Red Mountain Master Plan

Overview

Regarded by many as one of the last great, undiscovered, powder-oriented ski resorts in North America, Red Mountain has worked diligently to establish a powder skiing reputation and an ambience of authentic, casual familiarity with old time community resort values.

Building on this reputation with a focus on the potential of the area, BHA was retained in 1999 to create a Master Plan for Red Mountain. At the core of this process was a commitment to a low density, powder-oriented experience that would differentiate Red Mountain from other international destinations. To this, BHA explored the potential of the surrounding lands to add to Red Mountain’s offering, and the options to incorporate more beginner and intermediate to better align the ski terrain with the skier marketplace.

The Master Plan describes the upgrade and expansion of Red Mountain to 11 lifts servicing 169 ski runs across five mountains. Skiers and snowboarders access the terrain from two distinct base areas, with one a pedestrian-oriented village. The associated residential development was carefully planned to maximize the opportunity to establish ski in/ski out accommodation. The mountain design reinforces the resort’s low density powder skiing character, and the authentic old time ski resort values that set Red Mountain apart.

Project Details

Client: Red Mountain Resort Inc.

Year: 1999

Skills

Mountain Planning

Ski Trail Design/Layout

Village and Base Area Design

Residential Planning

Architectural Programming

Design Guidelines and Rezoning

Development Approvals