At RED we were fortunate to have a solid snow season last winter, when many people were hurt by lack of snow. Now the stories are coming in about how great our experience was from some of the most prestigious media outlets in the snow-sports world who were at RED last season. We thought we would share a few with you.
Top 4 Resort in North America - POWDER Magazine
Most Underrated Resort - Skiing Magazine
3rd Best Terrain in Western Canada - The SBC Resort Guide
POWDER’s November issue highlighted the Best 32 Places to Ski and put us near the top of the list. POWDER’s P-3 ratings scored all resorts on a few key factors, annual skier visits to the resort (i.e. lack of crowds), average snowfall, cost of a beer, number of hot tubs vs. police stations and smiles per hour.
We’re proud that POWDER ranked our laid-back experience as the number 4 best Resort in North America behind only Revelstoke, in Canada. Our unique, hassle-free ski experience blew right by more famous larger and more jam packed Western Canada ski resorts.
POWDER said “Fabled for it’s goose-bump inducing steeps, spandex –tight trees, dry powder and awe inspiring vertical drop, RED offers an authentic ski experience, complete with leisurely comforts of a world class ski hill, but without the glitz and glam of an overdeveloped and overpriced resort.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
The SBC Resort Guide
The SBC Resort Guide from the publishers of Skier and Snowboard Canada magazines said, RED ranked in their Top 3 for best terrain in Western Canada. “With virtually 360 degrees from the top of Motherlode chair to drop in on without getting lost, Red has such vast, Pow-filled terrain it’d be impossible to hit it all in one trip. It’s why I try to go every year.” Scott Birke, Editor, Snowboard Canada. Plus SBC rated us in the Top 10 of overall ski area experience of all Canadian resorts.
And Skiing Magazine just listed RED as “Most Underrated” Ski Resort in their 2013 Mountain Guide “just 2.5 hours from Spokane… There hides one big mountain loaded with wildly huge snows, visited by nary a soul.“
Rafters Ski Bar
We’re committed to keeping the energy going at RED for 2012-13 and we’re planning some enhanced programming with DJ’s, a Feburary Mardi Gras celebration plus a new music series of live music performances by national recording artists at Rafters brought to you by Skull Candy audio products.
And finally RED’s RAFTERS is picked as North America’s Best Ski Bar by POWDER Magazine in the November 2012 issue.