Resort Guide 2018: RED MOUNTAIN

RESORT DESCRIPTION
RED is the last great, unspoiled resort. We're the 1st stop on Canada's famous Powder Highway, and we deliver 4,200 acres of unfettered shredding. Expansion to Grey Mountain added nearly 1,000 acres to our equation, bumping us into the Top 20, size-wise in N. America. With 25 ft. of annual snowfall, (cheap!) in-bounds cat- boarding, the brand new Josie Hotel at the base, our Get Lost Adventure Centre, and the friendliest locals around, it's no wonder The NY Times voted us their "#8 Best Place in the World to Visit". Fresh turns you don't have to fight for—that's RED.

RESORT STATS
Location: Rossland,BC.Canada
Vertical Drop: 890m/2,919ft
Annual Snowfall: 750cm/300in
Most popular run: Powder fields
Ride-able Acres: 4200
Number of Lifts: 7
Number of Trails: 110
Ticket Prices: $92CAD, $73US, Purchase your ticket online in advance and save up to 18-percent.
Nearest Airport: US: Spokane, WA – 2.5hrs, CA: Trail BC (30mins), Castlegar BC (30mins), Kelowna BC (4hrs)
Aprés: Rafters Lounge, voted the best ski bar by POWDER Mag in 2012, Rossland Beer Company, The Flying Steamshovel
Hotels/Lodging: Load your friends & family into a 2, 3 or 4 bedroom condo at RED Mountain Resort Lodging's Slalom Creek, just steps away from the Silverlode Chairlift. Units include private hot tub, ultra modern kitchen as well as an entertainment room complete with pool table, foosball table, fitness & cinema rooms, underground parking and more. You won't want to go to sleep. (But you really, really should.) Visit redreservations.com and check the specials.
Most popular event(s): Beer Goggles Craft Beer Festival – March 16 & 17, 2018, Canadian Open Freeride Championships Jan 17 – 24, 2018, Rattlecat Cup Banked Slalom, tentatively scheduled for Feb 24-25, 2018
Special season pass offers or discounted lift tickets: Purchase your ticket online 14 days in advance and receive 18% off; 7 days in advance 15% off; and 48hrs in advance 12% off. Become an Owner of RED Mountain and get access to free lift tickets and season passes depending on your investment level.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018?
We're bucking the vicious trend of MegaResort mergers and acquisitions and taking our newest capital campaign to the people via equity crowdfunding. "RED started as a ski club that was owned by the community," explains CEO Howard Katkov. "We've done everything in our power these last 16 years to keep RED independent and thriving… The current state of the resort industry makes NOW the perfect time to help save this endangered species." Find out why shredders from all over the globe have already earmarked $12 Million to **Keep RED Weird**. Hint: Perks include custom Lib Tech boards! (Ownership = Privileges.) Visit bit.ly/ownthemountain.

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This feature originally appeared in the October Issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding; subscribe here.