Altitude: 1185 Meters

Rossland in short

  • Historic gold mining town
  • 5 minutes from Red Mountain Resort
  • Located on the Powder Highway

Skiing at Red Mountain started in the late 1800’s when Scandinavian miners came to nearby Rossland to try their luck with the gold rush and subsequently organised ski races from the top of Red Mountain. Rossland is set in such a spectacular setting in the Kootenay Rockies that it attracts many artists, whose works are on display in the town’s many art galleries. This is one of the best places for skiing in Canada if you’re interested in discovering a genuine Canadian town and enjoying friendly Canadian hospitality during your holiday.

After a day of shredding the champagne powder snow at Red Mountain Resorts, après-ski is mostly in the form of a cold Canadian beer at Rafters or at one of the pubs in town. Hit the shops on historic Columbia Avenue or work out the skiing kinks at the spa. If you’re interested in the local culture, be sure not to miss this chance to see a performance of the Rossland Gold Fever Follies musical comedy. Wine buffs, sample some BC wine at the Columbia Gardens vineyard, and if you’re more into beer, be sure to try a pint of local brew at the Rossland Beer Company. Rossland is a three-and-a-half hour drive from Kelowna International Airport.

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Alternate activities

Red Mountain Resort also offers catskiing, heli-skiing, adaptive snow sports, 40km of cross-country trails including some floodlit ones for night skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing and fondue dinner experiences in a remote cabin. The town of Rossland has ice skating, curling, live jazz nights, a farmer’s market, a mining and skiing museum, an aquatic centre, squash courts, bowling, a cinema and an arena where you can catch a local hockey game.

Restaurants and bars

The anti-corporate vibe at Red Mountain Resort extends to the restaurants and other facilities, which are proudly non-corporate. You won’t find a Starbucks here - instead, tuck into a plate of nachos at Rafters or grab a sausage at the European-inspired Wiener Take All. Nearby Rossland has more options and prides itself on its sustainable cuisine featuring fresh local ingredients.


There are plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied during a ski holiday at Red Mountain Resort. Ski lessons start from age 3 and Red Daycare at the ski resort provides childcare for children ages 18 months to 5 years old.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Rossland

Restaurants 18 Theatre
Bars & cafes 3 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 1 Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Rossland

No. of ski schools - Private ski lessons; -
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessons -
Area for beginners - Snowboarding lessons -
Ski lessons in - Cross-country skiing -

 Facilities Rossland

No. of hotels 8 Supermarkets 3
Total no. of hotel beds - Banks
Total no. of beds -

 Tourist information for Rossland

Red Mountain Resort
+1 - 800 - 6630105

 Distances from Rossland

Railway station
n/a - by bus
Canadian Rockies Intl Airport approx. 260 km by bus
From the motorway:Near the motorway

 Rossland for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet -
Playground - Ski lift for children -
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Rossland

Public sauna - Footpaths -
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium - Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink -
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool - Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run -
Squash court -

Ski blog about Rossland

30 May 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Tucked in the interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia along the aptly named "Powder Highway" is a cluster of little-known ski resorts that are home to some of the best skiing on Earth. This stretch of the Kootenay Rockies is renowned for its light, fluffy "champagne" powder snow, and most ski areas here receive over 10 metres of snow annually. These ski resorts, which lie well off the beaten track far from Whistler or Banff, see only the most diehard skiers and snowb... More ›

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