Options and powder aplenty, easily accessed from the resort's boundary!
Take A Hike!
And enjoy the powder.
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.
Backcountry equipment is available for rent from RED Sports Rentals.
- Skins for your skis or splitboard or Snowshoes
- Alpine touring bindings for your skis or splitboard.
- Backpack with the following:
- Avalanche shovel
- Avalanche transceiver
- Avalanche probe
- First aid kit
- Layers of clothing
BCA Beacon Training Park
RED hosts a Beacon Training Park for use by all backcountry enthusiasts. It's located 100m up from the base area, underneath the Silverlode Chair.
A BCA Wireless Beacon Training Park System has been installed within this dedicated area. This system provides an easy and efficient way for recreationalists and pros to practice with their avalanche transceivers. Eight waterproof transmitter boxes are controlled wirelessly through a portable, weatherproof control panel. To change the search scenario, the controller simply flicks the on/off switch.
The easiest access to the park is on skis/snowboard from the side of Panhandle ski run.
Special thanks to Louis McBride of McBride Construction for setting up and maintaining this park for all users.
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. PLEASE 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.
Please Note: The North facing chutes are complex, steep, corniced terrain.
* Some terrain leads down and away from the ski area to the Cascade Highway 10 km from the Ski Area.
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. Always be familiar with your surroundings; it is easy to get lost if you ski away from RED Mountain Resort.
Please Note: Complex steep corniced North face
*All terrain leads away from the ski area down to Big Sheep Creek or the Cascade Highway
Mt. Kirkup is located to the north of Grey and another popular backcountry touring place. Visit TMP HQ for details on Guided Backcountry tours.
Please Note: Challenging terrain. Large cornices on the east face. Open convexities on the north face.
*Some terrain leads down and away from the ski area to Big Sheep Creek or to Highway 3b, 8 km distant from the ski area
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.
Please Note: Simple terrain. Open trees.
* Caution. The west facing terrain leads down to Big Sheep Creek 40 km distant from the ski Area.
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