Or that nearby RED Mountain Resort was the first ski hill in western Canada to install a chairlift (1947).
Nor is it vital to know that RED has produced more Olympic athletes than any other ski resort in North America.
But all of the above tells you two things: Rosslanders love winter and winter reciprocates – with lots of dry, fluffy snow.
And if you too love winter here’s something you do need to know: RED is expanding to Grey. This winter the resort is adding Grey Mountain to its in-bounds terrain. That’s almost 1,000 more acres on top of the 1,685 acres it already boasts.
And like Granite – RED’s other peak – Grey is shaped like a volcano so you can ski 360 degrees around the peak from a single lift.
This winter skiers will get to the top of Grey Mountain in an Alpina Sherpa – basically an oversized snowmobile that carries nine skiers at a time – kind of like ‘cat’ skiing.
Next summer the resort is installing a quad chair and when it’s all done, Grey will entice skiers/boarders with 22 new runs.
This puts RED into the top 3% of all resorts in North America for skiable acres – another don’t-need-to-know but splendid fact.
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