Alpine Skiing

In Rossland the skiing runs as deep and as steep as the runs on Red Mountain.

For as long as their have been people in the mountains surrounding Rossland there have been skiers racing down them. 

Canada's first National Championship ski race was held on the slopes of Red Mountain on February 15th, 1896. The race was organized and subsequently won by Olaus Jeldness, the father of skiing in Western Canada.Following in a string of firsts, in 1947 Red constructed the first chairlift in Western Canada up the face of Red.

The Red Mountain racers, Canada's most successful ski club has been hosting events including Canadian Championships, World Cup's in the 1960's, Provincial Championships and the BC Winter games along with producing more National team racers and Olympic champions than any other ski club in the country.

From Nancy Greene's dominance of the ski world in the 1960's through to Kerrin Lee-Gartner's 1992 Olympic Downhill Gold in Lillehammer Rosslander's have been owning the slopes and welcoming the world to our mountains for generations.

More recently Red has been the host of the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships on it's steep and deep terrain and hosted the BC and Canadian Skier / Snowboard Cross Championships on its new cross course designed by the producer of the 2002 Olympic Snowboard Cross producer.

For professionally run events, amazing skiing and a real small town alpine atmosphere there is no better skiing event locale than Rossland and Red Mountain.

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Featured Athlete
Kerrin Lee-Gartner

A member of the Red Mountain Racers, Kerrin grew up between Trail and the slopes of Red Mountain. Racing on the world cup from 1984-1994 she placed in the top ten 48 times with 8 podium results and won gold in the 1992 Olympic Downhill in Albertville France.

Red Mountain Resort

Western Canada’s original and oldest ski resort, Red Mountain Resort and Rossland have been raising and hosting champions for over 70 years. Home mountain to the Red Mountain Racers, Nancy Greene, Felix Belcyx, Kerrin Lee-Gartner and countless other national team and world cup ski stars, the steep slopes, consistent snowfall, high altitude and small town atmosphere have produced more national team ski racers than any other ski area in Canada.

Hosting Portfolio: 
  • Canadian Open Freeskiing Open -Annual
  • 2009,2008 BC Ski Cross Championships

  • 2009,2008 BC Snowboard Cross Championships

  • 2008 K2 Alpine Provincial Championships

  • 2008 Western Canadian Ski Cross Championships
Fast Facts: 

Vertical Drop: 880m / 2,919 ft

Base Elevation: 1,185m / 3,888 ft

Top Elevation:2,073m / 6807 ft 

Average Snowfall: 750cm / 300 in
Season Length: Early December –Early April


3.5 km from downtown Rossland, Red Mountain Resort is only a ten minute drive north of the Canada/US Border, a 2.5 hour drive from Spokane International Airport (Washington state) and 3.5 hour drive from Kelowna International Airport. Red is easily accessible from major airports from both Canada and the United States. The regional airports of Trail is a 20 minute drive, and Castlegar is a 30 minute drive.


Average winter temperature: -5 degrees Celcius
Low -20 degrees -Celcius, High +5
750cm + Annual Snowfall

Facility Specs: 
Year completed
Seating capacity
Parking capacity
Medical room
Warm up area
Licensed for alcohol
Official rooms  
Food services
Dressing rooms  
Facility Specs: 
Sound system
Office space
Weight room / fitness facility
Equipment storage
Ticket box
Media room
Internet capability  
Hospitality room
Contact Info: 
Red Mountain Resort Contact: Erik Kalacis –General Manager
4300 Red Mountain Rd e:
Po Box 670 p: 1-800-663-0105 or 1-250-362-7384
Rossland, BC f: 1-250-362-5833