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Nov 27, 2010 02:18 PM

Red Mountain and Rossland

We're doing an early season ski trip to Revelstoke and Red Mountain in a couple of weeks. Have some good ideas for Revelstoke, but not much info on Rossland for the Red Mountain leg of the trip. Anyone have any good chow suggetions? We're staying up at the mountain where I don't think there's much to eat but will have a car to get into town or into the area. Thanks for any help!

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  1. Nope, my only recommendation is to stick to skiing at Red, great mountain!

    If you need lots of carbs, the poutine at the cafeteria there is quite large. :)

    1. There's a lovely restaurant at the mountain called Gypsy At Red. Although the prices are higher than most in the area, both the food and service are great.

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      1. re: mountain_nugget

        Thanks for the input. Very exciting about skiing and the early season snow seems to be settling in for us. Gypsy has been mentioned on a couple of other boards so will be sure to check it out!

        1. re: mountain_nugget

          We had a great stay at Red. Our meal at Gypsy was really excellent. Prices were higher for the area but a steal for us city slickers. Excellent food, complex flavours and super friendly service. The pork medallallions were eye roll back amazing.

          We also had excellent burgers at The Flying Steamshovel downtown. A bit on the overcooked side but super tasty and hit the spot.

        2. You need to go eat at The Colander in Trail, which is about a 10 minute drive from Rossland, down the hill. It's an institution, Trail has a huge Italian- Canadian population and The Colander is known for their all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs and roast chicken.

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          1. re: jtothe

            I have not eaten at the Colander since the 70's. I am glad to see that its reputation is undiminished.

          2. We're returning to Red in a couple of weeks and wondering if anyone has any updates?

            Gypsy is unfortunately no longer there and has been replaced by something that looks to be a food operation for the Snowcat skiing operation there.

            There's a newish Italian place that I'm pretty sure moved there from being on the hill at Fernie a few years ago.

            Planning to check out the Colander in Trail. Carbing up after skiing is always good!

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            1. re: abigllama

              Rafter's at Red mountain is lots of fun and the Flying Steamshovel in Rossland is also good that gets pretty busy at night especially on wing night.
              Can't think of anything else that I've hit up in Rossland/Trail that stands out for me.

              1. re: Rustyoletoy

                Thanks! We're staying up at the mountain so probably going to utilize our kitchen a bit more than we planned to for dinner.

            2. For those that are on the mountain, the food at the Paradise Lodge on the backside of Granite was quite good. They have the usual grill stuff but had rotating specials. One day there were perogies and sausages that were really nice.

              There's a nice fire and you can put your gloves around it to warm up. It's a nice spot for lunch and they do dinners up there once a month as well.