Revelstoke, B.C. Conditions Report: March 2nd, 2016
For the past month it seems like Revelstoke has consistently been picking up bits of
snow here and there making for some nice backcountry on Rogers Pass and good
conditions at the resort. All the low lying fog has created a recipe for great tree
skiing and with 11 cm (4.3 in) of snow in the past 24 hours and about 35 cm (13.8
in) in the past week there was fun riding to be had (323″ of snowfall this year and a 100″ snowpack).
This was evident when the line for Revelation Gondola was backed up to the car park before the lifts
started spinning at 8:30, I didn’t know if I was in Jackson Hole or at the KT-22 line at Squaw Valley.
The trickle effect led to a line-up at The Stoke chair, where the stoke was high and
patient….I know, felt like I had to say it. The tree skiing on the south side of the chair
was bit bumpy with a powder top layer built over a bit of crust but still had some
floaty sections where face shots became a reality. The crunchy turns were out there
too but the snow was definitely a bit drier with last night’s snowfall as opposed to
some of the snow that fell in the past few days. Most of the steeper slopes that had
the snow brushed off were nice and icy but the real good skiing came when
Lemming Line and North Bowl opened up before mid-day. While the visibility and
light leaned more towards the low side the runs off of Drop-In and down into the
trees towards The Ripper Chair were magnificent until they were a little more
tracked up, but still there was new snow to be had.
The trees and bumps through Stop At The Road Glades seemed to need a bit more
snow to really float and jump of the features, that being said it was still a fun mix of
funky ups and downs. The flurries will continue through the weekend but no real
big dumps look to be in the line-up in the reports, can’t beat snow though, let it keep