Everything You Need to Know About Revelstoke
For decades, helicopter and cat skiers from around the world have flocked to Revelstoke, BC, attracted to its perfect powder, varied alpine terrain and quaint mountain community. If you’ve ever viewed a ski or snowboard movie, it’s highly likely you watched athletes dropping pillows and getting face shots, in and around Revelstoke. What is less known, is Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts North America’s greatest vertical at 1,713 metres! The resort also offers 3,121 acres of fall line skiing, high alpine bowls, renowned gladed terrain and endless groomers, as well as family fun in Turtle Creek Tube Park and Beginner Area in the centre of the Village.
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Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the only resort worldwide to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing from one village base!
No matter what your ability level, there’s terrain to provide you with a memorable skiing experience. Short of us giving away all the local haunts, you might consider hiring one of Revelstoke’s top pros to give you a private tour of the mountain. If you want pointers along the way then your pro will be happy to offer up their knowledge in a way that will keep you moving. Find out where their secret stashes are and how to make the most out of your time at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
Whether it’s by air, car or bus, there are many options for visitors travelling to Revelstoke. 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, request that your vehicle is equipped with winter tires for your commute into the interior.
Driving times to Revelstoke are as follows: Calgary (4.75hrs – 413km’s), Vancouver (7hrs – 631km’s), Kelowna (2hrs – 199km’s), Kamloops (2.5hrs – 210km’s), Seattle (7.5hrs -674km’s), Spokane (6hrs – 460km’s).
Alternatively, direct flights into Revelstoke airport are available from Vancouver and several major international airports are located near Revelstoke. Regularly scheduled and private transfers are also available from Kelowna International Airport to Revelstoke.
Revelstoke has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. The Sutton Place Hotel is located at the village base and is a ski-in ski-out luxury, condo style alpine destination just a snowballs throw away from the Revelation Gondola. The Sandman Hotel Revelstoke is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway and is a short complimentary shuttle ride from the resort.
Restaurants and Après
Dining at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and you’ll want to check out Rockford Wok | Bar | Grill, perfect for lunch, dinner and of course, the cocktail hour and late night snacks. Other notable mentions go to La Baguette which is a super convenient coffee shop that’ll also sort you out with a breakfast wrap or panini , easy to pick up on your way to the lifts.
Whilst dining on and around the ski hill is fairly limited, downtown Revelstoke has much more to offer and there you’ll find anything from pubs, bar and grills, Japanese and Chinese restaurants to Italian pizzerias and pasta.
Non Skiing Activities
While there are plenty of exciting non-skiing activities to do in Revelstoke during the summer months (white-water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, hiking and even helicopter weddings…) we’d be lying if we said the best activities in Revelstoke during winter didn’t involve skis. Indeed, Revy is something of a mecca when it comes to heli-skiing and cat skiing.
You might also consider a day’s cat skiing. It’d be fair to say you’ll be treated to some of the deepest turns of your life either way.