Revelstoke is a major back country ski destination offering 3,121 acres of fall line skiing and high alpine bowls, 13 acres of gladed tree lined terrain and many more groomed slopes. The area always enjoys a lot of snowfall, with an average of 12 – 18 metres of powder falling each Winter season. The resort also has plenty to offer on long Summer days and you can enjoy mountain biking, river rafting, tennis and golf.
Revelstoke boasts the longest vertical drop in North America, some 1,713 metres. Super fast gondolas and chairlifts get you to the top quickly and Its easy for thighs to get burned out in 2 Revelstoke runs! 7% of slopes are for beginners, 45% for the intermediate skier and 48% of the terrain for the more advanced skier.
The town of Revelstoke lies to the west of Calgary, Alberta and is nestled in the Kootenay Rockies. Situated on the banks of the Columbia River, the town has a Victorian ambience with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. The resort slopes are vast, and therefore never crowded, and there are plenty of companies offering heli-ski and snow-mobiling options. Revelstoke is also a major snowmobiling destination.
Norwegian immigrants first bought skiing and ski jumping to Revelstoke and by the early 1900s, several ski jumping areas had been built round the town. Revelstoke developed and now enjoys a world class reputation as a place to live and play in a spectacular and historic mountain setting. The culture and history of Revelstoke can be explored at the Revelstoke Museum and Archives and the museum’s newest exhibit “Land of Thundering Snow – avalanche research and snow science in Canada” for which an online exhibit provides a fascinating insight with the Virtual Museum of Canada.