Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Canada

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Canada

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For decades, helicopter and cat skiers from around the world have flocked to Revelstoke mountain resort, BC. Attracted by its perfect powder, varied alpine terrain and quaint mountain community. The fact is, although it has become a major winter destination, Revelstoke is not one of the run of the mill ski towns. For more than a hundred years, it has been a railroad town – the Canadian Pacific Railway is still the town’s second largest employer, and the place resonates with down-to-earth authenticity and friendliness.

Since 2007, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has offered the most vertical in North America. With 1,713 metres (5,620 ft) of lift-accessed terrain, 3,121 acres of fall line skiing, 2 high alpine bowls including legendary glades and phenomenal groomers, it is easy to fall in love with the place.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is also the only resort world-wide to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing from one village base. Due to the heavy snowfall in the area, Revelstoke is home to four heli-skiing and two cat-skiing operations. There are numerous backcountry skiing lodges in the area. Revelstoke is also a major snowmobiling destination.

Across our group of companies, that include Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Revelstoke Cat Skiing and Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, skiers and snowboarders have access to a total of 515,000 acres of terrain.

In January, the Swatch Freeride World Tour is hosted at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and for the entire month of February, the Winter Spirit Festival celebrates all things snow.

 

Country British Columbia, Canada
Visa requirementsETA is required for Visitor entry please contact us for more details
Languages spokenEnglish/French
Currency usedCanadian Dollar ($)
Ski Area Size3,121 acres
Highest Point2,466m
Vertical Drop1,713m
Longest Run15.2km
Lifts5
SeasonNov - May
Terrain7% beginner
45.5% intermediate
47.5% advanced
Nearest AirportKelowna (YLW) 199km
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Nightlife info

Dining at Revelstoke Mountain Resort:


Rockford Wok | Bar | Grill

Perfect for lunch, dinner and of course, the cocktail hour and late night snacks; Rockford Wok | Bar | Grill is neither strictly a restaurant nor strictly a bar, Rockford is a blend of both.
It offers a high quality menu, generous portions and a welcoming atmosphere with stylish West Coast accents. Rockford is an inviting place for everyone and for every occasion where the food and drink are equally important.

With our core philosophy of "Love at First Bite", Rockford's menu was created and stacked with unique "wok inspired" snack and share plates and entrees, flavourful pastas and traditional west coast entrees with a Rockford twist. Food that proudly announces quality and comfort - and some adventure - reaffirming that "back-to-basics" cuisine with contemporary flavor profiles is indeed very cool!

Rockford's menu is full-of-life and introduces you to unique tastes and food experiences, cooked up and served by our ultra friendly, dynamic and engaging culinary and service team - always smiling, vibrant and ready to please. The Rockford experience will invite you to keep coming back again and again.

If you seek a familiar, comfortable experience, Rockford features lush booths, as inviting as your family room sofa. Our large communal and interactive tables are just the right fit for a place to socialize and share stories with friends, both old and new.

Rockford's atmosphere is always comforting, unpretentious and full of energy, cultivating and delivering the neighbourly and welcoming feeling many diners seek. Of course, the experience would not be complete without the personality drawn from our staff team. Rockford provides a place for our local and visiting Guests to truly call their own.

The Mackenzie Common Tavern

Looking for a tall cold one, some great food and a cozy mountain atmosphere to top off a perfect ski day? Look no further. The Mac is conveniently located in the Village Plaza and features a great assortment of local micro-brews and classics on tap. If beer isn’t your thing, try one of our signature drinks like the Ugly Sweater. Après has never been this good.


La Baguette

A local favourite from downtown Revelstoke, La Baguette joins Revelstoke Mountain Resort in the village base and on-mountain at the Mackenzie Outpost.
In the village, La Baguette serves a variety of delicious food fare and both hot and cold beverages including: fresh baked breads and pastries, sandwiches, wraps, paninis, salads, specialty brewed coffees, an assortment of teas, fruit smoothies and juices.
Most popular of all their offerings is the homemade gelato – a real treat for all ages! A selection of "to go" and grocery items are also available for guests staying on-mountain.

Revelation Lodge

The stunning post-and-beam Revelation Lodge features a cafeteria-style restaurant with an espresso bar and deck with a barbeque.
Revelation Lodge offers seating for 215 people. A buffet breakfast menu is available during summer operations.
All of your favourite hot and cold beverages can be found at the espresso bar, including gourmet coffee and Mount Begbie beer on tap.
Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the valley and the Monashee Mountains, and for those mild, spring days, enjoy a freshly-grilled burger on the 2,400 square foot deck with seating for 120.

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Culture and history info

The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s opened up this previously isolated part of the Kootenay Rockies region, creating boomtowns along its route.

Early Settlement
The first settlement was being established on the east shore of the Columbia River as the Last Spike was being driven at Craigellachie in November of 1885. Although the settlement was initially named Farwell, after the enterprising individual who surveyed the first townsite, the city was ultimately named in honour of Lord Revelstoke, whose London bank financed the completion of the transcontinental railway.

To learn more about the history of the railway, visit the Revelstoke Railway Museum.

Growth and Industry
Following its incorporation in 1899, Revelstoke quickly grew into one of the largest cities in the interior, and an important transportation hub. Sternwheelers on the Columbia River connected with the CPR, carrying mineral ores and supplies for the mines of the Silvery Slocan. Economic success led to the construction of the fine Victorian buildings in the downtown core. In the early 1900s, C.B. Hume's department store was the largest in the BC Interior.

In the 1980s, a revitalization programme helped the restoration of a number of blocks in the downtown commercial district. Explore Revelstoke's heritage buildings by picking up a self-guided walking tour brochure from the Revelstoke Visitor Centre.

Nels Nelsen
An immigrant to Canada from Norway, Nels Nelsen arrived in Revelstoke in 1912, and quickly recognized the skiing potential of the local mountains. Three years later, he organized the first ever ski tournament on the slopes of Mount Revelstoke.

In those days, the emphasis was not so much on the kind of alpine skiing that we know today, but rather on ski jumping – a sport in which Nelsen excelled. In 1916, he broke the world ski jumping record with a jump of 56m/183ft. The Revelstoke ski jump was the biggest and best in Canada, and was to be the site of many world record-breaking jumps.

The Nels Nelsen Historic Area is located at the base of Mount Revelstoke. Other than the exhibit pavilion, there is not a lot to see. The judges' tower still stands – one of the last remnants of this extraordinary piece of history.

The People
The Canadian Pacific Railway was built with the sweat and toil of many workers, including a large contingent from China. These were the early pioneers of Revelstoke. In time, the logging industry expanded, along with some mining, but the railway continued to be the primary employer.

In recent years, however, people have been choosing Revelstoke for a healthy, active lifestyle that could include skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ski touring and snowshoeing. The recently expanded Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers excellent snow conditions and the longest vertical in North America.

Find out more about the history and culture of the city at the Revelstoke Museum.
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Activities

Kids' Revelstoke Outdoors Centre
This fantastic addition to the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre is a dedicated space for young snow school participants during the day and an activity centre on various evenings throughout the week. The space features fun play structures, crafts, and a variety of games that are geared towards ages 6 through 12.
As a snow school hub, the centre allows for easy drop off and pick up for parents, facilitates instructor and student gathering, and provides an entertaining lunchtime space for children enrolled in full day programs. As an activity centre, evening programming is offered Thursday to Sunday from 5:00pm - 7:30pm with dinner included. Kids ROC is available for private rental for functions such as birthday parties.


Turtle Creek Tube Park

Snowshoe Tours
Experience a serene winter landscape, a frozen moment in time. Join us on daily guided tours through beautiful groomed trails in the sub-alpine forests of the Selkirk Mountains. Along the way our knowledgeable guides can teach you about local plant and animal species, wildlife tracking, local history, and winter survival. On the trek you can expect some spectacular views (weather permitting of course), signs of wildlife, and a warm complimentary beverage.


Paragliding
If you've always wanted to fly, we've got an adventure for you! Take a tandem paragliding flight at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and get an eagle eye view of the most vertical in North America, spectacular mountains and the mighty Columbia river. Fly paragliding tandem with a fully qualified pilot, trained and approved under the standards of the Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association of Canada.


Revelstoke Dogsledding Adventures
We are proud to provide guided dogsled tours through the beautiful Revelstoke area. Winter has arrived and we are now open for business! Revelstoke Dogsled Adventures is a small-scale business happy to be operating in the Columbia River/ Revelstoke area.

Our modest-size kennel makes sure every dog receives the love and attention they deserve. Revelstoke Dogsled Adventures will provide you with an outstanding, memorable tour! Our guides will share their love for dogs, local history, dogsledding knowledge, environmental insight and a wide variety of other topics.

You are sure to have an experience which will produce fond, life-long memories. Trained, motivated teams of Alaskan Racing Huskies will whisk you through the snowy trails. Over hills, around corners, fast and slow, our experienced, happy, hard-working dogs love to run and it shows! Whether you are the adventurous-type who wants to try "mushing" the dogs or you are content to sit tight and enjoy the ride, we promise that you are going to have a blast!

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Ski Programs

Providing high quality, educational and enjoyable programs for children, teens and adults of all ability levels.

Our multi-national Snow School professionals are prepared to offer you the best ski, ski-touring, snowboard, split-board and telemark experience. Your Pro is committed to providing an exhilarating and fun learning environment where you can move and improve. Whether you have never seen snow before or you are looking to get certified yourself, our expert staff will adjust to suit your personal goals.


Kids Programs
With small group sizes and caring, fun, and enthusiastic instructors, your children will be in good hands for their learning to ski/snowboard experience.
The Full Day Program includes 4 hours of tuition, lunch, access to Kids ROC from 8:30am until 3:30pm and a progress report card.

Transfers

Revelstoke Connection's Stoke Shuttle provides the cheapest and most reliable transportation from Kelowna International Airport, directly to your accommodation in Revelstoke.
Relax while their fully qualified drivers take you through some truly breathtaking Canadian Scenery. Not coming from an airport? No problem, they also provide private transfers from most locations in British Columbia and Alberta.

Adults from $99
Children from $49
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Hot Deals

THE SUTTON PLACE HOTEL

2 FREE NIGHTS + 20% OFF LIFT TICKETS

Package inclusions:

7 nights twin share in a Studio Suite at Sutton Place Hotel

6 day Revelstoke Lift Pass

From $1535 per person

*Conditions apply. Valid for travel, 2 January - 6 February 2020. Book and pay by 31 August 2019. Prices subject to change and availability.

This slopeside luxury hotel is located in the village base, offering spectacular views and ski-in/ski-out convenience. The Sutton Place Hotel offers luxurious studios to 3 bedroom condo suites.

Rooms feature king beds, full kitchens, in-suite washer/dryer, flat screen TV and spacious balconies. Hotel amenities include retails and rental shops, bakery and deli, pool and hot tubs, a fully equipped fitness facility and wellness services including massages at the new spa.

Add On a day heli skiing with Selkirk Tangiers from only $1,270* pp

One day heli skiing includes:

3 heliski runs

Breakfast, gourmet on-mountain lunch and après snacks

High Performance ski/board rentals

Avalanche transceiver rental and training

Ski guiding service

Back country and helicopter safety briefing and training

Visit: skimax.com.au for more

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