Backcountry skiing at Red Mountain Resort near Rossland

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Mountain biking in Rossland (Ryan Flett, Tourism Rossland photo)

Mountain biking in Rossland (Ryan Flett, Tourism Rossland photo)

Seeking excitement? Adventure? Culture? Rossland may be a small city, but it's big on activities.

Set on an ancient volcanic valley deep in the Monashee Mountains in the Kootenay Rockies region, Rossland (population: 3,278) is an outdoor adventure mecca for fans of mountain biking, hiking, cross-county skiingdownhill skiing and snowboarding, cat-skiing, golfing, fishing and more.

Voted "Canada's #1 Outdoor Town" in by Canadian outdoor magazine Explore, Rossland's stunning landscape and epic mountain trails have also made it renowned as being one of Canada's top mountain biking spots – no small feat in a country covered in trails!

RED Mountain Resort

Located in the Kootenay Rockies Powder Highway region, RED Mountain Resort boasts a 2,919ft/884m vertical drop, 1,168ha/2,887ac of terrain and over 300/in/750cm of annual snowfall. With deep powder, 360 degree descents off select peaks, uncrowded bowls and incredible glades, it's no wonder The NY Times listed RED #8 in "The 46 Places to Go in 2013."

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