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Meet Josie: The Brand-new Luxury Boutique Hotel at RED Mountain

The story of RED Mountain and Rossland go way back into the history books.  Once a mining territory (1890) to hosting the very first downhill race (1897) in Canada to the expansion of ski terrain at the resort. Working as a team, the mountain and the community, have  forged a new way of life for Rossland.  And with the introduction of “The Josie”, a ski-in and ski-out boutique hotel the path to greatness has no bounds for this world-class ski destination.  (The Josie Hotel’s rooms are closed due to COVID-19; and plans to re-open the hotel suites is Dec 10, 2020.)

RED Mountain Resort; photo by Kari Medig

Independently-owned, this brand-new luxury boutique hotel is right at the base of RED Mountain offering 106 stylishly appointed guest rooms, studio suites and one-bedroom suites. The rooms’ design bring the outdoors in, with earthy tones, rich panelling recycled from local wood and floor-to-ceiling windows – achieving the rare balance of modern minimalism and cozy warmth.

Photo courtesy of The Josie Hotel

The hotel’s Velvet Restaurant & Lounge plans to serve up locally inspired community favourites, all crafted with subtle French influences — as the Executive Head Chef, Marc-Andre Choquette is Quebec-born. Mains include confit rabbit pappardelle pasta made with locally raised Kootenay rabbit, or the must-try Josie Burger, a mouth-watering stack of beef, aged cheddar, tomato jam sauce and charcuterie mustard. (The restaurant & patio is open; it is recommended to make reservations in advance.)

Photo courtesy of The Josie Hotel

Guests at The Josie will be able to pick up their lift tickets upon check-in, in addition their dedicated team will arrange for gear rentals and other special activities needed during your stay.  

Photo courtesy of The Josie Hotel

The Josie Mine (which the hotel is named after) struck gold in 1890, as part of the Le Roi Mine in Rossland — and the new ‘Josie Hotel’ opened their doors on November 28, 2019.

Know Before You Go!

~ Take extra time to research and plan your trip in advance. Many of our tourism businesses and services have adopted new COVID-19 protocols and changes to their schedules or policies to ensure your safety. You’ll want to become familiar with them ahead of time.

~ If you normally travel with extended family or with several friends, consider travelling in a smaller group this summer. Travelling with fewer people makes it easier for you to practise physical distancing in public, and may have less of an impact on the destination.

~ Consider a slower travel pace this summer/winter to help curb the spread. 

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Words by KootRocks Staffer (Shannon Harrison). Cover/top photo courtesy of The Josie Hotel. 

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