Red Mountain may be the last great undiscovered ski resort

Skier glides through deep powder and snow ghosts at Red Mountain. (Photo by Francois Marseille courtesy of Red Mountain)

Skier glides through deep powder and snow ghosts at Red Mountain. (Photo by Francois Marseille courtesy of Red Mountain)

By Staff Writer Richard Irwin

Many call it the last great undiscovered ski resort in North America. And with its latest expansion, Red Mountain certainly is poised to become one of the largest.

The British Columbia resort is adding another mountain and 1,000 acres of terrain. That’s on top of the two mountains and 1,685 acres that it already has.

“The scale of this expansion is a true game-changer for Red Mountain Resort and for the community of Rossland,” said resort CEO and owner Howard Katkov of San Diego. “We’ve consciously kept a low profile while we diligently readied ourselves for this massive expansion.”

Katkov said the resort management has been improving the facilities and accommodations with a $50 million investment over the last eight years.

“Now we’re truly ready for prime time,” he said.

The addition of Grey Mountain alone is close to the size of Mt. Baker Ski Area in Washington. The total acreage will make Red larger than Jackson Hole, Wyo. And the resort will join the top 3 percent of North American ski resorts with 2,682 acres of skiable acres.

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