2011-2012 Freeskier Resort Directory: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia
AS SEEN IN THE 2011-2012 FREESKIER RESORT GUIDE (November 2011 Issue)
The information in this Resort Directory is meant as a tool for the reader to research and plan for, and maybe let off a little mental steam before, this season. Few resorts can claim to be in the highest percentile of North America’s hundreds of resorts, which isn’t meant to take away from those not included in the Freeskier Resort Guide.
Each resort, from South to North and East to West, has its own niche. At each resort no matter how small, you can get off the lift and let gravity pull you down the hill, which is the basic premise of skiing. So dive into this extra information as an added bonus to our Resort Guide and start planning your winter trips before that nervous energy makes you scratch holes in your skin like an addict kept from their drug of choice.
With 30 to 45 feet of annual snowfall and North Amer- ica’s highest lift-serviced vertical, it is easy to see why Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a powder playground. Incredible fall-line runs can seem like they go on forever, with every turn in the deep, fluffy powder feeling effortless and endless! A variety of rolling groomers offer enjoyable cruising and great views to enjoy along the way. 15 gladed areas offer unlimited lines and all kinds of adventure and exploring—you never have to ski the same line twice!
Unbelievable natural features including gullies, cliffs, chutes, and drops are there to find for the thrill-seeking, joy-rider. Short hikes into the North & Greely Bowls offer wide open options for an exhilarating ski experience. And with the addition of cat and heli skiing at your fingertips, RMR truly is a powder playground for everyone.
LIFT — CAT — HELI
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the only resort worldwide with lift, cat, and heli skiing from one village base. Cat skiing is available through the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre, which is the central booking location for all on- mountain programs. The resort features three bowls in its Cat skiing terrain, including South Bowl, Montana Bowl and Kokanee Bowl. Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing is also operated by the resort and offers extensive multi-day and day-heli skiing packages.
SKI AND STAY
Located at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort is Nelsen Lodge, a luxury hotel featuring ski-in/ski- out condo-style accommodation. The lodge boasts spectacular northwest and southwest views across the Columbia River to the Monashee Mountains. Indulge in this world-class, full-service resort community where you’ll be greeted with exceptional service. New amenities at Nelsen Lodge for the 2011/2012 season include an outdoor, year-round pool, two additional hot tubs, and expanded fitness facilities.
SNOW PHONE: 250-837-7389
ACERAGE: 3,121 acres
VERTICAL DROP: 5,620 feet
YEARLY SNOWFALL: 450 inches
About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.