Revelstoke Mountain Resort
17 Mar, 2015
All it took was seven hours along a winding highway, over mountain passes and through the woods to get to Revelstoke Mountain Resort from Seattle. It was well worth the drive, even though it wasn’t having the best of snow seasons. This was my second time to Revelstoke. I had been here for Tailgate BC and made a point that I would return. All it took was a free ticket from TGR’s Ablaze film premiere to do the trick. Thank you TGR.
Just as I remembered, Revelstoke is quite the mountain for top to bottom laps. The lower mountain was noticeably brown in spots from the lack of snow but the upper mountain held the snow in great condition. I stuck to Ripper and Stoke chair for the day. It was a great day to enjoy the views, groomed runs and sunshine. Luckily I had my green 686 snowboard pants on to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with.
The night before I stayed at the Valley Retreat B&B and Ryan the host recommended corduroy laps on Ripper so I headed there early on to be one of the first to rip down the slopes. It was a good call since it was empty. Empty!
As the conditions got softer, I opted for a relaxing drink by the fire on the deck to cap off the day. It was a good first day back on the mountain to get my shred legs back under me for this trip but the open road was calling my name and part of this journey is to explore the Canadian Rockies (on and off the mountain).