Cult ski area Red opens new mountain

9th November 2012, by Abi Butcher

Grey Mountain at Red, which is accessed only by snowcat

Grey Mountain at Red, which is accessed only by snowcat

The cult area of Red Mountain in British Columbia, Canada, is adding nearly 1,000 acres of new terrain.

Red, which sits on a par with Fernie for expert skiers in search of steep terrain and powder-filled bowls has opened a third mountain, which will only be accessed by snowcat for the 2012-2013 season.

The addition of the new Grey Mountain makes Red, with 2,682 skiable acres, larger than Jackson Hole, Wyoming — a long-standing North American cult resort.

“The scale of this expansion is a true game-changer for Red,” said Howard Katkov, president and CEO of Red Mountain Resort.  “The management team has spent the past eight years carefully reinforcing the company’s infrastructure, investing $50million in the facilities and completing world class slope-side accommodations. Now we’re truly ready for prime-time. We’ve consciously kept a low profile while we diligently readied ourselves for this massive expansion.”

Though Grey Mountain will open up a series of intermediate runs the volcano-shaped bowl will still have the steeps and tree skiing craved by expert skiers. And this season, they’ll want to grab the powder while it’s hot: skiers and snowboarders will be shuttled in groups of nine to the top of Grey using a snowcat.

Next summer, a Poma Quad Chair will be installed making for easier access to Grey Mountain’s 22 pistes.

No exact date has yet been set for the opening of Red Mountain, but it is likely to be during December.

For more information, visit redresort.com



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