The Top 3 Freeride Resorts in British Columbia for 2013-2014
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Holding the resort title for the most vertical in North America at 5,620 feet, Revelstoke has obvious advantages. But moving into its sixth year of operation it’s the lesser-known stuff that makes RMR great. Look for fresh lines and pillow stacks hidden in the trees and search out descents on North Bowl.
Standout Terrain: Conifers Of Gnarnia Glades, The Ripper Chair hit runs, Greely Bowl
Don’t Miss: Bowling at The Cabin, at least one thigh-burning top-to-bottom lap
Even before the expansion onto Grey Mountain this year added a third more acreage to Red, there were plenty of freeriding features to discover. A 360-degree cat track circles the base of Granite and Grey meaning you can drop anywhere, knowing that you just have to hit that track to make it back to a lift.
Standout Terrain: The Orchards, High Spirts, hit runs on Rhinos Run
Don’t Miss: Pints at Rafters Lounge, the Legion on Fridays, Rossvegas Boardshop
Fernie is all about bowl riding. There are five of them to explore, all opened strategically throughout the day after a heavy dump, keeping the pow fresh. If you’re still having problems finding deep turns, head over to Fish Bowl for a little sidecountry. The cat crew always runs a track to get you back to the resort.
Standout Terrain: Snake Ridge, Easter Bowl, Lost Boys Pass
Don’t Miss: The Mogul Smoker, Griz Days