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Skiing Intermediate Red Mt.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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Skiing Intermediate Red Mt.

My husband and I are intermediate skiiers. We loved Sun Peaks which we combined with a trip to Whistler. How are the intermediate runs and are there enough to have fun without doing the harder runs at Red Mt.? Do they groom? If we flew into Spokane, would combining Sun Peaks with Red Mt. be reasonable to do? I was hoping we could fly and then take a train around but it doesn't look like that's a good possibility.

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Penticton, Canada
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1. Re: Skiing Intermediate Red Mt.

HI getting from Sun Peaks to Red Mountain is a car ride through winter mountain driving with at least 3 passes with lots of snow.

closer to Sun Peaks would be to look at the Okanagan 4 mountains and fly to Kelowna. and drive to Sun Peaks

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2. Re: Skiing Intermediate Red Mt.

If you're intermediate skiers, you'll find limited terrain offerings. There are some beautiful cruisers off the Paradise lift, but the lower mtn blue's off the Silverlode chair are ho-hum and pretty much the rest of the mountain is steep, treed and not groomed.

As mentioned, SUn Peaks and the Okanagan resorts of Big White, Silver Star and Apex might be more up your alley for ski terrain.

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3. Re: Skiing Intermediate Red Mt.

On the other hand, Rossland and Red Mtn have been featured several times lateley as one of the top mountains in North American and #4 in the world as a desirable place to live. As a snowboarder, our son loves Red.

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4. Re: Skiing Intermediate Red Mt.

It's definitely more of a mountain for really strong intermediate skiers and up. The new Grey mountain expansion has some additional intermediate runs and they do groom a couple of them. But it's also loaded with double diamond chutes.

The blue square runs at Red are definitely more difficult and challenging than the blues at Whistler and Sun Peaks. Sally's Alley on Red Mountain is probably the steepest blue square rated run I've ever skied.

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5. Re: Skiing Intermediate Red Mt.

Red Mountain is really three mountains Red and Granite and Grey mountain, red is the original ski hill and the smallest. There are easy runs on both hill as well there are harder runs on both. Granite, and grey have really been expanded in the last 20 years. There is also Whitewater ski hill just outside of Nelson which is about an hour drive from Rossland.

Oh and it is ️snowing here as I type this.


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