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“Super crazy.”
Review of Rafters Lounge

Rafters Lounge
Ranked #7 of 25 Restaurants in Rossland
Price range: US$4 - US$19
Cuisines: American
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed 28 February 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 to find a table when they are a peak hours. So you should get a beer first, then search for a table.

Date of visit: March 2018
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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.

Date of visit: December 2017
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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 hill.
I had the best time here and WILL return to do this again. They are seasonal and from what I understan, only open during the ski season.
I recommend Rafters if you are around here , after skiing or if you want to just hang out.
Good job Rafters!

Date of visit: January 2017
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Thank Gregg S
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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!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Thank Darcee O
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Reviewed 8 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.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank NellieMay91
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