Revelstoke , BC Feb. 7 , 2017

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Revelstoke , BC Feb. 7 , 2017

Postby Anthony » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:51 am

Quick report , Skied Revelstoke yesterday under clear conditions with chopped up powder and powder . Excellent conditions . Major storm on the way with over a foot of snow forecasted. Travel warnings to go into effect tonight and tomorrow. Also a avalanche has temporarily closed the Trans Canada in both directions on the BC/Alberta border.
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Re: Revelstoke , BC Feb. 7 , 2017

Postby Admin » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:10 am

I had heard that it was Route 3 at the border over Crowsnest Pass that was closed by avalanche...the Trans-Canada is too?
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Re: Revelstoke , BC Feb. 7 , 2017

Postby Anthony » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:15 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.3971789" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This the link as back in Golden as another heavy snow warning in effect.
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Re: Revelstoke , BC Feb. 7 , 2017

Postby jamesdeluxe » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:56 am

The globetrotting French skier Rodo just posted a Revelstoke TR with lots of pix on Zoneski -- interesting to see a different point of view. Also at the bottom of the report, check out the link to the Revelstoke discussion on the French forum Skipass.
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Re: Revelstoke , BC Feb. 7 , 2017

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:03 pm

Rodo is very perceptive. His view aligns with most of the locals. http://www.epicski.com/t/145782/revelst ... a-new-lift" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

For visitors, I summarized my opinion on that thread:

The negatives posted by locals are accurate but that does not mean visitors should avoid Revy completely. The key takeaways for visitors IMHO based also several days of my own experience.
1) Avoid weekends with new snow.
2) Due to layout, competition and some other factors there are many western Canada areas that ski far better on a powder day. Castle, Red, Apex, Fernie and Whitewater come to mind.
3) On a BC road trip Revy is worth 1-3 days but not a whole week.
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