Revelstoke was once famous as a ski-jumping center and boasts the first ski-jump in North America, established in 1915. Many Scandinavian families settles in Revelstoke and brought their winter sports with them. Local man Nels Nelsen was the world champion ski-jumper for several consecutive years in the 1920s. The ski-jump was uin use until the early 1970s and the international competitions attracted athletes and spectators from around the world. Red found that the winter sports in Revelstoke are the cream of the crop, boasting North America's greatest vertical at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, world class Snowmobiles trails blanketed with an average snowfall of 40-60 feet per year, 25+km of groomed Nordic trails including 5+km lit for night skiing, easy access to the best Backcountry Touring experience on earth, and more Helicopter and Cat Ski/Snowboard operations than you can count. Needless to say, Red LOVED staying at the Courthouse Inn Revelstoke nearby to all of these awesome activities!
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