Highlights of opening day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

The gondola from the bottom opened at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 1. According to Peter Nielsen, VP of Operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort there was up to 2,000 people in line. By 9:15, the line was gone. The gondola had whisked everyone away. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)The gondola from the bottom opened at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 1. According to Peter Nielsen, VP of Operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort there was up to 2,000 people in line. By 9:15, the line was gone. The gondola had whisked everyone away. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
These four gentlemen were at the front of the line. They had camped out since Thursday. “All the high schoolers get it every year. I wanted to teach those young whippersnappers a lesson,” says Revelstoke-local Matt Ediger. One of the four had traveled from out-of-province for the event. “I’m here for the snow man! All the excitement, the hype, everything,” says Chris Nelson. Nelson arrived late Thursday night from Calgary, Alberta. From left to right: Matt Ediger, Patrick Witlox, Chris Nelson, Dallas McLean. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)These four gentlemen were at the front of the line. They had camped out since Thursday. “All the high schoolers get it every year. I wanted to teach those young whippersnappers a lesson,” says Revelstoke-local Matt Ediger. One of the four had traveled from out-of-province for the event. “I’m here for the snow man! All the excitement, the hype, everything,” says Chris Nelson. Nelson arrived late Thursday night from Calgary, Alberta. From left to right: Matt Ediger, Patrick Witlox, Chris Nelson, Dallas McLean. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
The gondola from the bottom opened at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 1. According to Peter Nielsen, VP of Operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort there was up to 2,000 people in line. By 9:15, there was no line. The gondola had whisked everyone away. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)The gondola from the bottom opened at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 1. According to Peter Nielsen, VP of Operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort there was up to 2,000 people in line. By 9:15, there was no line. The gondola had whisked everyone away. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
There was no snow at the bottom. However, at 1,950m (bottom of the Ripper Chair) there’s 120 cm, and the season total thus far is 356 cm. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)There was no snow at the bottom. However, at 1,950m (bottom of the Ripper Chair) there’s 120 cm, and the season total thus far is 356 cm. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
It was a beaut of a day. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)It was a beaut of a day. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
All the cloud had sunk to the bottom. It wasn’t a day to stay in the valley. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)All the cloud had sunk to the bottom. It wasn’t a day to stay in the valley. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Iconic-Mount Begbie. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)Iconic-Mount Begbie. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
There was a crowd that skied while wearing a pool tube in the shape of a unicorn. As-one-does. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)There was a crowd that skied while wearing a pool tube in the shape of a unicorn. As-one-does. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
There were lots of jumps for air. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)There were lots of jumps for air. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
According to Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s website the mountain boasts North America’s greatest vertical at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft) along with an average snowfall of 10.5 metres (34.4 ft). (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)According to Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s website the mountain boasts North America’s greatest vertical at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft) along with an average snowfall of 10.5 metres (34.4 ft). (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
At the top of the gondola, the organization Adventure Smart had an information tent. They provided information on what type of gear, food, and training people should have when venturing into the backcountry. “We hope this will bring incidents and search and rescues down,” says Ashley Berte. On average, there are 1,600 search and rescue events each year in B.C. “That number is increasing due to the influx of people coming into the province,” says Berte. Roughly 2,500 people volunteer for search and rescue organizations in B.C. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)At the top of the gondola, the organization Adventure Smart had an information tent. They provided information on what type of gear, food, and training people should have when venturing into the backcountry. “We hope this will bring incidents and search and rescues down,” says Ashley Berte. On average, there are 1,600 search and rescue events each year in B.C. “That number is increasing due to the influx of people coming into the province,” says Berte. Roughly 2,500 people volunteer for search and rescue organizations in B.C. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

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