Red Mountain Resort is located on Granite and Red Mountains in Rossland, a former gold mining town in the West Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. Red Mountain is one of the oldest ski hills in North America, with a history dating back to the creation of the Red Mountain Ski Club (RMSC) in the first decade of the 1900s. Red Mountain is located in the Monashee Mountains just north of the U.S. border. Like other ski hills in the British Columbia Interior, it has a reputation for light, dry powder, with yearly snowfall of 750 centimetres (300 in).
The ski area’s base elevation is 1,185 m (3,888 ft) above sea level and has 887 m (2,910 ft) of vertical. Its two main summits, Red Mountain and Granite Mountain, are serviced by four chairlifts, a T-bar, and a magic carpet to access 1,685 acres (6.8 km2) of skiable terrain on 88 named runs.
Red Mountain is served by resort-owned shuttles from small airports in Trail and Castlegar. Shuttles also operate to the nearest international airports in Spokane, WA (2.5 hrs.) and Kelowna (3.5 hrs.).