Unlike other newcomers, North America's newest ski resort already shows more potential to join the ranks of the world's elite resorts.
REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT, BRITISH COLUMBIA>>>
3,031 skiable acres; 5,620 vertical feet; base elevation 1,680 feet; summit elevation 7,300 feet; 630 annual inches; 27 trails; four lifts, including two eight-passenger high-speed gondolas. Lift tickets: adults $63, youth (13–18) $47, children (6–12) $25 seniors (65 and over) $47, children five and under ski free
Do you want a village that feels intimate and embracing at the foot of expansive yet seamlessly interconnected slopes? Is convenience king for you? If you answered yes, then go here.
Giant ski areas - the largest in the world - are a hallmark of French skiing. These sprawling arenas of interconnected lifts, runs and resort centers are so vast that even the brawniest North American resorts look Lilliputian in comparison. (Imagine six Whistler Blackcombs tethered together.) With the comparatively modest 24,000 contiguous skiable acres of Espace Killy out its back door, Val d'Isère is hardly the largest of the French megaresorts (a mere three Whistler Blackcombs).