Rossland, BC, January 6, 2012 –
In response to the record-low snowfall conditions throughout the US, Red Mountain Resort, located in Rossland BC (five miles north of the US / Canadian border), is offering FREE lift passes to ALL US residents for the next 30 days. This promotion is the first time a ski resort is running an offering of this magnitude.
"Despite the catastrophic snowfall conditions throughout the resort regions of the California Sierras, Lake Tahoe, Utah, Colorado, and other east coast resorts, Red Mountain is continuing to deliver the goods – snow," says an enthusiastic Howard Katkov, president and CEO of Red Mountain Resort.
US residents who book through Red Mountain lodging using the booking code " RedsGotSnow " will receive free passes for as many days as they are staying at the resort. "We want people to have a place to play this winter and we're seeing to it that Mother Nature no longer interferes with that," states Katkov.
With dozens of affordable direct flights into Spokane International Airport every day, powder-craving skiers and snowboarders alike are able to book their flights from as low as $89 each way from many US locations.
"We've received new snow on eight of the last 12 days since December 24, for a total of 51cms (20 inches), says Katkov. "The best part – more on the way…with the latest 14-day forecast, we have seven straight days of great snowfall to look forward to."
With snow in full force at Red, every chair is running at the resort. Additionally, all of Granite and Red mountains' runs are fully open with 100 per cent natural snow. Furthermore, Red's legendary “side-country” is open for the taking.
Interested visitors are encouraged to look at flights going into Spokane International Airport in Washington (GEG) or Castlegar Airport (YCG) in British Columbia. For more details on Red Mountain, how to get here and where to lodge, visit: www.redresort.com
About Red Mountain Resort: Red has been delivering incredible skiing longer than any other area in Western Canada, with the first recorded powder turns in 1896. With accolades ranging from being named "Top Ski Resort for the Extreme Skier" in the New York Times 2011 Snow Guide; "Best Authentic and Funky Resort Experience"; "Best Powder, Best Trees, Best Steeps" and "Best Fall Line Steeps," Red is the hidden jewel of BC's Kootenay Rockies region – or as the locals like to call it, the "Powder Highway." Red offers incredible terrain with a 2,919 foot vertical drop (884 meters) featuring over 300 inches (750cm) of annual snowfall, world-renowned tree skiing and wide-open groomed runs. The resort boasts easy-to-access side-country, snowshoeing, friendly locals, fine dining and modern slope-side lodging. All this is seasoned with an authentic winter enthusiast vibe and the turn-of-the-century charm of Rossland, located minutes away. Red is located in the western Kootenay region of southern BC, five miles north of the US/Canadian border, 2.5 hours' drive north of Spokane International Airport, 3.5 hours from Kelowna, BC Airport, 30 minutes from Castlegar and 20 minutes from Trail regional airports.