Rossland, British Columbia, is a laid-back, adventure-rich mountain town. It got its developmental headstart when Scandinavian gold-seekers brought their love of skiing to the Kootenay Rockies (along with their mining tools) in the late 1800s.
When the gold rush petered out, skiing in the region known as part of BC’s famed “Powder Highway” continued to grow. Today, Rossland and nearby RED Mountain Resort are all-season outdoor playgrounds. In this area, “Rosslander” refers to the fortunate locals, including those tourists that become residents.
For visitors, big-mountain adventures at small-town prices make Rossland a value destination. The deals are even better if you come from the US due to a favorable exchange rate. As of July 2022, one US dollar equals about 1.2 Canadian dollars.