The remarkable convergence of international adventurers, pro photographers, filmmakers and a cast of vibrant Kootenay characters, better known as the Gathering, is back in Rossland for a fifth year, March 25-31, 2013. Organized by RED Mountain Resort, The Gathering is a community festival celebrating mountain culture, adventure and experiences through storytelling and sharing.

New this year, The Gathering is offering free on-snow events and clinics for the public at RED. Saturday's Matinee events include the opening of Rossland's Ski and Mining Museum and an exhibit in the Rossland Art Gallery.

Friday and Saturday All-Star Film and Photo Nights showcase incredible presentations from The Gathering's guest presenters. Both evenings are hosted by the Red Mountain Racers, are open to every one of all ages and will be held in the auditorium of Rossland Secondary School. Emceed by Mitch Scott, Senior Correspondent with Powder Magazine and publisher of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, both nights will feature a talented line up of entertaining presenters including:

• Pro Photographer Alexa Miller presenting Killington with Powder's Mike Rogge –

• Pro Photographer Grant Gunderson presenting the Japan experience –

• Pro Photographer Erik Seo -

• Pro Photographer Hank DeVre -

• Pro Photographer Felix Rioux -

• Pro Photographer and Local Rosslander Francois Marseille -

• Pro Photographer Ace Kvale with Pro Athlete Kasha Rigby -

• Pro Photographer Workshop host Mark Shapiro with Tour Guide John Falkiner -

• Editor Jeff Schmuck -

• Warren Miller & Dick Barrymore throwbacks Rad Brad and Ted Shred

• Hans Ludwig presenting the spoken word from the Jaded Local

RED and Salomon invite everyone to join in the festivities and events during The Gathering:

Mon. March 25

6PM – 9PM – Photography 101 with Mark Shapiro - RED's Conference Room

Tues. March 26

All day – Photo Workshop with Mark Shapiro (for Workshop participants only)

Wed. March 27

All day – Photo Workshop with Mark Shapiro (for Workshop participants only)

Thurs. March 28

7PM – 1:30PM – Welcome Party - Rafters Lounge

Fri. March 29

9AM – 3:30PM Skiing & Snowboarding With Free Public Events

• Salomon Demo Day

• Gang Ski Tour & Weenie Roast Top of Grey

• How to Apply Skins & Tour Up Hill Selecting the Best Line

• How to Dig A Pit

• GoPro Clinic 101

7PM – All-Star Film & Photo Night 1 – RSS Auditorium

9:30PM – Big Hair Rocker & Groupie Party with DJ - Costume Required - Rafters Lounge

Sat. March 30

8:30 – 10AM – Pancake Breakfast - Day Lodge Deck

9AM – 3:30PM – Skiing & Snowboarding With Free Public Events

• Salomon Demo Day

• How to Use a Beacon

• How to Shoot Like a Pro with an iPhone

• Ski with Salomon Athlete(s) & Consumer Contest Winners

• Ballet Ski Tips With Rico

3PM – 5PM – Rossland Ski and Mining Museum Open - Entry by Donation

3PM – 6PM – Photo Gallery - Rossland Art Gallery

7PM – All-Star Film & Photo Night 2 - RSS Auditorium

After Party – Flying Steam Shovel presenting live in concert The Cropdusters & Drift Izakaya featuring Jeff Johnson

Sun. March 31

9AM – 3:30PM – Skiing & Snowboarding

9AM – 1PM – Brunch at the flying Steam Shovel featuring Rad Brad's Warren Miller escapades

9AM – 3:30PM – Salomon Demo Day

2 PM– 3:30 PM – Slush Cup

4 PM – 10PM – Deck Party at RED – Live music featuring the Aggrolites plus Guest DJ

For more details, to register for the Photo Workshops and for ticket information, please visit or call 1-800-663-0105