More RevelSTOKE to whet appetite for more BC skiing

There was much more RevelSTOKE today to whet my appetite for more interior British Columbia skiing. Today was a more characteristic Revelstoke day: snow turning into puking in the afternoon, no sun in sight. I was pleased to achieve a little milestone today, and that was to negotiate my first cliffs on ski since my accident.

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Cliff sign

Cliff sign

Went off to lookers right

Went off to lookers right

Raining snow

Raining snow

At one point I was deep into very deep snowy glades; but because the runs are so long here, the glades went on forever (in all directions) with no person or marker for navigation in sight. Being a planner, thoughts of falling into a tree well and being stuck there with no one being aware of it did cross my mind a few times. I wondered what my plan of action would be, and did think that temperatures were mild enough for me to make it through the night at least. Fortunately, it did not come to that.

A lot of snow to get through

A lot of snow to get through

Up and over/through this

Up and over/through this

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Again, with all this new snow, avy danger is high and I do not feel good about going out of bounds tomorrow. Avy work along Trans Canada 1 likely precludes a trip to Kicking Horse tomorrow. There are worse fates than getting first tracks at Revy tomorrow morning though. I wish time allowed for me to check out all the other interior BC ski areas e.g. Red Mountain, Whitewater…but it just means I need to make another trip out here soon.

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