Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Ski Resort Canada
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Sutton Place at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
The village base is reasonably compact
The little village at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Canada
Ski Revelstoke BC
The town of Revelstoke Canada
Revelstoke Ski Resort BC
Ski Revelstoke
The historic Roxy theatre in Revelstoke
Downtown Revelstoke Canada
Revelstoke has a good range of restaurants
Revelstoke heli skiing
Revelstoke Canada
Revelstoke Ski Resort is rather steep
Snowy day in Revelstoke BC
Lodging in Revelstoke is mostly very affordable
Downtown Revelstoke
The town of Revelstoke is 6km from the ski resort

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

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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 into becoming one of the biggest and best resorts in Canada. Revelstoke Canada 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.

Pros and Cons of Revelstoke Canada

Pros
  • The Revelstoke Ski Resort has fantastic terrain for advanced riders.
  • The relative tranquillity of Revelstoke and the lack of crowds (on non-powder days) is a bonus.
  • 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.
  • You can get a lot of vertical in a day. Undertake an intensive pre-season fitness campaign.
  • Much of the accommodation in town is modestly priced.
Cons
  • Whilst trying to make some improvements in this area, Revelstoke Mountain Resort still isn’t very good for beginners, and it’s not particularly great for family friendliness.
  • The ski resort isn’t great for intermediates either, mostly due to inadequate grooming.
  • More powder hunters are making Revelstoke home (at least during the winter), so on powder days the locals come out in force.
Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective
  • Revelstoke scores good volumes of snow, but the jury is still out on the quality of the snow.
  • The Ikon Pass provides limited access to Revelstoke, which is serving to increase the crowds somewhat.

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 75 trails, which gives you an idea of the magnitude of the off-piste offerings. The Revelstoke ski hill 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 12% beginner, 43% intermediate (which is exaggerated) and 45% advanced/expert, 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 but not as good as at Kicking Horse. 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 14-18 metres of powder on average per season, and the resort gets an average of 10.5m. 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 Canada?

The Revelstoke ski area is 6km southeast of the town of Revelstoke BC, which is 2 hours drive (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 Canada is a key stop on the BC Powder Highway considering the proliferation of heli skiing, cat skiing and other backcountry options in the area.

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 upscale condo accommodation that is fully ski-in ski-out.

Most of the Revelstoke accommodation is located downtown or out on or near Highway 1 where there is variety to suit all budgets. In addition to Revelstoke hotels, the town has lodges, motels, and B&Bs.

The culture of the town is quickly transforming to that of a vibrant ski town, rather than the sleepy country town it once was.

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 or snowboard trip, and downtown Revelstoke has lots of shops, restaurants and bars.

Despite its label as being a mountain for hard-core skiers and snowboarders, Revelstoke Resort has been trying hard in recent years to attract families and beginners. The area in front of the Sutton Place Hotel has a magic carpet and learner’s slope. The family friendly “evolution” has also included the addition of a child care centre and a good ski school program.

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.

Revelstoke Cat Skiing

The Revelstoke Mountain Resort no longer offers cat skiing within the small area adjacent to the ski resort, but for day cat skiing you can check out Great Northern Snowcat Skiing (transport from Revelstoke provided).

Great Northern Snowcat Skiing also offers 3 and 4 day trips, staying in their lodge at Trout Lake. This Revelstoke cat skiing can cater well to a range of ability levels.

Another 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, but your chances of finding availability are pretty slim!

Alternatively Chatter Creek Cat Skiing is 125km northeast of Revelstoke BC. They offer multi-day cat skiing, but spots here are also hard to come by.
Tours In/Near Revelstoke

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

11-Day British Columbia Ski Tour
HOSTED SKI SAFARI | POWDER HIGHWAY BC
10 Nights | 8 Days Skiing | 4 Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to 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
HOSTED SKI SAFARI | POWDER HIGHWAY BC
8 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 3 Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to 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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8-Day Powder Highway Epic Tour
THE ULTIMATE GUIDED WINTER ROAD TRIP
8 Nights | 5 Riding | 3 Free Days | 5 Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
You will visit 5 of the best resorts along this epic trail. 5 days of riding, unreal food and beer; with 3 days of freedom to choose your own adventures. Join Mountain Movements & experience knee deep powder and face shots on this epic tour!
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Heli Skiing Tours

Selkirk Tangiers - Day Heli Skiing
REVELSTOKE SINGLE-DAY HELI SKIING
Single Day Intro to Heli | 3 Runs
Ability: Intermediate to 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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Great Canadian Heli Packages
FLEXIBLE LENGTH HELI SKI PACKAGES
Minimum 2 Days & 2 Nights
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Multi-day heli ski packages start any day of the week. Choose from 2 to 10 days of heli skiing. Heli ski with an industry leader that invented small group heli skiing & unlimited vertical for the ultimate in powder skiing and riding.
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USD 3,724
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Eagle Pass Day Heli Skiing
SMALL GROUP DAY HELI SKIING
6 - 8 runs (Min Vert 3000 m)
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Get your group of 4 together for an epic day or 2 of heli skiing with Eagle Pass. Each day includes 6 - 8 runs depending on the conditions and the speed of the group. Avi gear, lunch and skis/snowboards are also provided.
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Cat Skiing Tours

Great Northern Snowcat Packages
MULTI-DAY CAT SKIING PACKAGE
From 3 Nights & 3 Days Cat Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Great Northern Snowcat Skiing (GNSS) offers fabulous multi-day mixed-group packages for 3, 4 or 7 days/nights staying in the private lodge. All meals are included in the package.
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