Revel Yell

In my head I have a list of favorites for many different things in life. Movies, people, activities, etc. The list of favorite spots to ride is one of my favorites when it comes to lists. As the years pass and experience is gained in some of the worlds best shred locations my list becomes more refined. Without hesitation I always jump at the chance to add a new location and further refine that list. Revelstoke Mountain Resort has been on the radar since it’s opening a few years back and this January it was officially added to my favorites list. Now in order to make that list; first and foremost terrain has to be world class, and snow has to be good. Check and check for RMR. Ease of getting around the mountain, laid back friendly staff, and small crowds all notch a resort up that list. Then throw as appealing town, a superb geographical location, and a little stunning scenery in the mix and well you have secured a spot on my favorites list.

Revelstoke, or Revy as some call it underwent a major overhaul in 2007 transforming it from a small local hill to the heavy freeride mountain it now is. There are three lifts that simply serve two aspects of Mount Mackenzie and a total vertical fall of 5600 feet. The 3121 acres here are packed with glades, pillows, chutes, cliffs, and open bowls. The lifts are fast which equates to plenty of time on hill. Amenities are more than sufficient without a lot of frill, which keeps this a mountain full of people here dedicated to ride! I won’t talk it up anymore, just get up there and see how it ranks on your list…


Top unload of the Stoke Chair, this place is epic all around.


Small scope of the on piste terrain.


Nicolas Müller is backing RMR.


Coffee is good, and the espresso bar in the mid mountain lodge hits the spot!


Charging big cliffs and spinning, Mathieu Schaer is earning his new spot on the Absinthe roster.


Another newbie on my favorites is the Modern bakery and coffee. Good food, great atmosphere, hit it up you will like it too.


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