Red Mountain, B.C., undertook a $1 million effort this summer to improve the resort. The most visible improvements include glading several double black diamond runs overgrown with alder. Check out the new look of Pale Face and the Slides on Granite Mountain and War Eagle and the face of Red Mountain. 

Other improvements include upgrades to chairlift components on the Motherlode, Paradise, and Red chairlifts to increase reliability. "The main focus of these upgrades is on the motor controls and communications circuit systems. Modernization of these controls will lead to maximum reliability and ultimately ensuring a superior experience for our guests," explained Red Mountain's  maintenance manager Steve Bourchier.

Heavy equipment also rumbled into developing more of Caldera, the new single-family ski in-ski out homesite community named for the geological formation left from a dormant volcano. The development will consist of 72 home sites with lot sizes from 6,000 square feet to over 17,000 square feet with covenants protecting views and forest. Only three sites listed for $289,000-$379,000 remain in the Phase 1 development.

Red Mountain Resort features 2,919 vertical feet, 1,685 acres of terrain, four lifts, and 2,500 acres of easy to access backcountry.