Red Mountain and the Columbia Basin Trust have announced a partnership to construct a new hostel at the base of the resort.
It’s called Nowhere Special. And it’s a hostel. Red Mountain, in Rossland, British Columbia, and the Columbia Basin Trust have announced a partnership to construct a new hostel at the base of the resort. The project is expected to be completed December 2018.
The design of the hostel was done by Studio 9 Architecture+Planning and the builders are DJM Contracting. It is located a two-minute walk from the chairlift, and, when completed, will be 11,000 square feet in size. A typical room at the Red Mountain hostel will sleep four and will have a shared ensuite bathroom for up to eight individuals. There will also be indoor bike and ski storage, a tech-friendly lounge, an outdoor fire pit with two gas grills, and a communal kitchen with two ranges and commercial fridge.
“The modern hostel movement has established itself as the ‘go to’ place for the younger generations and is dramatically different from the youth hostels we stayed in as young adults,” says RED CEO Howard Katkov. “If you look at what brands like The Generator have done in world-class cities like London and Paris, you’ll quickly see why we knew we had to be one of the first ski resorts to have a purpose-built hostel at the base of Red. It’s the perfect fit with our ski club heritage and the current Kootenay culture of radical generosity…it will also provide a great option for those who are on a budget when determining where to stay on their visit.”
Columbia Basin Trust President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff says, “We’re pleased to invest in Red’s new modern hostel, Nowhere Special. It will offer an affordable lodging option for the resort, and bring broader economic benefits to the community of Rossland.”
Booking availability will be live September 2018 at nowherespecialhostel.com.