A new Revelstoke heliski outfit serves up virgin slopes in a 600-square-mile domain.
The chopper thumps up Victor Creek and lands on a ridge somewhere above Revelstoke, British Columbia. Eagle Pass Heliskiing guide Norm Winter exits into the Crayola-blue Monashee morning. Winter—who has the sky-matching blue eyes that all mountain guides seem to share, deep-set in a face that's all angles—skis down to timberline, then stops to dig a snowpit and gauge avalanche conditions. Satisfied, he clicks into his bindings.
Skiers and boarders are in for a banner weekend at Sunshine Village as the popular Banff Ski Resort is digging out from an intense snowstorm that has left 22 cms of fresh snow in the past 24 hours and over 44 cms in the past 3 days.
Ski resorts across the country and globe are offering a variety of discount passes and affordable winter adventures for the 2000-2001 winter. Check out SkiNet's ever increasing compilation of these ski deals before they pass you by.
*Bitter cold-more good snows in eastern U.S. *Strong southern California storm to bring dent in drought across Sierras to Utah *Western Canada still dry/Possible big pattern change toward snowy later in month