Matt Coté

Revelstoke skier under gondola


Revelstoke, B.C. has it all: heli-skiing, cat-skiing, backcountry skiing, and a 3,121-skiable-acre resort with 5,620 vertical feet of pure B.C. pow for the shredding.

A hike just outside the resort’s boundary rewards Wittstock with a powder field all to himself.

Vertical Reality

Extreme terrain—the likes of which most resort skiers have never seen outside of ski flicks—is in abundance at B.C.’s Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Andrew Orlich skiing at Snowfall Lodge

Backcountry Bliss

The majestic, heli-in Snowfall Lodge matches its pristine setting in the wilds of interior B.C.'s Incomappleaux River Valley.

The writer, along with athlete Marcus Waring, make their way to the Britannia Hut, outside of Switzerland's Saas-Fee resort.

Swiss Cheers

A stop along the haute route proves to be a festive and frugal way to sample the freeride terrain outside of Saas-Fee.