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Revelstoke: Insider Ski & Snowboard Tips
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the only resort worldwide to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing from one village base.
Get the low down on Revelstoke Mountain Resort by reviewing the Beginner’s Mountain Guide. 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. Four popular rental companies are Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and National. 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.
Everything Revelstoke offers regular transfers directly to your hotel in Revelstoke on The Stoke Shuttle. What’s more, children under 6 years of age travel for free! Everything Revelstoke also offer private transfers from many other locations, including Calgary, Vancouver and Banff.
Revelstoke Mountain Transfers & Tours offer private luxury transfers from Kelowna, Kamloops, Calgary, and Vancouver, as well as private transfers to a number of other regional destinations to suit your itinerary.
Revelstoke has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, from luxury ski chalets to homely bed and breakfasts and backpacker hostels. 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. If you prefer to cook breakfast in line for the lifts, there are a number of RV Parks and campgrounds in and around Revy, making a true snow roadie very possible.
Revelstoke: Restaurants & 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.
Revelstoke: Non-Skiing Activities
Whilst there’s plenty of exciting non-skiing activities to do in Revelstoke during the summer months (read: 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.
I am not lying if I say that I had time of my life with Eagle Pass Heliskiing. The terrain is some of the best I’ve seen and as far as the eye sees the potential is infinite. What a great place to film a part for Art of Flight. Halleluja” – Professional Snowboarder Nicolas Müller
Eagle Pass Heliski lies in the heart of Canada’s Monashee Mountains. Their exclusive area encompasses almost 390,000 acres, or 1,570 square kilometers of British Columbia wilderness and their longest heli runs are longer than Whistler’s top to bottom (but in untouched blower pow). The Monashees are one of the premier places to enjoy Heliskiing and boarding. Each winter, massive storms brew in the Pacific Ocean and when they reach the Monashees they deliver the consistent, super-dry crystalline snow that Revelstoke is famous for. With a combination of wide-open bowls, chutes, treed slopes, and high alpine, Eagle Pass is the ideal environment for your ultimate Heliskiing adventure.
You might also consider a day’s cat skiing with Great Northern Snowcat Skiing. It’d be fair to say you’ll be treated to some of the deepest turns of your life either way.