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Revelstoke and Big White Tips?

post #1 of 5
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Hello fellow skiers and riders,

 

I'm looking for your best tips on Revelstoke and Big White. 

 

I've already got accommodations taken care of, so I need to know where to ski and what to do apres.

 

We're advanced intermediates.  Love the trees and pow (obviously).  Where's your favourite place to go on these mountains?  How to get to these spots?  Best places to ski with pow and without?  Know of any online resort how to guides for these mountains? 

 

Favourite restaurants/pubs/nightlife?  

 

Thanks for any help you might be able to offer to maximize our trip

 

Cheers

post #2 of 5

I guess you mainly ski on intermediate terrain - that pretty much sums up all of Big White. You will have a hard time finding anything difficult so should be a  good fit. If it socks in ski the trees.

Revy's is intermediate only if you stick with the areas adjacent the upper chair or ski the Ripper chair  going further out is likely over your head. Another mountain between the two is Silver Star. The front side is all intermediate and has a much better chance of good visibility than the others. Back side is serious skiing only. Nightlife ??  Small on mountain villages on both Big White and Silver Star - larger towns with all the usual options adjacent. Revy is very limited both on mountain and in town.   

 

post #3 of 5

For trees and pow at Revelstoke, i go straight to either Critical Path glades or the Powder Monkey glades. Great tree skiing.

post #4 of 5

Big white has a handful of Slopeside bars and restaurants. the whole village is only a few blocks across, and the village center is a ski slope. Pretty much just walk into one. They're pretty much all the same. On the hill, the mountain is a blue cruiser paradise. As mentioned, when it (inevitably) socks in, go to the trees by black forest. More challenging tree skiing is found off the powder chair. The bowl is steep, but short. Gem Lake is one of the longest chairs in canada, and leans more toward easy blacks, but the top can be hell in fog.

post #5 of 5

I've skied at Big White a few times, a pretty good mountain. Definately good for intermediate skiers, even though they do have some double blacks.

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