Revelstoke Mountain

Ski resorts in Canada
Those who spent more time on the snow than in the classroom might not be aware of how much meandering the Columbia River does throughout southeastern British Columbia. They will, however, likely know of the Revelstoke Mountain ski resort. It is home to lots of snow and the longest descent in North America.

Getting to the resort area by vehicle is not difficult, as motorists will use Trans-Canadian Highway 1 to reach Revelstoke and the resort on the southern edge of town. Americans can use highways from Idaho, Montana, and Washington to drive into the Province. A local airport in Revelstoke can receive small aircraft, but the closest International facility is 116 miles away in Kelowna.

Deep Snow and Long Runs

The Revelstoke Mountain ski resort sits on Mount Mackenzie, which places it in a sub-artic climate with long cold winters. That helps to generate the average annual snowfall of 413 inches. A base elevation of 1,680 feet and a summit of 7,300 helps to create the 5,620-foot vertical drop that is the longest in North America. These two statistics explain the winter venue's popularity among ski bums in the Province and the Northwest in the US.

That popularity makes it a vacation destination that requires lodging accommodations, and the Sutton Place Hotel offers ski-in/ski-out rooms on the mountain. Visitors to the Revelstoke Mountain ski area will also find lodging in Revelstoke at the Sandman Hotel. Five eateries within the resort's boundaries keep skiers and snowboarders satiated, and a liquor store sells adult beverages should guests desire them. Other dining options are also available in town.

Besides the liquor store, Revelstoke Mountain has R Gear and Critical Parts as retail outlets. Guests can purchase alpine equipment, apparel, souvenirs, or other on-slope accessories they need. Boot fitting services allow guests to get the best fit with this critical piece of equipment, and they can also "try before they buy" to make sure that gear performs as expected. The Revelstoke Mountain ski resort also offers equipment rentals and repairs, allowing skiers and riders to access the pow no matter what.

Reveling in the Options

Visitors to the Revelstoke Mountain ski area have plenty of ways to enjoy the snow. Selkirk Heliskiing provides access to over 500,000 acres of terrain, and certified guides will help visitors explore backcountry areas through guided tours. Snowshoeing is another popular way to explore the area. A unique experience through tandem paragliding lets visitors see the mountain and Columbia River from a whole new perspective.

The Revelstoke Mountain ski area is larger than many winter resorts, offering 3,121 acres of terrain. That includes access to four bowls (Greely, North, Powder Assault, and South). There are a total of 75 runs and areas here, with the longest run (The Last Spike) reaching an impressive 9.5 miles.

Beginners will find 12-percent of the runs rated as green, giving them plenty of room to gain experience. Intermediate alpine trails are marked blue and cover 43-percent of the mountain. The remaining 45-percent of the runs are rated as either black diamond/advanced or as double black diamond/expert. Revelstoke Mountain uses six lifts for uphill movement, including a gondola.

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Facts about Revelstoke Mountain

Number of slopes:75
Easiest Green slopes:12%
Intermediate Blue slopes:43%
Advanced Black slopes:45%
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:0%
Longest slope:49869 ft

Lifts (Total: 6)
Gondola lift:1
Chair lifts:3
Magic carpet:2

Vertical drop
Revelstoke Mountain Vertical drop
Highest Point: 7300 ft
Vertical drop: 5620 ft
Base Point: 1680 ft

Start: 3 December
End:30 April

Country: Canada
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Reviews for Revelstoke Mountain

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9 reviews
Tyler Chang
Tyler Chang (Guest)
I may have a small conflict of interest. Revelstoke is a terrible mountain, pretty much just a hill in the prairies. I've skied this mound of pebble... Read more (165 words)
Michael R
Michael R (Guest)
Some of the best riding of my life. Spent a few days here with the boys after a lifetime riding Whistler Blackcomb. Snow is phenomenal and terrain def... Read more (40 words)
06/05/2019 (Modified: 07/05/2019)
Revy has destroyed everything for me. I spent the 2013/14 season there. I`m measuring every resort I visit to Revelstoke. Nothing in Scandinavia compa... Read more (355 words)
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Good ski resort with easily accessible good off-piste within the lift system. Many different types of slopes for the skiers who like Manchester, and f... Read more (66 words)
01/03/2017 (Modified: 15/12/2017)
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We and the neighboring family had five wonderful skiing days in Revelstoke last week. After a week in Panorama (recommended! And a couple of days in K... Read more (351 words)
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Visited Revelstoke mid Feb 2011 and we did not dot the best weather with +2 degrees and rain ... However, it was nice snow first 500m. As in many plac... Read more (124 words)
Peter Svensson
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They have cleaned a lot in the woods now, as before before, they were fine in the woods and even in the bowls, but above all the snow is magical haijk... Read more (57 words)
Erik L
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Large mountain, fall height of over 1700 meters, new and fast lifts to good with powder snow. Was there just one day (and it was 2 days after the last... Read more (115 words)
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Pillows Pillows Pillows and more Pillows !!! Scraped a few dollars and spent my 2 life's best skiing days in Revelstoke. 1 gondola and 1 chair and one... Read more (100 words)

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Rider: Linus Borisson Photo: Felix Grunert

Trail map

Trail map Revelstoke Mountain

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