RED Mountain Ski Resort

RED Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Rossland, BC.

We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where RED Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

RED Mountain is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at RED Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

RED Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

RED Mountain has a total of 119 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 3,850 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,558 hectares, 6.0 square miles, or 15.6 square kilometers.

RED Mountain's slopes see on average 274 inches (84 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 22 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
3,850(16 km2)
Annual Snowfall
274"(8,352 cm)

RED Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

RED Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 6,807 feet, or 2,075 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,888 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,919 feet (890 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

RED Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
6,807'(2,075 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,919'(890 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,888'(1,185 m)

RED Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
70.1out of 100
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RED Mountain is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, with a difficulty score of 70.1. This mountain ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 49% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 2,919 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

RED Mountain has 3,850 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Seeing as RED Mountain is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 83% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 17% of its skiable acres as beginner terrain.
Green Circle
17%(655 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
34%(1,309 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
49%(1,887 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is RED Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. RED Mountain Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 49% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.

RED Mountain Ski Resort Location

RED Mountain Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Rossland, BC.

Rossland, BC V0G Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
49.09100, -117.83000

Getting to RED Mountain Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (RED Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 49.09100, -117.83000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Rossland, BC to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to RED Mountain.

Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC27 km
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC135 km
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC147 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to RED Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of RED Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Salmo Ski HillSalmo, BC3,100 ft33%40 km
Echo ValleyColville, WA3,900 ft48%51 km
Phoenix Mountain Ski AreaGrand Forks, BC4,652 ft36%55 km
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%60 km
Silver MountainKellogg, ID6,300 ft58%81 km
49 Degrees NorthChewelah, WA5,774 ft49%90 km
Baldy Mountain ResortOliver, BC6,965 ft35%102 km
Big White SkiKelowna, BC7,606 ft56%106 km
Summit Lake Ski AreaNakusp, BC3,018 ft11%119 km
Schweitzer MountainSandpoint, ID6,400 ft67%123 km
Mt. SpokaneMead, WA5,889 ft49%139 km
Turner MountainLibby, MT5,952 ft68%146 km
KimberleyKimberly, BC6,500 ft60%148 km
Apex MountainHedley, BC7,187 ft49%155 km

RED Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation6,807 ft
Base Elevation3,888 ft
Vertical Drop2,919 ft
(17% Beginner,  34% Intermediate,  49% Expert)
Skiable Acres3,850
Avg. Annual Snowfall274 inches
RED Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats