Revelstoke, B.C. Conditions Report: One Powder Cycle Softly Transitions To Another

Sergei Poljak | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Photo: Andrew Fish
Photo: Andrew Fish

Revelstoke has the 2nd most snowfall in North America this season:

The 10 North American Ski Resorts with The Most Snowfall:

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:

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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.

Scott Fish takes a little jump turn. Photo: Andrew Fish
Scott Fish takes a little jump turn. Photo: Andrew Fish

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:

Mt. Cartier Photo: Andrew Fish
Mt. Cartier as seen from the Subpeak hike. Photo: Andrew Fish

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:

Photo: Opensnow
Photo: Opensnow

Photo Tour:

Photo: Andrew Fish
Photo: Andrew Fish

 

Revelstoke downtown on Christmas Eve. Photo: Andrew Fish
Revelstoke downtown on Christmas Eve. Photo: Andrew Fish

 

Happy Holidays!


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