We recently asked our ambassadors to give up the goods on their favourite things to do in Revelstoke; it doesn’t stop there though – the adventures are endless in our little mountain town!
Chris Rubens – Professional Skier
You might recognize Chris Rubens from ski films from Salomon FreeskiTV & Sherpas Cinemas. Globally recognized as a skier for the past ten years, he is a dedicated and passionate mountain man, spending as much time as possible skiing in the Revelstoke area.
“There are so many great places to ski at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, it’s hard to quantify a favourite run! Start out on ‘Separate Reality’, then head into ‘North Bowl’. ‘Unlimited Assets’ can be tricky to get into, but once you are in there is normally some great snow waiting for you. Or, take the higher traverse into ‘Sweet Spot’, a hard skiers left here will bring you to ‘Dexters’ (sorry, you won’t find that name on the map). This is some of the best steep fall line skiing on the mountain. If you want to get some more exercise, head to the ‘Sub Peak’ for a stiff boot pack with an amazing view. From here, the options are limitless.”
Follow Chris Rubens on Instagram: @chrisrubens
Christina Lustenberger – Professional Ski Tourer & Mountaineer
Lusti’s love for the mountains has opened up a life of opportunity and incredible experiences. She is currently sponsored by Arc’teryx, Black Crows skis, Petzl, Smartwool, and InReach. Living out new adventures through skiing with great friends is something Lusti hopes to be able to do the rest of her life. We are excited to have this goal-oriented shredder on the team.
“Living in Revelstoke I’m fortunate to have my favourite backcountry ski zones in every direction. Some of my most memorable alpine ski lines have been in Rogers Pass. High alpine, big glaciers, and steep peaks right from your truck. Although, if I’m searching for storm-day tree skiing, I usually go straight for the steep and deep Monashee mountains. Long pillow lines in big cedar old growth is never a bad way to spend a day. The options are endless around Revelstoke, with new places to explore every year! This is why I call Revelstoke home!”
Follow Christina Lusti on Instagram: @christinalusti
Nadine Overwater – Professional Snowmobiler
Nadine is a sponsored professional sledder who spends well over 100 days each year on her machine. In 2012, she started La Nina sled camp for female riders looking to build confidence in a positive environment. Her goal is to keep influencing women to explore the mountains on a sled.
“One of my favourite sled adventures is venturing into Eagle Pass from the Revelstoke side – this is a fun little tour that has all kinds of amazing terrain. You can get in from Turtle Mountain (same parking lot as Boulder) and end up in Eagles Pass. I recommend packing spare fuel, especially when the snow is deep, and checking Avalanche Canada’s bulletins at avalanche.ca. It’s hard not to play around in the hundreds of zones you pass through on the trek. So go explore! Afterwards, I always head to the Big Eddy Pub for some grub and a pint of our local Mt. Begbie Brewery craft beer. It’s my favourite place to wrap up a fun day of shredding, and you’re bound to run into others who are keen to swap adventure stories!”
Follow Nadine Overwater on Instagram: @nadineoverwater
Casey Brown – Professional Mountain Biker
Casey Brown is the crowned Queen of Crankworx, and a Canadian DH mountain biking champion. For years, Casey had her feet firmly planted in the World Cup racing scene, but has recently moved into more filming and photo trips, Crankworx competitions and racing the Enduro World Series. When she’s not mountain biking all over the world, she calls Revelstoke home. Along with hitting our world class bike trails, Casey enjoys fishing, getting out in nature, and spreading #TheRealStoke with her furry pal, Snuff.
“Mountain biking in Revelstoke has exploded in the last few years. We have heaps of options for every ability. If you’re here for just a quick stop and want to play it safe, ‘Flowdown’ on Mount Macpherson is one of my all-time favourites – a 1.5 hours out and back. Hungry for more? Macpherson has hours of fun and plenty of well-marked trails. For the more adventurous; Keystone Standard Basin opens mid-summer, and is an epic 24km round trip through alpine meadows and glacial moraine – a must do for you keeners! Boulder Mountain is a mecca for the gravity-hungry, DH riders, with ‘The Rooster’ being my go-to trail for mega airtime!”
Follow Casey Brown on Instagram: @caseybrowntown
Bruno Long – Professional Photographer & Trail Runner
Bruno’s life in the mountains has given him an opportunity to explore places he’s never dreamt of. From snowy mountain tops to winding singletrack, he has gained an appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds us. When he’s not behind the lens, he’s getting his exercise by exploring the trails by foot or bike.
“When trying to decide on where to for a trail run in Revelstoke, there is one major problem that plagues our town: Too many options! Riddled with trails for every type of runner, you will find yourself options like the 5km loop near the base of Mt. Revelstoke, a couple hour jaunt through old growth forests through the trail network at Mount Macpherson, or an all-day alpine epic like Frisby Ridge or Keystone Standard Basin (which will have you dreaming, and your legs screaming, for the hot tub after). Whatever you choose to do, you definitely won’t be disappointed!”
Follow Bruno Long on Instagram: @eye_b_long