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No Lie, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has the snow!

post #1 of 20
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The stories coming out of the north are true, Revelstoke is the place with all the snow! No exaggeration here. The've been hit with over 200" so far this season. Not bad for the second week of January.

 

 

Mt. Begbie across the valley floor

 

Just spent the past few days of our BC road trip in Revy. We must be living a clean life as  each Day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort we were treated to 6"-8" of fresh pow. Mix that in with 5600 vertical feet and were talking epic days of riding.

 

Revelstoke Gondola brings you up most of the mountain. From there hit The Stoke chair to get to the top and North Bowl.

 

 

Day One our mountain guide was Professional Freeskier Izzy Lynch. This girl rips and she's fun to be around. RMR is Izzy's backyard and she was kind enough to take us to a few of her haunts in the North Bowl and over on the frontside. 

Izzy Lynch- Rossignol/North Face/Giro Professional Freeskier

 

 

Izzy getting after it on Sweet Spot in the North Bowl

 

 

The North Bowl consisted of good steeps, coulees and trees. RMR is the real deal if you wanting a challenging mountain to shred. 

 

Devin Dufenhorst putting those Rossi Super 7's to test

 

Desi Leipham periodically visiting the White Room in the North Bowl

 

 

Johhny Witt charging hard. This East coaster loves "The Chowder"

 

Talk about a leg burner try running 5600 vert at the end of the day non stop. The quads were talking 3/4 of the way down, had to stop to regain a little strength to finish it off. Time for a little apre's and dinner at the Rockford Grill in the RMR village. A couple of Powerhouse Pale Ales brews from local brewery Mt Begbie and we were on a way.

 

Sunday Morning looking west of Revy

 

Day 2 we were treated to some morning sunshine and and a 6" reset. With only a few hours to ski we were on our own today. First off we skied Jalapeño off the The Stoke chair on the frontside. Light, fluffy and decent pitch.  It didn't take long before we ventured off into the trees where we found it to be fairly deep in spots.

 

As always Tommy Frey making an entrance!

 

Des blasting out into the open glades

 

Pretty good morning sesh but by noon we had to be on our way back to the lower 48. What a great resort to wrap up a 10 day road trip. Can't wait to get back!

post #2 of 20

SAWEEEET!

 

Great shots, looks awesome out there.  Buddy of mine has a place in Revy, I gotta get out there one of these days.

post #3 of 20

Glad to see that somewhere is getting the goods!

post #4 of 20

Nice shots. Revie is an epic place when the snow is deep. Some amazing tree skiing and so few people for all that terrain

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I have been venturing up to Revy for over 25 years. During that period I have spent a few days skiing at the former ski hill Powder Springs. In fact the upper portion of RMR was once only accessible for cat skiing. RMR has taken the former resort and made it into an incredible operation. Revy has the snow, the vibe and the terrain. Hope to get back one more time this season. 


Edited by Freeride - 1/14/14 at 8:23am
post #6 of 20
I wish we'd been able to hit Revy on this trip.
Storm chased for a quick four day trip to WW, BRC and Red.
Had great conditions, but high winds and rising freezing level made the last day a Red challenging,
I hate to say it, but I would have had a better day on a tray. Tash was absolutely ripping those conditions on her board.
post #7 of 20

Wow, beautiful stuff.  Featured it site wide!

post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

I wish we'd been able to hit Revy on this trip.
Storm chased for a quick four day trip to WW, BRC and Red.
Had great conditions, but high winds and rising freezing level made the last day a Red challenging,
I hate to say it, but I would have had a better day on a tray. Tash was absolutely ripping those conditions on her board.


We're going to Red this weekend - tell me more ... certainly no fresh in the forecast this week. From experience I know Red has pretty good coverage when reporting a 1.5m base, so they are a little low right now

post #9 of 20
It is low tide right now, quit a few obstacles and alder sticking thru at Red. I also heard freezing level my go to 2000m.
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It is low tide right now, quit a few obstacles and alder sticking thru at Red. I also heard freezing level my go to 2000m.


I assume it was much lower tide a week ago as they've had 60+cms since then.

 

Avoidable shrubbery is no problem - adds spice to lines - but uncovered cliff bands on steeps and exposed rocks are more a concern. Forecast is sunny, not too warm, but certainly freezing levels will be up. Ah well ... hopefully there's enough cover on Grey to get a decent feel for the terrain.

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We're going to Red this weekend - tell me more ... certainly no fresh in the forecast this week. From experience I know Red has pretty good coverage when reporting a 1.5m base, so they are a little low right now

You might want to consider WH2O instead. Reported base is over 2m, but you might have to work a little for some of your turns. Only 3 lifts.

 

According to snow-forecast.com, freezing level will reach 1900m Friday afternoon.

post #12 of 20
Great report. I depart seattle Friday for kamloops. Original plan was revy 1 day and sun peaks 1 day. Then decided to skip the long drive and just do 2 days at SP. I think this report convinced me to go back to the original plan. I would like to show my son revy (been there once myself). Last time at SP (Tod Mt) was 1985) so looking forward to that. Sure wish the snow level wasn't rising.
post #13 of 20
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You might want to consider WH2O instead. Reported base is over 2m, but you might have to work a little for some of your turns. Only 3 lifts.

 

According to snow-forecast.com, freezing level will reach 1900m Friday afternoon.

Our friends are at Red, as is accommodation, so we'll be there. Freezing levels at WH20 are going to be same, I suspect.

 

And hey, I know it won't be like this, but it doesn't look too bad ...

 

post #14 of 20

Revy is a amazing, been there 3 times, would love to go back

post #15 of 20

I've got 23 days in at Revy this season so far, 2 of those were not powder days, it's been unreal conditions until the last couple weeks.

post #16 of 20

heading to Retallack in a couple of weeks, hopefully, they are getting it too.  Cheers!

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heading to Retallack in a couple of weeks, hopefully, they are getting it too.  Cheers!


December and the 1st week of Jan were great. Unfortunately, Revelstoke to Retallack and probably even up to whitewater haven't seen snow in weeks. Good news is it looks like winter is returning on weds with several days of snow forecast pretty much across the board at the cluster of heli/cat operations in the Monashees/Selkirks. I've got heli friday just across the lake from Retallack so I'm hoping for lots of snow as well.

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December and the 1st week of Jan were great. Unfortunately, Revelstoke to Retallack and probably even up to whitewater haven't seen snow in weeks. Good news is it looks like winter is returning on weds with several days of snow forecast pretty much across the board at the cluster of heli/cat operations in the Monashees/Selkirks. I've got heli friday just across the lake from Retallack so I'm hoping for lots of snow as well.

 

 

Cheers! I hope its a deep (and stable) day for ya'

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Cheers! I hope its a deep (and stable) day for ya'


45cms of fresh in the monashees. I'd imagine Retallack got a good amount of that as well.

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heading to Retallack in a couple of weeks, hopefully, they are getting it too.  Cheers!

 

Retallack has a ton of steep terrain so bring your A game for every run!

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