Snowboarder in mid air on Red Mountain.

Winter Activities around Rossland

Dust off your boots, you’ll need ‘em

With Winter bringing 300” of powder, epic vertical & 360 degree tree skiing, it’s no wonder the New York Times voted RED and Rossland “#8 Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013”. With a Winter Playground at your feet, choose from skiing, snowboarding, cat-skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and fat biking. If you’re more interested in some pampering time, visit our world class fitness centre or day spa; then take a stroll to downtown Rossland for some boutique shopping and local dining.

Snowboarder in mid air on Red Mountain.

RED Mountain Resort

These are just a few of Josie’s favorite things: 300 inches—almost eight metres—of annual snowfall, groomers you can open the throttle up on, 2,129 feet of vertical, in-bounds cat-skiing, 360-degree descents, and some of the bucket-list tree skiing and snowboarding in the west. We understand why The New York Times voted RED Mountain Resort and Rossland the eighth “Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013.”

Cat skiing on Red Mountain.

Big Red Cats

With 19,300 acres and eight peaks, Big Red Cats takes RED Mountain Resort and elevates it to another world. With a special focus on tree skiing and glades, Big Red goes deeper into the forests, and allows you to emerge as your own personal hero. Expert, advanced and intermediate available for both skiers and riders.

Let us craft the perfect day of cat skiing by contacting our ski concierge here.

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Cross country skiing on Red Mountain.

Cross Country Skiing

The Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club features 40 kilometres of groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing, a biathlon range, a two-kilometre doggy loop, three cozy cabins, and 2.5 kilometres of lit trails for nighttime ripping. It’s one of Canada’s premier cross-country ski facilities with programs for all ages and abilities. It’s so good, one in six Rossland residents is a member. Josie’s one of them.

Show shoeing on Red Mountain.

Snowshoeing

From mellow side-slopes to steep-and-challenging trails, snowshoeing isn’t the passive activity you think it is. Consider Strawberry Pass, a circuit of sixteen stylish, funky cabins with custom artwork. Collectively, they make for a quintessential Kootenays experience. Yes, Josie can get you rental snowshoes.

Biker in the snow on Red Mountain.

Fat Biking

Oversized tires and even bigger versatility, fat bikes excel in unstable terrain like snow and sand. In Rossland’s famously snowy forest, the fat bike reigns king. The ski concierge at The Josie can hook up a rental and show you the trails.

A game of curling in Rossland, BC.

Curling, skating & hockey

Ice on the mountain can be a challenge, but it’s nothing but fun in the arena. From hockey to curling, Canada can’t be Canada without a good clean sheet of ice and a team of friends to get ridiculous with. The Rossland Arena offers exactly that. See you on the ice.

Biker on the top of Red Mountain with fog covering the valley.

GET LOST Adventure Centre

Home Base for RED Mountain’s fun-loving outdoor community

Located at RED Mountain Resort, GET LOST Adventure Centre brings together Rossland’s most experienced—and fun—outdoor guides and gear under one roof. From lift tickets to fly fishing gear to adventure suggestions, begin your trip here for maximum efficiency.