Downtown Rossland
(Dave Heath photo)


Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing

Heli-skiing (Randy Lincks photo)

Heli-skiing (Randy Lincks photo)

Bored with the usual? Take-the-lift-up-then-ski-down not quite thrilling enough? Try cat-skiing.

Several operators near Rossland offer all day tours that take adventurers up to where the snow's plentiful and the powder fresh. For those that want a small sample, RED Mountain offers one-run trips to the top of Mt. Kirkup.

Cat-Skiing in Rossland

A snow cat is an enormous, fully-tracked machine with an enclosed cabin (like a tank for snow) used by mountain resorts to groom high-alpine runs or snowmobile tracks. Snow cats provide the transportation for cat-skiing.

Investigate Rossland and Red Mountain's real backcountry: five mountains with more than 7,500ha/18,500ac of backcountry skiing territory. Visitors looking for a unique winter ski experience will find incredible tree skiing, glades and wonderfully deep, pristine powder on a cat-ski tour.

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Red Mountain Resort - Red Mountain Resort

4300 Red Mountain Rd
Red Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V0G 1Y0

RED Mountain is the last great, unspoiled resort. Located in Rossland, along the famous Powder Highway, RED delivers 1,680 hectares (4,200 acres) of pristine skiing unfettered by over-development. In 2013 & 2014, we added nearly 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of mostly-intermediate terrain on Grey Mountain, an entirely new peak.

With approximately 7.6 m (25 ft) 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 #8 "Best Place in the World to Visit" (2013). 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.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
762 cm 110 Easy37%Easy47%Easy16%
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