Situated on the slopes of Mount Mackenzie, between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains in the Kootenays, six kilometers from the town of Revelstoke, British Columbia, the Revelstoke Mountain Resort welcomes more than 8,000 snow skiing enthusiasts who flock to the area every year. With an average snowfall of 12 to 18 meters of perfect powder, skiers are assured of excellent skiing conditions virtually throughout the snow skiing season of December through to April each year.
The skiing terrain covers 607 hectares and includes 4 Alpine bowls and 27 runs, with the longest run, known as “Last Spike”, being 13.2 kilometers in length. The options for ascending to ski areas includes “Revelation”, a high-speed eight-passenger gondola which covers 632 meters in 6.3 minutes; “The Stoke”, a quad chair which travels at the same speed as “Revelation”; and a double chair known as the “Powder Slug”.
To gain access to the exciting backcountry snow skiing areas at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, skiers can make use of Revelstoke Cat Skiing. The terrain that is accessed during a Cat skiing expedition is dependent on the prevailing snow conditions and the group’s abilities. Cat skiing day trip schedules start off with a light continental breakfast followed by a brief safety session and snowcat orientation talk by a Revelstoke Mountain Resort guide. Skiers are then transported by the “Revelation” gondola and “The Stoke” quad chair to an elevation of 2,225 meters where the snowcat will be waiting to transport participants to an adventure of a lifetime. The full-day schedule includes a hearty lunch on board the snowcat followed by more skiing and après ski beverages and appetizers to end off the day.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort also offers heli-skiing options with Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing. Skiers will be whisked away up to superb powder conditions in 500,000 acres of seldom-touched territory in the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains to enjoy hours of challenging skiing. For those who want to make use of some coaching, the Snow School at Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers a variety of courses catering for every level of skiing, either as private lessons or in a group setting.
Certainly, snow skiing enthusiasts can rest assured that Revelstoke Mountain Resort is equipped to supply whatever is needed to enjoy their chosen sport to the fullest.