But when they start to succeed, you start to take note.
Opening late last month for its sophomore season is Revelstoke, a British Columbian ski resort that's aiming to make Canada's Selkirk Mountains the new Rockies (like we said...balls). Revelstoke's last winter was a respectable soft-opening, with just two lifts covering a vertical descent rivaling Whistler's. But this year, they're breaking all the records—two quads and two gondolas, covering 5,260 vertical feet of expert-worthy terrain, the most in North America.
Also debuting this season: flights direct from Calgary, saving you a deal-breaking six-hour drive. Opening later in the winter for your après-ski enjoyment is the Nelsen Lodge, located right at the gondola base—an all-suite boutique hotel, with Aspen-quality rooms at Canadian-dollar prices (love it). And just through the door are heli-skiing and snowcat expeditions, running right out of the village—the only place on the continent to do so.
You had a good run, Colorado...