Big Red Cats HQ is located at 4430 Red Mountain Road, Rossland, BC (RED Mountain Resort base area).
The Staging Area is located about 25 minutes north on Claim Pit Road. Guests are expected to self-drive unless the shuttle was pre-booked (departing from HQ at 8 am).
15.4 Miles (24.8km) North of RED Mountain Resort along Highway 3B - 600M UP CLAIM PIT ROAD
Rossland and Big Red Cats are a 2.5 hour drive directly north of Spokane, Washington.
A rental car is the best way to get from Spokane, especially if there is more than one of you. It is ready when you land and you can drop it off right before your return flight. There are lots of direct flights to Spokane on Southwest, Alaska, and United.
Kootenay Gateway offers local and regional shuttle transfers to meet your travel needs throughout the season. Daily airport shuttles get you to and from the mountain, with services to Kelowna and Spokane. Regional resort transfers and private custom shuttles run on your schedule to get you door to door safely, in comfort, and hassle-free. Visit www.
In your vehicle, drive north on Division St./Hwy 395 to Colville, then turn right on Williams Lake Rd. about a mile or so past the big roundabout on the west end of Colville, then turn right at the end onto Hwy 25 and head for Northport and the Frontier border crossing (open 24 hours).
Here is a link to some info on the border crossing, which operates 24 hours. Note: If you have ever had a DUI in the States, the Canadian government considers that a felony and will probably not let you into the country. The guards do have some latitude if the charge is over 10 years old, but it is not guaranteed, so we strongly recommend talking to them in advance.
From the border crossing, drive north to Rossland. At the Esso/Seven Summits Service station, stay on the main road (you will pass the Esso station and town of Rossland on your right). Drive about another 3 minutes up the highway, pass the Rock Cut Pub, and then turn left at the overhead flashing yellow light into RED. RED Mountain Road snakes around the Ram's Head Inn property for about a block, and our HQ is on the right in the Red Rob's condo building just before the Red Shutter Inn and the main roundabout. If you're checking into a Red condo, central reservations are ON the main roundabout.
Non-Canadian residents will require a passport to enter Canada. Travel Visas (for travelers coming from countries other than the United States) should be arranged prior to travel.
The closest border crossing to RED Resort is at Paterson, British Columbia / Northport, Washington. This border crossing is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to traffic entering Canada or the United States. If you have a previous DUI or other felony charges, make sure to check in advance before booking your trip, as Canada probably won't let you in. If the DUI is more than 10 years old, the border guard may be able to let you in if you ask first or arrange for a TRP or rehabilitation document.