Revelstoke Ski Resort

With a huge vertical drop, epic scenery and some of BC’s best powder, Revelstoke is a real bucket-list resort that makes for a great stop off point on a Canadian roadtrip.

It may only be a few years old, but Revelstoke has already become one of Canada’s top resorts. The vertical is unrivalled, with over 1700m available from top to bottom, whilst the resort is home to some epic, steep tree skiing. There are also some more mellow options, including a full length green run, but if you’re making your way across from the UK it will most likely to be to ski the plentiful powder than lands on this resort. Stay down in the town of Revelstoke for a great, old-school ski-town vibe.

Its location makes it difficult to get to from the UK, so we’d recommend visiting here as part of a Canadian roadtrip taking in the likes of Kicking Horse and Banff to the east, or Whistler and Sun Peaks if you’re coming across from Vancouver. In addition, there are fantastic heliskiing and catskiing options nearby.

Our Revelstoke Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Pros

Huge vertical and incredibly long runs

Uncrowded slopes and off piste stays untracked for a long time

Some of Canada’s best steep skiing

Cons

Ambitious resort expansion plans haven’t quite come to fruition

Revelstoke town a bus ride or drive from the lifts

Hard to get to – you’ll want to visit here as part of a multi-resort trip

Revelstoke Skiing and Snowboarding

There is a good beginner area at Turtle Creek at the foot of the gondola, as well as some long green runs that follow cat tracks down the mountain. But really this is a mountain for intermediate skiers and boarders upwards. Confident intermediates will love the long, groomed blues that drop right back down to the base – in good snow conditions these will keep anyone happy for several days.

But most people come here to enjoy the resort’s famed steep terrain. From the summit of The Stoke Chair, North Bowl and South Bowl open up some amazing open skiing – head here when the sun is out. If the clouds are down however, head to the gladed skiing served by The Ripper chair or drop into the trees below the Revelation Gondola.

  • Total Pistes: 3121 acres
  • Beginner: 7%
  • Intermediate: 45%
  • Advanced/Expert: 48%
  • Lifts: 3
  • Altitude: 512m – 2225m

Revelstoke Piste Map

The local area piste map can be downloaded here.

Revelstoke Resort

Although there is some decent accommodation and a few bars and restaurants at the foot of the Gondola, the grand development plans made back in the early 2000s were scuppered by the financial crash in 2008 – therefore there is not a vast amount to do up at the resort.

We’d recommend staying instead in the lively working town of Revelstoke itself, a few minutes away from the hill by bus or car. Here you’ll find some great B&B accommodation, numerous bars and restaurants as well as some good ski hire shops.

How to get to Revelstoke

Getting here is tricky, involving two flights to get to Kelowna (two hours away) or long drives from Calgary (five hours) and Vancouver (seven hours). We’d therefore recommend coming here as part of a Canadian roadtrip, taking in other resorts such as Sun Peaks, Kicking Horse, Whistler and Banff.

  • Kelowna airport: 2 hours
  • Calgary airport: 5 hours
  • Vancouver airport: 7 hours

Revelstoke Contact Details

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
On Slope
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability

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