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Revelstoke BC
Revelstoke BC
Revelstoke has long wide steep groomed runs
Revelstoke has long wide steep groomed runs
The town of Revelstoke BC
The town of Revelstoke BC
Ski Revelstoke Canada
Ski Revelstoke Canada
Apres ski at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Apres ski at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Heli Skiing - Eagle Pass
Revelstoke Heli Skiing - Eagle Pass
Eagle Pass Heliskiing Revelstoke
Eagle Pass Heliskiing Revelstoke
The town of Revelstoke BC
The town of Revelstoke BC
Revelstoke Ski Resort
Revelstoke Ski Resort
The village has developed somewhat in recent years
The village has developed somewhat in recent years
Selkirk Tangiers - Revelstoke Heli Skiing
Selkirk Tangiers - Revelstoke Heli Skiing
The Sutton Place Hotel provides ski-in ski-out condo accommodation
The Sutton Place Hotel provides ski-in ski-out condo accommodation
Revelstoke Ski Resort - the lifts are fast
Revelstoke Ski Resort - the lifts are fast
Revelstoke Heli Skiing with Eagle Pass
Revelstoke Heli Skiing with Eagle Pass
Revelstoke ski shop
Revelstoke ski shop
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Resort
Revelstoke Resort
Revelstoke ski resort is fantastic for advanced riders
Revelstoke ski resort is fantastic for advanced riders
Revelstoke Canada
Revelstoke Canada

Revelstoke

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Review

Get revved up and get stoked at Revelstoke Mountain Resort! Corny catch phrases aside, Revelstoke ski resort is continuing to transform itself with the potential to become the biggest and best resort in Canada. Revelstoke BC has long been known by cat skiers and heli skiers for the legendary Selkirk powder that falls in abundance. Realising the potential for the perfect location where snow dumps, Revelstoke Mountain Resort opened in the season of 2007-08 and development continues to turn this powder paradise into a mega-resort.

For powder hounds, Revelstoke has the great advantage that the area offers resort skiing, cat skiing, and heli skiing (with either Selkirk Tangiers or Eagle Pass Heliskiing), so you can mix and match your powder adventure depending upon the conditions, and of course, your budget.

Revelstoke Ski Terrain
Revy is big, big, big – big terrain, big pitch, big snowfall and big vertical. Revelstoke ski resort has 3,121 acres (1,263 hectares) of skiable terrain yet only 59 trails, which gives you an idea of the magnitude of the off-piste offerings. Revelstoke has the longest vertical in North America at 1,713 metres/ 5,620 feet (104 metres more than Whistler Blackcomb), so it’s easy for the thighs to get burnt out after two runs! And the gondola and detachable quad chair lifts are super fast so there’s little rest time.

The Revelstoke skiing terrain is largely below the treeline and consists of super long steep groomers, mellow groomed runs, moguls, glades, and tree skiing. Alpine bowl skiing is available in the North Bowl and a hike-to area above The Stoke chair.

With terrain split stats of 7% beginner, 45% intermediate and 48% advanced, it’s no great surprise that lots of hot skiers and boarders hang out at Revelstoke ski resort. The main niche of the resort is for advanced riders and those who want to progress to backcountry skiing, and the terrain is OK for experts. The resort is not as well suited to beginners or low-end intermediates, but this isn’t to say that these groups won’t find some appropriate terrain at Revelstoke ski resort.

Revelstoke Snow

Revy is renowned for getting lots of snow. Some of the Revelstoke heli skiing areas get a whopping 12-18 metres of powder on average per season, and the resort gets somewhere in the realm of 9-14 metres. The powder at Revelstoke Mountain Resort can be a little heavy, but no one seems to care considering the quantity of powder days.

Where is Revelstoke?

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is 6km southeast of the town of Revelstoke BC, which is 2 hours (199km) away from Kelowna International Airport. There are airport shuttles between Kelowna and Revelstoke, and there are shuttles between the town of Revelstoke and Revelstoke Mountain Resort, but having a rental car is rather handy.

Revelstoke Hotels and Accommodation

The base area of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort has grown somewhat in recent years to become a small village. Core to the village are the three buildings of the large Sutton Place Revelstoke. This hotel provides delightfully upscale condo accommodation that is fully ski-in ski-out.

Most of the Revelstoke accommodation is located downtown where there is variety to suit all budgets. In addition to Revelstoke hotels, the town has lodges, motels, and B&Bs. The culture is that of a lovely country town rather than a glitzy ski resort town.

To search for accommodation at Revelstoke Mountain or in town, check out the Revelstoke Accommodation Listings.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Facilities

The Revelstoke ski resort village is still in its infancy with only a couple of restaurants, a bar, a retail shop, a ski and snowboard rental shop, and snowsports school. Nevertheless the facilities are more than adequate to cover the needs of those on a ski holiday, and downtown Revelstoke has lots of shops, restaurants and bars.

Despite its label as being a mountain for hard-core skiers and snowboarders, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has been working hard in recent years to attract families and beginners. The Turtle Creek area in front of the Sutton Place Hotel has a magic carpet, learner’s slope, and tubing. The family friendly evolution has also included the addition of a child care centre, a good ski school program, and kids’ activities. Kids’ lift tickets are inexpensive and beginners’ packages are amongst some of the cheapest in the country.

Revelstoke Ski Resort vs Kicking Horse

Many people like to compare Revelstoke 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.

Revelstoke Heli Skiing

Revelstoke BC is a major epicentre of heli skiing due to the abundance of powder and the diversity of terrain. Selkirk Tangiers offers a range of heli skiing packages, including day skiing and multi-day packages that incorporate accommodation and meals. For the multi-day packages in particular, Selkirk Tangiers offers some of the cheapest Canadian heli skiing available.

Eagle Pass is another Revelstoke heli skiing operation. Eagle Pass Heliskiing is a boutique operation that only offers small group heli skiing in either single day format, or multi-day packages with lodge accommodation. This is an excellent heliski outfit for experts.

Eagle Pass Heli Skiing Eagle Pass Heli Skiing
Located in Revelstoke, EP caters for advanced to expert skiers & borders. All small groups of 4 guests per guide/heli. Day trips from Revy and multi-day packages available from their lodge.
Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing Revelstoke
An iconic Revelstoke heli ski operation offering inexpensive no-frill day and multi-day packages plus deluxe packages with all of the bells & whistles. Over 500,000 acres of alpine terrain suited to all levels.

Revelstoke Cat Skiing

The Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers cat skiing within a small area adjacent to the ski resort. This Revelstoke cat skiing is a good introduction to snowcat skiing.

A more serious Revelstoke cat skiing operation is Mustang Powder, which has huge terrain and infinite fresh deep powder on offer. You may need to pack your snorkel! This highly reputable cat skiing company provides multi-day trips of 3, 4 or 5 days duration, with luxury accommodation. 

Alternatively Chatter Creek Cat Skiing is 125km northeast of Revelstoke BC. 

Revelstoke Cat Skiing Mustang Powder (Revelstoke Cat Skiing)
Located near Revelstoke in the Monashee 's amongst some of BC 's best skiing terrain. Mustang Powder boasts a massive 18 metre (60 feet) annual snowfall. Pack your snorkel! 

More Reasons to Ski Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke is a great resort that hasn’t quite lived up to the avalanche of media hype yet, but it has plenty of potential. The master plan for future development includes another 17 lifts and extensive expansion of the ski run clearings to provide 4,047 hectares of skiable terrain. Blimey!

In the meantime, the tranquility of Revelstoke and the lack of crowds is a huge bonus for powder hounds. Undertake an intensive pre-season fitness campaign and get to this place before anyone else discovers it and steals your powder stash!

Revelstoke is on the Mountain Collective Pass.

Tours That Include Revelstoke

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Canadian Road Trip DETAILS
FULLY HOSTED & GUIDED SAFARI
13 Days | 12 Nights | 8 Riding | 6 Resorts
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USD 2,589
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
Chase the powder at 5 iconic ski resorts located in Canada's powder triangle plus a day of cat skiing. Resorts include Panorama, Red Mountain, Whitewater & Revelstoke + Big Red Cats. Add on an optional day of heli.
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11-Day British Columbia Ski Tour DETAILS
HOSTED SKI SAFARI | POWDER HIGHWAY BC
10 Nights | 8 Days Skiing | 4 Resorts
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USD 2,621
Book & pay deposit by Nov 30, 2016 and get 10% off displayed price
Book & pay deposit by Nov 30, 2016 and get 10% off displayed price
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
Travel BC's famous Powder Highway & experience the best skiing in Canada. This 11 day tour takes in some of BC's less visited resorts of Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Whitewater & Red Mountain. Here you will find some of the most challenging terrain in Canada combined with the deepest & driest snow in BC.
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9-Day British Columbia Ski Tour DETAILS
HOSTED SKI SAFARI | POWDER HIGHWAY BC
8 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 3 Resorts
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USD 2,246
Book & pay deposit by Nov 30, 2016 and get 10% off displayed price
Book & pay deposit by Nov 30, 2016 and get 10% off displayed price
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
Travel BC's famous Powder Highway & experience the best skiing in Canada. This 9 day tour takes in some of BC's less visited resorts of Revelstoke, Kicking Horse & Whitewater. Here you will find some of the most challenging terrain in Canada combined with the deepest & driest snow in BC.
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Heli Skiing Tours
Selkirk Tangiers - Day Heli Skiing DETAILS
REVELSTOKE SINGLE-DAY HELI SKIING
Single Day Into to Heli | 3 Runs
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USD 679
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced
Selkirk Tangiers offer some of the best value heli skiing on the planet; how can you afford not to try it! The 3-run Powder Excursion package is the perfect introduction for heli virgins whilst the 5-run Powder Adventure package is perfect for those wanting a full-day experience. WARNING: this is very addictive!!
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Eagle Pass - Echo Bay Lodge DETAILS
UNLIMITED VERT HELI SKIING & LODGING
From 3-Days Heli | 3 Nights Deluxe Lodging
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USD 4,631
Book a heli & lodging package by April 15, 2016 and get
1. 10% off with a 30% non refundable deposit by April 15, 2016
2. 15% off with a full non-refundable payment by April 15, 2016
Ability: Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
Echo Bay Lodge is a beautifully handcrafted timber lodge purpose built by Eagle Pass Heliskiing featuring floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views. Step out the door and you are in your heli on the way to your day's powder adventure!
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Eagle Pass - Day Heli Skiing DETAILS
SMALL GROUP DAY HELI SKIING
6 - 8 runs (Min Vert 3000 m)
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USD 994
Book a day or more between now and the end of the season and get CAD$200 off per seat per day!
Ability: Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
If you are heading to Revelstoke this winter you can't go past at least a day or 2 of heliskiing with Eagle Pass. Each day includes 6 - 8 runs depending on the conditions and the speed of the group. Avi gear and skis/snowboards are also provided.
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