It’s that time of year again – the shops are filled with pink balloons, expensive chocolates and teddy bears. Yes, Valentine’s Day is looming. The team at Bighorn know there is only one place to be in the middle of February however and that is on the slopes, as conditions in Revelstoke are amazing. With heaps of fresh snow and bluebird skies, guests have been hitting the high alpine and loving the powder, views and awesome terrain.
The Bighorn Chef, Peter Hughes, can create a special Valentine’s menu for any love birds who want the best of both worlds: amazing heliskiing and romantic gastronomy. We’ve got a sneak preview of what he is planning, it sounds delicious even if you’re not feeling romantic! Perfect fuel for another day skiing the dream.
Canapé and champagne party
Truffled gougeres with dolcellate
Oysters Kilpatrick grilled with Canadian Bacon and Worcestershire Sauce
Teppanyaki Seared Scallops with Lemongrass and Ginger Infused Miso Broth
Frasier River Sockeye Salmon served En Croute and Carved Table Side
Chocolate Marquise Kisses with Gold Leaved Strawberry Crostilliant
Allow us to introduce Peter Hughes, the Bighorn Executive Chef who is putting Revelstoke on the culinary map. We’ll be posting regular notes from the Chef’s Table at Bighorn, proving that ski fare can be innovative and delicious as well as satisfying after a day skiing the powder.
Focussing on local provenance and exciting flavor combinations, Bighorn cuisine is executed with flair and finesse.
To whet your appetite, here are the chef’s secret menu ideas for breakfast this heliski season…
Mango and strawberry smoothies (or green apple, wheatgrass and carrot for those who need a boost)
Homemade granola with greek yoghurt made in BC, berries and berry coulis
Bighorn Sausages – a collaboration with Barry the Butcher in Revelstoke, we’ve made the perfect breakfast banger
Really good double smoked bacon with oven roasted tomatoes
Local sourdough bread toasted and topped with scrambled free-range eggs and a grilled portobello mushroom
Sweetcorn and bacon fritters with mild tomato salsa and poached free-range eggs
We say that is the best possible way to start the day. No boring cornflakes and congealed eggs in sight. Unless that’s what you like of course, because remember Peter is on hand to cater for any (weird) whims!
Next week, we find out how Bighorn guests will be wooed, via their tastebuds, on Valentines Day.
Do you want to know what 40cm of snow in 36 hours looks like? Check out this image of one lucky skier enjoying the epic conditions in Revelstoke.
After an huge dump at the weekend, cold weather has kept the powder fresh and fluffy and the resort is set for even more snow later this week. With 550cm of snow to date this season in Revelstoke, it does’t get any better than this!
Bighorn is perfectly placed to make the most of the next dump of snow, with access to the back country from our helipad, or lift skiing from Revelstoke Mountain Resort right on your doorstep.
We still have some availability for our ‘Open House’ week from 4th February, with bookings being taken on a room by room basis. This is a unique opportunity to experience the luxury living at Bighorn without needing to book the whole house. Enquire now for more information on this fantastic offer.
This week Revelstoke Mountain Resort hosted the finals of the Freeskiing World Tour, welcoming some of the best and most daring skiers on the planet to it’s slopes. www.freskiingworldtour.com
The incredible terrain and deep snow in Revelstoke makes it the perfect venue for big mountain skiers to really show their stuff. Our friends at Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing are flying world-class skiers to the top of McKenzie Face, where they tackle the steeps and cliffs for their chance of glory. This year, skiers are encouraged not only to show their technical ability, but to get creative and wow the judges:
“Last year we took a huge step in the progression of the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour when we introduced the style/creativity category which has opened the door to a new generation of skiers who are incorporating new school tricks into fluid, solid skiing on big mountain terrain” said Bryan Barlow, Event Director.
Check out this video of competitors in action and hear why the judges love Revelstoke.