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Canada’s Alpine City, Rossland is classic small town Canada and a true mountain town located high in the Monashee Mountains at 1,030 metres (3,400 feet) elevation (Canada’s second highest elevation city). The compact mountainside community features a bustling and lively main street featuring 4 blocks of heritage mining era buildings that have been preserved and inhabited by truly unique boutique shops, restaurants and services run by friendly locals. Maintaining a true small yet bustling community feel Rossland boasts a pedestrian friendly atmosphere without a single traffic light or chain store in town.

The former mining town come outdoor sports Mecca exhibits a truly laid back atmosphere and recreation centered lifestyle, home to a population of active folk and athletes of all ages. Rosslander’s live to play and have a long and proud history of raising champions.

Home to Canada’s father of alpine skiing Olaus Jeldness who held Canada’s first national skiing championships on the slopes of Red Mountain, the ski area, 3.5 km’s from town was also the site of Western Canada’s first chairlift and home of the most successful ski club in Canadian history raising multiple Olympians including Nancy Greene and Kerrin Lee-Gartner.

Surrounding the town are hundreds of kilometres of maintained trails including two Nordic ski clubs with world class trails and facilities including a biathlon range located at the ideal training altitude of 1,340 metres (4,400 feet).
As “The Mountain Bike Capital of Canada” Rossland also features endless mountain biking trails from rolling beginner loops to one of only 36 IMBA “Epic” rated trails The Seven Summits, traversing the Rossland Range through spectacular high alpine terrain.

Along with a long and storied Hockey and Curling tradition, Golf is now emerging as a new love with the historic municipal course recently undergoing a major expansion into an 18 hole championship course.

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Population: 3,400

Altitude: 1,030 metres (3,400 feet)
Trails: 250+ km’s


The ski hill, which is only three kilometres from downtown, is blessed with snowfalls that exceed 750 centimetres per year. In town, the annual snowfall averages 370 centimetres. Although there is snow in Rossland a month longer than in nearby valleys, the climate is gentle. Average summer temperatures are 25 C high and 11 C low. Rarely are winter days colder than –10 C and the average high is 3 C. Often above the clouds, Rossland receives about 2,000 hours of sunshine per year and windy days are rare.

Contact Info: 
Deanne Steven-Tourism Rossland Executive Director  
2197 Columbia Avenue E:
PO Box 1385 P: 1-250-362-5666
Rossland, BC F: 1 250-362 5399
V0G 1Y0, Canada C: 1-250-231-1247