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SAM Magazine—Rossland, B.C., Oct. 4, 2012—Red Mountain Resort has begun developing a 1,000-acre expansion onto Grey Mountain that will bring total skiing acreage to 2,682 acres and make Red one of the largest resorts in North America. Full development will be completed by December 2013.

The Grey Mountain expansion will open up a vast store of terrain. Chris Cushing of SE Group, which helped design the expansion, said it “adds wide terrain variety—from groomed cruising runs to tree glades and alpine chutes.”

For 2012-13, Red will shuttle skiers, in groups of nine, to the top of Grey via snowcat. The resort plans to install a Poma quad chair next summer to better serve the new terrain. At the completion of run development, Grey Mountain will have 22 runs.

“The scale of this expansion is a true game-changer for Red Mountain Resort and for the community of Rossland,” said Howard Katkov, resort president and CEO. “The management team has spent the last eight years carefully reinforcing the company’s infrastructure, investing $50 million in the facilities and completing world class slope-side accommodations.”