Red Mountain Things To Do, Activities and Tours

Being in such a snowy place, a number of cat skiing and helicopter skiing outfits operate in and around Red Mountain. Big Red Cats is the best known and longest established and based at Red Mountain.

The resort runs its own albeit quite a small operation, Mt Kirkup Cat Skiing, to give skiers a taste of what the larger companies in the area offer. Guides take skiers and boarders to a peak just beyond Grey Mountain where about 200 acres (80 hectares) of gladed tree runs have been cut to give those of strong to advanced abilities the treat of untracked powder in wilderness terrain. Each ride up is about $CD 10 and no reservations are required. Just ski up to the snowcat on Grey Mountain and buy a ticket.

Black Jack Ski Club, located just 2 minutes up the highway from Red Mountain, has excellent cross-country trails and offers a pleasant tour called  Le Petit Fromage to introduce people to the sport. The evening begins with ski instruction followed by a gentle 2km ski on groomed trails to a remote cabin for a three-course French cheese fondue dinner.

Red Mountain’s Get Lost Adventure Centre also has guided cross-country skiing and snowshoe tours on four snowshoe loops.

Red Slush Cup

Mt Kirkup Cat Skiing

Location: Mt. Kirkup area
Red has a Pisten Bully 200 snowcat to shuttle skiers up to newly cut runs on Mt Kirkup that aren’t accessible by a chair lift. T
Phone: +1 250-362-7384

Rockstar Energy Terrain Park

Location: RED Resort Parks
Thrills 7 spills where you can go big or start your park progression.
Phone: +1 800-663-0105

Snowshoeing Adventures

Location: RED Mountain Resort
Experience the Red Mountain backyard wilderness on snowshoes.
Phone: +1 250-231-4305

Cross Country Skiing

Location: Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club
Experience some of Canada’s finest cross-country skiing at the Black Jack Ski Club, located just 2 minutes up the highway from Red Mountain.
Phone: +1 250 362-7164

Heli Skiing

Snowwater Heliskiing

Snowwater is located Deep In The Heart Of The Selkirk Mountains, Bc, Canada, With Over 150,000 Acres Of Heli And Boarding Terrain that Is Both Vast And Breath Taking.

Cat Skiing

Big Red Cats

One Of The World’s Largest Cat Skiing Operations With Nearly 20,000 Acres Of Untracked Glades And Bowls.

Baldface Lodge

Provides Skiers And Snowboarders With A Fun, Exciting, Challenging, And Safe Backcountry Experience. Baldface Guests Fly Via Helicopter To The Mountain Lodge For Three- And Four-Day Trips Between Mid-December And Mid-April.

Wildhorse Cat Skiing & Powder Mining Co

Offering Steep Trees, Open Glades, Powder Stashes, Mellow Meadows, Crazy Cliffs, Endless Mayhem, And Sunlit Ridges. You Should Be At Least A Strong Intermediate To Advanced Skier Keen To Ski At Least 10,000 Feet Of Untracked Powder.

Valhalla Powdercats

Valhalla is located deep in the heart of the legendary Selkirk Mountains. With A Tenure Six Times The Size Of Whistler And Blackcomb Combined. 12,500 Vertical Ft A Day Minimum.

Retallack Lodge

Providing Cat Skiing And Snowboarding Experiences High Up In The Selkirk Mountains Of BC, Canada. Retallack Cat Skiing And Snowboarding Are Best Suited To Seasoned Powder Skiers And Boarders.

Red Mountain Restaurants, Bars & Nightlife

Hearty breakfasts and lunches are served at Sourdough Cafeteria in Red’s Day Lodge. Rafters on the Day Lodge’s Top floor opens from 11 am till late most nights. On the second level is Keen Coffee & Wine, selling smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, baked goods, and more.

Mid-mountain is  Paradise Lodge serving everything from lattes and breakfast, to warm soups and burgers from a patio grill. Don’t want to stop? Grab a gourmet sausage and a drink from the Wiener Take All bratwurst stand at the base of the Grey Chair.

Red’s apres ski mecca is Rafters at the base area. Virtually the entire mountain ends up here after the lifts close, drinking beer and eating nachos in the classic wooden structure. The atmosphere after a good powder day at Red is as upbeat as it gets, Rafters is also the late-night live music venue in town

Down in town, Rossland may not be as outrageous as it was during the 1890s Gold Rush when it had 42 saloons and 21 brothels but it is definitely lively. For apres, you cannot go past The Flying Steamshovel Pub. The hotel is one of the oldest in British Columbia and dates back to the Gold Rush. Rossland also has a full gamut of restaurants and cuisines from Japanese to Italian to fine dining.

Close up of a plate of Tacos from Rafters Restaurant, Red Mountain Resort

Sourdough Alley

Location: second floor of RED’s Day Lodge
Food: breakfast and lunch items
Bar: No


Location: top floor of the Day Lodge
Food: American/Mexican cuisine
Bar: Yes

Paradise Lodge

Location: at the Paradise Lodge
Food: Soup, burgers, grill
Bar: No

Keen Coffee & Wine

Location: 2nd level of RED’s Day Lodge
Food: sandwiches, coffee, liquors
Bar: Yes

Wiener Take All

Location: base of the new Grey Chair
Food: Gourmet sausages
Bar: Yes