RED Mountain Resort

Successfully Funded!

completed of $1,500,000 171%
Campaign Closed

Our Campaign Has Officially CLOSED! Thank you everyone and welcome to the RED Family!
Updates Soon to Come!

RED Mountain Resort is offering you a unique opportunity to own a slice
of a world-class ski resort in the West Kootenays of British Columbia.

Fight The Man. Own The Mountain.

Become an Owner of RED Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC.

RED Mountain is an Endangered Species within the ski resort world. We have the snowfall, vertical drop, world-class terrain and 4-season fun to go boot-to-boot with the Big Guys, but have consciously maintained our mom ’n’pop/weird uncle feel for over 100 years. We’re tired of seeing families priced out of a premier ski vacation by Mega Resorts. It’s time for a change...

RED Mountain’s preservation as a fiercely independent, non-corporate entity is beyond worthwhile and now you get to be apart of it: “Fight the Man. Own the Mountain.” 

Through this campaign, we're giving you the chance to actually own a piece of this place. That’s right – OWN: The mountain, the chairlifts, the lodge, condos, snow making, you name it. Every asset we’ve got, man. (Think of it as “Shred Equity”…)

This is your chance to actually be an owner of an extraordinary mountain that many consider a true sanctuary in a complex world. This is a unique investment opportunity – and it's not just an opportunity for the 1-Percent.

We now live in the land of Mega Resort mergers and acquisitions, a world where the independent spirit of skiing is being peeled away, piece by piece, and traded for Starbucks outlets at the base and covered escalators to the lift line.

Did you know that about 50 ski resorts are owned by just 4 corporations? And 60% of those acquisitions happened in the last 10 years. Two of the most recent acquisitions in skiing – Vail Resorts acquired Whistler Blackcomb August, 2016 for over $1 billion and Aspen SkiCo/KSL is acquiring a whopping 10 resorts in 2017 (Mammoth Resorts and Intrawest). It continues to happen. We’re aiming to buck this trend, and for good reason.

If you live for skiing and snowboarding, you should know that every waterpark and golf course that gets built will be reflected in the price of your lift ticket – whether you’re “fore” it or not.

At RED we like to do things differently. Always have. Always will. We’re like the Green Bay Packers of the resort world – the NFL team owned by its community since 1923. And, just like The Pack, you could own a piece of us. When we say "us" we're talking about a resort that's Top 20, size-wise, in North America; a resort coming off back to back best fiscal years on record; a resort that was listed by The New York Times as a "Top 10 Place to Go in the World". Not bad for independent, eh?

But it’s not just about “stickin’ it” to the man. (That's just the fun part...) It’s about acknowledging the importance of this lifestyle and culture that we all have grown to know and love from a young age and doing our part to keep it thriving. Times like these don’t come around too often… We're making history here, folks!

As CEO Howard Katkov puts it, “Why not join us on this big mountain, big community, love-driven adventure... We’ll keep investing in this community and these fantastic people with or without your help, but dropping in on this could change your life—just like it changed mine. ”

RED, Western Canada’s oldest ski resort, began its life as a community-owned entity when many of the skiers were crusty Scandinavian miners who whittled their 300cm skis out of lightning-struck trees. Now, through the power of the internet and the magic of equity crowdfunding, RED Mountain would like to reboot the community-owned SkiClub model – before it’s too late.

We know that you could invest your money in that biotech company trying to engineer sweeter children. Or that new app that puts your face on your favorite breed of dog. But by owning a piece of this mountain, what we’re offering is of an entirely different order. This is as analog as it gets:

Face shots. Crisp mountain air. Four generations of skiers and snowboarders racing down our storied slopes together and then fighting over a mountain of nachos at Rafters. Rosy cheeks. Full body smiles. Cold beer. Simple pleasures. And in a hectic world where everything moves too fast and all at once, you are acknowledging that this "back to the basics" simplicity is back to what really matters. A community of like-minded individuals and adventurists can be one of the most powerful forces ever. This is why we’re offering you the opportunity to join us. And own us.

See, RED Mountain is a Keystone Species in the larger ski resort world:

A species on which other species in an ecosystem largely depend, such that if it were removed the ecosystem would change drastically.

We've always chosen to do things differently—for over a century. While “they” focus on more “shopping opportunities,” we focus on the adventure and revel in the fact that we have Rossland, a real, historic, Gold Rush-era town at the bottom of the hill. They sell you a side of fries for $10 and we offer $10/run cat-skiing. It’s like this at every turn on RED. Surprise & Delight, yo.

This is serious. That’s why we claim Keystone Species. We believe that keeping a place like RED thriving betters the sport for everyone in a time where families that love this mountain lifestyle are getting priced out left and right. Skiing and snowboarding should never become elite sports like polo or Formula 1.

So What's In It For Me?

What we are offering here in this campaign is truly a unique opportunity. We sincerely hope you’ll join us to “Fight the Man. Own the Mountain.” We’ve been at this for 12 years and could use your help at this juncture to stay fierce, independent, proud, and a little bit odd.

This campaign to raise money is to keep us stable moving forward, supported by those who love this sport and this way of life the most. It’s about building and growing this community and this passionate lifestyle. Think about it. Whether you’re in for “dimes or dollars” we’ll make it worth your while. By buying into this campaign, you'll actually own real equity in this enterprise. We're not talking a "Thank You" certificate, we're talking legitimately owning an actual piece of this place.

But that’s not all. In addition to the equity you purchase, based on your investment level you’ll also be given additional rewards sure to appeal to ski and snowboard enthusiasts (take a look at the list breakdown) from custom, limited edition skis and snowboards; to lift tickets, season passes; and even overnight stays on new mountaintop cabins.




Where’s your money going, you ask? The money raised in this campaign will go toward improving the adventure here at RED. Think of this as investing in your own happiness, like a cold craft beer or getting your car detailed at the end of a long winter. Plans include:

  • Remodeling and expansion of the Paradise lodge including a new kitchen, 40% more seating, and new washrooms.
  • Additional run development for expanded cat skiing on Mount Kirkup
  • Building a new clubhouse and overnight on-mountain cabins on either Grey or Granite Mountain.
  • A brand new high performancecentre, which will double our fleet of skis and boards.
  • Expanding our Piste Off Retail store and expanding our parking lot by roughly 200 spaces to accommodate the growth of our visitation.
  • For spring and summer activities, we’ll be building a multi-use trail for hiking and mountain biking from the base area to the top of Grey Mountain, connecting to the Seven Summits trail system.
  • Supporting the creation of an annual local academic Scholarship fund for higher education.
  • After all of the improvements above have been completed, remaining funds from the offering may be used to make additional on-mountain improvements and/or to reduce institutional debt, ahead of schedule, as set forth in the offering memorandum.

You can be a part of all of this - and more importantly, an owner of all of this.

“We’re gonna be the Green Bay Packers of the ski world!” jokes Katkov. “And, just like The Pack or whichever underdog inspires you, we’re really looking to our hardcore fans to throw down here – we’re talking ownership after all.

We’ll happily take the big bucks–bring it!–but we have intentionally set our minimum at a very low $1,000 to entice hardcore skiers and snowboarders who might not have a High Net Worth–even if some of them have the ‘high’ part on lockdown...”

What we’re asking of the larger snow-sliding community is as straight-forward as pointing those planks downhill: Buy in now. And bow out of the side of skiing that is quickly becoming a pursuit for 1-percenters. Oh yeah, and more importantly - become an owner of a ski mountain!

Frequently Asked Questions

We've consolidated A LOT of questions since Day 1 of our launch that you can check out right here.

The Last Great, Unspoiled Resort

Located in Rossland, BC—the first stop along the famous “Powder Highway”—RED delivers 2,877 lift-serviced acres (4,200 total!) of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment. With epic vertical (2,919 ft/890m!), in-bounds cat-skiing, wide-open groomers, 360-degree descents, a rich tradition, and—phew!—the BEST gladed tree runs in North America, this best-kept secret has been let out of the bag.

Once you're here, it's hard to imagine ever wanting to go anywhere else. Just ask some of the locals - they used to be visitors themselves!

Between 2004 and 2017, Red Mountain Ventures has put their focus toward sustainability and preservation by enhancing the experience and the adventure and investing in modernized infrastructure, renovated lodging, new housing, installing new lifts, expanding terrain, adding snowmaking, and more.

Get Lost Adventure Centre opens
to expand 4-season activity options and provide effortless access to incredible Kootenay community resources such as river guides, fishing outfitters, and fat bike rentals.

Legacy Training Centre opens
to preserve RED’s reputation as a breeding ground for kick-ass ski racers including Olympians and National Team members.

Expansion to adjacent Grey Mountain. Terrain increased by ~1,000 acres. 
RED joins Top 20 resorts, size-wise, in N. America, comparable to Breckenridge or Jackson Hole. 

Mixed-skill groups rejoice. Americans insist “Grey” misspelled.

Revitalization of historic downtown Rossland,
a Gold Rush town with stately stone buildings and a lively main street

Big bronze statue of Olaus Jeldness,
the godfather of skiing in Rossland, installed, promptly pooped on by pigeons.

Renovated 1948 base lodge with a sustainable approach
that maintained original beams from the 1860s and iconic red lockers that the community had come to love. 

Changed out urinal pucks

Howard Katkov and partners form RED Mountain Ventures and purchase the resort from the first owners outside the original community Ski Club. 

  • We believe that a day on the mountain is always better than a day on your phone.
  • We believe that kids who grow up shredding naturally become free thinkers, risk takers, lifelong outdoor enthusiasts, and perhaps the kind of smack-talking bonvivants the world needs more of.
  •  We believe that skiing and snowboarding are “lifestyles” rather than “sports” because they change lives. RED Mountain owes its very existence to this passion and has run on it for over a century.
  •  We believe, as entrepreneurs, that skiing has taught us how to make the most of what the day gives you, how to trust our instincts, and how to value what we have instead of constantly lusting after more.
  • We want families priced out by corporate resorts to rediscover the simple joys of snow, gravity, and fresh air without having to sell a kidney in the process. 
  • And, yeah, we kind of want to stick it to the corporate ski resorts.
    They don’t own skiing and snowboarding. YOU do.

Passion:  The desire to have or be part of a mountain lifestyle.

Community:  Strong integrated community of diverse yet like-minded people.

Adventure:  Exciting, extraordinary, challenging experiences.

Youthful & Fun:  An ageless desire to embrace and enjoy life in a lighthearted way.

Simplicity:  A relaxed lifestyle; freedom from complexity.

Quality:  Meet or exceed expectations on all levels.


Investors should review the Canadian Offering Memorandum here dated Aug 12, 2017 as updated October 26, 2017, and further updated December 15, 2017, which can be found 

Meet the Team
Howard Katkov
CEO & Chairman
Don Thompson
President & General Manager
Kevin Magnall
Chief Financial Officer

RED Mountain Resort

April 16, 2018

Done Like Dinner: Fight The Man/Own The Mountain. (Unbelievable Results Inside.)

On April 2nd, 2018, we put a fork in our 17-18 ski season and in our historic "Fight The Man. Own The Mountain" campaign. It was one heck of a fork:

Over 700 of you invested your hard-earned money in this campaign for financial sustainability at RED Mountain and together we raised $2,556,250 to let the world know that independence matters.

“It’s hard to believe it’s really over,” says RED CEO and campaign face Howard Katkov. “It basically consumed me and a lot of our team at RED for about for two years”.

“Turns out that spreading the gospel of RED came pretty naturally to him.” jokes Erik Kerr, RED’s Marketing Director. “The campaign over the last two years generated over 1.1 million views from our videos alone.”

On the coat-tails of this campaign that shook up the entire ski industry by being the first crowd-funding of a for-profit resort ever, we did more than “fight the man” with your help. We galvanized people who love quirky and wonderful ski resorts the world over. We helped people appreciate the unique treasures they have in their own backyards. We also won over a LOT of new fans from as far away as the Scottish Highlands and South Africa.

“We all howled when Ski Area Magazine gave us an award for ‘Best Marketing Campaign Masquerading as A Funding Pitch’,” says Katkov. “But it was no masquerade. There are now 743 new owners, and as a result of the Fight The Man campaign that reached so many eyes and ears, we had our best year ever for skier visits, too.”

Aside from lighting up our own social media channels, the feisty campaign was featured in Powder, The Globe & Mail, Yahoo Finance,, Outside Magazine, and countless others.

Some people invested in RED for the incredible perks, like family passes and custom skis and boards from Blizzard and Lib Tech. Some people invested because they’ve secretly always wanted to own a ski resort—and where else would you get an actual stake in a Top 20-sized resort for a thousand bucks? A few people invested purely out of spite because they hate what the Mega Corps are doing to skiing through consolidation and acquisition. We took on all comers.

“Whatever your reason for investing in RED, we are proud and thankful for your belief in our product and our community,” says Don Thompson, President and GM. “It was great to see the community rally behind RED from the start and we’re already well under way with our promised improvements. Thank you!”

The $2.5 Million raised was earmarked for on-hill upgrades that would “improve the adventure” for skiers and snowboarders. So far, local-fave Paradise Lodge got a serious facelift—with flush toilets! Next up, we have a number of exciting improvements in the works but you’re going to have to stay tuned for the details. (Rest assured: your money will be used to make your ski day better!)


Here’s how it all went down:

Total Investors Who Are Now OWNERS: 743

$2,560,250.00 CAD raised — 171% of 1.5 Million Goal!

Platforms: (USA) & (CAN)

Smallest single investment: $1,000.00

Average investment across all platforms: $3,400.00

Largest single investment: $25,000.00


“RED Mountain has always been this family affair,” says Katkov. “We started as a community-owned ski hill back in the gold-mining days and we’ve always retained that scrappy independent spirit in the face of corporate homogenizers. That’s just in our DNA. Well, the family got a lot bigger with these 743 new owners, but I know the spirit will stay the same here. For regular skiers and snowboarders to throw down like this means the world to me and to all of us, from lifties to ski instructors. I’m going to miss this campaign but I know that many of you won’t miss our incessant emails [laughs]. Thanks for not hitting Unsubscribe… Over and out!”

RED Mountain Resort

March 23, 2018

The 10 Day Countdown is ON to OWN.

It's Your Last Chance To Become an Owner of RED with "Fight the Man. Own the Mountain."

This is it, everyone. April 2nd officially marks the end of our “Fight the Man. Own the Mountain.” campaign. We want to make sure you have one last chance to become a part of our family if you so choose, and join nearly 700 investors that have stood up and said yes to independence and supporting this culture and lifestyle we all know and love. Hearing your passionate stories over these last 2 years have been nothing short of incredible. We can't thank you enough.

This campaign to raise money is to keep us stable moving forward, supported by those who love this sport and this way of life the most. It’s about building and growing this community and this passionate lifestyle. Think about it. By buying into this campaign, you'll actually own real equity in this enterprise. We're not talking a "Thank You" certificate, we're talking legitimately owning an actual piece of this place.

Don’t forget that each investor also receives perks included with their equity purchase. Curious where other people come in on the tiered structure? Currently, the most common tiered buy-in levels have been:

5 lift tickets (valid for up to 5 years)
Access to the new Owner On-mountain Clubhouse (plus friends!)
Support for a new local academic scholarship fund for higher education

All of the above perks, plus:
An additional 5 lift tickets (10 total)
Custom-designed Owner-only Blizzard Skis or Lib Tech Snowboard

See the Artwork Videos

All of the above perks, plus:
One additional Owner-only Lib Tech Snowboard or Blizzard Skis (2 total)
Access to New Overnight On-mountain Ski-in Ski-out Cabins 

Click Here To View All of the Tiered Perks »

The 10 day countdown has officially begun. It really is your last chance to make history and become part of our RED Mountain Family in this crowdfunding campaign.

If you have any questions about this campaign, please feel free to reach out to us directly on our contact form right here and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Canadians: You can click here to invest on FrontFundr >

Americans/Australians: You can click here to invest on StartEngine >


Investors should review the Canadian Offering Memorandum here dated Aug 12, 2017 as updated October 26, 2017, and further updated December 15, 2017, which can be found here

Howard Katkov, CEO and Charmain

March 19, 2018

Fans of Independence: Last Chance April 2nd!

It’s hard to believe, but "Fight The Man. Own The Mountain.” is nearing its final stop.

That’s right: April 2nd marks the end of the ski season here at RED and represents your absolute last chance to own a piece of paradise for as little as $1,000 through our crowdfunding offering. If you’ve already invested, we can’t thank you enough for your faith and confidence in RED and its team of amazing employees.  We’re welcoming you into the family with open arms. If you’re still kicking tires on this opportunity, well, there isn’t much time left.

Now, we’re pretty sure just about all of you know by now why we started this whole “thing”. We knew the importance of a rich tradition of independent skiing and knew there had to be a better way to grow sustainably than what we’ve seen in the industry these past years – and that it had to be done with its heart on its sleeve, just like us. Honestly, we didn’t even know if offering actual ownership to the public as a way to raise funds would even work. But your voices were loud and clear from all over the world – it’s been amazing hearing so many of your stories. Just the other day I received an email that perfectly captures the excitement of some of those coming to RED for the first time that invested in the campaign.

“My wife and I just got back from two incredible days skiing at RED Resort. It was our first time there and It wasn’t quite what we expected. It is now our favorite ski resort to date. We couldn’t believe the terrain and the vertical and size of the place. We also were impressed with the lodge, dining and employees who work there. So laid back and friendly. I’m glad we chose to give a $1,000 because we believe in the vision and goals you have set forth in the “Fight the Man” campaign. We have been to Utah and Jackson hole this season, while they are nice big popular ski resorts, we would rather go to Red now. I just wanted to let you know of our experience there and to say we will be back more than once next season for sure. Thanks.”

Investing in RED means investing in history, independence, and in this growing family that shares the same importance on lifestyle and culture. RED is the oldest ski resort in Western Canada and it has always been fiercely independent. There are not many, if any ski resorts left in North America like RED and the success of our campaign demonstrates a desire by so many of you to, help, in a small way, to protect the lifestyle, soul and ski culture that emanates from RED.

RED is a place I’ve been beyond proud to co-own and captain since 2004 and the door is still open to share that feeling and be a part of our family. But please note that despite the friendly atmosphere, this is one of the Top 20 resorts in North America in terms of terrain. The snow’s unreal and the people around here are some of the coolest, most down-to-earth folks you’re ever likely to meet. (Trying to keep up with them on the hill is another thing entirely…)


  • Over 650 individual investors so far.
  • Average investment: Approximately $3,000
  • Campaign featured in Powder, Bloomberg, Pique, TransWorld, The Globe & Mail, Seattle Times, USA Today, Vancouver Sun, and more.
  • Investors from 42 out of 50 states—for a resort located in Canada!
  • We estimate about 25-35 percent of investors have never even visited RED!
  • As of March 1st, 2018 completed and pending investments have totaled $2 million.

With $2 million so far already committed and invested, we wasted no time acting on promised improvements. These upgrades included a full remodel of fan favorite Paradise Lodge (incl. flush toilets!) as well as the expansion of RED’s retail and High Performance centres. This summer we’ll see the construction of overnight on-mountain cabins and the investor clubhouse (friends welcome!) as well as continued parking expansion. We’ve heard from a number of early investors that they were beyond stoked to enjoy the new Paradise Lodge so soon after clicking the BUY button. Hey, ownership has its privileges…

We really hope you’ll take a seat at the table with us and become an owner of this incredible place – it’s really your last chance. RED and Rossland changed my life on my very first trip here. I want to share that feeling with as many people as possible.

Thanks, and I hope to have you as part of our RED family soon.

Howard Katkov, CEO

Americans: You can invest here on StartEngine @
Canadians & Australians: You can invest on FrontFundr @


Investors should review the Canadian Offering Memorandum here dated Aug 12, 2017 as updated October 26, 2017, and further updated December 15, 2017, which can be found here.

Howard Katkov, RED CEO

January 12, 2018

A New Year With New Owners of RED!

Hello Everybody and Happy New Year,

It is with great pleasure and a certain sense of relief that we can now talk about our successful Fight the Man, Own the Mountain equity crowdfunding campaign in the United States and Canada.  Our success is a direct result of your faith, confidence, support and belief in our mission of supporting ski resorts like RED Mountain.  We have completed two closings with StartEngine in the United States and FrontFundr in Canada, with a total investment of approximately $1,750,000 received so far.  Our next rolling close for the next round of investors will be on or about February 1st.

This campaign through the FrontFundr and StartEngine portals will remain active until April 2, 2018 – available to any of you that may not have committed yet from your previous year’s pledge.  April will mark the end to our historic campaign with over 600 new investors owning a little piece of what we call paradise - RED Mountain.

We started this endeavor a little over 18 months ago and looking back, I could not have imagined how our campaign would catch the attention of people around the world.  Our success cannot only be described in terms of dollars raised, but more importantly, by giving like-minded individuals an opportunity to join our community of people with no pretense, and a simple love of the mountains that the soul of RED Mountain represents.  I have personally written Christmas notes to individuals who were gifting their units to their children.  I have not only met or talked to nearly a hundred potential investors but have developed new friendships with people, that if not for this campaign, would never have crossed my path.  I know that some of these people will become lifetime friends to me and many of us at RED.

Our team is now preparing for the next phase of this campaign by welcoming our new investors to the resort this winter, getting the logistics of our future rewards in place, and starting our design development for the clubhouse and cabins.  

We are gratified and humbled by the support that all of you have given us to this point and whether you decide to invest or not, we welcome all of you to RED Mountain. 

If you haven’t yet invested and would like to,

And Canadians can do so here:

Americans can do so here:
And Canadians can do so here:

As always, if you have any questions – you can reach out via our contact form here (and yes, I’ll actually personally be seeing those!):


Howard Katkov, CEO

RED Mountain Resort  

Howard Katkov, RED CEO

November 30, 2017

$1.5 Million Subscription Milestone Surpassed!

A Note From Howard Katkov, RED CEO

I always had faith it would happen—at least deep down.

Sure, there have been some 2am night sweats, some head-down Sunday mornings in the office… But you’ve supported this campaign since it launched in August 2016 and your support has kept it a living, breathing thing.

The good news is that we’ve hit our first, big, make-or-break milestone on this campaign— As of this writing Friday afternoon, we are at a combined US and Canadian subscriptions of approximately CDN $1,720,258, well over our first stated minimum offering of $1,500,000 CDN—and that’s a win worth celebrating! (With an email!).

Some of you supported this venture by subscribing on FrontFundr or StartEngine as soon as we opened the gates and we can’t thank you enough for throwing down like that. Some of you argued with us and amongst yourselves on Facebook, trying to puzzle out whether independent skiing and snowboarding were really best supported by this historic crowdfunding. Many of you watched the videos and national press coverage and shared these tidbits with your social networks, helping spread the word to far-flung locales like New Zealand and Scotland and Shutty Bench.

Some of the subscriptions came in big $10K and $25K digital dumps—like waking up to find out that two feet of fresh just blanketed every surface, changing everything. Most of the subscriptions piled up $1K and $3.5K at a time, though, as regular skiers and snowboarders who maybe don’t normally invest in companies, directly took our message to heart and threw down for a cause they truly believe in. Some tried to talk us out of setting such a low $1,000 minimum buy-in, but we knew that many of our most passionate fans could be comfortable investing at this level and we’re incredibly grateful that they have. Every investment, large or small, in this historic campaign is a big one. Believe that.

Skiers and snowboarders are accustomed to pulling the trigger at the eleventh hour, packing up the truck for a powder mission on a moment’s notice… I think that’s what we saw here as dozens of investors came in during the final 24 hours to help us hit our subscription goal – it’s been fun to watch that needle move.

With this massive flurry of subscriptions this last week, we’ve now started the process of closing. But due to the processing times for both StartEngine and FrontFundr along with the final rush of subscriptions we had, we expect it will take approximately another 7-10 days to complete the processing and close the current subscriptions. And since we have hit the minimum subscription goal, we are excited to announce that this campaign will continue on both sides of the border throughout the winter until April 2nd, 2018, thanks to your overwhelming support.We will have rolling closes approximately every month following this first close – so for those of you that may still be on the fence, it’s still not too late to join our family!The additional proceeds will still be used to support our capital projects as set forth in the Use of Proceeds section of the Offering Circular (US) and Offering Memorandum (CDN). More importantly, it means that all this work and the work moving forward has not been in vain. We took a real risk sticking our neck out on behalf of independent skiing and snowboarding, knowing there was no shortage of corporate axes, happy to try and chop it off. You stuck your neck out with us.

For All Investors that Made the Minimum Subscription Goal Deadline:
We expect that some of you might wish to use your tickets and/or season pass on our Opening Day, or later in December before your welcome packets arrive at your address. In the event we do not withdraw funds before Opening Day, all investors who have submitted an investment with and committed funds will be eligible for the perksRED will issue your ticket or pass at our Guest Services Department.Please reach out to Matt Henry, our Director of Investor Relations, at and he will arrange to have your tickets and or season pass available.

So, for those of you who made it into the first closing, welcome to our family of new investors and more importantly, welcome to our community. Your actions are historic in the universe of ski ownership and without you, we would not have succeeded. Your belief in RED Mountain Resort—and what we represent in this age of consolidation—is why we took this risk. We believed that you’d come through for us, and you did. The family’s certainly gotten bigger with this Fight the Man, Own the Mountain campaign, but I know we’ll always have room at the table for a few more rogues who love skiing and snowboarding more than anything else. I hope and trust over time, that all of us can meet, share stories, ski or snowboard together and of course share a glass of wine or beer.


Howard Katkov,

Lifelong Skier, CEO, and Fly in “The Man’s” Soup

Red Mountain Resort

November 14, 2017

We just released the new investor ski and board artwork! Wow.

Check out our second Artist Spotlight Series with Wellington, NZ artist Gina Kiel!

Don't forget that anyone investing in Tier 2 ($3,500) and up will get access to choose an investor-only custom-design pair of Blizzard skis or Lib Tech Snowboard! If you're in Tier 5 ($10k) or up, you get an additional pair, 2 Adult Season Passes, and investor-access to brand new on-mountain cabins for overnight stay!

Gina Kiel, currently living in Wellington, New Zealand, has been creating beautiful works of art for years. From massive wall murals to painting entire cars, her abstract, bright, and bold approach to her art makes her creations stand out anywhere you look. Gina's passion for art and love of snowboarding carried over to this project, feeling connected through the community approach this campaign champions, pushing for sustainability to preserve a unique and beautiful place in a landscape of changing times. We couldn't be more proud of her final piece - representing strength of the Rossland community and RED.

Click The Video Below To Watch Her Story and See the New Design!

Don't forget our Minimum Close Deadline is December 1st - almost 2 weeks away!
If you haven't yet invested: Americans, Australians and other potential international investors can do so right here on StartEngine.

And if you're Canadian, you can invest now on our FrontFundr portal right here.

PS. The snow has been falling nonstop - winter is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited for Opening Day on December 9th! Check out our recent video on Facebook of it absolutely dumping!

Investors should review the Canadian Offering Memorandum here dated Aug 12, 2017 as updated October 26, 2017, which can be found here.

Red Mountain Resort

October 22, 2017

US Launch Countdown + Artist Ski and Snowboard Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!  

The snow is starting to fall and we are less than 2 weeks away from launching our "Fight the Man. Own the Mountain." offering in the US! Our completed and pledged investments continue to roll in on the FrontFundr portal for our Canadian friends. We have over $910K of Canadian investments waiting to close but we still have a ways to climb to hit our minimum close of $1.5 million. Canadians: don't forget you can invest now if you haven't yet on our FrontFundr Portal. We are encouraging everyone to complete their pledge before the start of the season! You can click here to start.  

First Look! New Teaser for the Custom Limited Edition Skis and Snowboards!
Our two artists have been hard at work for the new RED Owner custom limited-edition Blizzard skis and Lib Tech snowboards. Have a never-before-seen sneak peek at what they've been working on - full videos with completed artwork will be released in the coming weeks!

Thank you, everyone, and looking forward to sharing the mountain with our new owners this winter!

Howard Katkov, CEO
RED Mountain Resort 


**Important Note to U.S  residents: No money or other consideration is being solicited in the United States at this time, and if sent in to Red Mountain will not be accepted. No offer to buy securities of Red Mountain can be accepted in the United States and no part of the purchase price can be received from U.S. investors until Red Mountain’s U.S. offering statement is qualified with the SEC and a Canadian offering memorandum has been delivered to potential investors. Any such offer to buy securities may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance is given after the qualification date. Any indications of interest in Red Mountain’s offering in the United States involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. Our Offering Circular can be viewed here.**

Red Mountain Resort

October 01, 2017

"Is RED broke?" We got that answer and tons more

Well, first off, RED definitely isn't broke...but we DID have that question asked to us last Wednesday during our Live Online Q&A Session with RED CEO Howard Katkov and FrontFundr COO Sean Burke! We answered more questions than we could count during our hour+ session with a great turnout, excellent questions, and a lot of positive feedback. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us. If you weren't able to attend - or came in late or left early - we've gone ahead and uploaded the entire webinar for you to check out! Below the video, you'll notice we delineated the time of each question as well so you can jump to which ones interest you the most.

If you want to ask more questions, fill out the form at the bottom of and CEO Howard Katkov will answer them directly. And don't forget, Canadians can currently invest nowright here on 

You can watch the webinar here:

Thanks everyone! Winter is almost here, and hope we can call you part of our family soon! 

- RED Mountain Resort 

Howard Katkov

September 17, 2017

September Update from CEO Howard Katkov

Hi everyone. It's been just over a month since our Canadian launch and we couldn't be more thankful for the outpouring of support and a great start we've had so far! As of today, between completed and processing investments, we've raised nearly $850,000 with more coming in daily - and it's not even winter yet!

We're very excited to continue this momentum into November for the planned U.S. offering launch (right here on StartEngine)! We are currently assessing Australia, England, New Zealand, and France as new countries to also bring into the live offering.

For those of you that still may have questions about this investment opportunity, we're launching our very first online LIVE Q&A session with yours truly on September 27th. You can click right here to register now to attend! We hope you can make it and I would love to answer as many questions as possible that you may have. For any locals in the area of Rossland, we'll be hosting an in-person session at RED Mountain Resort September 21st that we would love for you to attend if you're in the area. Details will be posted soon!

Also, if you hadn't read my letter yet breaking down this investment in easy to digest points - you can take a look here.

Thanks and hope to see you soon as part of the new RED family,

Howard Katkov, CEO
RED Mountain Resort

Howard Katkov

August 14, 2017

Launch Day Update from CEO Howard Katkov

To our RED friends,

We started working on the “Fight the Man. Own the Mountain.” campaign nearly a year and a half ago. It's been live for your eyes and the rest of the public world for a little under a year. It has been a platform for those to support, for those to doubt, and for those to give amazing feedback along the way.

The outpouring of your pledged support since the launch last year on August 22nd, has been gratifying and important, knowing that there are others who feel just like we do about the importance of the independent spirit and this valued lifestyle that this campaign represents.

Yesterday marked Day 1 of our Canadian live equity launch.  Around November 2nd, will be Day 1 of the US launch and potentially a few other countries. The second leg of this journey started yesterday and we couldn’t be more excited to have turned on the switch in Canada.

Yesterday we closed the first 24 hours with $25,500 completed and another $483,000 currently in processing. According to FrontFundr COO Sean Burke, this broke the previous equity crowdfunding record in Canada by 20% and is now considered the largest Canadian equity crowdfunding pledge in a 24 hour period! We will continue to push this momentum each and every day into our planned U.S launch. Your early support has meant the world to us.

For those of you that may be on the fence or still have a lot of questions, don't forget we have built out an extensive FAQ section that you can find on and if your question still hasn’t been answered, you can send it to us at the bottom of that page and I will personally respond to you.

If you're Canadian and you're ready to take that step and join the RED family, simply click here to start your investment.

Thanks again for your support and welcome to the RED family. This is an exciting time for all of us.


Howard Katkov
CEO, RED Mountain Resort

Watch our Launch Video from yesterday >

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RED Mountain Resort

August 08, 2017

Less Than a Week Till We Go Live!

It's been BUSY around here! If you missed it before, did you hear we're now less than 1 week out from the official  "Fight the Man. Own the Mountain." Canadian equity offering? (Don't worry Americans, you're next soon!) We've been preparing, prepping, primping, pre-reading, re-reading, and...well, you get the picture. Check out what's been happening in the last few months with our new video below. (That Josie Hotel is lookin' good too!)

So if you're Canadian and haven't yet signed up on our FrontFundr campaign page- our Canadian Partner to launch our equity offering - be sure to do so now. Rest assured, Americans will still receive their later planned November 2nd offering launch on StartEngine, and at no disadvantage to this earlier Canadian offering.

We couldn't be more excited for next week, so be sure to mark your calendars and be ready to throw down for independent skiing and snowboarding for our Canadian offering this Monday on August 14th! 

RED Mountain Resort

April 17, 2017

Our 16/17 season wrap up video straight from the CEO.

As we transition into spring and summer with the close of the 16/17 winter season, followed by the announced launch dates of our formal Phase II offering documents for the "Fight the Man. Own the Mountain." campaign, there's never a dull moment (just how we like it)! Thank you to everyone who's been with us in this campaign, whether it was since Day 1 or even just the other week. We couldn't be more excited for what's in store this year. With multiple events and incredible activities launching at RED this spring, summer, and fall; we don't doubt you'll get a good idea why RED and Rossland really are a 4-season paradise. Stay tuned for more updates and videos throughout the year while we track the progress and update you on the campaign! Have questions? We'll answer them for you right here at the bottom of the FAQs. 

Howard Katkov, CEO

March 30, 2017

Launch Dates for Official Phase 2 Offering

Hello everyone,

As the winter season comes to an official close April 2nd, I wanted to reach out personally and thank you for our best season ever. I’ve been CEO here since the spring of 2004 and, thanks to you, 2016-17 had deeper days and a deeper sense of community than any other year than I can remember.

The biggest reason this year felt different was this sense that everything great about RED and Rossland got “turned up” by our “Fight The Man. Own The Mountain.” campaign. This community crowdfunding campaign reminded everyone just how special this place is and that special is worth standing up for.

The success of “Fight The Man. Own The Mountain.” surprised everyone—even me. We cleared Phase I on StartEngine well before the deadline and are proud to inform you that work has begun on Phase II in Canada and the US. We plan to have formal Phase II offering documents ready for Canadian investors around July 15th and for US investors around October 15th (due to the differences in securities regulations, the US offering documents will take longer to finalize). This will still allow all investors to have at the very minimum their lift tickets and/or season passes in hand when the lifts start running at RED in the winter of 2017! No matter when you invest though, you will get your tiered rewards as set out on RED’s StartEngine webpage. For international investors, we will be getting back to you in the summer after reviewing the number of reservations in your jurisdiction, and where appropriate, the legal requirements for investing in that jurisdiction. For all Canadian investors, StartEngine and RED Mountain will be officially partnering with FrontFundr, a registered dealer in Canada, in order to collect subscriptions (your investment) in Canada. More details will be provided in the near future, stay tuned!

And again, thanks to all of YOU who reserved your slice of paradise on StartEngine. You believed in RED and RED believed in you and that’s why we’re in this enviable fiscal position heading into spring and summer: Proud. Independent. Strong. While we’re sad to say goodbye to the many, many powder days we enjoyed this year, we also know how much fun this region is in spring and summer. If you’re a serious recreator or power relaxer, the Koots are unbeatable on both fronts. Our new video series being released each coming month will give you a better idea of just how great it can be.

We hope you’ll continue to track our progress on this vanguard initiative and continue to support independent skiing and snowboarding. If you have any questions not covered by the extensive FAQ, I will be able to respond to them personally at the bottom of the page here:

Many thanks,
Howard Katkov, CEO
RED Mountain Resort

Howard Katkov, CEO

February 08, 2017

We've Hit Our $10 Million Goal!

Dear Friends,

To all of our friends, old and new, we wanted to let you know that we hit our goal of $10,000,000, and YOU are the reason.  It’s one thing having an idea and reaching out to our skiing community to see if it resonates.  It’s another thing entirely to have you all respond in such a positive way. This campaign has always been and will continue to be about your passion for skiing and your love and respect for RED Mountain. You are standing up for independent skiing and the preservation of a place and a lifestyle that must be protected – and celebrated – for generations.  We thank each and every one of you for stepping up and supporting our efforts.  We have now commenced our Phase 2 legal and accounting process and expect to be complete this Fall to launch with our equity offer.  In the meantime however, this is definitely not the last you’ve heard of us – this is only the beginning! We’ll be keeping you engaged throughout the next several months with exciting news along with showing the beauty of Rossland and RED for all seasons.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Thanks again,

 CEO, RED Mountain Resort

PS. Check out our announcement video here! >

Howard Katkov, CEO

February 02, 2017

New Announcement Regarding Ownership Details

We've surpassed 90% to our $10 Million Goal!

First off, we're thrilled to announce we just passed the $9 million mark! We thank you for your support and couldn't be more excited about our progress today. The countdown to 10 Million has officially begun!

Second, we recently just launched a new update video on the campaign with new details regarding ownership of RED to help answer some repeated questions. We have some very good news to announce so we hope you'll watch the video and continue to spread the word with this historic campaign!

Learn about New Ownership Details Here >

Howard Katkov, CEO
RED Mountain Resort

Howard Katkov, CEO

January 19, 2017

Over 75% to the Finish Line!

This winter at RED has been nothing short of incredible. With packed lodging, countless powder days, and more happy faces than I can even count - winter is in full swing here and we couldn't be more excited to have this crowdfunding campaign be a part of it all.

We marked 2 new milestones as of this morning - reaching over 2,000 reservations(!) as well as officially surpassing 75% of our goal to the tune of $7,518,500! We can't tell you how excited we are each and every day seeing more and more of you jump on board knowing you see how special this all is - just as much as we do.

Also, stay tuned for a new video we're releasing over the next week or two with some new announcements and exciting investment details about your reservation! We'll also be following up the video announcement with an even more detailed letter sent to any current reservation holders.

Lots of exciting things happening here at RED and you 2,000+ are right now at the front and center of it all. Thank you for shaking up this industry and being a part of something truly groundbreaking. Time to go shred some powder this weekend!

- Howard Katkov, CEO


November 27, 2016

We've Passed the Tipping Point!

We're Over Halfway There!

A few weeks go, we hit a very important milestone, tipping the campaign past the halfway mark towards our $10 million reservation goal. We couldn't be more excited at not only what you've been able to help us accomplish to date, but that our message and stance against a growing trend in this industry has resonated so strongly with so many of you. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and have enjoyed every day of this journey, answering your questions, and taking your feedback, concerns, and comments to heart. It's been nothing short of incredible.

While nearly $5.5 million and over 1,400 reservations is absolutely a huge voice of support with this campaign - we are far from finished and still need your help every step of the way. It's important to know that we need to hit our $10 million mark to reach "Phase 2" where we can then offer actual equity shares of the company, release financial statements, concrete perks, company details, and more.

We'll need you more than ever as we approach our 2016/17 winter season. We hope that you continue sharing our campaign, video, and content with your friends, friends of friends, your mailman, your relatives, and your new neighbor that just moved in who happens to have a snowboard rack on his car. We can't wait for the season to kick off and hope you're just as excited as we are!

Your friends at RED

RED Mountain Resort

October 05, 2016

Nearing $4.5 Million + You Could Win Up to $40,000!

We've almost hit the $4.5 million mark with nearly 1,200 of you reserving shares - we couldn't be more grateful for what this movement has become!

If you've visited our StartEngine page recently, you may have noticed there's been a blue "Share" button added on the top right corner of our campaign page. This is part of StartEngine's newly launched contest where you could win $40,000 and a new Elio Vehicle!

All you need to do is share the link with your friends - helping spread the love for our Fight the Man. Own the Mountain campaign - and you'll receive one point for every user you get to sign up for StartEngine. The person with the most points will win $20,000 and an Elio Vehicle! If the first place winner receives more than 50,000 signups, StartEngine will double their cash to $40,000. Talk about a lot of ski trips with that one, eh?

To Compete In the contest just do the following:
1. Go to our campaign page (
2. Sign up or log in to your StartEngine account.
3. Click the "Share" Button in the top right corner and start sharing with friends.

We are very excited for the next few months as winter approaches and promotions like these can only help us get to where we need to be to make this campaign a reality. We would absolutely love for you to share this with your network.

Thank you again, snow is coming!
RED Mountain Resort

Howard Katkov, CEO

September 18, 2016

Another First.

As of last week, we officially hit the $4 million mark with over 1,000 reservations! Thanks to everyone for jumping aboard this historic campaign. We still have some serious climbing to hit our goal of $10M to clear “Test the Waters” but with your continued enthusiasm we know it can be done.

And now we have yet more incredible news to shout from the mountain: The Josie Hotel, under construction located at the base of RED Mountain—owned and operated by independent developers—has cleared its own necessary financing and is on schedule for the 2017-18 Winter opening. We’re honoured that William Cole Company chose RED as their first development at a ski resort.

This hotel is truly groundbreaking news in both senses of the word. The Josie will be one of the first architecturally unique hotels to be built at a major ski resort in over a decade: a modern, 106-room boutique hotel, right at the base. Josie will encompass a restaurant, bar, conference and meeting rooms, a large function deck and a spa including an outdoor slope-side pool—just for style points.

Now, if you’re imagining some cookie-cutter MegaResort hotel dropped out of the sky, stop right there. The hotel design, while contemporary in nature, has pulled together subtle elements and motifs from Rossland's heritage of mining and commerce. The result is a cohesive development, which is fully integrated into the landscape, that emphasizes the pedestrian experience, and takes full advantage of views and light.

The Josie Hotel will be one of the most significant economic drivers for the community in several decades. The hotel will increase tourism visitation, boost commerce for our region and create additional four-season employment that is vital for sustainable growth. You can read this announcement in its entirety here:

Howard Katkov
CEO, RED Mountain Resort

Howard Katkov, CEO

September 01, 2016

$3 Million in 10 Days!

Hello Everyone,

Earlier this afternoon we officially hit $3 million with over 760 reservations in just 10 days, and we could not be more thankful for your support. It is so gratifying that our campaign speaks to you in a way that we hoped for: your love for RED Mountain. I have personally talked to many of you in the last 10 days, discussing your excitement, as well as your questions and concerns. Your feedback has been critical if we take this campaign to the next phase. All comments are constructive and we sincerely appreciate them. Having said that, we will continue to listen to all of you as we move forward. Today we are at 30% of our goal in just 10 days. Most importantly though, this story is about you, RED Mountain, independent ski resorts, and the power of social media. If you believe in our campaign, we only ask that you continue to spread the word! This is as grassroots as it gets and people like you are what will get us to our goal. Thank you again, and we will continue onward!

Howard Katkov
CEO, RED Mountain Resort


August 25, 2016

More Questions? We've got it covered.

As we approach $2 million in reserved shares since our launch on Tuesday, we've had the absolute pleasure of hearing your feedback, questions, comments, and kind words. We couldn't be happier seeing how this has resonated with so many in the ski and snowboard communities near and far. Since Day 1, we've worked on consolidating all of your questions (and our answers) from Facebook, email, and phone all into one location. You can access those answers (as well as see all campaign assets and outside press coverage) here:

If you don't see an answer to your question, you can submit it on that page and we will personally respond back to you as well as add it to the list.

Thank you all again, we are very excited for what's ahead!


Howard Katkov, CEO

August 23, 2016

And So It Begins...

Thank you everyone! 
As of this morning - in just over 24 hours - we hit the $1 million mark of reserved shares and couldn't be more excited for your interest! Thank you everyone who jumped on board so soon validating the importance of our mission in the midsts of the current ski industry. We know we have a long road ahead towards the $10 million mark - so please continue to share this campaign with all your friends!


Howard Katkov, CEO
RED Mountain Resort 

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