In search of freshies the Freeride Media crew hit the road and made the 6-1/2 drive from Coeur d' Alene, ID to Revelstoke Mountain Resort for our first stop on a 5 day road trip.
Day 1- Wednesday March 16 was a mixed bag of Snow, Fog, Sun throughout the day. The snow was phenomenal but the best skiing was the lower half of the Stoke Chair because of visibility. Fun day All in All!
Mt Begbie from our deck at Sunrise
Day 2- BLUEBIRD! What a sight to wake up to as you look across the valley floor at the iconic Mt. Begbie. When a day like this comes along you jump on the opportunity. With the upper mountain being locked in the fog the previous day we knew the short hike from the top of the Stoke chair to the Sub Peak would be the place to be. After 20 minutes we where standing at the top of the Sub Peak with a few other energetic riders in search of powder.
Tommy Frey Charging hard
Desiree Leipham eating it up
We were right, the snow was phenomenal as we slid back down the frontside. With skiing this good, we hit the boot pack route once again for a rebate. It was well worth it!
Pow and Bluebird for Desi
By now it was lunch time and we'd worked up an appetite. We made our way down to mid mountain to the Mackenzie Outpost for some killer BBQ Burgers. Refueled and recharged it was time to lay down some trenches on the groomers. The vert on this mountain is leg crushing and the grooming impeccable as we made numerous high speed laps off the Stoke Chair.
Bob hitting the groomers
Time to change the views up a bit, we slid around the backside for a few laps on the Ripper Chair which has a variety of terrain options from groomers to bumps and some nail biting Chutes and Rocky areas.
Desi laying down some sweet turns
We rode this epic day out all the way to last chair making it back down to the village by 4pm just in time for apres and appetizers on the sun deck at the Rockford in the village.
Day 3- Bluebird skies once again. First thing on the list, Sub Peak for another session. We got to the top of the Stoke Chair about 9:15 and there was already a line of about 15 people with the same agenda.
Not bad Side Country!
We were surprised that the snow held up so well and that there where still lots of little stashes in close and plenty of untracked out further in the slack country if you wanted to put in the effort.
Bob Slashing a turn over the town of Revelstoke
Tommy having a great morning
Part way down we found a sweet little drift that we sessioned for an hour. Nothing better than flying high!
Bob getting in a little Old School jump Session
Desi getting Sendy!
RMR delivers time after time and after three days we loaded up the rig and starting heading east. Stay tuned for the second stop as we head over to Golden!