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Top Snowboarding Resorts, 2 BC Resorts Among the Top Ten

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DH Vancouver Staff Jan 15, 2009 12:09 pm

 

In this town you’d be hard pressed to find someone that hasn’t gone skiing or snowboarding at least once in their life. If not, what the hell is the matter for you! I’m know expert on this subject like fellow blogger Vancity Allie, but what I do know is that we are blessed with some of the best places to ski and snowboard in the world.

The Telegraph(London publication) thinks so as well as Whistler (#3) and Revelstoke (#9) made the cut for the top 10 snowboarding resorts in the world. Not too shabby, Revelstoke really caught me by surprise, I guess I must get up there soon. Here is what they had to say about the two:

3. Whistler, Canada

Home to more pro snowboarders than anywhere else on the planet. Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are a boarder’s dream: trees, chutes, bowls, parks and perfect pistes. The town itself feels slightly artificial and twee but it is on the mountain that Whistler distinguishes itself from its competitors. Backcountry riding – accessed by snowmobile – has become very popular.

9. Revelstoke, Canada

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, located in British Columbia in the Selkirk Mountains, has opened for its second season and is still a work in progress – but might be worth a visit before the crowds get there. It gets on average 40-60ft of snow and offers North America’s greatest continuous vertical drop. Although it is very much a fledgling resort in terms of snow-park development, it offers extensive cat-boarding – riding caterpillar-tracked snowcats to access miles of untracked powder.

The other resorts were primarily European and no other North American resorts made the list. I’m sure they overlooked some good ones out there, besides these lists are very subjective.

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DH Vancouver Staff
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