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Ski Experience - Red Mountain

Rossland's Red Mountain Resort is a world favorite for its 300 inches of powder, which attracts expert skiers from countries all over the planet to the extremely challenging runs of Ruby Tuesday, Short Squaw, Gambler Towers, Beer Belly, War Eagle, Sally's Alley, Boardwalk, Southside Road, Ledges Traverse and Centre Star.

Ski Levels

Intermediates will get all the Canadian fun they can handle on Face of Red, Back Trail, Southern Belle, Southern Comfort, and Gambler. Red Mountain Resort features great runs for the beginners and the non experienced level skiers who might want to start with Meadows, Long Squaw, Mini Bowls, and Inagadadavida, then work their way up to the more challenging runs. It will take quite a bit of practice for any beginner or maybe even intermediate to be able to tackle Maggie's Farm which can only be described as totally gnarly! Red Mountain Resort has recently inaugurated their new Terrain Park which was built for all ability levels, including a fenced-off beginner section. The Red Mountain Resort ski school offers up a full slate of courses and training for all ages, right up to private lessons for the expert skier who wants to pick up some championship level tips. Check out their Super Saver Private Lesson for CDN$119, which admittedly was a better deal when the Canadian dollar was worth 65 cents just a few years ago, than now that it's almost at par with its U.S. counterpart.

The weather at Red Mountain Resort can only be described as snow heaven. The conditions are nearly perfect and the cloud cover days are relatively few and far between. There is the occasional Arctic blast, which drops wind chills down as low as -50 degrees F., but fortunately, they are short lived and soon winter time temperatures return to a level where humans can actually survive outdoors.

Après Ski

There are some spectacular restaurants in the Red Mountain Resort area and many of them are quite affordable and suitable to take the whole family to. Some of the best deals around have to be the great breakfasts at the Alpine Grind Coffee House and Clansey's. Lunchtime gives you the option of The Flying Steamshovel, Idgies Restaurant, and the Sunshine Cafe. The Rock Cut Restaurant has a really great huge deck to hang out at while enjoying amazing mountain scenery and if you want to venture back indoors, there are billiard tables and video arcade games to play on. There's a staggering dining experience waiting for you at Gypsy at Red, but note that it will come with an equally staggering bill.

You can do everything you've ever wanted in a winter funland right by the Red Mountain Resort. High Mountain Adventures for their snowmobile tours and rentals; Snowwater Heli-Skiing and Snowcat-Skiing for multiday heli- and cat-skiing packages on 80,000 acres of their own virgin wilderness; Big Red Cats for tours of 18,000 acres of backcountry; and Rossland Mountain Adventures for their exciting backcountry tours as well as their world-famous courses in orienteering, avalanche awareness and wilderness first aid.