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Old 10-05-2011, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hoping to hit one, possibly two resorts this season. Never been up there but the potential for a great powder day sounds inviting.

I've read great things about Revelstoke on this site but am a little leery that the terrain is a bit advanced for us. My GF and I are both pretty solid intermediate boarders and if there is no fresh snow prefer long groomed runs that are blue or moderate black.

We should have 3-4 days on the slopes and most of the areas seem to be within a days drive from Seattle.

Any suggestions or recommendations?

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I've read great things about Revelstoke on this site but am a little leery that the terrain is a bit advanced for us. My GF and I are both pretty solid intermediate boarders and if there is no fresh snow prefer long groomed runs that are blue or moderate black.
I haven't hit Revy, but hope to this season.

I was in your situation last year. Solid intermediate/lower advanced rider, but all on the East Coast. I was nervous about the Interior BC terrain being too much for me and we were planning to go to Kicking Horse (which has lots of steep).

I had a blast! Yeah, there are lots of steeps that I didn't ride, but there were lots that I did. There was lots of everything. I spent a week, never got bored, but still only hit 35-40% of the place.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow there is a lot of steep terrain at Kicking Horse! It does look like a bigger mountain that Revelstoke with some long blue runs from top to bottom.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Been meaning to head up to Kelowna and check out Big White sometime, other option is Kamloops and Sun Peaks but need to research more as well. Have heard Big White is better later in the season when it clears up a bit...
Also had an offer to head to Apex, could a nice quieter pow option. Think its smaller but yeh, i'm taking out a hole in my ass as of now
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Wow there is a lot of steep terrain at Kicking Horse! It does look like a bigger mountain that Revelstoke with some long blue runs from top to bottom.
The thing is that those top to bottom runs are long! And Revy is even longer (another 600m of vert?) A good day at KH was 6-8 top-to-bottom with maybe a couple of laps at the top (3 or 4 in the morning, lunch, 3 or 4 in the afternoon, rubber legs, beer)

We never repeated a run for the first 3 days of our week there (except the one that took us back to our chalet) We started to repeat some later in the week simply because we wanted to, not because we'd done them all.

You're not going to run out of terrain that you're comfortable with in only a few days.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The trail map is deceiving, Revy is pretty big, 1,700M of vertical and a longest run that is 15.2km. Didn't realize it was so big. I assumed the quads were short runs but they are big. Seems like an awesome place, never have expereienced a true epic powder day, we get heavier snow most of the ime in th Cascades.
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When are you traveling out abouts, what month. Sun Peaks is super sick! great terrain and some sweet stuff! Great blue terrain and the blue/black runs are great, lots to choose from, epic glades, solid bowl riding, tree runs, rolling blues, dope terrain park, fun black runs, depending on the month you can find some good shit anywhere
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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We are pretty flexible and would like to hear what you think is the a good time to come.

We have been to a few resorts in Washington, Oregon, Utah plus Whistler-Blckcomb the last few years and have yet to hit a true dry powder day so whatever gave us the best chance is when we would like to go.

We have been getting a great deal to board Mt. bachelor the last two years and would like to do that again if the same deal is available. We can probably swing one more longer trip of 5-6 days with 3-4 spent on the slopes.

I've heard of Red, Fernie, Sun Peaks, Silverstar, Apex, Big White and a few others but other than talking to rep's at the snow show and looking at their websites I don't know much about them.

Revy seems to get a lot of props on this site and looks great on a lot of levels, we can get there in a day by car, not crowded and apparently get a lot of dry snow. Our concern was that there wouldn't be enough moderate terrain for us but it looks like that is not the case.

We're open to suggestions of any resorts. Our snow show is in 2-1/2 weeks and most of the BC resorts will be there offering up package deals so I would like to have a plan with options.

Thanks again for all the feedback, super stoked for the season to begin.
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revy is "big" in the sense that you can go from the nice snow at the top to the crap slush at the bottom of the valley
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if you want powder day man up and hit revy. IT will make you a better rider and almost guaranteed pow.
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