Revelstoke has the 2nd most snowfall in North America this season:
Revelstoke has been going off for the past week and we’ve been going at it…hard. The final tally for the latest storm cycle is just under 100 cms. Gnorm has personally expressed his joy at being able to breathe without choking on snow:
The snow just didn’t stop last week. Everyday was fresh and soft and the tree skiing was absolutely world class. Skiing through this stuff was quick and silent, like the wind. Only the almost imperceptible “wumph” of well-pressed pow turns.
This storm cycle really took the edge off the base, with conditions resembling a mid or even late winter base for some of the more continental resorts. There was hardly a stump to be found on the upper mountain. Skiing is now possible from top to bottom, with fairly good conditions and soft moguls all the way down. A few rocks left below mid-mountain, but nothing that won’t disappear over the next week.
Big snow and great conditions mean not much sun, and that’s pretty much the story here in B.C. during December. Cartier did make an appearance for a few hours on Saturday though:
Hopefully that was only an introduction to what we’ll see next week. The forecasts, which, during my month in Revelstoke, have been chronically understated, is looking good. For perspective, this is about what things looked like last week, and we got three times the snow. So let’s hope that the same comes true this week: