Red Mountain: Great skiing in the forecast

Red Mountain is set to open a little earlier than usual, thanks to some prime early snow conditions.

Red Mountain is set to open a little earlier than usual, thanks to some prime early snow conditions.

Good news is also in the forecast as the weatherman is calling for about another 75-centimetres of snow to fall before the Dec. 8 opening date at Red.

“We’ve got over a metre up top, which is fantastic for this time of year,” said Red manager Eric Kalacis.

In the last 40 days Red has received over 144-centimetres of snow, setting it up for one of the best opening day conditions in nearly a decade.

The Red Mountain team recommends everyone break out their powder skis, because its going to be “an all powder session for everyone.”

The 1,000 acre Grey Mountain expansion will give skiers access to fresh terrain, providing access this year via its new Bully snow cat for just $10 a ride.

Red also received accolades from Powder Magazine’s November issue picking it as the number four best resort in North America, and naming the ever-popular Rafters Pub as the best ski bar on the continent in the same issue.

Rossland and Nelson are also teamed up and going head-to-head against Whitefish, Mont. For Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throw Down, a competition designed to find North America’s best ski town.

“Any buzz, and any noise, and any impressions that we can get for our region is a good thing,” said Kalacis.

To vote for Rossland-Nelson go facebook.com/powdermag.