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What used to be known as the mining town capital of Canada is changed to a new kind of gold rush . Only this time , instead of gold nuggets , the hills are producing an envious lifestyle .
Often considered a bedroom community of Trail , Rossland has approximately 3,500 inhabitants who takes great pride in the clean fresh air and the quiet atmosphere. " Nestled in the crater of an ancient volcano at an elevation of 1023 meters, Rossland is one of Canada’.s highest cities. With an average annual snowfall of 7.5 meters Red Mountain Resort has a renowned reputation for powder skiing and has produced some of Canada’s best ski racers.
Rossland offers mountain bikers and hikers hundreds of kilometers of trails, all radiating from the centre of town.
Although there is snow in Rossland a month longer than in nearby valleys, the climate is gentle. Average summer temperatures are 25 C high and 11 C low. Rarely are winter days colder than –10 C and the average high is 3 C. Often above the clouds, Rossland receives about 2,000 hours of sunshine per year and windy days are rare.