Acres: 4,200 | Vertical: 2,919’ | Snowfall: 300” | redresort.com
The first stop on BC’s Powder Highway, where you can slash untracked snow days after a storm, Red Mountain is a throwback to the days before skiing became a real estate business. Its new campaign, “Fight the Man, Own the Mountain,” is trying to preserve that feel by crowd-funding mountain improvements in exchange for what it calls “shred equity”—ownership shares of the resort.
Can’t-Miss Run: Lifelong Rossland resident Danielle Valade recommends Powderfields, looker’s left of the Motherlode Chair. No traversing, few trees to navigate, “It just keeps on givin’,” she says.
Resort Bite: Try the Flying Steam Shovel for pub food, or the newly opened Mook Thai for something spicy.
Stay an Extra Day: Snow sports rule the winter in Rossland. For a break from the lifts, check out Blackjack’s 40 kilometers of groomed Nordic skiing, or ski tour to one of the funky cabins off Nancy Greene Pass. —Kirk Kardashian
From the Early Winter 2016 issue.