Ski & Snowboard Holidays, Destinations & Deals

You’ve never visited a place quite like Revelstoke before.  Located in the heart of the Monashee and Columbia Mountains, in British Columbia, Revelstoke is Canada’s mountain playground. Over 120 years of skiing history has become part of the town’s fabric, creating a community that celebrates winter in all its forms. If you live for snow, welcome home. Revelstoke holds the Canadian record for snowfall at 24 m (80 ft), and the Resort’s slopes are blanketed with an average of 10.5 m (34 ft) of powder every winter. Those who have been know; you may leave Revelstoke, but you will never forget it. Book now!

Put this resort on your bucket list.  From small beginnings, Revelstoke began its reinvention as a world class resort. Post the impact of the global financial crisis, Revelstoke Mountain Resort emerged stronger and making more of a mark as a serious stakeholder in the ski resort world, continuing with a bold transformation and development.

WHY REVELSTOKE?

Revelstoke ski resort is continuing to transform itself with the potential to become the biggest and best resort in Canada. Realizing the potential for the perfect location where snow dumps, Revelstoke Mountain Resort opened in the season of 2007-2008 and infrastructure development continues to turn this powder paradise into a mega-resort.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts North America’s greatest vertical at 1713 m (5620 ft) along with an average snowfall of 10.5 m (34.4 ft).

The resort also offers 3121 ac (1264 ha) of fall line skiing, high alpine bowls, renowned gladed terrain and endless groomers. Book now!

Skiers and snowboarders visiting Revelstoke can access a total of 515,000 acres of terrain, including their exclusive backcountry terrain with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing.

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Revelstoke heli-group – Photo Credit:Selkirk-Tangiers

With their claim to have the longest descent in North America, and powder snow to delight, visitors to Revelstoke have good reason to add this emerging resort to any itinerary through British Columbia, Canada.

The town of Revelstoke is a current epicenter of heli and cat skiing and is like a Canadian Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with a funky and historic downtown, big mountains, abundant snow and a friendly population of happily obsessive skiers.

“Revelstoke is the kind of small town where kids meander down the sidewalks on their way to school.” There are hip coffee shops, community festivals such as Timber Days and Winterlude and a strong sense of community. The 1,000-seat Revelstoke forum is always full with junior hockey games. The 8,300 locals are a mix of timber, railway and construction workers, artists, musicians, mountain guides, urban refugees, and professionals.

Revelstoke Mountain ResortRevelstoke Mountain Resort offers wide open runs, glades, steeps and superb powder skiing and boarding. Photo Credit: Revelstoke Mountain Resort

 FUN FACT

More than a century since Revelstoke Ski Club organized its’ first winter carnival in 1915, the resort has been through some changes and challenges, establishing itself amongst the international skiing community in 2007 as a resort for the serious and advanced skier. Read the history , and the update of the resort’s reincarnation and progress by 2012 and 2017.

THE SNOW

One word. Epic. Revelstoke has a well-deserved reputation for getting huge snowfalls. Some of the Revelstoke heli skiing areas get a whopping 40–59 feet (12–18 m)of powder on average per season, and the resort’s average is 34.4 feet (10.5 m).  The village base elevation at only 2008 feet (612m) can mean sometimes the snow cover is marginal at the lower elevations, but this is more than offset, by the number of powder days, and off piste skiing at higher elevations.

Take a look at this graph which plots the seasonal snowfall accumulation at Revelstoke Mountain Resort to allow you to plan your visit with more confidence. Track the length and intensity of the storm cycles by observing the sharp rises and the bluebird days on level pitches.

THE VILLAGE & THE TOWN

The on-mountain village at Revelstoke is very small; smaller than Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s village. Don’t expect an Aspen style après ski scene here.  On the flip side, the town of Revelstoke has an authenticity and charm of a long gone era and you’ll find a fair share of pubs, cafes and restaurants to fill your après appetite.

If you do want to be on the mountain, the Sutton Place Hotel is the only accommodation. Having stayed there, we can attest to 5 start luxury condo style suites, smack bang at the base of the gondola.

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Revelstoke-Sutton Place Hotel

Given the single choice of on-mountain accommodation, many visitors opt to bunk down in Revelstoke. Named as a one of Canada’s “Top 4 Most Livable Ski Towns” on Liftopia, and a “must do trip” on National Geographic’s Ultimate Adventure Bucket List, in Revelstoke you’ll find a vibrant mountain community with a rich heritage.

There are many options; from bed & breakfasts, budget Revelstoke hotels to high end resorts, and everything in between. Some hotels offer onsite full restaurants and licensed facilities, complimentary passes to the aquatic centre, or have their own pool and hot tubs. Most hotels offer great views of Mt. Begbie, Mt. Revelstoke, and the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges.

DISTANCE

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is just a short 3.7 miles (6km) southeast of the town of Revelstoke, in British Columbia.  There are regular daily express shuttle services from designated stops in Revelstoke to the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

OUR ADVICE

The question: Ski or Board Revelstoke Ski Resort vs Kicking Horse or both?

Many people like to compare Revelstoke Mountain Resort to its neighbour, Kicking Horse Ski Resort. There are many similarities between these two up-and-coming ski resorts, but Kicking Horse is much further progressed in the development of the village. Other differences are that Kicking Horse has more open alpine terrain and much more expert terrain, yet the lift infrastructure isn’t as good as Revelstoke.

The other difference is the snow – Revelstoke generally has more of it, but it’s not as dry as Kicking Horse. Both are part of the Powder Highway, one highway in the Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia, that connects many ski resorts and snow adventures along a winter road trip.

We would recommend Revelstoke for your first Powder Highway resort, allow at least 4 days to truly explore this amazing resort, and ideally sneak in a day cat or heli skiing.

Revelstoke have announced plans to expand with more infrastructure at the base which will be welcome. In addition, the resort announced expansion of the lift capacity by 25% on the Revelation Gondola, and the construction of the new Cupcake Quad Chair. Read more about the resort’s Master Plan.

If you have the time and the budget, and the ability, definitely consider adding Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to your itinerary.

 

WHERE TO STAY

On mountain there is just one option — The Sutton Place Hotel. It is a true ski-in, ski-out luxury condominium style hotel, featuring 205 condominium hotel units, premium amenities and three on-site dining experiences — Rockford Wok | Bar | Grill; The Mackenzie Common Tavern; and La Baguette. The hotel, is situated right at the base of the Revelation Gondola.  You cannot get any closer to the lifts.

In January 2019, Revelstoke City Council approved “in principal”, a new 158-bed hotel and conference centre, also to be located at the base of the resort, steps from the Sutton Place Hotel.

All of the other Revelstoke accommodation is located downtown where there is variety to suit all budgets. The Sandman Hotel Revelstoke is Revelstoke’s largest full-service hotel, with 173 recently renovated guest rooms. The Coast Hotel, is another well-regarded property in the downtown centre.  In addition to Revelstoke hotels the town has lodges, motels, hostels and Bed & Breakfasts. Another option are winter RV parks that welcome winter camps. Bring your thermals.  In a nutshell, Revelstoke has an ambience that’s more like a laid back country town rather than a glitzy ski resort town.

Our pick of accommodation:

Other Revelstoke accommodations.

TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT REVELSTOKE

#1. The vertical — Revelstoke has the longest descent in North America, at 5620 feet (1713) mm.

#2. The Snow — average snowfall of 10.5 metres (34 ft) Some of the heli skiing areas accessed from Revelstoke enjoy an almost unbelievable 40–60 feet (12–18 m) of powder on average per season. Skiers and snowboarders visiting Revelstoke can access a total of 515,000 acres (1272 ha) of terrain, including exclusive back-country terrain with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing.

#3. Cat skiing – Discover British Columbia’s premiere cat skiing operation, with Great Northern Snowcats to carve the best turns of your lives in deep powder snow. Accessible as a day trip.

#4.  Exceptional and easy access to heli ski operators — live your powder dreams with Selkirk Tangiers Heli skiing, with some 515,000 acres (208,413 ha) of Revelstoke’s biggest heli skiing tenure. Choose from a single day trip with up to 5 runs or a multi-day trip.  A great way to finish a BC ski holiday along the Powder Highway. Warm up at one of the other BC or Alberta resort first, and finish on an absolute adrenalin high.

#5. Buying power of both multi-resort lift passes — the IKON lift pass and Mountain Collective.

RESORT FACTS
DESIGNATED TRAILS:
Revelstoke Mountain Resort   #Total Trails Beginner Intermediate Advanced
75+ 12%  43% 45%
Revelstoke 18-19 Trail Map
Revelstoke 2018-19 Trail Map
ANNUAL SNOWFALL:
Revelstoke Mountain Resort  413 in 10.5 m
TERRAIN: RESORT AREA:
Revelstoke Mountain Resort 3,121 ac 1,263 ha
Vertical Drop:

5620 ft / 1712 m                                          Longest Run: 9.5 mi / 15.2 km

NUMBER OF LIFTS & UPHILL CAPACITY:

Revelstoke Mountain Resort 5 lifts 9,700 people per hour

Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts North America’s greatest lift accessed vertical drop

NORDIC SKIING:

Revelstoke Mountain Resort recommend and partner with the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club. The volunteer organization — more than 100 years old, maintains a system of ski trails on Mount Macpherson. The trailhead is 4.3 miles (7km)  south of Revelstoke on Highway 23, at an elevation of about 2100 feet (640 m).

The Revelstoke area is famous for its huge snowfall and the trail system’s easterly aspect helps keep snow conditions excellent. Approximately 16 miles (26 km)of skate ski trails are groomed for both skating and classic technique with a Bombardier BR275.

FUN FACT: Night Nordic skiing is also available at the Nordic Centre, with trails lit by LED lights.

Cross country rentals are available at the Nordic Centre, as well as stores in downtown Revelstoke.  Private and semi-private lessons can be arranged via the Resort.

NIGHT SKIING:

Not offered, head downtown to the après action, or you may just want to fall into bed exhausted after a day on the mountain, cat or heli skiing.

Season Dates & Opening Hours:

Revelstoke is usually open from late November to mid-April each year.

WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION: 

9.00 am – 3.30 pm Note: These times are provided by the ski resort and can vary based on external conditions, day of the week, school, and public holidays.

TERRAIN PARK

Yes, Revelstoke is opening up a world of possibility for shredders. No one’s pretending that the hill’s about to become the new park destination, but it rounds out their terrain nicely and pleases the park dudes. Also, it means that the current generation of groms, which has grown up shredding the endless steeps and hidden cliffs of the resort, is going to add another facet to its riding. It’s just another reason to pack the car, and head down the Powder Highway to this resort.

Revelstoke_Kids_Grom_Credit Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Photo credit: Revelstoke Mountain Resort

And, in the same vein, given the park’s location under the Stoke chair, it offers the possibility of one of the most epic park laps anywhere. As a local said recently, “Picture it: you step off the lift, drop into Separate Reality, shred several hundred metres of vertical then peel into park to close out the run with a front switch up and a left side spin. It’s beautiful. It’s reality at Revelstoke.” We are sure you will be stoked too.

Read more on the Newschoolers Revelstoke Forum.

GETTING THERE

FLY: Revelstoke has air access from both Kelowna and Calgary. The local Revelstoke airport is for private planes and charters only.

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is Interior BC’s largest hub, and just 2.5 hour south of Revelstoke 120 miles (193 km) well serviced with daily direct flights from Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and Cranbrook. Everything Revelstoke offers regular transfers directly to your hotel in Revelstoke on The Stoke Shuttle.

Calgary (YYC), Alberta is a major international airport which lies in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, four and a half hours East of Revelstoke 268 miles (430km).  Calgary has daily non-stop flights from countless international destinations in the Unites States of America, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, Japan as well as Central America.

In addition, if you are planning a road trip, there is an airport at Kamloops (YKA), the gateway to Sun Peaks, accessible by road from Revelstoke.

From Vancouver International Airport (YVR) the road journey is a comfortable and extraordinarily scenic 6 hour 363 miles (583 km) journey through the Thompson Okanagan region of Interior British Columbia.

Revelstoke Air Access

DRIVE: The drive to Revelstoke, British Columbia is one of the most spectacular in Canada. Travelling from the east, you’ll pass through two National Parks in the Selkirk Mountains, featuring views of white-water rivers, pristine forests, dramatic peaks, and impressive glaciers. Travelling from the west, your journey takes you through the scenic Okanagan Valley. If you are renting a vehicle, please request your vehicle is equipped with winter tires for your commute into the interior.

If you are considering a road trip to take in other ski resorts and the spectacular alpine scenery; Revelstoke Mountain Resort is 4.75 hours from Calgary, some 257 miles (413 km) via the Trans Canada Highway including Rogers Pass. From Vancouver, the drive will take 7 hours, some 392 miles (631km).  Towns closer by include — Kelowna 2.5 hours, 124 miles (199 km), and Kamloops also 2.5 hours, 130 miles (210 km).

SNOW HOW TIP:  Ridesharing is prevalent in Canada, and there are various apps, to help people share rides between cities. With over 45,000 members in Western Canada, it’s a popular way to get to Revelstoke from Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Calgary, Edmonton and beyond.

Travel to Revelstoke with fellow mountain addicts. If you’re driving to Revelstoke, you can post your empty seats, collect money for your gas and help others get up the hill.

If you need a ride to Revelstoke, you can book a seat with a driver. The app provides a profile for your driver with their name, picture, details on how many people they’ve driven before and other member reviews. It’s super easy! however caution is always recommended.

SNOW HOW TIP: Winter tyres or chains are mandatory from October 1 to April 30 each year. Winter tyres can be requested for rental cars also. Look for the snowflake symbol on the tyre. Enterprise Car Rental are our preferred car rental company, purely based on positive past experiences, and offering a fleet of vehicles with winter tyres.

GETTING AROUND REVELSTOKE: The Resort Express operated by Everything Revelstoke operates a regular loop shuttle from downtown hotels and meeting points, to the resort, from 6:0am – midnight daily, with a scheduled shuttle service every 30 minutes/. Tickets must be purchased online

TAXI: There are at least two taxi services in Revelstoke.

BIKES: Revelstoke is pretty serious about biking and the locals don’t let the snow stop them! Rent fat bikes from Tantrum and hit the trails. Or better yet, book a tour with Wandering Wheels, our local bike guide experts. These bikes are intended for off-road cycling with wider, over-sized tires to handle the snow.

Fat biking

OTHER GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Revelstoke is also accessible via Greyhound Bus and  Bus Bud

 FUN FACT: Read more about Revy’s Master Plan including hut to hut ski touring.

SNOW SCHOOL

Revelstoke have a vast selection of improvement lessons and programs.This is THE resort to try cat skiing and if the budget permits, go all the way, and heli ski.  Here are a just a few.  Use this video guide to check your ability level:

First Tracks Make the most of your experience at Revelstoke Mountain Resort with our First Tracks program. Guests will be given the chance to ride for two or three runs before the public arrives at 8:45 a.m. Load the Lower Gondola at 7:45 a.m. with your group’s guides, a full 45 minutes before anyone else.

Your guides will split the groups according to ability level (don’t worry, families can ride together), with a maximum of 7 guests per guide. This program is limited to 28 guests daily. Your guide will then take you down a selection of designated runs for the day, based on the current snow conditions. You will have the chance to experience untracked powder or ski/ride on perfectly manicured groomers.

Cat & Heli Prep Program This is definitely not your regular ‘line up and listen’ lesson! This program is designed to take advantage of the highest vertical in North America and acres of steeps and trees. Your Pro will show you how to pick a line through the trees and conserve energy while making turns that adapt to the terrain. This program will show you how to make the most of every run to ensure that you are well prepared for your Cat or Heli skiing experience.

Minimum intermediate ability required.

Advanced Clinics The Advanced Clinics allow you to ride and learn from a veteran instructor skilled in many different aspects of the sport. You have the liberty to choose what skills you would like to develop. A few examples of some of the clinics you can choose from are:

Powder | Carving | Bumps | Cliffs | Park riding | In-bounds guiding

These clinics are available for levels 5-6.


KIDS PROGRAMS

For the tiny tots and children, Revelstoke Snow Sports School provides the fun-filled ultimate snow playground for kids up to 12 years of age. The focus is on fun, and it’s the perfect place for kids to be introduced to snow sports; The programs have got kids covered from pizza to powder turns.  For example:

Kids’ Own at Pro Program The Own a Pro program offers the most time and value of all our private programs.

Drop the kids off early at Kids ROC and rest assured that they will get them excited to go skiing or riding. Pros will work on technique and introduce your child to the mountain in the morning, and then continue developing their skills during the afternoon. Our Pros use a fun and engaging teaching style to help your kids take their skiing and riding to the next level! Reunited with your kids at the end of the day, you can listen to their stories and share in their excitement.

Gnorm’s Camps Gnorm’s Camps is for the advanced riders aged from 6 to 12 years old that want to ski a full day with an experienced pro. Similar to the advanced clinics, Gnorm’s Camps is for the younger crowd to explore different terrain and to learn new skills specific for free riding and big mountain shredding.

Mountain Child Care is open 7 days a week during the winter season, caring for children ages 18 months up to 6 years of age. The large, colourful, interactive room is equipped with all of the toys and amenities that your child needs

Mountain Child Care’s Winter operations will coincide with the opening of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. We offer half-day and full-day child care. Group and private ski lessons are available for 3–6 year olds.

SNOW HOW TIP: Best to register in advance for child minding prior to your vacation to ensure availability

Video courtesy Revelstoke Mountain Resort

RENTALS

We often recommend bringing your own boots, but save the stress of travelling with your own skis and boards.

Revelstoke’s Rental Advantage
  1. Best Inventory in Revelstoke– With brand new, top of the line equipment from some of the world’s top ski and snowboard brands, you’ll always get the best gear on the market.
  2. Switch It Up– Conditions change, so why not change your skis? Switch out your equipment as many times as you like throughout the day. Adapt to conditions, or just try something new.
  3. Wide Selection– From carvers to fat pow-slayers and touring equipment (including splitboards), the rentals shop has the perfect setup for your favourite type of riding.
  4. Slopeside Convenience– Book your skis online and the gear will be stored overnight for you with the resort’s concierge service. Early morning openings mean you’ll never be late for a pow day.
  5. Local Expertise– Certified technicians are a wealth of information, both on and off the mountain. They will help you choose the right equipment for the conditions and share their local knowledge.
RETAIL THERAPY

At the village base, there is only limited retail, for snacks and refreshments, outerwear, unique Revelstoke souvenirs, t-shirts, hats, swimwear, and incidentals. For all things snowsports related, the other store is “Critical Parts” for hard goods such as skis, boards, boots and backcountry gear. If you’ve got boot issues, they’ve got comfort and fit solutions to  shape your boot shell for a perfect fit; plus design fully customised insoles based on the shape of your foot. Certified, experienced boot fitters will do anything to you keep you out on the hill from first tracks to last chair.

You’ll need to head downtown to Revelstoke’s vibrant and historical main street for your retail therapy. The majority of the shops are small specialty retailers, locally owned and operated, offering unique products and services. The shops and services echo the local sentiment of health, wellness, recreation, and environmental sustainability.

Retail stores with apparel and equipment for skiers and snowboarders, après ski gear, gifts and souvenirs  √
Equipment hire and rentals – skis, snowboards, snowshoes, helmets, and clothing  √
Boot fitter – expert team guarantee comfort & fit  √
Kids gear and souvenirs  √
Repairs and tuning open daily  √

Revelstoke Downtown Market

The Revelstoke Winter Market brings together farm and craft vendors from Revelstoke and as far away as Vernon, Golden, and the Slocan Valley. You’ll find a full line-up of vendors with everything from honey, meats, eggs, coffee, kombucha, vegan cheese, ready-to-eat Indian food, diverse creative crafts, and organic fruit & vegetables.  It is held every second Thursday afternoon (noon–5pm) from November to April at the Revelstoke Community Centre.

APRÈS SKI

To make it easy to go directly from slashing turns to raising glasses, there is a  selection of slope-side bars and restaurants are only steps away from the snow and often have some pretty great food & drink specials to sweeten the deal. Here are some of our favourite spots to grab a cold one after a day on the slopes.  The Rockford Wok, bar and grill; McKenzie’s Outpost and Revelation Lodge.

McKenzie-Outpost-Cafe- Photo credit Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke is blessed to have more than 35 restaurants and many food and beverage artisans that are incredibly passionate about the products they create. The best trips are often defined by the ultimate food experience. This can be one bite, or a magical dinner in the most unlikely of places. If quality and reasonable price is what you’re after, try one of our Revelstoke family restaurants.

For more variety take the Express shuttle into town and explore the local craft distillery and brewery scene that is growing rapidly.

Visit Mt Begbie Brewing’s brand new space, taste the beers and learn how they make their medal winning brews.

Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery may be a newcomer to the Revelstoke scene but they are making a big impact. Distilled using only local and sustainable ingredients, the distillery is growing their selection of spirits constantly. Book into the tasting bar and find out what they have to offer.

THINGS TO DO
ON MOUNTAIN

Here are a few of our favourite on-mountain activities:

Guided Back Country One Day Tour Experience the legendary backcountry terrain around Revelstoke and Rogers Pass. Through custom guiding and instruction packages, Revelstoke Backcountry Guides’ team of ACMG and IFMGA Certified Guides provides open group and private backcountry tours that take small groups of up to 6 skiers into the incredible terrain surrounding the Revelstoke area.

Guests should be strong intermediate skiers or expert snowboarders in above average physical condition ready to ascend up to 3.5 hours total throughout the day. Guests 15–18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Each Backcountry package will be custom built based on the snow conditions and group experience level.

Avalanche Training Skills This introductory Avalanche Skills Training course is for anyone 15 and over planning on going into the backcountry.

Basic avalanche phenomena and safe mountain travel are discussed, practiced and taught by our Pro Patrol who follows the curriculum established by the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA). The AST Level 1 is the prerequisite for the AST Level 2 and for continued training in professional and industry avalanche courses offered by the CAA.

Single Day Cat Skiing Revelstoke Mountain Resort is proud to be the exclusive provider of single day Cat Skiing with Great Northern Snowcat Skiing.

The Bad Shot Range of the Selkirk Mountains gets an unbelievable amount of snow every year. It piles up in steep chutes, spreads over wide-open mountain faces and fills powder bowls up to the brim. Skiers come to Great Northern Snowcats to carve the best turns of their lives in the deepest snow. Get ready to experience something legendary. Discover British Columbia’s premiere cat skiing operation.

Single or Multi Day Heli Skiing with Selkirk-Tangiers The 1 Day Excursion is a single day option that is ideal for people who want to try heli skiing for the first time. A relaxed pace to the day allows you to discover just how fantastic the experience really is. Enjoy flying amongst stunning peaks, unbelievable vistas, legendary powder, and the thrill of skiing untouched terrain.

The 1 Day Excursion package includes 3 runs in a Bell 205 Helicopter, maximum of 10 guests & 2 Guides. Multi day packages also available with Selkirk-Tangiers.

Host Mountain Tours First time skiing or riding at Revelstoke Mountain Resort?  The resort offers free mountain tours daily at 12:30pm. Meet at the trail map signs next to Mackenzie Outpost at the top of the Revelation Gondola. A Snow School pro will show you how to get to and from the Ripper Chair, and the easiest route down to Revelation Lodge. Skiers and riders should be of an intermediate skill level and comfortable on blue terrain to participate
 More information regarding these and other activities, available here.
Revelstoke-Snowboarder-Photo Credit Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Photo Credit Revelstoke Mountain Resort
OFF MOUNTAI

Check out the current calendar of events

For those days when you feel like a change of pace, or perhaps you have non-skiers and riders in your group, here are a few of our favourite ideas: –

Dogsledding Revelstoke Dogsled Adventures is a small-scale business proud to be operating in the Columbia River/ Revelstoke area.

The modest-size kennel makes sure every dog receives the love and attention they deserve. Revelstoke Dogsled Adventures will provide you with an outstanding, memorable tour. Guides will share their love for dogs, local history, dogsledding knowledge, environmental insight and a wide variety of other topics.

You are sure to have an experience which will produce fond, life-long memories. Trained, motivated teams of Alaskan Racing Huskies will whisk you through the snowy trails. Over hills, around corners, fast and slow, our experienced, happy, hard-working dogs love to run and it shows.  Whether you are the adventurous-type who wants to try “mushing” the dogs or you are content to sit tight and enjoy the ride, you are going to have a blast!

Paragliding If you’ve always wanted to fly, we’ve got an adventure for you!

Take a tandem paragliding flight at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and get an eagle eye view of the most vertical in North America, spectacular mountains and the mighty Columbia river. Fly paragliding tandem with a fully qualified pilot, trained and approved under the standards of the Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association of Canada.

Star Gazing See the sky in a whole new way with Columbia Stars‘ high powered telescopes. A unique and family friendly experience that you won’t get anywhere else!
More information regarding these and other activities, available here.

Star gazing at Revelstoke night sky

Star gazing at Revelstoke night sky

FUN FACT

Thrift Store Shopping for Retro Ski Gear

The Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store has a wealth of retro treasures and rare treats in stock all winter. Find that perfect outfit to confirm your status as the best skier on the mountain!

Q & A
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE?

December to February:  Low: -9°C / 16°F     High: +1 C / 33°F
March to May:                  Low: -3°C / 27°F     High: 6°C / 43°F

These temperatures are recorded downtown.

IS REVELSTOKE SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS?

Yes, for a first-timer, Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers a wide variety of terrain.

With a brand new, comprehensive beginner area and over 45% intermediate terrain, it is easy to develop the confidence you need to explore the 3,121 acres (1,263 ha) of terrain at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

There are dedicated learing areas for beginners including

Turtle Creek Beginner Area (village base)

A wide and easily accessed, progressive beginner slope with a 175m Magic Carpet.

Little Bit (Revelation Lodge)

An additional beginner slope with great views, accessed by Little Bit Magic Carpet.

Snow School Lessons

A great and easy way to try skiing or snowboarding or to progress your skill level is with a professional instructor.  A variety of lessons for all ages and abilities are available at Snow School, conveniently located less than 50 metres from Turtle Creek Beginner Area.

Revelstoke Snowy Village - Photo Credit: Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke snowing in village
I’ve heard REVELSTOKE is a wedding destination. Please tell me more?

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the perfect location for your alpine ‘I do’, under the experienced eye of the resort’s event planning team. Imagine arriving at your wedding by gondola, with celebrations atop the mountain at the Revelation Lodge, complete withbreathtaking views of the towering Monashee Mountains and the majestic Columbia River below. Details here.

Revelstoke Wedding I Do - Photo credit Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Wedding  – Photo credit Revelstoke Mountain Resort

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

·       “#1 Best Kept Secret Ski Resort in North America” – Flight Network – 2017

·       “#2 Ski Resort in Canada / #8 Ski Resort in North America” – Forbes – 2017

·       “Best Ski Resort in Canada” – World Ski Awards – November 2016

·       “#2 Ski Resort in Canada / #6 Ski Resort in North America” – Forbes – 2016

·       “#2 Ski Resort in Canada” – USA Today – 2015

·       “#2 Ski Resort in Canada / #5 Ski Resort in North America” – Snowbrains – 2015

·       Seeded “#1 Ski Resort in North America” – Powder Magazine Ski Town Throwdown –          November 2014

·       “#3 – Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America” – Men’s Journal – December 2013

·       “#1 – 10 Longest Vertical Drops in North America” – SnowBrains.com – April 2013

·       “#3 – Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns” – National Geographic – March 2013

·       “Best Spring Skiing in British Columbia” – Men’s Journal – March 2013

·       “#3 – Canada’s 10 Coolest Ski Hills and Resorts” – Reader’s Digest – February 2013

·       “#5 – Best New Mountain Resorts” – Travel+Leisure – January 2013

·       #1 “32 Best Places to Ski in North America – Powder Magazine Buyer’s Guide – 2013

·       #2 “5 Best Powder Stashes” – Outside Magazine Buyer’s Guide – 2013

·       #5 “Best Overall Resort” #2 “Best Terrain in the West” – SBC Resort Guide – 2012/13

·       “Top 10 Destinations for Powder Hounds” – MSN Travel – December 2012

·       “Best Snow” – Almost 40′ of snowfall in 2010-11 by Ski Canada Magazine – “Best Of Skiing in Canada” Awards 2012

·       “Top 10 Best Resorts in North America” and “Best Powder – Honorable Mention” by Freeskier Magazine – November 2011