A skiers’ paradise, Revelstoke is aptly named. Situated at the Columbia River crossing by the Trans-Canada Highway, the town boasts backcountry, lift-served, snow cat, and helicopter skiing in the epic Columbia Mountain ranges with arguably the world’s best snow. Revelstoke, originally a railroad town, is the kickoff for world-renown Rogers Pass alpine touring area; it has North American ski industry’s greatest vertical lift of 5600 feet at Revelstoke Mountain Resort; and it's home to multiple heli- and cat-skiing operations.
Powder paradise seekers Doctor Snow, Kruser, mw and yours truly jam packed our mid-size SUV rental with baggage, ski gear, and four men. We stuffed the baggage in the very back and our ski bags formed a partition down the middle of the cabin effectively isolating each of us in a personal powder capsule. Our plane touched down at 4:30 p.m. in Kelowna and we were settled in our Revie motel by 9 p.m. after gathering our gear, passing through customs and making the 2-1/2 drive to Revie.