The New York Times has published its annual list of “Places to See.” Rossland, B.C. and RED Mountain ranked no. 8; among the top ten of 46 global destinations. The Times declares the small-town ski resort to be ‘joining the big leagues,’ due to recent accolades RED has received, along with the announcement of RED’s 1,000 acre expansion, which began last summer.
“This is isn’t the first time RED has been recognized by the New York Times but to be ranked among the top ten places to see in the world is a special honour,” said RED CEO Howard Katkov. “Everyone who comes to Rossland and to RED sees that there’s something extraordinary about this place. We are all thrilled about the accolade.”
This is the third consecutive year the Times has included RED in their Sunday travel pages – in 2012 RED was acknowledged for its incredible ski deal, offering free lift passes to the entire US and in 2011 The Times rated RED as one of the top three ski areas in North America for advanced skiers.
This year’s recognition from the Times comes on the heels of Rossland and Nelson being named “Best Ski Towns in North America” in Powder Magazine’s voter-driven “Ski Town Throwdown.”
RED’s recent expansion of Grey Mountain – adding 1,000 acres of skiable terrain and making the resort larger than Washington’s Mount Baker – was what landed the resort in this global round-up.
“The scale of this expansion is a true game-changer for RED Mountain Resort and for the community of Rossland,” said Katkov. “The management team has spent the last eight years carefully reinforcing the company’s infrastructure, investing 50 million dollars in the facilities and completing world class slope-side accommodations. Now we’re truly ready for prime-time. We’ve consciously kept a low profile while we readied ourselves for this massive ski resort expansion.”