Tree skiing today with snow falling throughout the day. Travel day tomorow. Red Mountain is a terrific ski mountain with great terrain, no crowds and fine snow conditions. We met folks from Australia, New Zealand and many transplants from other regions of Canada.
Rossland is a small, funky and very friendly little town. Sort of off the grid and the residents are very focused on preserving their lifestyle and the incredible natural beauty of the region.
With snow falling steadily from Sunday afternoon through Monday evening conditions have been great. Lots of powder snow and great tree skiing. Snow will start again tonight and continue through Friday.
Our first day at Red Mountain after a smooth but long travel day on Thursday. A beautiful day! I met an 84 year old women named Renata while riding the chair. She is originally from Germany but while mountain climbing in the Colorado Rockies in 1960 met a Canadian mountain climber. They fell immediately in love and she never retruned to Germany. She is an avid skier. Her son was on the Canadian olympic team and has skied all over the world.
After skiing Maria and I drove into Rossland and had our first cappuccino and london fog of the trip at the Alpine Grind and finished with dinner at Idgies.
Rossland is a small town with a year round population of around 3500 people. Everyone is very friendly and the place is very mellow.
A great start to our Rossland adventure. Tomorrow we will be snowshoeing and heading north to Nelson, BC (the marijuana capital of Canada) in search of coffee roasters.