As a destination station, RED mountainBritish Columbia attracts visitors year after year due to its unrivaled terrain and laid-back atmosphere. Well, now RED has a new destination on the hill to share that vibe: the as-yet-unnamed 90-person Base Lodge Base Station, adjacent to our new chair, Topping Creek .
Slated for winter 22/23, this custom-built beauty will offer full food and beverage service, full liquor license, and delicious offerings from breakfast through afternoon. With indoor and outdoor seating, we are confident that all of our guests and locals will find the perfect spot for the perfect restart.
“We didn’t want to duplicate the vibe of the basic lodge or even create a sort of mid-mountain Rafters. For this, we wanted a modern “surprise and delight” quality for the building. We wanted to elicit feelings a bit like taking your skis off in front of Paradise Lodge for the first time… that feeling of a welcome arrival.
–Howard Katkov, CEO of RED
The approach to the modernly designed facilities is indeed welcoming and perfectly suited, offering guests magnificent views of the red and granite peaks. In addition to a new location to enjoy a midday pint and eclectic menu while surrounded by the glory of the Kootenays, the Topping Creek chairlift will also now include a remote kiosk for purchasing lift tickets. line up in advance, allowing our guests the option to start their day at Topping Creek.
To keep RED’s fun roots alive, the Taco Rojo food truck that once graced the Gray Mountain base will be incorporated into the new, completely rebranded base structure. We listen to our customers and locals and many of them say RED is doing a great job of keeping deep hill traditions alive while modernizing adventure for discerning mountain travelers. The new Topping Creek haunt continues that tradition.
Oh, and the reason this new critter doesn’t have a name yet is that we wanted our fiercest fans to have their say. RED will be running a contest across all of our social media channels to name this latest and greatest addition to the RED crease. We can’t wait to fire up the grill and pull the cord on that OPEN sign!
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