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Winter Activities

Downhill Skiing: Come ski or snowboard western Canada's first ski resort in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada. Red Mountain Resort. The #1 undiscovered resort in North America, as determined by those who have discovered it. www.redresort.com

Cross Country Skiing: Over 30kms of beautiful trails expertly groomed for skating and classic techniques.  There is also lit trails for night skiing. www.skiblackjack.ca

Hockey and Skating: The Rossland arena is managed through Rossland Recreation and is home to minor hockey and adult leagues.  For information on hockey leagues contact Rossland Recreation at 250-362-2327.

Curling: Curling is located in the Rossland Arena at 1800 2nd Avenue.  Phone: 250-362-2328

Backcountry Touring: An extensive ridge system connects Granite Mountain with a number of nearby peaks. Once on top of Granite you can skin up to the top of any of four different peaks in the space of an hour.  Be sure to check the Canadian Avalanche Association's avalanche bulletin (www.avalanche.ca) before venturing into the backcountry and always carry appropriate equipment. Kootenay Pass is a one-hour drive East on Highway 3. This alpine pass has the altitude, terrain and snow to offer unlimited ski touring right off the highway.

The Rossland Winter Carnival: Watch Rossland Winter Carnival with The Rick Mercer Report to get a really good idea of what happens around town during Carnival. See also www.rosslandwintercarnival.com.