I have a trip planned to Revy last week of January. When I look at the trail map on RMR website it seems very poor on details and somewhat confusing. I wonder if there some basic guide to skiing the mountain for someone who likes to ski trees and loves hiking up to access good runs. Just to put it in the perspective: our favorite mountains are Taos (West basin and the Ridge) and KHMR, which involves quite a bit of hiking to access all the chutes from T1, 2 and CPR ridges. But I have been to Taos many times and locals showed us how to get to all the best hidden stuff ( like R&R), whereas in KHMR one can see it directly either from the Gondola or skiing down, because it does not have many heavily treed runs ( may be a few to skier's left at the end of the Redemption ridge, which are not even officially open for skiing but they are the best). At Revy it seems that one may waste a lot of time discovering the mountain before finding all the goodies. We are going to be there only 4 days, jan 30 to Feb 2nd, and would hate to waste my time to separate the wheat from the weeds, which seems to be a real issue at RMR for so many first time skiers at the place.
Just as an example, in case of KHMR to an expert skier I would advise to start the day by taking the Gondola to the top, drop into Crystal bowl , first run to the left of CPR ridge. Ski to the Stairway to Haven lift. Ski 2 or 3 runs through the glades of the Redemption ridge. All end up at the loading station of the Stairway lift. Then, when at the top of the lift climb up using metal ladder to the top of whitewall and drop down in Feuz bowl. You can either choose a number of chutes right at the top or continue a bit futher and drop the cornice and ski all the way down to the bottom of the gondola. Keep to the left to hit two long fields of steep moguls. Time for early lunch. After that there is rarely any long wait for the Gondola and one can hike up to T1 or T2 ridgesand ski down any chutes of these ridges. Chutes to the left of T1 are particularly good and rarely skied especially truth, dare and consequence. When tired from hiking up one can simply keep taking the gondola to the top and ski of the CPR ridge on either side, glades on the right and gnarly chutes to the left w/o having to hike up. There will be no waits at the Gondola at this time of the day and the ride up will provide an ample rest.
I wonder whether someone can provide a similar advice for RMR.