BC favourite, RED Mountain, set to expand for 2020
Jun 5, 2019
Known among powderhounds for its deep powder and amazing fall-line skiing, RED Mountain in BC has again set it sights on expansion as an independent resort with an increase of the skiable terrain, firmly securing the resort's place in the Top 10 largest ski areas in North America!
A new triple chair (the Topping Chair) will add an extra 300 acres to the resort's terrain (making it a total 3,850 acres), and boasts six new intermediate level groomed runs and even more amazing tree-skiing. Plus, from the top of the new Topping lift, even the most avid skiers will be elated with the additional 1000 vertical feet; the south-facing slopes offer the very best snow conditions on any given powder day. The new chair aims to alleviate the odd powder day lines at Motherlode Chair (and by odd we mean very rare!).
The new lift-accessed acreage is just another addition to RED's expansion as an independent resort. 2013 saw the opening of a whole peak on Grey Mountain, and Mount Kirkup Cat Skiing was added in 2014 offering the legendary $10-a-run experience. The Josie, RED's new luxury boutique slopeside hotel welcomed the 2018/2019 season with rave reviews, thanks to its stylish rooms, impeccable service, and world-class amenities. The first ski-in ski-out hotel to open at a Canadian resort in over a decade, The Josie filled the gap in the lodging offerings at RED mountain, providing the upscale mountain-side experience that many skiers seek. Boasting only 106 guest rooms and suites, each wonderfully styled with natural elements, The Josie is a boutique property with big personality.
Also new for the 2018 season was the addition of Nowhere Special - a fantastic fresh take on a typical ski hostel or lodge. Purpose built for the fuss-free skier, Nowhere Special operates true to the mantra that has kept RED Mountain independently strong - everything you need and nothing you don't! Offering surprisingly spacious rooms, ski storage, outdoor fire pit, and community kitchen, it is the perfect addition for skiers who seek out the true Canadian mountain community experience.
RED Mountain is often referred to as the 'last great unspoiled resort', with a rich tradition and commitment to remaining one of the last independently owned and operated ski resorts in Canada. Located in BC, along the famous Powder Highway, RED boasts over 3,850 acres of skiable terrain, 300 inches of annual light dry powder snow, epic vertical (2,919ft!), inbound cat-skiing, and 360 degree decents of most of their peaks. Add in no lift lines and friendly locals, and you've found yourself a true treasure - you'll wonder why you ever skied anywhere else!