There are many things to get excited about when planning a trip to Revelstoke Mountain Resort, from the 30 to 45 feet (9 to 14 m) of annual snowfall or the longest vertical offered in North America at 5,620 feet (1,713m). On paper, Revelstoke Mountain Resort looks like dream come true for experienced skiers and riders, and in real life it delivers on its promise with lift-serviced heli-skiing-like terrain and powder conditions across its magnificent 3121 acres.
You will discover Revelstoke Mountain Resort, at the base of Mount Mackenzie which lies between the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges. There Revelstoke area is world-famous for vast heli-skiing and cat skiing operators because the area receives between 40 – 60 feet (12 – 18 m) of annual snowfall.
Opening in 2007 with grand plans to rapidly become a mega resort to rival the “big resorts”, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has quickly gained a reputation among those lucky enough to enjoy the abundant powder snow and great skiing conditions, however, the Global Financial Crisis definitely put the brakes on the rapid expansion plans and slowed the pace of resort development.
With that said, lift lines aren’t an issue as the resort is well serviced by its five lifts that are spread out across the resort, which means sometimes you need to traverse a little towards the end of your run, to gain access to your next ride. Currently, it’s only a small price to pay, for what is a fantastic skiing and riding experience, that will be taken care of in the future as new lifts are introduced as part of the master plan.
With a base elevation of 512 m (1680 feet), there is very little chance of any altitude issues where you sleep, rising up to a lift access vertical of 1713 m (5620 feet). Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a skiers and boarders resort with 7% beginner, 45.5% intermediate, and 47.5% advance to rain across four high alpine bowls (South Bowl, North Bowl, Powder Assault, and Greely Bowl) and 69 named runs and gladded areas all accessed on the one lift ticket, no helicopter required!