March 26, 2009 | Tips from Us >
Revelstoke, Backcountry Skiing
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My husband and I are back from a week in the backcountry near Revelstoke, freshly showered and now re-living our adventures. A vacation that all boils down to this: Eat. Ski. Sleep.
Skiing was the real reason we showed up. However the day we arrived, while sunny and beautiful, was another clear day in a long spell of no new snow.
But that changed quickly, because it started snowing on Monday night and didn't stop til Thursday morning. By that time, over 80cm had fallen (94cm was the tally by week's end). So much powder fell that we didn't know what to do with it - there may actually be, it turns out, such thing as too much snow. It took me a bit of time to get my mojo going, but the fun was endless - following each other through the trees with hoots and hollers, gales of laughter and the occassional scream, hitting a note somewhere between fear and joy. By Thursday though, the snow had moved on, the sun came out and our groove had set in. That was the day I had the best day of skiing. Ever. Let me tell you, a day like that leaves one with an amazing feeling of euphoria.
Here's some video from our trip; enjoy.