All Aboard for Red Mountain and Whitewater – Jan. 28 through Feb. 4, 2017
So you may ask yourself where is Red Mountain and why have I never heard of it? Good question! Red Mountain Resort started out in the 1920’s as the Red Mountain Ski Club built by the local miners for their own use. Located just outside Rossland, British Columbia in Canada, it is one of the oldest ski areas in North America. After several expansions, most notably the Grey Mountain expansion of 1,000 skiable acres in 2014, Red has emerged as a world class ski destination that maintains a laid back Canadian Rockies feel.
Our trip begins with a flight to Spokane, WA on United. Spokane is a relatively small airport and the chartered motor coach loads 50 feet from the baggage conveyor. It is about a 2.5 hour, low altitude drive through farms and ranchland to the Canadian border. Rossland, BC is 5 minutes north of the border and Red Mountain Resort is another 3 miles outside of town.
We will be staying at the Slalom Creek Condos at the base of Red Mountain in modern units equipped with granite & stainless kitchens, hot tubs on the balconies, and washer/dryers. Slalom Creek Condos rated 4.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor.
Red Mountain has 2,877 acres of lift serviced skiable terrain which makes it comparable in size to Jackson Hole or Breckenridge but Red also offers inbounds snow cat skiing on Mount Kircup. The total amount of skiable terrain on the Red Mountain trail map is 4,200 acres. Red Mountain has a generous and complimentary mountain host program which offers a guided tour experience for skiers of all levels.
After a couple of days of groomers, powder shots and glades at Red we will take a one-day excursion to Whitewater Ski Resort in nearby Nelson, BC. After skiing at Whitewater we will visit scenic Nelson on the Columbia River for an evening of shopping, sightseeing, dining and/or drinking.
The trip includes: