10 skiers from Revelstoke history who were gnarlier than you
We dug through the Revelstoke Museum & Archives files to find 10 gnarly skiers from Revelstoke's past that skinned up in wool pants, flew through the air in leather boots, stuck their landings on wood planks, and wrote their names in the history books for accomplishments that have stood the test of time.
They did it on wood skis – planks, literally – leather ski boots and leather-strap bindings.
They charged hard after climbing up the hill on every lap.
But the most impressive part is they pioneered it. Do you think a 100-foot jump is doable? I don’t know – let’s find out. How about 200 feet? Let’s find that out next.
They built jumps that scared the crap out of visiting jumpers, because, well, do you want to go big or what?
They ski toured to Jasper and Banff without a cell phone safety net. They smashed gender barriers by racing behind horses, sticking insane jumps and old-fashioned calling you out to race.
Revelstoke has a storied skiing history. The Revelstoke Mountaineer collaborated with the Revelstoke Museum & Archives to compile this list of Revelstoke skiers who were gnarlier than you. Thanks to the museum for providing photos and captions:
Correction: We accidentally put Heather Lodge on Mount Mackenzie not Mount Revelstoke in one of the posts, and we’ve changed that now.