Skiing in British Columbia - Kootenays Skiing






Skiing in British Columbia - Kootenays Skiing

Skiing in the Kootenays area of the BC Rockies

[Phoenix Mountain] [Red/Granite Mountain] [Salmo] [Whitewater Ski Resort]

Providers in this area.

Phoenix Mountain:

Phoenix Ski area is located between Greenwood and Grandforks in the Kootenays, follow signs on gravel road, off Hwy 3. Phoenix has snowboard facilities, night skiing, cross country trails, a day lodge, restaurant, pub, ski shop, rentals and ski school. Accommodations available at Greenwood or Grand Forks.

Season: December to early April
Vertical Rise: 244m (800 ft)
# of Runs: 9
Lifts: t-bar

Phone: 778-785-4107
Fax (250) 442-5090


Red Mountain:

Located at Rossland in the heart of the Kootenays, Red Mountain offers some of BC's best powder, cross-country ski trails, snowboard facilities, 2 day lodges, a ski school, on-mountain accommodation, hot tub/jacuzzi/sauna, grocery and liquor stores, day care, ski shop and rentals, restaurants and pubs. Also in Rossland are a mining museum, curling facilities and nearby hot springs. Red Mountain is home to the run, Cambodia, which is named the #1 extreme steep in Ski Canada. Red is located 3 km (2 miles) west of Rossland in southeastern BC. It is a 10 minute drive from the Canada/USA border and 200 km (124 miles) from Spokane USA.

Season: December to early April
Annual Snowfall: 750 cm (300 in)
Vertical Rise: 880m (2900 ft)
Elevations: base 1187 m (3893 ft)
Granite Peak 2040 m (6800 ft)
Red Peak 1590 m (5215 ft)
# of Runs: 83 marked runs
Lifts: 3 triple chairs, 1 double chairs, 1 t-bar
Nearby Ski Areas: Summit Lake Ski Area, Phoenix Mountain, Salmo Ski Area and Whitewater Ski Area

Contact: Red/Granite Mountain Inc
Box 670, Rossland BC, Canada
V0G 1Y0
phone (250) 362 7384
fax(250) 362 5833
1 800 663 0105
snow phone (250) 362 5500

Salmo Ski Hill:

Salmo Ski Hill, located in the Kootenays, is a short 20km (12.4mi) drive from Salmo, and 45km (28mi) from both Trail and Castlegar. For you skiing enjoyment the hill features, snowboard facilities, cross-country ski trails, night skiing, a day lodge, restaurant, pub, shop/rentals and lessons. Accommodations can be found at Salmo, Trail or Castlegar.

Season: December to early April
Vertical Rise: 304m (1000ft)

# of runs: 4
Lifts: t-bar and handle tow
Difficulty: all intermediate

Contact: phone (250) 357 2323
snow phone (250) 357 2656

Whitewater Ski Resort:

Whitewater offers open bowls, tree skiing and cut runs. This hill offers great powder, hike-in skiing, good snowboarding and minimal crowds. The Kootenay town of Nelson is located approximately 40 minutes from the Whitewater. Here you will find accommodation, restaurants, pubs and other necessary facilities. A day lodge, ski school, ski shop and rentals and pub are found on the hill.

Season: December to April
Annual Snowfall: 1270 cm (42 ft)
Vertical Rise: 396 m (1299 ft)
Elevations: summit 2042 m (6698 ft)
Silver King 1920 m (6298 ft)
Hummingbird 1645 m (5396 ft)
# of Runs: 32
Lifts: 3 double chairs, 1 t-bar
Difficulty: 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced
Nearby Ski Areas: Summit Lake Ski Area, Phoenix Mountain, Salmo Ski Area

Contact: Whitewater Ski Resort
Box 60, Nelson BC, Canada
V1L 5P7
phone (250) 354 4944
fax (250) 354 4988
snow phone (250) 352 7669
1 800 666 9420

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