Whether you’re all about the hot toddies, Wild West saloons, or après-ski eats, we’ve got the place for you
Slopes: With only 112,000 total visitors per year (and only 6 total lifts), the tree-lined trails at Red Mountain Resort ($63 U.S.) stay fairly quiet. Even the newly 300% larger deck at Red’s base lodge shouldn’t dilute the mellow non-scene scene.
Sleeps: There are plenty of hot tub–equipped condos, or try the homey Red Shutter Inn (from $99 U.S.), the closest hotel to the lifts and the base camp for snowcat skiing with Big Red Cats ($352 U.S.). Wake to the smell of bacon wafting from Red Shutter’s first-floor kitchen, where group breakfasts are fuel for days of powering down untracked powder in the surrounding Monashees.
Info: West Kootenay Regional is about 30 minutes away, but connections are pricey; Spokane Int’l is about a 2½-hour drive. rossland.com