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!
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.
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!
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.
RED Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
70.1out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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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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 Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||27 km|
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||135 km|
|Kelowna International Airport||YLW||Kelowna, BC||147 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.
|Salmo Ski Hill||Salmo, BC||3,100 ft||33%||40 km|
|Echo Valley||Colville, WA||3,900 ft||48%||51 km|
|Phoenix Mountain Ski Area||Grand Forks, BC||4,652 ft||36%||55 km|
|Whitewater||Nelson, BC||6,567 ft||62%||60 km|
|Silver Mountain||Kellogg, ID||6,300 ft||58%||81 km|
|49 Degrees North||Chewelah, WA||5,774 ft||49%||90 km|
|Baldy Mountain Resort||Oliver, BC||6,965 ft||35%||102 km|
|Big White Ski||Kelowna, BC||7,606 ft||56%||106 km|
|Summit Lake Ski Area||Nakusp, BC||3,018 ft||11%||119 km|
|Schweitzer Mountain||Sandpoint, ID||6,400 ft||67%||123 km|
|Mt. Spokane||Mead, WA||5,889 ft||49%||139 km|
|Turner Mountain||Libby, MT||5,952 ft||68%||146 km|
|Kimberley||Kimberly, BC||6,500 ft||60%||148 km|
|Apex Mountain||Hedley, BC||7,187 ft||49%||155 km|
RED Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||6,807 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,888 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,919 ft|
(17% Beginner, 34% Intermediate, 49% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||274 inches|