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Rafters Lounge

$$ - $$$, ,
4300 Red Mountain View Rd, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
+1 800-362-7384
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (6 reviews)
“poutine” (2 reviews)
“ski bar” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
4300 Red Mountain View Rd, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

After a day of skiing, this pub can get ridiculously busy. If your ski pub expectations are low, you’ll be fine. They offer live music on some weekends and the vibe is cool for the ski lifestyle. It just can get really packed and hard...More

Thank quimby420
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Super apres ski spot. Atmosphere, food, drinks, service were all awesome! Perfect for warming up, having lunch or after shredding Red Mountain. One of the best ski lodge bars I have been too.

Thank Cdn72
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We came into Rafters after skiing all over this incredible mountain and had the best time! They have a full bar and great food, the staff are all friendly, young peole that seem to know how to handle/serve you after you busy day on the...More

Thank Gregg S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The food is just awesome. Great for vegetarians, which I am, and I am always sad to see the hill close for the season. In recent years I've noticed the food getting better with healthier and tastier options!

Thank Darcee O
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Good place for apres, but they really need to know how to serve hot coffee too! Nachos was amazing, just let down with the cold coffee.

Thank NellieMay91
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Not only for Apres Ski but we managed to get here for lunch one day. Now I know skiing is a family sport, but prefer places without them to relax. This is it. Barnish a bit inside, but warm enough to kick back and talk...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stopped here for a quick snack before heading to Spokane after my last day of skiing. It's an old school ski lodge bar, and that is a good thing. In the era of the corporate ski area (rhymes with snail), the low key, high awesomeness...More

Thank Unpossible
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Went for late lunch after skiing and tried the Stacked to the Rafters Burger @ $ 17. Wow it was stacked with almost everything including the kitchen sink. But is was GREAT flavour and juicy. Service was fast and staff very friendly. Great place to...More

Thank rhondaw859
Reviewed 22 January 2017

we went here for new years of 2017. it was full but still able to breathe. the people are friendly and they enjoy themselves. we did try ski shooter. the shooter is placed on the old ski that has been punched with holes fir for...More

Thank tristilde
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the lunch at rafters during our time skiing at Red. Great table service, great food and a wide selection of drinks on the menu including rotating beers.

Thank Jennifer G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Canadian, Bar, Pub, American
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4300 Red Mountain View Rd, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Rossland
  • Phone Number: +1 800-362-7384
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Located on the top floor of the Day Lodge. Rafters is open from 11am, dinner available Wed to Sat till 9pm. Children welcome. Seldom has a gathering place gone through so many changes as RED's fabled base lodge and now world famous Rafters bar has. Once a compressor building for the Black Bear Mine in the late 1800's, the structure was moved to the base of Red Mountain in 1948 to become the lodge for the newly opened ski hill. Red Mountain was the third hill to open in all of North America.The lodge became a dormitory for visiting skiers, a locker area for club memebers and then manager's quarters for the ski hill staff. The well-worn and warm wooden floors and picnic tables add to the understated clubhouse feel, much like RED Mountain itself. This makes the experience so unique and special, similar to going to a vintage neighborhood bar. Locals and tourists alike appreciate this special bar in an era when classic watering holes get converted daily into yet another, chain-restaurant lounge.
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