Though the snow hasn’t started falling yet, Red Mountain Resort is looking forward to another snowy winter.
Erik Kalacis, general manager at Red said bookings are already moving upwards, even though it’s still early.
“That’s a good indication,” Kalacis says, adding that there are some new additions and changes for this year.
One of those is that the coffee bar room that used to be on the ground level has been moved to the conference centre.
“So we’ve got a coffee bar in the conference centre now,” he says. “It’s just gonna be great. The Old King Coffee is now going to be transformed into our high-performance equipment rentals area.”
Red has brought Solomon on board as their official ski boot and binding partner. Their products will be featured in the high-performance centre.
The conference room will have a series of tables that will be dedicated to bag lunches.
“We kindly request that they use the dedicated seats in the conference centre,” he adds.
On the mountain they are continuing with a brushing program, which is currently underway.
“We’re thinning out the bushes at the bottom of Powder Fields and working on a few other areas,” he says. “It’s a constant challenge with growing alder, but we’re trying to stay on top of it as best we can.”
They’ve also improved the ‘Never-ever’ beginner terrain for people who have never skied before.
“It will be friendlier for never-ever skiers or snowboarders,” he adds.
Red has brought in Rockstar Energy as their partner for a terrain park.
“We have some new features, as well as some landscaping to improve the flow of the terrain park,” he says.
Red is still in the process of solidifying events for the upcoming season, but say it promises a busy, fun-filled winter.
On the real estate side, they have a new home being built that should be finished for winter.
“It has absolutely spectacular views and a very friendly floor plan,” he says.
This year, they will also be bringing back the skating rink, as long as the weather permits.
“Last year, we tried and tried and tried and every time we would try to open it, it would snow on us,” he says, addign that the snow isn’t bad on a ski hill.
Kalacis says that they are looking forward to welcoming back pass-holders and other skiers and snowboarders from the region.
“I hope they enjoy another awesome winter at Red,” he adds.