Rossland, BC – September 10, 2014 – Ski racing is a powerful, dynamic sport where winners are defined by mere hundredths of a second. The new Legacy Training Centre at RED Mountain Resort is set to pull ahead of the pack thanks to ultra-modern snowmaking, FIS slopes and an unparalleled dedication to quality and convenience. BC’s RED Mountain Resort is the home of ski racing in Canada and this proud legacy of speed is where the new Centre gets its name. Legacy is set to open November 15, 2014.
” We’ve already received an incredible amount of inquiries from some of the most prestigious ski clubs in Canada and from clubs around the globe as well,” explains Christine Andison, President of Red Mountain Racers. ” RED surveyed race families and ski teams from around the world to find out what really matters to them—and we incorporated these ideas into Legacy. We want you to shave time and have a great time.”
Building a truly next level training centre at RED meant building a venue that will hold up to the special demands of pre-season training. To that end, The Legacy Training Centre has invested over $1.5 million on state-of-the-art snowmaking to make sure that RED is “racer ready” in early November.
In 2014, RED purchased T 40 snow guns by Techno/ Alpin of Italy, the world’s foremost snowmaking experts. “Temperatures on RED are cold enough for snowmaking around late October and we’ll start blowing snow the second the mercury tells us we can,” said Don Thompson, RED’s General Manager.
Legacy is a partner project between Red Mountain Racers, Community Futures Development Corporation, Columbia Basin Trust, The City of Rossland, and RED Mountain Resort. “We’re proud to have partners that understand the importance of ski racing to RED’s history and future,” said CEO Howard Katkov. “A modern venue like this is a great way to acknowledge the mountain’s ‘legacy’ while moving our infrastructure forward for another 150 years of speed. Legacy will be THE place to bash gates next winter.”
The facilities at The Legacy Training Centre offer athletes all the comforts of a fuss-free training experience, while making sure that parents can enjoy the action while still keeping in touch with work and home. The training lanes at Legacy are the exact slopes as the actual FIS race courses and are conveniently located adjacent several high quality lodging options, meaning families don’t have to take multiple lifts to get to Legacy. The venue will feature six slalom and two GS lanes for 2014 with plans to grow to include mogul skiing training and slope style in the near future.
About RED Mountain Racers: Since 1948, the Red Mountain Racers have put 39 athletes on Canada’s National Ski Team and have sent 12 athletes to compete in the Olympics. Our athletes have brought home 2 Olympic golds and one silver not to mention over 27 World Cup Medals, 2 World Cup Titles as well as countless other medals and achievements. We have a very proud history to build on and a fantastic future to look towards. We believe Legacy will allow our athletes to achieve their goals and will help our club to grow and once again be known as the Most Successful Alpine Race Club in North America.