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rossland, b.c. punching above our weight

since 1896 Gold got ‘em here. And the Kootenays kept ‘em here… When gold-crazy miners struck pay dirt here in the late 1800s, they couldn’t have possibly known what would be “left in the pan” by 2015. But their grit, courage, and resourcefulness set the tone for the town to come. And, thanks to them, Rossland remains real in an era of artifice. It might not be as rowdy as the Rossland of 1896 with its 42 saloons and 21 brothels, but this place has a pulse. You can feel it on the street, in the shops, or in the grocery store. It hits you as soon as you step out of your car. The hard-as-hobnails miners with pick axes over their shoulders have simply been replaced by hardcore fun-seekers with fat skis or DH mountain bikes over their shoulders. It’s true many of them still have massive beards but, rest assured, the vibe is more “bro” than “brothel” heading into the winter of 2015/16. Modern-day Rossland is that rare beast: A place of small town charm and big, big ideas. A real municipality at the base of a world-class ski resort. A four season paradise where there are more recreational opportunities than there are hours in the day. An historic downtown core with all mod cons, from gourmet espresso to book stores. And all of it is held together by the famously friendly locals and their commitment to making sure that Canadian Hospitality still means something, whether you’re traveling as a family or on a solo powder pilgrimage.


“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” - William Butler Yeats

the only fluff we offer is our snow.

red mountain resort recreating is

serious business around here

RED Mountain is the last great, unspoiled resort. As the first stop on the famous Powder Highway, RED delivers 2,877 lift-serviced acres (4,200 total!) of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment. With epic vertical (2,919 ft/890m!), in-bounds cat-skiing, wide-open groomers, 360-degree descents, a rich tradition, and—phew!—the BEST gladed tree runs in North America, it’s no wonder The New York Times voted us their #8 “Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013.” Other accolades include #1 in Powder Magazine’s “Ski Town Throwdown,” and “Most Improved North American Resort” by The World Snow Awards. [Buffs fingernails on shirt.] The only thing piling up faster than our international accolades is our famous powder: 300 inches (7.6m) of the stuff per season. We pride ourselves on fresh turns that you don’t have to fight for. And, for a measly $10 per run, you can even make your own tracks via our famous inbounds cat-skiing, now located on rugged Mt. Kirkup, an expansion that adds an additional 195 acres to the 1,000 acres we added for 2014 on Grey Mountain (see facing page). RED provides an authentic Canadian mountain experience that will create


memories guaranteed to last a lot longer than your last Facebook post. It’s the full vacation package: Everything you need. Nothing you don’t.

Get lost!

find yourself

in any season

The West Kootenay region of B.C. is incredibly rich with diverse activities, enjoyable by all walks of life - and this is true whether you visit in July, January, or October. Until now, guests in the region would have to rely on conventional sources to seek out and find these treasures. Queue The GET LOST Adventure Centre, Rossland’s Gateway to Adventure. GET LOST will make getting out there easy, whether you are looking to snowshoe in the winter, fly fish in the spring, alpine hike in the summer, or kayak in the fall. We might be famous for our epic vertical, powder days, powder weeks, world class ski racing, and glorious glades but, the second that beautiful snow melts, the diversity of diversions around here actually increases. (Trust us—we live here 24/7/365.) Open year-round, the GET LOST Adventure Centre will become the region’s first central booking agent for all outdoor and indoor activities alike, consolidating of all of the region’s wonderful recreation opportunities supported by world-class guides, instructors, or simple guidance. With all available activities and vetted guides grouped into one, easy-touse central booking engine, you can book your fat bike session from the airport in Seattle or your nordic lesson from your kid’s soccer practice in San Francisco, and rest assured that you have one less thing to think about while enjoying your time here. We’ll help visitors from around the world safely tap into the wild beauty of British Columbia while providing endless challenges for thrill seekers. Looking for the gateway to adventure? It’s right here.





“a staggering expansion” -


red mountain resort fifty shades of grey

(mountain, that is)

Brand-new terrain ringing in at nearly 1,000 acres. 360-degree skiing off the top. 22 new runs. A new peak. A new lift installed. A new restaurant where you can, like, install a new ketchup stain on your $500 jacket. RED’s 2014 expansion to Grey Mountain means more of everything you love, plus a massive increase in Intermediate terrain for families and mixed-skill groups. For 2015/16, we’ve performed extensive summer glading and manicuring to clean up this new terrain and really make it shine. Game changer? Definitely. This marks one of the largest expansions of an existing resort in North America in four decades (!) and places RED firmly in the scale of destinations such as Breckenridge and Jackson Hole. This bumps the “local legend” into the Top 20 of ALL North American resorts in terms of terrain scale—while maintaining its position as #1 in pow aficionados’ hearts. With 2,919 feet of vertical on offer from the top of Granite and 2,000 feet of vert off the new peak on Grey, it’s no wonder The New York Times voted our little “borough” their “#8 Place to Visit in 2013,” citing the über-expansion as a true tipping point: “Suddenly Red’s trail map will stretch as wide as Jackson Hole’s inbounds terrain. With a new Iodge and the first on-hill accommodations added in the last few years, this Iocal legend is ready to step out into the spotlight.” —The New York Times

big red cats bigger than some small countries. Rossland’s Big Red Cats is the world’s largest cat skiing operation headquartered right next door to RED. Not only are there 8 peaks at glades and pillow lines in the world. With BRC you can explore the vast backcountry with a cat-full of stoked riders sharing your ability:


BRC’s disposal, there are almost 20,000 acres of the best tree skiing,

Intermediate, Advanced, Expert or, occasionally, Über-expert. Yeah, that’s right: Über-expert. Big Red Cats runs four cats a day on over 220km of snowcat road accessing over 500 named runs. The PB300 snowcats are fast and smooth and get you to the top in style. Safety is BRC’s #1 concern and guides have CSGA, ACMG or international equivalent qualifications and are trained by the Canadian Avalanche Association. BRC exceeds industry operating standards for safety and even employs a full-time snow safety team. But fun is what it’s all about! The Big Red Crew loves exploring the backcountry, and nearly every day someone tells them that it was the best day of skiing in their life. Book one day, six days, or alternate with resort skiing. Because you’re staying right at a world-class ski resort, you can mix your cat skiing with resort days, have some group members cat ski while others are at the resort. Everyone has a riot and everyone goes home happy. So, if you like world-class gladed skiing, unspoiled powder, and sharing skiing should be right at the top of your list.


the vast backcountry with only a handful of lucky “co-shredders,” cat


brc: none bigger

From Guten Morgen To Gluten Free, Rossland’s Got You Covered



FOOD & drink Pre-après & post-après

are NOT the same as “dinner”

Whether you were baptized with a burger in-hand or lean more toward grilled baby leeks glazed with white truffle oil, Rossland’s restaurants are sure to satisfy. Gourmet pizza at Misty Mountain? Check. Sit-down Italian at Gabriella’s? Sì! Life changing nachos for après at Rafters? Burp. Endless Sashimi and Tempura at Aka Dake Sushi? Hai! Exotic ingredients and decadent desserts at Idgies? Hey, that’s mine! Food, fun and cold ones at The Flying Steamshovel, one of BC’s oldest pubs (dating back to the Gold Rush)? Hells yes! Cook your own back at the condo with ingredients from Ferraro Foods, our gourmet grocery? Paper or plastic, miss? Scratch craft beers at Rossland REID heath

Brewing Company? Cheers — and please put your toque back on! Rossland’s amazing four-season lifestyle offerings have all but guaranteed that entrepreneurial gourmets, chefs, brewers and coffee heads move here and set up shop. And, well, let’s just say that it was all part of our master plan... #mischievouslaughter #rosslandrules #hashtagsareannoyingarentthey #whatsahashtag

boutique shopping fill your boots

or just get them fitted For some folks (who shall go nameless), a ski holiday is simply a great excuse to go shopping. At least now we understand why so many large pockets on that giant ski bag were left strategically empty… Rossland’s independent spirit is perfectly reflected in the shop windows lining our historic streets: No Big Box stores here. Nor will you find obnoxious luxury boutiques selling those weird jewel-encrusted eggs or any other jet-set nonsense. You’ll score items that you’ve never seen before, from infant onesies to top-of-the-line Gore-Tex onesies for

Shop for shoes at The Red Pair, handcrafted apparel at The Cellar, any and all things cooking at Bear Country Kitchen, and clothing and accessories at Curiosity Clothing and Gifts. Or, have a bed ‘n’ bath bonanza at Feather Your Nest and then get your second wind at one of Rossland’s awesome coffee shops like Grind Coffee. (We’ve done studies and a large latte will enable you to shop for exactly 2.5 more hours.) If it’s your sports gear that needs upgrading or tweaking, know that Rossland’s wizards, such as Powderhound, Revolution, and RossVegas Boardshop, can sort you out in ways you never thought possible. They live, eat and breathe mountain sports so they know what works best, regardless of budget. Get your boots fitted or yourself kitted right out, from goggles to gewgaws.




trail map Vertical Drop

890m / 2919ft

Total Size

4200 acres

Lift Serviced

2877 acres

# of Marked Runs # of Stashes Number of Lifts

110 Countless 7










ALL ACCESS! If you’re new to RED, all of these potential runs and lines can be a little overwhelming. Don’t fret! No matter which adventure you choose –- hit up the Paradise face (inset A); fly down into Granite Bowl (inset B); take to the front near Motherlode; or head over to the new Grey Mountain chair -– you’ll always find a cat track at the end guiding you back toward a lift to do it all over again.


paradise basin


granite bowls

that’s not all, folks!


The new secret weapon Ski racing in Canada started on these very slopes back in 1897 when pioneer Olaus Jeldness organized a mass-start race down Red Mountain into the town of Rossland. And that passion for competition has never gone away. Since 1948, RED Mountain Resort and Red Mountain Racers (RMR) have put 38 athletes on Canada’s National Ski Team. RED and RMR continues this proud tradition of excellence with the new Legacy Training Centre. Just one year after investing over $2 million in a


state-of-the-art TechnoAlpin snowmaking system, the Legacy Training Centre is further enhancing the facility by expanding the snowmaking infrastructure to the top of the venue on Red Mountain. Purpose-built for the modern race family, the Legacy Training Centre uses the same slopes that hosts FIS level races every year and where World Cup, NORAMS, and Provincial Championships have gone down. If you’ve ever wondered why recreational skiers from this region are so darn good, our rich tradition of speed-suits and very early mornings on the course have a lot to do with it.






black Jack: the odds are 1 in 6... Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club boasts 40 kms of professionally-groomed trails for classic and skate skiing, a Biathlon range, a 2 km doggy loop, 3 cozy cabins, and 2.5 kms of lit trails. It’s a blue chip experience on a white chip budget, all only 4 minutes north of town. Recent improvements include significant upgrades to the trail system that will result in both earlier skiing and better skiing for the season. The veritable XC club of 700+ members also reconnected and reopened Ophir Trail, a breathtaking climb with views of the Rossland Range that’ll take (what’s left of) your breath away. Come and find out what the world’s best Nordic athletes already know: Black Jack is one of Canada’s premier facilities with programs for all ages and abilities. Hey, there’s a reason 1 in 6 Rosslanders is a member...

accommodations we know you love the snow, but we d on’t want you sleeping in it Rossland has a terrific selection of ski and stay lodging packages to choose from. Please contact the lodging provider of your choice for more details.

ON MOUNTAIN Red Mountain Resort Lodging Type of Lodging: Luxury condos, townhomes & vacation homes ranging between 1-4 bedrooms No. of Rooms: 60 Amenities: Hot tubs in most rooms, Wi-Fi, fitness room, indoor parking, in-house laundry, gas fireplaces, ski storage, conference & meeting rooms Reservations: 1-877-969-SNOW (7669) • 1-250-362-5553 • Red Mountain Village Type of Lodging: Condos, townhomes, vacation homes & cabins, ranging between 1-6 bedrooms No. of Rooms: 40 Amenities: Fully licensed restaurant, Wi-Fi, private hot tubs in most rooms, ski storage, heated and outside parking, Reservations: 1-877-362-7668 • 1-250-362-9000 Rams Head Inn Type of Lodging: Lodge No. of Rooms: 14 rooms and 6 person condo Amentities: Free breakfast, Wi-Fi, hot tub, sauna, fire pit, game room, ski storage, pet friendly. Stay 5 nights and get the 6th free. Reservations: 250.362.9577 •

The Red Shutter Inn Type: Ski Lodge No. of Rooms: 6 + 2 in cabin Amenities: Hot tub, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, sauna, BBQ, packages available Reservations: 1-250-362-2271 •

Mountain Town Properties Type of Lodging: Vacation Rental Chalets, Condos, Townhomes, Nightly, Monthly & Yearly Rentals available No. of Rooms: 25+ Move-in ready rental homes at Red Mountain Resort, accommodating over 100+ guests Amenities: Luxury slope side vacation rentals, condos & chalets Internet, hot tubs, BBQs, pet friendly, parking Reservations 250-362-5556 •

IN TOWN Prestige Mountain Resort Type of Lodging: Hotel No. of Rooms: 67 Amenities: Hot tub, sauna, fitness room, free Wi-Fi, Gabriella’s Cafe and Restaurant, ( Redroom Lounge food and fun, J&J’s Arcade Reservations: 1-87-PRESTIGE • 250-362-7375 Casa Alpina Motel Type of Lodging: No. of Rooms: Amenities: Reservations:

Motel 42 Complimentary continental breakfast, large outdoor hot tub, refrigerators in all rooms, free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes and group room with microwave available 1-800-663-0203 •

IN TOWN, cont’d Rossland Motel Type of Lodging: Motel No. of Rooms: 10 Amenities: Outdoor hot tub, free Wi-Fi, brand new queen beds, full kitchen suites, boot dryers, ski lockers, wax room, coin laundry, BBQ’s Reservations: 250-412-3570 •

The Flying Steamshovel Type of Lodging: Inn No. of Rooms: 7 Amenities: Pub, Free Wi-Fi and local calling, cable TV, coffee maker, mini fridge and air conditioning Reservations: 250-362-7323 •

Red Barn Lodge B&B & Guesthouse Type: Guest House, Bed & Breakfast No. of Rooms: 2 B&B rooms and 3 rooms in Guesthouse Amenities: Wi-Fi, B&B, guest house, walking distance to downtown Rossland, pet friendly Reservations: 250-362-2270 •

Sweet Dreams Heritage Inn Type: Bed & Breakfast No. of Rooms: 3 - each with queen bed and private ensuite Amenities: Wi-Fi, cable tv, mini fridge, walking distance to downtown Reservations: 250-362-5156

Canadian Ski Quest - Guest House Type: Guest House No. of Rooms: 3 bedrooms, sleeps 4-6 Amenities: Close to downtown Rossland, easy access to free Mountain Shuttle, full kitchen, Wi-Fi, wax room. Reservations: •

Aladar’s Guest Cabin Type: Guest cabin No. of Rooms:

1 bedroom with laundry, TV, VCR, DVD, Wi-Fi,

telephone, and stereo Amenities:

X-country skiing, laundry


250-362-2110 •

Angela’s B&B and Guest House Type:

B&B and Guest House apartments

No. of Rooms:

4 big apartments, 1-3 bedrooms in each


Hot tub, Wi-fi, private entrances, full kitchens,

BBQs. Creekside gardens. Walk to nightlife.

All group sizes. See reviews.


1-250 362 7790 • Mountain Shadow Hostel Type:

Dorm rooms and private rooms

No. of Rooms:

can host up to 40 guests


kitchens, dining areas, cable TV/DVD, laundry facilities,

hot tub, deck and BBQ, in downtown Rossland

Reservations: •

250-362-7160 do I get there? F ly, dr ive, run — j u st g e t he r e !



rossland: get around, get down. TO RED MONTAIN RESORT

a re al town, r eal close . 5 m i nu t es f rom t he base lod ge


RED is just a 5 minute drive

Free Town to Mountain Bus! The Rossland Freeride Bus operates during the ski season from 7:30 am until 10:30 pm shuttling people free of charge from the RED Mountain base area to downtown Rossland. The Freeride bus stops at Black Jack cross country facility and key business and accommodators along the route.

from the town of Rossland!

Driving Distances: Canada/US border Spokane, WA Kelowna, B.C.

5 minutes 2.5 hours 3.5 hours


Daily shuttle from Spokane Airport available!

For bookings and inquiries please call 1-877-969-7669





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