Perched high in the Monashee Mountains in south-central British Columbia, sits the small community of Rossland. Thanks to the vast terrain and mountains of snow, the city has a long, rich skiing history. The steep mountains helped produce an incredible number of elite alpine ski racers and coaches over the years. However, its beginnings were a little less polished. Get ready to learn how community spirit transformed Rossland from a wild, gold mining camp to a flourishing, ski destination with a world-class competitive alpine ski program. The history of alpine ski racing on Red Mountain is the story of the indefatigable human spirit, the phenomenal power of volunteerism, and a small town dreaming big enough to turn gold mining into gold medals!
Rossland skiers share their stories of how they got into skiing and what it means to them (captions available in both EN and FR). View this video with a transcript (EN).Start reading the story
Gold Mining to Gold Medals: A Century of Ski Racing in Rossland
Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre
Rossland, British Columbia