Lift, Cat, Heli & Backcountry Skiing Karen Moodie, Ski Specialist

"Revelstoke is all about the powder. If you're looking for something a bit out-of-the-ordinary with super technical terrain then 'Revy' should definitely be high on your list. For me it’s the best kept secret in North America, it has the longest vertical in North America and one of the best powder records of all Canadian resorts."

Revelstoke Ski Holidays

While the little town of Revelstoke has 120 years of skiing history under its belt, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a newcomer on the British Columbia ski scene. But with staggering alpine terrain, a buzzing community vibe and Canada’s best snowfall, it’s already established itself as a world-class powerhouse.

Explore the slopes

Home to the largest vertical drop of any North American resort at an epic 5,620 feet, Revelstoke is all about big mountain skiing and snowboarding. New runs are still being added to the ski area but there are already over 3,000 acres of uncrowded slopes to explore.

Almost half of the entire Revelstoke ski area is devoted to advanced runs, so whether you love flowing groomers, high-altitude snow bowls or exhilarating gladed descents, you can expect to be truly inspired. Add in a 14-acre freestyle park and the fact that Revelstoke is the only resort in the world to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing all from one base, and you’ll soon realise the scope for adventure is limitless. While Revelstoke undoubtedly favours intermediate to advanced skiers and riders, there is a good children’s beginner’s area at Turtle Creek and some lovely green runs where novices can build their confidence.  

Enjoy the resort

As a real year-round mountain community, downtown Revelstoke has a habit of making you feel right at home. The vibrant streets are lined with small independent shops and eateries, and you’re likely to get chatting with the locals wherever you go. Whether it’s down to the spectacular views or the incredible ski slopes, this is a genuinely happy resort that will sweep you up in its enthusiasm for outdoor life. As well as offering a wealth of thrilling ways to access the best skiing, Revelstoke lays on winter experiences everyone can enjoy. Try exploring these majestic landscapes by dog sled, snowshoe, fat bike or even paraglider.

When it comes to kicking back after a great day on the slopes, the après-ski has an unpretentious and neighbourly feel with new venues popping up all the time as the resort continues to develop. We love the lively atmosphere at the Village Idiot.

Where to stay

We feature just one hotel in Revelstoke: the magnificent Sutton Place Hotel. As the resort’s flagship property, it offers unbeatable accommodation and facilities.

The Sutton Place Hotel boasts the perfect location within the resort village, allowing you to step out of the door in the morning and hop straight onto the Revelation Gondola for easy access to the best of the mountain’s slopes. Relax in beautiful, open-plan luxury suites, drink in stunning views across the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges, and enjoy the freedom of being able to cook for yourself or dine in the hotel’s fantastic Rockford Wok, Bar & Grill.

Getting to Revelstoke

Ski Independence offer daily flights to Kelowna via Vancouver or Calgary with Air Canada, and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our holidays to Revelstoke include a shared scheduled shuttle transfer from Kelowna airport. NEW for winter 2019-20 is an increased frequency for the shared shuttle - with up to 6 shuttles per day (an increase of 50% on winter 2018-19). We can also offer a selection of bespoke private transfers.

(Image credit: Royce Sihlis)

Important information
Season Early December – Mid April
Ski Area 3,121 acres
Annual Snowfall 38ft
Number of Lifts 3
Ski Range 1,680–7,300ft
Blue Runs 7%
Red Runs 46%
Black Runs 47%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
Distance from airports
Kelowna 2 hrs 30 mins