Our plan was to go to Revelstoke for two nights but it was snowing so much that the road had to shut down for avalanche controls. We had to wait until the next day and go to Revy for only one night instead.
It was the day of the Freeride World Tour, which itself would have been quite fun to watch, but we were quite alone in wanting to use the mountain for ourselves so there was large areas of untouched powder to shred! Revelstoke boasts North America’s greatest vertical at 1.713 meters and has only two lifts in addition to the gondola. The rest you have to hike. We started our morning by hiking up a steep hill which took us about 20 minutes. It was not the funniest 20 minutes I’ve had, it was steep, slippery and deep snow. I thought I was going to die. But oh, it was worth it! When we got up, we had the greatest views, the clouds looked like a sea around us and everywhere was untouched areas with fresh snow.
The first run that morning was the best I have experienced so far on snowboarding. Wow, I just say. Absolutely incredible. We could not stop smiling during the whole ride and it took us around two hours to get to the second lift. We had an incredible day! We spent the night in a motel, where we all shared one apartment. We met up with Lars, our old housemate we lived with in Hemsedal last year and it was fun to see him again! He lives his dream in Revelstoke, that can’t be mistaken!
The Freeride World Tour
Mike, Blake, Dan and Chrisse
Blake is happy as a kid to shred some Revy pow!
Some more hiking
Norweigan Lars and Christine