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Red moutain resort expandsRed Mountain ski resort in British Columbia, Canada, is expanding, building 22 new runs on next-door Grey Mountain. The plans will see the resort grow by 60 per cent and add 1,000 acres of lift-serviced terrain.

Work on the expansion started in August 2012 and a team of local, experienced skiers and snowboarders, experts in resort planning, have been working on the development. The project will take two years to complete.

‘The management team has spent the last eight years carefully reinforcing the company’s infrastructure, investing 50 million dollars in the facilities and completing world class slope-side accommodations,’ said Howard Katkov, President and CEO of Red Mountain Resort. ‘Now we’re truly ready for prime-time. We’ve consciously kept a low profile while we diligently readied ourselves for this massive expansion.’

Red Mountain is known for its light, dry snow, its world-class tree skiing, incredible steeps and laid-back vibe. The Grey Mountain expansion will open up many intermediate runs, making it family-friendly. It will also offer what it terms 3D skiing.

‘Grey, like Granite (RED’s other peak), is volcano-shaped, which allows for 360-degree skiing around the peak from a single lift, a topographical feature few resorts in the world are lucky to have,’ explains Katkov.

For 2012-13, RED will be shuttling skiers, in groups of nine, to the top of Grey Mountain using a new Alpina Sherpa — an oversized snowmobile-bus.

For more information about the resort and the expansion project, visit the website www.redresort.com