Winter Fun

Top 10 Things To Do In the Winter

Check out the 2787 acres of varied terrain at Red Mountain Resort.
Take in a day of cat skiing with Big Red Cats.
Have fun uphill by booking a snowmobile tour.
Enjoy one of the many trails at the Black Jack Cross Country Club.
Venture out on snowshoes one of the 40 trails maintained by the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society.
Tackle the West Kootenay’s only terrain park with rails, fun boxes, wallrides and tabletop jumps at Red Mountain Resort.
Watch the home-made bobsled careen down the streets of Rossland during Winter Carnival.
Take time out at one of our relaxing spas.
Take in a film at the Rossland Mountain Film Festival.
Enjoy the nostalgia during Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas.
Explore the ‘promised land’ of back country touring.

Skiing the “Steep and Deep”

“Red Mountain Resort is a ski resort in western Canada, located on Granite, Grey, and Red Mountains 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.”

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Red Mountain Resort

Red Mountain’s rich skiing history started with the 1st Chairlift in Canada, hosting the 1st Canadian Ski Championships, and raising 2 Olympic Gold Medalists in skiing.

“With new expansion and old character, Red keeps it real” by Powder Magazine.

“Seven and a half hours east of Vancouver and a snowball’s throw from the Canada-U.S. border rests one of the most fabled ski towns in the Great White North: Rossland, BC. The town, which originated as a hustling and bustling mining utopia during the gold rush, boasts about as much character as you could ask for in a mountain setting, with an eclectic mix of friendly locals, historic 1800’s-style buildings, and gingerbread ski chalets resting comfortably on steep slopes …”

From Powder Magazine – Read Article

“Best Tree Skiing, Best Glade Skiing, Best Steeps, Best Scenery, and Best Little Ski Town with Charm” by Ski Canada Magazine

“Red Mountain rated as: “#3 for Glades & in the Top 5 Steeps” in all of North America” by Skiing Magazine

“Sporting one of North America’s longest vertical drops, Red ROCKS for trees, glades, and deep powder!” by Powder Magazine

Cat Skiing at Big Red Cats

Fresh tracks, deep powder, and no lines – cat skiing and boarding at Big Red Cats provides all that and more, just 2.5 hours north of Spokane, WA at Rossland BC.!

As the only snowcat skiing operation in BC to offer separate trips for expert, advanced, and intermediate skiers and riders, you can enjoy exploring the backcountry with others of a similar ability.

Ski our Seven Summits!  With 18,900 acres of some of the best tree skiing and glades in the world, so you can explore our area with day-trips, or week-long packages based at neighbouring Red Mountain ski resort.  From moderate to luxury accommodation, we can tailor your trip to suit your group – you can incorporate resort skiing into the trip, or come out for fresh tracks, every time.

Safety is our main concern (our guides have  CSGA, ACMG or international equivalent qualifications and are trained by the Canadian Avalanche Association), but fun is what it’s all about.  We love exploring the backcountry, and nearly every day someone tells us that it was the best day of skiing in their life.

Summer Fun

Top 10 Things To Do In the Summer

Bike or hike the EPIC Seven Summits Trail.
Go for a dip in the outdoor Rossland pool.
Be entertained by the Gold Fever Follies.
Fly fish in the Columbia River.
Take time out at one of our relaxing spas.
Hike up Mt. Roberts on Canada Day and raise the 100 foot Canadian flag.
Golf at Redstone Alpine Golf Resort.
Swim in ‘BC’s Warmest Lake’ in Christina Lake or refreshing Nancy Green mountain lake.
Take in the Rossland Heritage Walking Tour.
Visit the Rossland Historical Museum and take a mine tour or try your luck at gold panning.

World Class Biking/Hiking

Endless adventures await once the snow melts, with over 60 miles of hiking and biking trails, a dozen lakes and 8 golf courses; all within an hour drive of Rossland. Also, the Columbia River which is the largest river system in western N. America, offers swimming, boating and world class fishing, just 5 minutes down the hill.

Check out the Trailforks Interactive map of Rossland mountain biking trails  here.



Rossland’s 7 Summits Trail is rated “Trail of the Year!” by Bike Magazine.

“7 Summits was built by the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS) which is a local non-profit group dedicated to building and maintaining awesome hiking and biking trails around Rossland. Thanks to them and their volunteer’s incredible network of trails, some people call Rossland the Mountain Biking Capital of Canada.”

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