Covid-19 Safety Policies

At RED, our number one goal is to keep our staff, guests, and community safe from the spread of COVID-19. We have developed these safety protocol to align with the Interior Health Authority and Provincial Government regulations.

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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 »

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These protocol may change, and therefore will be updated on our website as required. We ask that our guests, staff, and community do their part by staying home if they feel sick, and by following all protocol below when at our resort.

Protocol Updates


No one will be permitted on the mountain without a face covering.

All guests aged 2 and older will be required to wear face coverings in every part of our operations, which includes:

  • Exiting your vehicle
  • Walking around the resort
  • Loading and riding the chairlifts
  • When inside all buildings
  • During all ski and snowboard lessons

The only time a face covering is not required, is after being seated at a restaurant outlet or while skiing or snowboarding. We will continue to monitor any additional requirements regarding face coverings at our resort and update our website as required. Our number one goal is to keep our staff, guests and community safe, and face coverings are a key component to staying safe and healthy.


  • Guests will be greeted by a parking attendant who will direct you where to park.
  • Guests are asked to practice physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) when parking and walking up to the resort.
  • Overnight camping is allowed. 7 spaces are available, first come first serve. These spots are self-contained and at no cost. You have a max of 5 nights allowed.
  • Day use RV's allowed. Must be off-site daily. No trailers are allowed at Topping Creek.
  • If possible, please plan to boot up in the lot. Boot grippers are recommended to walk safely to the lodge.
  • Season passholder-only parking will be located at the base of Topping Creek. Please note there are no ticket windows here.
  • Watch the video below for more information on the Topping Creek Parking Lot.


There will be hand sanitization stations at all indoor facilities.

  • Please follow good sanitary practices by washing and sanitizing your hands often, avoid touching your face, and sneeze or cough into your elbow.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitization protocol will be in place for all areas at the resort.
  • Physical barriers will be installed at all locations where 2-metre spacing is not possible.
  • Practice physical distancing of at least 2 metres with guests that are not in your party.
  • All employees will be wearing face coverings.


Locker Room and Guest Services

  • The locker room will be open, but subject to a single ingress and egress, as well as directional paths and limitations with regard to the number of people in the locker area at one time. There will be no boot-up area or benches in the locker room or Guest Services Day Lodge.
  • There will be no boot up location inside the day lodge. We anticipate a boot up area will be provided outside, however there will be limited space as we adhere to physical distancing guidelines and preference will be given to seniors and those with disabilities. We encourage guests to wear boot grippers in order to safely walk from the parking lot to the day lodge in ski or snowboard boots.
  • There will be no storage space available inside or outside of the day lodge for personal possessions.
  • There will be a Guest Services Agent managing traffic in and out of the locker room.
  • For questions regarding 2020-21 Season Pass pickups (and refunds) as well as other pass card pickups, please visit our Season Pass page.
  • The outside ticket windows will be the only location for guest services and picking up lift tickets.
    • Online Advanced Lift Ticket Purchases: In the event of restricted international and/or provincial travel, or if the resort were forced to shut down at any point during the ski season due to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund for all unused lift tickets.

Food and Beverage Outlets

  • The capacity and layout of all our facilities will reflect all COVID-19 protocol including signage on walls and floors, 2-metre distance marking, and one-way flow-through traffic.
  • We recommend that all guests adjust their schedules and try to dine earlier or later to avoid the peak lunch rush.
  • A host will greet you at each entrance to seat you at Rafters and Sourdough.
  • There will be additional ordering options including online ordering, take-out stations, and online reservations.
  • Due to reduced capacity, there will be no brown bagging permitted in any of our Food and Beverage facilities, based upon government regulated significant reductions in seating capacity.
  • All employees will be trained on COVID-19 safety protocol, including daily temperature checks, regular hand-washing, sanitization procedures, face coverings and additional protective equipment.
  • Strict sanitization and disinfectant procedures will be instituted on regular intervals for all touch points.
  • Washrooms will be cleaned and sanitized on a regular interval of 60 minutes.
  • Tented outdoor seating at Base Lodge and additional outdoor seating at Paradise Lodge will be available.
  • The elevator will be reserved for persons with disabilities only, and limited to 1-person capacity.


  • Based on the Interior Health Authority and Provincial Government regulations, as of September 4th, 2020, there will be no reservation system for day tickets or pass holders. We anticipate no cap on daily visitation.
  • Guests will be able to ride the chairlift with those in their bubble that they have arrived with. Guests that arrive on their own will ride the chairlift as a single.
  • Lift lines will be physically distanced and guests are asked to keep at least a 2-metre distance from those not within their party.
  • Guests are asked to maintain at least 2-metre physical distancing and avoid congregating at the tops of the lifts with those not in their parties.
  • Face coverings may be removed once you begin to ski or snowboard and put back on once you arrive at the base of any chairlift.


  • Our retail space capacity will be limited to ensure the ability to distance.
  • Physical barriers will be in place at the counter area.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry.
  • Increased sanitization procedures will be in place in the store.


  • Our rental space capacity will be limited to ensure the ability to distance.
  • Physical barriers will be in place at the counter area.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry.
  • Increased sanitization procedures will be in place.


  • Pre-registration required for all lessons.
  • Group lessons will be limited to a capacity in compliance with government regulations and are subject to change.
  • Lesson start times may be staggered to maintain distancing.
  • Daycare Services will be closed to the public and lesson packages will be modified so they can be safely provided within government regulations.


  • Our lodging facilities have implemented increased cleaning and sanitization procedures and physical distancing measure.
  • For information on our lodging polices please visit


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

RED Base Overview

21/22 Winter COVID Policy

Last Updated December 28, 2021

Face Covering Policy:

As a reminder to all guests, we have a friendly but mandatory "wear a face covering in lift lines and around the base area" policy. It's up to all of our employees and guests to set a community example, by wearing face coverings, to keep each other safe and comfortable.

At RED we look to everyone, employees and guests, to talk and smile and wave and respect sensitivity and protection. There is no perfect answer to this as everyone has a responsibility.

We, as resort operators will continually remind everyone to take care of each other. It's what we do and it's what makes RED Mountain and Rossland such an amazing place to live, visit and meet new friends.

Gentle face covering reminders and respect for each other will keep the bull-wheels turning through another amazing ski season.

Thank you for doing your part this season,
RED Mountain Resort

Updated November 29, 2021

Over the past two weeks we have received questions from our members and the community about RED Mountain Resort’s vaccination policy for the upcoming season.  Like you, we have been waiting for greater clarity from the Government of British Columbia, and the scope of the vaccination passport orders that were announced on August 23, 2021.

Now that these orders have been published, we want to share how they apply to RED Mountain Resort and to explain the additional vaccination requirements we have decided to implement to ensure the health and safety of everyone visiting our resort.

Provincial Vaccine Passport Orders:

Under the provincial vaccine passport orders, our guests are currently required to provide proof of vaccination in the following venues or activities and events:

  • Dining at our restaurant, pub or bars (whether indoors or outdoors)
  • When attending indoor events of 50 or more persons, such as weddings, conferences, group events, etc.

Proof of vaccination will be required using the BC digital vaccine card, alongside valid government-issued photo ID.  For more information about how to obtain your BC digital vaccine card, please visit this link: International visitors must show the proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada, alongside their passport for ID verification. Out of province visitors must show their provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record and Valid government photo ID.

The vaccine mandate described above applies to all guests age 12 and up.  There are no exemptions allowed for medical, religious or other grounds.

RED Mountain Resort Policy:

As many of you know, RED Mountain Resort is one of the oldest ski hills in North America.  Designed and built many years ago, the physical arrangement of our indoor spaces frequently overlap with each other or utilize smaller footprints.  As a result of these unique features, we have decided that the best way to keep our guests safe is to mandate vaccinations for all guests entering our indoor spaces.

What this means for you is that guests age 12 and up are required to provide proof of vaccination to enter any indoor space at the resort, including:

  • Rental Shops (There will be no outdoor rental area available)
  • Retail store
  • Locker Room
  • Guest Services
  • All Dining Facilities

Proof of vaccination must be provided using the BC digital vaccine card, alongside valid government-issued photo ID.  International travellers may provide the proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada, alongside their passport for ID verification.  RED Mountain Resort will not retain the vaccination status information of any of our guests.

Guests who are unable to be vaccinated for a reason protected by the BC Human Rights Code (including medical and religious exemptions) will be provided appropriate accommodation.

Riding Chairlifts:
You will be allowed to ride a chairlift with a group of your choice, or solo.

Season Pass Pickup:
For those guests that are not vaccinated, you may pick up your season pass at the outside ticket window. If you have a photo on file from the prior year, that photo will be used for your pass card. If you are a new pass holder, you may have your pass photo taken at the outside ticket windows. More information on our Season Passes page.

At this time, vaccination will NOT be required to access the mountain, ski lifts or any other outdoor facilities or activities. Washroom facilities at the main entrance of the base lodge, Paradise Lodge, and at the base of Grey Mountain will be made available for unvaccinated guests.

RED Base Lodge Entry Flow:


Per the BC Government PHO Order, face coverings are required in all indoor spaces. As of Thursday, December 23rd, please note for the continued health and safety of both our guests and employees, face coverings will now be required in both lift lines and around the base area. We kindly ask that you do your part in keeping our resort open and our community safe this winter.

We encourage all our guests to do their part and get vaccinated.  We will have further updates on COVID-19 safety measures as the start of the season approaches.  Thank you to all our guests for your support, and for helping to ensure a safe and enjoyable 2021/2022 snow season.


Any additional questions regarding the protocol may be asked here: