Originally Posted by samurai
Didn't revelstoke just explode in size?
Yes. From what I can glean, there used to be a small (1000 vertical feet) area outside of town called Powder Springs (paging Wallace Stegner...I love that name! They should have kept it...)
Powder Springs apparently has been subsumed by Revelstoke Mountain Resort, which opened this past season with about 4700 vertical feet. The verts are supposed to stretch out to something closer to 6000 next season. My "sources" (Wikipedia and the marketing fluff from the ski area) tell me that they're not too shabby in the total average snowfall category either -- 40 to 60 feet average annual snowfall, which is right up there in the same mythic or (dare I say?) Epic neighborhood currently occupied by the likes of Powder King, Shames Mountain and Mt. Baker.
If you google Revelstoke Mountain Resort and check out the photo maps of the area, it looks like the plan is to create the Mother of All Winter Playgrounds, with contiguous lift-served, cat-ski, and heli-permit areas.