Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
Sitting high in the Monashee Mountains, Rossland is home to a vast network of cross-country skiing trails, many of which are maintained by the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society.
Come winter time, the stunning and varied terrain around Rossland provides endless cross-country ski opportunities to please novices and experts. The snow comes early and stays late, so the ski-season is long and the views endless.
Cross-Country Skiing at Black Jack
Black Jack Cross-Country Ski Club is located just 1km/0.6mi from Red Mountain Resort, and the club and resort partner up to share trails and skiers. There are more than 30km/19mi of expertly groomed trails appropriate for both skating and classic techniques, a biathlon range, and 1.3km/0.8mi of lit trails for night skiing. Trails marked easy, intermediate and advanced/expert meander through a forest of cedar and hemlock trees with warming huts along the route.
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4300 Red Mountain Rd
Red Mountain Resort, British Columbia
RED Mountain is the last great, unspoiled resort. Located in Rossland, BC, along the famous Powder Highway, RED delivers 1,680 hectares (4,200 acres) of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment. For 2013-14, we've added nearly 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of mostly-intermediate terrain on Grey Mountain, an entirely new peak.
With 300"/7.6 m of annual snowfall, wide-open groomed runs, epic vertical, cat-skiing, 360 degree descents off select peaks, a rich tradition, & the best tree runs in BC, it's no wonder The NY Times voted us their #8 "Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013." RED's other recent accolades include #1 in Powder Magazine's "Ski Town Throwdown" (2012), & "Most Underrated Resort" by Skiing Magazine (2012). Come & enjoy fresh turns that you don't have to fight for.
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