Rossland is a mecca for all outdoor enthusiasts. Not only are we the mountain biking capital of BC, but we're also home to some of the greatest powder you will ever experience, making us the greatest place to be all year round. It's safe to say, you're in for a seriously good time.
RED Mountain Resort is well known in the ski community, and for good reason. With over 300 inches of annual snowfall, renowned gladed tree skiing, wide-open groomed runs, and a phenomenal terrain park, what more could you want? Cat Skiing? Well, good thing Rossland is home to the world's largest cat skiing operation, Big Red Cats. We take winter very seriously here and offer a unique and authentic experience.
Rossland is located in the West Kootenay region, 10 km North of the U.S. border, 3.5 hours from Kelowna, B.C International Airport, and 30 minutes from the West Kootenay Airport in Castlegar. Stay up-to-date with road conditions at DriveBC.
Everywhere you look in Rossland there is uninterrupted nature. Come explore at your own pace and find out why tourists become residents of our mountain town.
All kinds of people come from all over to experience Rossland in the summer months. Mountain Bikers come to witness the trails they've heard about in their buddies best stories. Hikers come to discover hidden gem views of the Kootenays. Craft beer enthusiasts come for the fresh malted grain and hops at Rossland Beer Co. Golfers know that Canada's alpine has some of the most gorgeous courses in the whole world. What do all these people have in common? They're our kind of people.
Obviously, we could talk all day about how Rossland is the best stop on the powder highway, did we mention that we won 1st place in PowderMagazine's "Ski Town Throwdown"? There's so much more than just amazing downhill skiing and snowboarding here, we have so much to boast about! Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club has 40kms of professionally groomed trails for cross country enthusiasts. Snowshoers will love the 16 unique, stylish, funky, cabins (with custom artwork), scattered around Strawberry Pass. We're the mountain biking capital of BC all year round, that's something we take seriously, with many trails for fat biking.
Many artists call Rossland home, and many more come to visit for inspiration. If you're looking for theatrical entertainment, check out the Gold Fever Follies and/or the Rossland Light Opera Players.
In the summer check out our farmers market downtown, in the winter it moves inside of the Miners Hall. You never know what local artisan work you will find alongside some fresh, local food!
Obviously, our favorite restaurant in town is Gabriella's Restaurant located at the Prestige Mountain Resort Rossland, but if you've already visited them and want to try out another great local eatery, you'll be impressed with Rossland's caliber of dining options.
Rossland may be a small town, but our special events are diverse and spectacular. Check out the events calendar to see what's going on.
Rossland doesn't follow trends, it makes them. Of course, there is everything you could dream of for your sporting needs, but we've got you covered when it comes to your personal style as well. What you find here, you won't find elsewhere.