Revelstoke holds the Canadian record for snowfall at 80ft and it is a fantastic resort for intermediate skiers and above. There is now an established village at the base of the slopes and other on-slope amenities make it a resort growing in popularity.
With over 3,100 acres of trails and North America’s biggest lift-served vertical, Revelstoke has plenty to entertain most able skiers and snowboarders, and with the added access to lots of off-piste terrain, experts won’t be disappointed. While Revelstoke does offer novice facilities, to get the most out of the resort you really need to be a strong intermediate or advanced skier or rider.
Accessed via the Revelation Gondola, much of the terrain is on the front side of Mount Mackenzie. Flanked by trees, many of the runs offer challenges as well as dramatic views of the valley well below. The Stoke Chair – which will have increased lift capacity for the coming season – extends above the Mid-Mountain gondola terminus and offers a number of intermediate and more advanced slopes, plus allowing access to the North Bowl – a draw for anyone who likes it steep. The introduction of a new quad chair servicing a new beginner/intermediate terrain pod, with 6 new runs, has also improved access to the Ripper Chair from the Revelation Gondola, both of which increased lift capacity in 2019/20.
On your ski holiday to Revelstoke, it is possible to ski the entire 1,713m vertical in one hit from the top of Stoke to the base of the gondola, via several routes, including the challenging Pitch Black or the circuitous Last Spike.
Off the slopes
Off the slopes
At the foot of the mountain is the impressive and very well appointed Sutton Place Hotel, currently the only ski-in/ski-out hotel on the mountain. There are three dining options from the lovely Rockford Wok Bar and Grill, The Mackenzie Common Tavern pub and La Baguette cafe.
For those looking for a bit more nightlife Revelstoke town is just a few minutes’ drive or free shuttle bus ride away from 6am to 1130pm, 7 days a week. Evening options in town include an array of restaurants, cafes and bistros from fancy to casual and the fabulously named bar The Village Idiot where you’re sure to meet up with the locals.
Family après ski is on offer through the Kids ROC (Revelstoke Outdoors Centre) which also has daytime children’s facilities. The resort also offers tubing, paragliding and dog-sledding, while the town has a leisure centre, ice-skating rink, curling and axe-throwing. There is also cat-skiing and heli-skiing from the resort.
|Transfer / Driving Time
2 1/2 hours from Kelowna Airport
1,680 feet / 512 metres
14 acres with jumps and rails
7,300 feet / 2,225 metres
|Avg annual snowfall
30-45 feet / 9-14 metres
5,620 feet / 1,713 metres
|Lift capacity (pax/hour)
|Number of runs
75 inc. 4 bowls + 15 gladed areas
Dec 2 to Apr 15
|Number of lifts
5 inc 1 gondola & 2 Quads
3,121 acres –
47.5% advanced, 45.5% intermediate & 7% beginners
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