Skiing for the price of a beer

18th July 2014, by Abi Butcher

Canada’s Red Mountain is adding another 200 acres of in-bound skiing for next season

Canada’s Red Mountain is adding another 200 acres of in-bound skiing for next season

Canada’s cult resort Red Mountain is adding another 200 acres of in-bound skiing for the 2014-15 season.

Three new runs have been cut into the trees on the south side of Mt Kirkup and accessed by snowcat. Tickets are very reasonably priced at CAD$10 (about £5.50) per run for skiers and boarders with a lift pass.

Red Mountain added 1,000 acres in 2013, so with this extra 200 acres it becomes the seventh largest ski area in Canada.

“Backcountry cat skiing is typically around $500 a day,” said Don Thompson, general manager of Red. “We will be giving Red guests a taste of that deep powder experience for the price of a beer at some other resorts.”

This cat shuttle will available on a first-come, first-served basis, taking skiers and snowboarders to 1,600ft of vertical drop, previously only accessible by hiking and ski touring. The area will be considered in-bounds terrain and be swept by the RED Mountain Ski Patrol.



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