love the awesome powder, and the huge amount of terrain. Would recommend to anyone! The paradise Lodge is the best on mountain Lodge I've ever been to. ... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 22, 2017
intermediate snowboarder
Haven't been to many resorts but this one was super fun with tons of runs and great snow. I had a super fun day and looking forward to going back this year!... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Nov 11, 2017
ALAlex L.
advanced skier
For those looking for a hidden gem with a wide variety of challenging slopes with amazing snow both on and off piste, RED is the best I have come across having skied for 30 years on 3 continents. Friendly local hill feel plus CAT skiing for a nominal amount extra. ... More

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