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A TRUE LEGEND
Some resorts truly set themselves apart from the rest. Revelstoke is a prime example. When it opened in December 2007, it was clear this resort had gone all out! By providing access to the longest vertical descent in North America, Revelstoke raised the bar for the standard in extreme resort skiing. All you need to do is ski non-stop down the 1,713-metre drop (if you can, that is!) to understand what I mean. Think about it— that’s three times the vertical drop you get at Tremblant (625 metres)! So, hold on tight and make sure you pack some A5-35 for a good rubdown at night.
There aren’t a whole lot of runs to choose from at Revelstoke, but they are all extremely long ones that tend to stretch towards the sky more than they do the horizon. The higher you go, the tougher the run, starting out with easy greens and intermediate blues and then moving up to difficult (and perhaps even extreme!) blacks. From the highest point accessible using the Stoke lift, all of the runs are black, except for a single blue piste. But, be warned, this is no ordinary blue run—hence the name: Critical Path.
The advantage of skiing a resort with an unusually long vertical descent is that the snow is always gorgeous at the top, especially in December or March, when temperatures are just above the freezing mark. If you stick to the two top lifts, Ripper and Stoke, you’ll never feel like you’re skiing on a small mountain. The long descent and playground seem infinite, particularly if you enjoy a little off-piste skiing.
There are tons of different lines to ski in the North Bowl, where the snow is abundant and the pitch is consistent. Although some of the runs here bear names like Drop in, Mania, Discipline and Powder Assault, it is basically a huge amphitheatre where you are free to roam as you please. Note, however, that the Discipline and Powder Assault runs do have specific starting points located between rock walls—for seasoned experts only! Once the North Bowl is behind you, feel free to take off your skis again to climb up to a section of the Greely Bowl. After these mesmerizing descents, you’ll want to make your way back to the North Bowl again and again!
Laurent Gentilcore-Saulnier, Clara Boisclair et leur équipe sont de retour cette année pour partager avec vous leur amour pour Revelstoke. Elle en ski et lui en planche à neige, ils sont impatients de vous faire découvrir les meilleurs endroits, tant sur la montagne qu’en ville. Après une journée avec eux, vous serez davantage familier avec cet énorme terrain de jeu. Ils vous mettront en confiance et vous skierez des descentes adaptées à votre habileté. Leur compagnie n’a pas de prix !