Rossland’s been on a roll in the national and international spotlight lately, winning Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown as well as drawing the national eye of Canada AM for the upcoming Rossland Winter Carnival.
Rossland can add one more accolade to that list, since it’s been chosen as one of The 46 Places to Go in 2013 by NYTimes.com.
Rossland is ranked as number 8 on the list, that features such destinations as Rio de Janeiro, Bhutan and Amsterdam.
Tourism Rossland has been involved with the promotion of Rossland and much of it can also be attributed to the Grey Mountain expansion going on at Red Resort.
Deanne Stevens, executive director of Tourism Rossland said that they attended the Tourism BC media event at a ski show in Seattle.
It was there that she talked with ski journalists attending the show, notably Christopher Solomon from the New York Times, who ranked the 46 places to go.
“When I told him all the great things that are going on here that just peeked his interest,” Stevens said. “The Grey expansion; it’s a huge, huge area. There’s nothing else like that going on in Canada or even in North America right now. So those kind of stories are really key when they have that something is new or bigger or better.”
As for news that Canada AM will be shooting, Stevens said she’s been working with Tourism BC on that for the past month and a half.
“They said they want to go ahead,” she said. “So now I just have to put all the planning into action. We did a site survey yesterday and they were blown away with just how cute everything is looking. The town is looking so good with all the pretty new lights and the banners and the snow. They actually couldn’t believe what we’re going to do with the Rail Jam.”
One interesting aspect is that since they live for Eastern Canada, shooting will begin at 2:30 a.m. Friday morning, and finish around 6 a.m.
Stevens is confident that Rossland will be up and ready to go at that hour!
The Rail Jam will be on, with $500 worth of prizes to be awarded to participants.
Additionally there will be a Bobsled “Show and Shine” taking place downtown on Columbia Avenue, between Washington and Queen with $500 worth of prizes for these participants.
“We will also be hosting the biggest shopping spree Rossland has ever seen – with over 16 boutique retailers open at this time with a variety of great sales and promotions,” she said. “To top it off there will be door prizes for shoppers of over $4,000 worth of gift certificates.”
Here’s the link for the New York Times list.