Revelstoke Ski Resort
Revelstoke ski resort was launched in December 2007 with tremendous fanfare. Unquestionably Canada’s most anticipated ski area, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has been riding a wave of industry hype as the new destination for big mountain skiers and snowboarders. Revelstoke has carved out this niche market by delivering on its early promise.
For years Revelstoke Mountain has been a haven solely for cat and heli-skiing clientele. Now with two high-speed quad chairlifts and an 8-person gondola, the formidable terrain of Revelstoke has opened its gates to resort skiers. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the only resort in the world that offers Lift, Cat and Heli ski services from one resort village base.
While not on the scale of acreage as Whistler Blackcomb, Revelstoke Mountain Resort now serves the longest lift-serviced vertical skiing in North America (1,713 meters/5,620feet). The terrain is known for its amazing fall line skiing, a mountain that needs minimal traversing. The 8 person Revelation Gondola whisks you up from the Village (still under development) to Mid Mountain elevation. From here you take a quick cat track to the Stoke chair which shuttles you straight in to the alpine terrain. The Ripper chair serves the entire North Bowl area.
The biggest attraction of Revelstoke is the terrain and the snowfall. Almost half of the acreage is designated as advanced/expert skiing, with very little room for the beginner or novice skier. The resort sits amid the picturesque Selkirk Mountains, which receive an average annual snowfall between 12 to 18 meters (40 to 60 feet). The snow in interior British Columbia is known for its low moisture content, much drier than that of the coastal mountains.
Located on the Trans-Canada Highway two hours from the airport in Kelowna, Revelstoke is the last township before crossing east into Rogers Pass. While the town of Revelstoke may be “removed but not remote”, the distance from a major international airport means international visitors must connect in either Vancouver or Calgary. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is approximately 10 minutes’ drive form the town of Revelstoke.