The natural, steep and deep terrain of Red Mountain Resort's terrain is legendary among the free riding snowboarding world as one of the best powder, backcountry and tree riding experiences in the world.

An ownership and management change in 2004 brought about a reinvigoration of the mountain and fresh new faces and new ideas to the resort. One of these faces, Erik Kalacis originally hired as the Marketing director and now the general manager of the mountain brought his strong events background to Red and has developed a new Snowboard Cross venue as well as putting a new emphasis on the terrain park at Red.

As the past director of the Swatch Boarder Cross Series and the produced of the Snowboard Cross event at the 2002 Winter Olympics Erik has designed and pushed the development of the new snowbaord cross track which has won rave reviews from high level athletes.

In 2008 the Cross course hosted the BC Snowboard Cross championships and Western Canadian Snowboard Cross championships. Based on the success of the course in its first year both events have returned for the 2009 season built on the back of a succesful innaugural event and top reviews from participants and organizers.

Along with Snowboard Cross Red also provides an ideal location for alpine racing events on it's two fully wired alpine racing venues for GS or Parallel GS events on Red Mountain Proper as well a top notch terrain park, both located directly above the base lodge in a spectator friendly environment.

Red's natural assets of two side by side natural riding mountains, consistent snowfall, over 2,000 hours of sunshine each year coupled with it's small town stmosphere, distraction free environment and a large team of dedicated volunteers provides the ideal location for snowboarding events and training or just plain having fun and enjoying all that is Red.

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Feature Course Designer
Erik Kalacis

Red Mountain's General Manager, and Boardercross course designer, Erik is an ex-freestyler who has since gone on to manage the Swatch Boarder Cross Series and produce the boardercross events at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. He has now brought his talents to Red Mountain and introduced a top-notch boarder cross track to the mountain which has hosted the BC Snowboard Cross championships in 2008 and 2009.

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