Revelstoke opened on Saturday and it was insane.
The first two runs off the Stoke chair we’re basically heliskiing…let’s just say one did not have to suffer the indignation of crossing any other tracks.
The report Saturday was 18 cms, but egnormous gnorm the powder gnome was basically covered, so it was kind of an underreport.
Sunday was 14 cms. Gnorm was up to his chest. And the crowds we’re much lighter. Sunday was definitely the day.
The base is like mid-winter. Hardly hit any rocks the whole day. Creek beds are a different story…
The whole upper mountain was essentially open, save a few spots. You could basically ski everything off the Ripper and Stoke chairs, but had to download the gondola at the end of the day.
Kill the Banker needs about 50 more cms before it goes off:
This was RIGHT under the Stoke chair as I was going up Saturday. Needless to say, the rest of the mountain was spotlight on that fine morning:
People camping out starting the night before:
The line right before the Gondola opened:
The forecast for the next ten days is cold temps and consistent light snowfall, just the way we like it here in Revelstoke. This should fill in the half of the mountain that isn’t open yet but is about to go off: