The touring around RED is plentiful and glorious. Four different backcountry peaks are easily accessible from the resort’s boundary. If you are traveling on your own, please keep in mind that backcountry travelers are solely responsible for their own safety.
- Skins for your skis or splitboard or
- Alpine touring bindings for your skis or splitboard.
- Backpack with the following:
- Avalanche shovel
- Avalanche transceiver
- Avalanche probe
- First aid kit
- Layers of clothing
For more route information, visit Backcountry Skiing Canada’s Rossland page
For avalanche conditions, please visit the Canadian Avalanche Association website.
Backcountry touring is only for experienced skiers and riders. You should be trained in avalanche skills and should pack the necessary equipment on your trip such as an avalanche shovel, avalanche probes, and an avalanche transceiver. A helmet and first aid kit are also highly recommended. If you are traveling on your own, please keep in mind that backcountry travelers are solely responsible for their own safety. If a rescue is necessary, the skier/snowboarder is responsible for all rescue costs. BE AWARE!
Mount Roberts is a steep peak with a 50 degree pitch at the summit; a number of couloirs are accessible from the summit. The summit is a 45 minute hike from Silver Sheep in the Paradise Basin. It is also the site of the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship.
White Wolf Ridge
White Wolf is a short hike from the backcountry gate at the fork of Silver Sheep and Rino’s Run, and consists of tree glades that lead down to Silver Sheep and Rino’s Run.
Mt. Kirkup is located to the north of Grey and another popular backcountry touring place. Visit TMP HQ for details on Guided Backcountry tours.
Record Peak and Record Ridge
Record Ridge is to the left (or southwest) of the backcountry gate at the fork of Silver Sheep and Rino’s Run. A myriad of routes lead both to the west ridge of Mount Roberts and down to the old cascade highway.. At the north end of the ridge is Record Peak. The east face is a steep open bowl that descends back towards Rinos Run. Please note: Always be familiar with your surroundings; it is easy to get lost if you ski away from RED Mountain Resort.
Custom Guiding Experience
Looking to venture beyond RED’s ski area boundary into the backcountry, up Mount Roberts or beyond? We strongly recommend that you book a certified ACMG guide to safely show you the way and back. Summit Mountain Guides out of Nelson specializes in taking individuals and small groups out to explore the Rossland Range and other Kootenay backcountry destinations. Summit can also build unique programs for corporate development or school teams.
Private guiding and instructional programs are offered for all mountain adventures during the winter, spring and summer across Canada, Western USA, Europe and Asia.
To book or for questions, please visit: Summitmountainguides.com here