Why going to Revy?
Although they could have chosen any other place in the world to call home, Laurent and Clara—our destination reps—opted for Revelstoke. In fact, the pair fell head over heels for this quaint little town almost instantly, and I can’t say I blame them. With Revelstoke’s insane amounts of top quality snow, easy access to the resort and Glacier National Park, who wouldn’t love the place? Laurent and Clara are now happy to be part of the active, vibrant and welcoming community Revelstoke is known for.
An interview with two truly passionate people whose main objective is to help everyone discover the little piece of heaven called Revy.
Why is Revelstoke so popular with skiers from Eastern Canada?
Clara: People from the East coast tend to be outdoor enthusiasts in general. And, Revelstoke is both remote and accessible enough to accommodate their needs. It’s a fabulous destination without the insane crowds you’d get at Whistler, and it’s renowned for its powder!
Laurent: Everyone loves Revelstoke because you’re practically always guaranteed to enjoy amazing snow!
What should everyone know about the mountain before heading there?
Clara: Revy is not for beginners! You have to be in great shape and have tons of experience powder skiing because it can be pretty difficult if you’re not used to it.
Laurent: Don’t think you can come here with your all-mountain skis. I strongly recommend you rent powder skis to ensure you enjoy your vacation. And, believe me, what you’ve heard about Revy is no exaggeration—get ready for some crazy amounts of snow!
What is the most surprising thing about Revelstoke?
Clara: The glades are perfectly laid out and the food is heavenly… not to mention, often Quebec inspired!
Laurent: The long vertical drop! You’ll know what I mean once you’ve tried it!
Aside from skiing, what do you recommend?
Clara: A visit to the Halcyon Hot Springs, a cat-skiing excursion, cross-country skiing at McPherson, a day of guided ski touring and a delicious dinner at Woolsey’s!
Laurent: Let’s not forget that Revy is the heliskiing capital of North America! And, there’s always snowmobiling. Oh, and the Monashee Distillery to end the day in style.
And, finally, the most important question of all: What is your favourite run on a powder day?
Clara: Sub Peak followed by Greely Bowl. It’s pure joy!
Laurent: SWF, the run just below the lifts. That way, I can look up and wave hello to my friends (who also happen to be late risers)!
As you can tell, Revelstoke has won Laurent and Clara’s hearts—as it is sure to win yours… after a single descent!
By Marie Duchesneau
7 300 ' / 2 225 m
5 620 ' / 1 713 m
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