Road Trip: Revelstoke, British Columbia

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Where: Revelstoke, British Columbia. Why: B.C.’s newest ski area in the Selkirk Mountains, now in its second year of operation, doubled its skiable terrain over the summer and added two lifts. Plus: The top-to-bottom descent (5,620 feet) is the longest in North America. (Rad!) Bring: Temps average 20 degrees in February, so pack loads of fleece along with your sense of adventure. Extra Credit: Backcountry Sno-Cat skiing and heli skiing, if you’ve mastered the 40 lift-accessible trails. Extra Curricular: When you’ve done all the vertical your legs will tolerate, hit the Revelstoke Forum, an ice arena where you can skate, watch a hockey game and attempt to embrace that quintessential Canadian sport, curling.

Revelstroke:  About a seven-hour drive from Seattle (or fly from Kelowna via Alaska Air or Air Canada and rent a car); 250.837.9400;