Safety Awareness

Below you can find important policies, recommendations, guidelines, and awareness on RED Safety Policies and the Canada West Ski Areas Association.

RED Safety Policies

Once RED is open for season, there is absolutely no hiking or touring within the RED Mountain boundary during or outside of operating hours. There is machinery and equipment working on the mountain at all hours and it is imperative that guests stay off the mountain to avoid any interaction between public and the equipment. This prohibited usage includes cross country skiing, ski touring, hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and any other form of mountain activity. Be forewarned that, if you contravene this request, the RCMP will be notified, you will be fined for trespassing and your pass privileges for skiing and riding at RED will be revoked.  Our team is working hard to keep themselves and the public safe and your cooperation is appreciated.

While we recognize that dogs are an important part of families, we do have some rules around bringing your dogs to RED. These rules are important to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests at the resort.

There are no dogs allowed on the ski trails, lifts, or in buildings. An exception is made for our RED avalanche rescue dog.
All dogs around the base area and parking lots must be kept on a leash. You must remain in control of your dog at all times, and any dogs showing aggressive behaviour will not be permitted on the premises. You must assume all responsibility for your dog, including cleaning up after it.
Violation of these rules will result in a warning for the dog owner. Continued violations will result in the removal of the dog owner’s day or season pass.

Thank you for your cooperation.

RED's Clean Air Policy is meant to support the Resort’s image as a provider of healthy recreation, and to maintain the healthiest environment possible for our staff and guests.

Guests are permitted to smoke ONLY in designated smoking areas and NOT within 6 meters from any doors, windows or vents.

Guests are prohibited from smoking cannabis in any location on the resort.

RED requires that all alternative sliding devices obtain inspection and approval from RED Rental staff prior to lift ticket purchase or terrain access via our lift system. All approved devices will be provided with a sticker of authorization which must be visibly displayed at all times while on the device. Any alternative device not displaying a sticker will not be allowed on any lift system including the magic carpet and T-Bar.

No foot passengers are allowed on any lift without prior approval.

Various types of equipment exist and can be accommodated within the policy as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Have bindings and/or foot straps that allow the device to remain safely on the rider while riding a chairlift.
  • Have a safety leash
  • Have metal edges

Ski/Board Biking, Sledding, Sliding, Tobogganing and Tubing are not permitted at RED.

Any pilots wishing to paraglide at RED must be on an approved pilot list and meet all safety requirements. Please contact Erin Sauvé, Ski and Snowboard School Director at for more information. All requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
All requests to operate Drones on RED premises must obtain written approval from Red Mountain Safety & Outdoor Operations departments. All requests must be made at least 7 days in advance of requested date.

Requests must be in writing and include the following information:

  • Purpose of the drone usage and intended flight plan
  • Name and specifications of the drone (weight)
  • Name and experience of the pilot (how many flights, how long he/she has had the drone)
  • Contact details of operator
  • Proof of liability insurance per occurrence and UAV exemption if required – see Transport Canada Regulations for details

Please contact Stephen Bourchier, Outdoor Operations Director at for more information.

Under the laws of British Columbia, no person under the age of 19 may buy or consume alcohol. Alcohol may only be consumed in licensed premises or at licensed venues. Licensed areas are: Rafters Lounge; Day Lodge, Sourdough Alley and Deck; Day Lodge, Conference Room; Paradise Lodge and its deck. Guests are not permitted to bring or consume their own alcohol anywhere on the property.

Motorized vehicles including snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, cars and trucks are not permitted within the RED Mountain Resort Controlled Recreation Area (CRA) at any time of the year. Operations, maintenance and construction work is ongoing within the CRA on a year-round basis and therefore the potential for safety conflicts between RED Mountain workers and unauthorized motorized vehicles is present. In addition, the area is closed to hunting.


Ski Well be Well

The Canadian Ski Council along with the CWSAA, OSRA, ASSQ and ASRA supports a thoughtful return to outdoor winter recreation. An advisory group of ski industry leaders developed the Ski Well, Be Well operational best practices based on scientific guidelines from experts. These practices can be adapted to each ski area’s unique operation, and can be scaled according to the appropriate local COVID-19 response.

Your health and safety, and that of all our guests, employees and communities, is what we value most, and is the guiding influence for these best practices.

Tree Wells

Natural hazards such as tree wells occur within and outside the ski area boundary. A tree well is a hole or depression that forms around the base of a tree while snow accumulates. A tree well incident occurs when a person falls, head first, into an area of deep snow around the base of a tree and becomes immobilized.

The more the person struggles the more entrapped in the snow they become. The risks of a tree well accident or fatality can be reduced by following these basic practices:

  • Always ski or ride with a partner.
  • Keep your partner in sight and stay in visual contact so they can see you if you fall.
  • Carry a whistle and stay in voice contact with your partner.
  • Stay close enough to your partner to pull or dig each other out.

For more on tree well safety education, visit