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The touring around Red is plentiful and glorious. Five 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.
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.
For more route information, visit Backcountry Skiing Canada’s Rossland page
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.
Grey Mountain is an open rollover bowl at the summit. Various unmarked routes descend through increasingly dense trees that lead onto Rino’s Run. The summit is accessible from the backcountry gate located at the fork of Silver Sheep and Rino’s Run. Make a right and follow the track along White Wolf. The hike is about 1 hour.
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 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 bown 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.