No terrain park, but some incredible powder slopes!
For any snowboarder who loves a challenge, Revelstoke is the place to be. “Greely Bowl” and “Gracias Ridge” in the North Bowl Area, and the “Jalapeno” trail are the perfect playgrounds for the athletic boarder (more detailed information can be found in the category “Experts & Freeriders”). And intermediate boarders are well-served here as well. The fast and modern lifts at Revelstoke all have footrests (not very common in Canada), making the trip up the mountain a much more comfortable one. We recommend intermediate boarders check out the lower sections of the intermediate trails “Snow Rodeo” and “Devil’s Club” as well as the trails “Chopper” and “Burn Down” off of the Ripper chairlift. If you’d like to try your hand at the glade boarding, we especially liked “Stop at the Road Glades” off the same lift as well. The “Aspen Glades” (between “Cannonball” and “Snow Rodeo”) and the “Tasty Glades” off the Stoke chair are also good options. If it’s your first time on a board, however, your selection is going to be more limited. You’ll find a magic carpet at the Mid-Mountain Lodge to help get you started, but apart from that, there really isn’t much for beginners. The two green trails “The Last Spike” and “Sunshine” consist to a great extent of cat tracks, which forces beginning boarders to have to try their luck at intermediate trails fairly quickly. Unfortunately, there is no terrain park at Revelstoke, but its large off-piste areas do help make up for that deficiency. Quite a few natural obstacles can be found in the “Beauty Glades” which make a park full of artificial ones seem a little redundant. “Gracias Ridge” in the “North Bowl Area” supplies boarders with nice cliffs and extremely varied terrain. So if a terrain park is not one of your requirements, and you’ve moved out of the beginners’ ranks, “Revy” might be just your cup of tea.