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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 2014. 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 The hard-as-hobnails miners with pick axes over their shoulders have simply been replaced by hardcore fun-seekers with fat skis or DH mountain bikes over their shoulders.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 2014. 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. 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.


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“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. Located along the famous Powder Highway, RED delivers 2,682 lift-serviced acres (4,200 total!) of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment. With 300”/7.6m of annual snowfall, wide-open groomers, epic vertical (2,919ft/890m!), in-bounds cat-skiing, 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 Underrated Resort” by Skiing. [Buffs fingernails on shirt.] The only thing piling up faster than our accolades is our famous powder. We pride ourselves on fresh turns that you don’t have to fight for. RED provides an authentic British Columbian mountain experience that will create memories guaranteed to last a lot longer than your last Facebook post. RED is the full vacation package: Everything you need. Nothing you don’t.

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red’s expansion 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 2013/14 expansion to Grey Mountain means more of everything you love, plus a massive increase in Intermediate terrain for families and mixed-skill groups. This Grey Mountain development marks one of the largest expansions of an existing resort in North America in four decades (!) and places RED firmly in the scale of beasts such as Breckenridge, Colorado. 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. Game changer? Definitely. 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 Rossland/RED Mountain their “#8 place to visit in 2013,” citing the expansion as a true tipping point: “Suddenly Red’s trail map will stretch as wide as Jackson Hole’s inbounds terrain. With a new lodge and the first onhill accommodations added in the last few years, this local legend is ready to step out into the spotlight.”


“a staggering expansion” - usatoday.com

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black jack!

where xc skiers win every hand REID


black jack the odds are 1 in 6... Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club boasts 40 kms of professionallygroomed 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. Improvements for 2013-14 — Black Jack’s 30th year in operation — include significant upgrades to the trail system that will result in both earlier skiing and better skiing for the season. Heavy work on areas such as Gibbard’s Trail to Torresan’s Cabin means that puddles, ruts and trail closures early season should be a game of the past. (No more “glidin’ dirty!”) 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.

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And, if you have a quiver of cowbells in your closet — or a wax kit worth more than your car — Black Jack will once again host world class races this year. The improved trails will be on full display for the Haywood NorAm and Junior/U23 World Championship Trials this December, when hundreds of the top XC skiers from across North America will be descending upon the region. 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. There’s a reason 1 in 6 Rosslanders is a member... skiblackjack.ca


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. Pub food on a pedestal in Redstone Golf Resort’s 86 year-old log clubhouse? Fore! Sit-down Italian at Gabriella’s? Sì! Life changing nachos for après at Rafters? Burp. Exotic ingredients and decadent desserts at Gypsy? 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 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 #analoghashtag #whatsahashtag #rosslandrules #hashtagsareannoyingarentthey.

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

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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 jewelencrusted eggs or any other jet-set nonsense. You’ll score items that you’ve never seen before, from infant onesies to top-of-theline Gore-Tex onesies for grownups. Shop for shoes at The Red Pair, local artisanal work at Legacy Gift Room & Brew Shop, foodie-caliber dog chow at Tails, a new shred stick at RossVegas Boardshop, handcrafted apparel at The Cellar — and then get your second wind at one of Rossland’s awesome coffee shops. (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 and Revolution, 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

2682 acres

# of Marked Runs Number of Lifts

110 7

Beginner

16%

Intermediate

47%

Advanced

37%


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that’s not all, folks! one area. many uses. The new multi-use area at the base of Grey and Kirkup mountains means more fun for everyone. From informal XC skiing, to snowshoeing, to orienteering to your own take on Thoreau, this new zone is yours for interpretation, winter or summer. Enjoy the spectacular views and, as we develop the trail system, increased connectivity with town, existing trails, and RED Mountain Resort. Say “infrastructure” if you must, but please don’t start dropping “synergy” on us just yet...

srsly great outdoors

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Rossland is Canada’s Mountain Biking Capital so, yes, we do have a single track mind, thanks very much. With over 200 kms of maintained single track ranging from flat to double-black — and a profusion of off-book opportunities and obstacles deep in the woods — this is an area where even the suit-and-tie set knows how to get muddy. (“Six inches of travel” could be a little or a lot, depending on the scale of your map and/or mind…) Rossland also offers incredible opportunities for road biking, golf, disc golf, fishing, swimming, tennis, hiking, whitewater rafting, and just plain ol’ “breathing fresh air while looking at mountains.” (Try it. We think you’ll like it.) silver


bigredcats

Rossland’s Big Red Cats is the world’s largest cat skiing operation. Not only are there 8 peaks at BRC’s disposal, there are almost 20,000 acres of the best tree skiing, 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: Intermediate, Advanced, Expert or, occasionally, Über-expert. Yeah, that’s right: Über-expert. bigredcatskiing.com

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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. Prestige Mountain Resort Type of Lodging:

Hotel

No. of Rooms:

67

Amenities:

Hot tub, sauna, fitness room, free WiFi, Gabriella’s

Cafe and Restaurant, (gabriellaspasta.com)

Redroom Lounge food and fun, J&J’s Arcade,

DandiLion Spa (dandilionwellness.com)

Reservations:

1-87-PRESTIGE • 250-362-7375

rossland@prestigehotels.ca prestigehotelsandresorts.com 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, WiFi, fitness room, indoor

parking, in-house laundry, gas fireplaces, ski

storage, conference & meeting rooms

Reservations:

1-877-969-SNOW (7669) • 1-250-362-5553

lodging@redresort.com • redreservations.com

Mountain Town Properties Type of Lodging:

Guest homes, B&Bs, luxury on-mountain condos

and chalets, in-town hotel

No. of Rooms:

55

Amenities:

Internet, hot tubs, BBQs, pet friendly, meeting

rooms, concierge services. Reservations

250-362-5556 • stay@mountaintownproperties.ca

mountaintownproperties.ca


Red Mountain Village Type of Lodging:

Condos, townhomes, vacation homes & cabins,

ranging between 1-6 bedrooms

No. of Rooms:

40

Amenities:

Fully licensed restaurant, WiFi, private hot tubs

in most rooms, ski storage, heated and outside

parking, conference and meeting rooms

Reservations:

1-877-362-7668 • 1-250-362-9000

bookings@redmountainvillage.com redmountainvillage.com Casa Alpina Motel Type of Lodging:

Motel

No. of Rooms:

42

Amenities:

Complimentary continental breakfast, large

outdoor hot tub, refrigerators in all rooms, free

WiFi, kitchenettes and group room with

microwaves available Reservations:

1-800-663-0203 • casaalpina.ca

Rams Head Inn Type of Lodging:

Lodge

No. of Rooms:

14

Reservations:

250.362.9577 • theinn@ramshead.bc.ca

ramshead.bc.ca Rossland Motel Type of Lodging:

Motel

No. of Rooms:

10

Amenities:

Outdoor hot tub, free WiFi, brand new queen

beds, full kitchen suites, boot dryers, ski

lockers, wax room, coin laundry, BBQ’s

Reservations:

1-877-362-7218 • jgilhula@shaw.ca

stayandplayrossland.com


The Red Shutter Inn Type:

Ski Lodge

No. of Rooms:

6 + 2 in cabin

Amenities:

Hot tub, free WiFi, free breakfast

Reservations:

1-250-362-2271 • redshutter.ca

The Flying Steamshovel Type of Lodging:

Hotel

No. of Rooms:

7

Amenities:

Pub

Reservations:

250-362-7323 • theflyingsteamshovel.com

Rossland Log Cabin Type: Vacation Cabin No. of Rooms:

6

Amenities:

Satellite, TV, BBQ, whirlpool spa, washer

and dryer Reservations:

1-775-230-0641 • joyce@rosslandlogcabin.com

rosslandlogcabin.com

Red Barn Lodge B&B & Guesthouse Type:

Guest House, Bed & Breakfast

No. of Rooms:

2 B&B rooms and 3 rooms in Guesthouse

Amenities:

Wifi, B&B, guest house, walking distance

to downtown Rossland, pet friendly

Reservations:

250-362-2270 • info@redbarnlodge.com

redbarnlodge.com


Smith and Bean Guesthouse Type: Guest House No. of Rooms

4 bedroom house

Amenities:

WiFi, wax room, full kitchen/ laundry, huge deck

reservations, fully appointed 4 bedroom chalet

Reservations:

info@smithandbean.com • smithandbean.com

Sweet Dreams Heritage Inn Type:

Bed & Breakfast

No. of Rooms:

3 - each with queen bed and private ensuite

Amenities:

WiFi

Reservations:

250-362-5156

sweetdreamsrossland@gmail.com sweetdreamsheritageinn.com Aladar’s Guest Cabin Type: Guest cabin No. of Rooms:

1

Amenities:

X-country skiing, laundry

Reservations:

250-362-2110 • aladar@telus.net




so...how do I get there? F ly, dr ive, run — j u st g e t he r e !

DRIVE IT!

FLY IT!


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

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

5 minutes 2.5 hours 3.5 hours


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

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Red Rossland brochure winter 2013 2014