World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Red Mountain Resort

Article Id: WHEBN0003140739
Reproduction Date:

Title: Red Mountain Resort  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Red Mountain (Rossland), 1988 Alpine Skiing World Cup, Mount Timothy Ski Area, WikiProject Skiing and Snowboarding, Bear Mountain Ski Hill
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Red Mountain Resort

Red Mountain Resort
Location British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Rossland - 5 min.
Spokane, WA - 2.5 hrs
Kelowna - 3.5 hrs
Vertical 887 m (2,910 ft) [1]
Top elevation 2,072 m (6,798 ft)
Base elevation 1,185 m (3,888 ft)
Skiable area Lift-served
2,682 acres (10.9 km2)
4,200 acres (17.0 km2)
Runs 110 named
- 16% Beginner
- 47% Intermediate
- 37% Expert
Longest run 7 km (4.3 mi)
Lift system 5 chairs
- 2 quad
- 2 triples
- 1 double
2 surface lifts
- 1 T-bar
- 1 magic carpet
Lift capacity 7,500 /hr
Terrain parks 1
Snowfall 750 cm (300 in)
Snowmaking Nil
Night skiing Nil

Red Mountain Resort is a ski resort in western Canada, located on Granite, Grey, and Red Mountains[2] in Rossland, a former gold mining town in the West Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. Red Mountain is one of the oldest ski hills in North America, with a history dating back to the creation of the Red Mountain Ski Club (RMSC) in the first decade of the 1900s. Red Mountain is located in the Monashee Mountains just north of the U.S. border. Like other ski hills in the British Columbia Interior, it has a reputation for light, dry powder, with yearly snowfall of 750 cm (300 in).

Red Mountain Resort is known for having a variety of challenging expert terrain and for being geared towards intermediate and expert level skiers and riders.

The ski area's base elevation is 1,185 m (3,888 ft) above sea level and has 887 m (2,910 ft) of vertical. Its three main summits, Red Mountain, Granite Mountain, and the newly added Grey Mountain are serviced by five chairlifts, a T-bar, and a magic carpet to access 2,682 acres (10.9 km2) of skiable terrain on 110 named runs.


  • Access 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Red Mountain is served by resort-owned shuttles from small airports in Trail and Castlegar. Shuttles also operate to the nearest international airports in Spokane, WA (2.5 hrs.) and Kelowna (3.5 hrs.).


In the summer of 1958, a new slalom slope was cleared by the RMSC for racing practice. Work was delayed until the fall due to threats of forest fires.[3] At the time, Red Mountain had just one chairlift, the Red Chair, western Canada's first in 1947.[4] During the 1958-59 season, daily lift tickets were $3.50 for the general public and $2.25 for RMSC members (or 40 cents for a single ride).[3]

In the summer of 2013, a third peak was added, Grey Mountain, adding 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of terrain and 22 named runs. A new, fixed-grip, Poma quad-chair is intended to be in service for the 2013/14 winter season.

See also



  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ - history - accessed 2012-03-07

External links

  • Red Mountain Ski Resort
  • Red Mountain Ski Area Information on

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.