Revelstoke Mountain Resort is known for having the most lift-served vertical in North America (5,620 feet) and for being a bit gnarlier than your average ski hill. Warm up with some mid-mountain laps from the top of the Revelation Gondola. Slick groomers and fun runs will get the blood flowing, or you can hit Kill the Banker and the Conifers of Narnia for some more technical drops and trees. Grab a burger in the sun at Mackenzie Outpost, then ride the Stoke Chair to the top for an afternoon of quad burning fun and adventure. Start with Separate Reality or take the Lemming Line over into North Bowl where Three Bears and Gracias Ridge await. It’s all downhill from there.
There’s an enormous swath of north-facing terrain called Greely Bowl that requires a bit of effort to access, but is always worth the work. Hike up the boot pack to Sub Peak from the top of the Stoke Chair, drop into North Bowl and catch the first traverse you hit, tracking right. Bring friends and snacks: You’ll be out there for a while. Always stay inbounds, though, and keep your eyes peeled for surprise cliff bands. This is not the bunny hill. –Katie Marti