The Top 3 Freeride Resorts in British Columbia for 2013-2014

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

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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

Red Mountain

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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

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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

 

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