Deep December and Small Group Heliskiing - Revelstoke, BC

It starts in November. Sometimes it even begins late in October. The first snowline - the most talked about news in Revelstoke. This marks the beginning of Deep December fever. Instagram lights up with images of powder skiing in all its forms. A highly contagious condition, you know you’ve caught a case of it when fomo sets in. There is just one cure: Time to SKI.

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SKV flyby | P: Lead guide Craig Ellis

Revelstoke is a world-class destination for heliskiers. All winter long the boom of rotors echoes down the valley at daybreak and returns an hour before alpenglow. It’s our civic soundtrack.

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A fresh morning awaits | P: See Revelstoke

Unconsolidated snow

December is untracked. It has no history. While the fashionscene in town may be street shoes and a light puffy, up in the Monashees, winter is full-on. Snow is quietly and rapidly accumulating.

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Sampling the December goods | P: Lead Guide Craig Ellis

Unique pace

December has a unique pace. Daylight approaches slowly, building anticipation. You are prepped and ready in the dark. Line-ups at the Modern and La Baguette coffee shops are out the door. Skiers are chomping at the bit because December days don’t wait. When go-time hits, we rock and roll. Get those rotors spinning.

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Storm days mean old growth tree skiing | P: Lead Guide Craig Ellis

Small groups, local knowledge

In December, our deep snowpack is in its early stages. Runs are not always filled in the way we like them. This is when our guides really shine, picking out lines that are not often skied, and taking full advantage of low angle sun exposure and sheltered snow. It’s a sweet short window of opportunity.

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Monashee Magic | P: Lead Guide Craig Ellis

Home away from home

Tired, worked and pumped at the end of their day, our lodge guests can kick back by the fireplace or pony up to the bar with après snacks prepared by our chef. Enjoy yourself. We are here to take care of the rest.

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December snowfall at Eagle Pass Lodge | P: Sean Anley

Staying in Revy? If you’re up for it after your day of shredding, there are brew pubs, restaurants, and craft distilleries. The city is small and personal – like us.

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Revelstoke in the winter | P: See Revelstoke

Amongst friends

We love to ski. At Eagle Pass Heli, December is the month of untouched firsts. Let us show you around, take you into the trees, high up in the alpine, or shoot the chutes. Catch the December fever. We’ll be here when you come back for more.

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Deep December 2019 | P: Lead Guide Craig Ellis

Last December, we had over 350 cm (12 ft) of snowfall. We spent most of the month getting face shots, and over the head pow in our old-growth backyard. The secret is out, the month of December is ON in the Monashees.

First tracks of year can hit some of our favourite lines. It's stormy, deep and delicious out there and it happens once per year. December: don't miss your chance.

Experience Eagle Pass Heliski, contact us today!

Need information on Revelstoke? SeeRevelstoke.com has the goods on visiting our town.

Words by Jill Macdonald

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