My Red Mountain: Rossland Native Dane Tudor Takes Us Around His Home Hill

By Ryan Dunfee

Dane Tudor soars over Red Mountain. Photo: Dan Carr

While he was born in Sydney, Australia, Dane Tudor grew up in serious mountains–splitting his youth between Palmer, Alaska, and Rossland, British Columbia. His time bashing gates at Red helped him develop solid fundamentals, which have led him to be one of the most dominant cross-discipline skiers. Somehow as comfortable in no-fall backcounty terrain as he is in the terrain park, Dane has won Junior Extreme Skiing Championships, medaled in slopestyle contests, and won the Red Bull Cold Rush–a contest held in the backcountry of Silverton, Colorado's San Juan mountains that tests the best skiers on big-mountain lines as well as their freestyle prowess on giant cheese wedge jumps and cliffs. Dane's also fit in the time to film five segments with Poor Boyz Productions, earning him Best Male Performance nominations and awards from Powder Magazine, the IF3 film festival, and ESPN. Given the challenging and diverse terrain at Red Mountain, it's not hard to imagine why Dane evolved into such a well-rounded and charging skier.

 

Place to ski on a Powder Day: For the steep and deep, you gotta hit the backside of Granite Mountain.

 

Getting the goods on Granite. Photo: Francois Marseille

 

Place to ski on a spring day:  Back Trail on Red Mountain

 

Place to take the family skiing: The Powder Fields running alongside the Motherlode Chair.

 

Place for Dinner: Idgies for awesome seafood, The Flying Steamshovel for pub food. Both are in my hometown of Rossland.

 

Place for Aprés:  Rafters, which is upstairs in the lodge.