Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Touring with the Spaniards
Our tour up Illecillewaet and Asulkan didn’t discourage the Spaniards and they wanted more! This time we explored some zones off Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Its nice to start high and get into the goods without the big approach. But don’t let that make you think the touring here is easy. The terrain is very complex so if you’re not sure where you are going then get yourself a guide. Or at least a good map. And an extra battery for your cell phone, just in case. And good touring gear.
With two days in Rogers Pass, we had three more days to tour with the Spaniards. As not all of them are avid ski tourers, they also had the option for a short tour and to spend the rest of the day lapping inbounds. Since we did get a refresh of snow, we were able to experience some deep smoke Selkirk Pow.
The slack country in RMR is off the Greely/North bowl and near Montana bowl on their ski map.
After a bit of snow Lee, Luis Miguel and I decided to check out Highway Bowl. This bowl has a few entrances, not all of which are easy. Once in you are committed to a descent 800m Descent and a 560m 2-3 hour skin out back to Greely bowl.
We spent a day lapping Greely bowl. From the top of the Stoke Chair, take the Lemming line and traverse across as far as you can then head down! Short slack country laps can be had across the boundary line. Make sure you have touring gear to get back to the resort.
Highway Slack. 800m Descent and a 560m 2-3 hour skin out back to Greely bowl.
Greely Laps in yellow.