Thursday, December 27, 2007

Revelstoke Mountain Resort opens,more snowfall...

The snow continues to fall here in Boulder Colorado and throughout much of the Rockies and western mountains. Another 6 - 12 inches of snow is expected to fall today for the central Colorado Mountains. This ensures more powder skiing and snowboarding for many of the holiday vacationers and all the locals. Reports are of up to 40 inches of snow since last Friday at some of the Colorado resorts. Book your vacation and purchase discounted lift tickets and lodging at the Mountain Sports Club Travel Desk.

As we review the various news wires one of the more interesting stories is the recent opening of Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia Canada. Open in time for the holiday ski and snowboard vacations, the area is forecasting 50,000 skier visits in year one. With over 4,700 vertical feet there is a massive amount of skiing and snowboarding. This area and region hosts a variety of heli and snowcat ski operations and abundant vertical feet with lots of powder skiing.

Check out this excerpt from their web site for a preview of what awaits you. I know this will be added to the travel schedule to make sure we sample the goods.

"Every year, more than 8,000 helicopter and snowcat skiers from around the world flock to Revelstoke, British Columbia, attracted by its perfect powder and varied alpine terrain. Now there is another way to ski Revelstoke's Mount Mackenzie - Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Upon completion, the resort will offer more than 20 lifts and over 100 ski and snowboard runs, transforming the area into a world-class destination. The $1-billion, four-season resort will be completed over 15 years and will include over 5,000 new housing units (1,500 resort condominiums, 2,000 hotel suites, 850 townhomes and 550 single-family lots), as well as more than 500,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, plus a signature golf course. With Revelstoke lift skiing, Revelstoke Cat Skiing, and Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a one-stop destination for lift, snowcat, and helicopter skiing."

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