ON JANUARY 6, Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC announced that, due to lack of snow around the US, they are offering free lift passes until February 5, 2012 to all US residents. Rossland is a sweet little mountain town just shy of 130 miles from Spokane, Washington and five miles from the border. Howard Katkov, president and CEO of Red Mountain Resort, said,
We’ve received new snow on eight of the last 12 days since December 24 — nearly two feet of snow. The best part – more on the way.
So, what’s the catch? Glad you asked. The promo is available to US residents who book accommodations at Red Mountain Resort by using the code RedsGotSnow (or by calling 877-969-SNOW). According to the fine print, one pass will be given per night of accommodation to each person officially booked into a room.
I was up at Red last year and was quite impressed with it — legendary Kootenay powder, fantastic terrain. In 2011 the New York Times called it the “Top Ski Resort for the Extreme Skier.” It’s part of the Powder Highway in BC’s Kootenay region, an area with dozens of options to glide through champagne powder. Just this past weekend I was lucky enough to check out Revelstoke Mountain Resort — also part of the Powder Highway — and go splitboarding in Glacier National Park at Roger’s Pass (about an hour drive from Revy). When I left yesterday, it was snowing. Heavily.
If you decide to check out Red Mountain, I’m only an hour and a half north in Nelson. Come say hi. Happy riding, neighbours! Editor’s note: This content was produced in partnership with Kootenay Rockies Tourism.