Terrain Opening Updates


We’re pleased to announce that Grey Mountain will open Tuesday morning, December 29th, at 9:30am. Please know that as nice and snowy as it looks there is currently LOW SNOW COVERAGERock and organic hazards exist in many places and you must ski and ride with caution and attention.  We want you to shred all season without injury so please ski and ride conservatively. Please respect rope lines and other markings that are in place to avoid current (and hidden) hazards and to keep you safe.


Paradise and Motherlode Chairs are spinning for the upper mountain! We’ll continue to post updates regarding the planned opening of Grey.


Our crews are working hard to safely prep the upper mountain and we’re anticipating opening Motherlode and Paradise chairs by around noon tomorrow! We’ll continue with the updates tomorrow morning as they come in! Early season conditions do exist so please ski and ride with care.


Upper Mountain Opening Update!
We’re excited to announce that we anticipate opening the upper mountain with Paradise & Motherlode Chairs on Tuesday December 22nd, around mid morning, after avalanche control and early season set up is complete. We’ll post more details here when we have them!


Hello Everyone!

It’s happening! Friday, December 18th will officially be our Opening Day. We will be opening Red, Silverlode, and Topping Chairs, the T-bar, and Magic Carpet at 9am. We can’t tell you how excited we are to welcome you back and we know that your first turns will be so good for your soul.

Online lift tickets and day window lift tickets will be discounted 25% until the upper mountain opens. Our team is working hard to potentially open the upper mountain as soon as Monday, December 21st. Stay tuned.

As you know, this is a different opening than any other year in the resort’s history, and our COVID Safety Protocol in place is here to keep you and everyone else safe. Our protocol is not discretionary, so please familiarize yourself with it before you arrive at the hill. A simple rule we need everyone to adhere to is that you wear a face covering from the moment you leave your car until you are back in your car – with the exception of being seated in one of our eating venues or actually skiing. Lift lines, chairlifts, all indoor facilities, including walking around the resort, require wearing a face covering. This is the way that we will all stay safe and healthy and keep our resort open for the entire season.

Remember – with our new Topping Creek parking lot, international travel restrictions, and restricted travel within our province, there will be plenty of time and even more space for you to enjoy your favourite runs.

We know how excited you are to get back on your skis or snowboard. We are too. Be safe and enjoy your time on the hill.


Howard Katkov and Don Thompson, GM


We need to push back our Opening Day but we’re almost there and the forecast for next week is looking promising. As soon as there is sufficient snow, we will be ready to open Topping Creek, Silverlode, T-bar, and the Magic Carpet. We’ll let you all know as soon as we’re ready to go.

With the push back of Opening Day and the extended provincial Ministry guidelines regarding restricted travel and to stay local, we thought it only made sense to extend our “Kootenay Locals Only” Card deadline to December 31st. Plus, this direct-to-lift card allows you on the mountain quicker and safer, and allows us to reduce ticket window congestion. The details are below:

  • Kootenay Locals Only Card Deadline: December 31
  • You can purchase at www.redresort.com/localsonly/
  • For the safety of all guests and staff and to avoid congestion, please pick up your Locals Only Cards in advance of your ski day.
  • All passes can be picked up from Guest Services during the following hours:
    • This Thursday and Friday, 10am – 6:30pm
    • This Saturday, 10am – 3pm (We are closed this Sunday)
    • Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4pm
    • Please remember there is a maximum of only 6 guests in Guest Services at any one time.

As always, face coverings are required in accordance with our COVID protocol that can be found at wwww.redresort.com/covid/. Directional arrows are in place for entry and exit to all buildings, and physical barriers are in place at counter areas. Hand sanitizers are provided upon entry, and increased sanitization procedures are also in place.

We look forward to greeting you very soon.

Thanks everyone,
Don Thompson

RED supports BC’s Provincial Health orders, recommendations, and current travel advisories, and we strongly encourage our guests to know and follow the current guidelines which can be found here »


Locker Rooms

Be as Direct-to-Lift as possible. We are encouraging those that are planning to use the Topping Creek Parking Lot, to please pick up your skis and boards and take them home. You won’t need to give up your locker but to ensure families with small children are able to flow through the lockers, it would be great if you can go directly to Topping and avoid the drop off area and locker during peak periods and holidays.

If you are picking up skis or boards, please follow the directional arrows, wear a face covering, and sanitize your hands at the entrance.

You can get a better idea of the Locker Room plans and traffic flow with this video:


The Topping Creek parking area is located just north of Granite Mountain Road. This lot is for Season Pass Holders only. There are no day ticket or pass sales. You will be greeted by a Parking Attendant at the parking lot and four wheel drive vehicles are recommended.


There are a lot of changes to our base lodge restaurants this year with the mandated restrictions and seating capacities. Reservations are recommended but not required. Guests will be directed to seating by a host. Online ordering, single direction traffic flow, tented deck seating, and online take out orders will all be part of the new culinary world at RED.

We do hope this is temporary but due to capacity restrictions there are no brown bag lunches this winter at any of our indoor facilities.

Watch the video to get an idea of our entry/exit points and F&B traffic flow.


Take a closer look at the overall exterior entry/exit & traffic flow for the base lodge this winter.