RED MOUN­TAIN RE­SORT

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RE­SORT STATS

Lo­ca­tion: Ross­land, BC Ver­ti­cal Drop: 890m/2,919’ An­nual Snow­fall: 760cm/300” Most pop­u­lar run: Pow­der Fields Ride-able Acres: 4,200 Num­ber of Lifts: 7 Num­ber of Trails: 110 Ticket Prices: $73 USD *based on ex­change rate at time of print* Near­est Air­port: US: Spokane, WA, CANADA: Trail, BC, Castle­gar, BC, Kelowna, BC Aprés: Rafters Lounge, voted the best ski bar by POW­DER Mag in 2012, Ross­land Beer Co., The Fly­ing Steamshovel Top Events: Beer Gog­gles Craft Beer Fes­ti­val, Cana­dian Open Freeride Cham­pi­onship, Rat­tle­cat Cup Banked Slalom Res­ta­raunts: Rafters Lounge, Fuel Gas­tropub & Diner, Up­town Lounge Ho­tels/Lodg­ing: Nowhere Spe­cial, RED Moun­tain Re­sort Lodg­ing’s Slalom Creek Any spe­cial sea­son pass of­fers or dis­counted lift tick­ets: Pur­chase your ticket on­line 14 days in ad­vance and re­ceive 15% off, seven days in ad­vance for 12%, off and 48 hours in ad­vance for 10% off

RE­SORT OVER­VIEW

RED Moun­tain Re­sort is one of the last great un­spoiled re­sorts. Lo­cated on the first stop of Canada’s fa­mous Pow­der High­way, in­de­pen­dent RED de­liv­ers 2,877 acres of pris­tine, un­fet­tered shred­ding, putting us in the Top 20, size-wise in North Amer­ica. With nearly 25 feet of an­nual snow­fall, (cheap!) in-bounds cat-board­ing, a brand new mod­ern hos­tel and bou­tique ho­tel at the base—Nowhere Spe­cial and The Josie—plus the friendli­est lo­cals around, it’s no won­der The New York Times voted us their “#8 Best Place in the World to Visit.” Fresh turns you don’t have to fight for—that’s RED.

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2018

Nowhere Spe­cial: This de­sign-driven mod­ern hos­tel takes a cue from stylish cities like Lon­don and Barcelona and puts you just a two-minute walk from the chair. With prices start­ing at only $40 CAD per per­son with a va­ri­ety of dorm op­tions and com­mu­nity-fo­cused com­mon ar­eas, this will be the place to be. Check out nowhere­spe­cial­hos­tel.com to book now. The Josie Ho­tel: This in­de­pen­dently-owned bou­tique ho­tel at the base should al­le­vi­ate our re­cent “Sold Out Syn­drome.” Stay in style right where you want to be. More de­tails at the­josie.com. Par­adise Lodge re­mains a lo­cal fave but just got a se­ri­ous facelift with a new kitchen and 40-per­cent more seat­ing. (Oh, and flush toi­lets). Ex­pan­sion of fa­cil­i­ties for High Per­for­mance Rentals, which means the snow­board fleet dou­bles in size.

TER­RAIN PARK BREAK­DOWN

RED’s Rock­star En­ergy Ter­rain Park is lo­cated on the T-Bar slope near the base of RED Moun­tain Re­sort. Rid­ers can shred quick laps all day us­ing the T-Bar, or ses­sion one of the many fea­tures. Rid­ers’ right of the T-Bar boosts rider pro­gres­sion with a flowy line of small jumps and rail fea­tures, while rid­ers’ left of the T-Bar gives hard­core shred­ders a chal­lenge with a 30-to-50-foot jump line along with rails of all shapes and sizes—bar­rel, rain­bow, stair­case, flat down, and more.

Photo: Chris Well­hausen

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