1 – The Closest Airport to any Ski Resort

The Closest Airport to any Ski Resort

Photo: John Morrison

For the first time last year, Revelstoke Air offered flights twice a week between Vancouver International Airport and Revelstoke Airport. As the bird flies, the distance from the edge of the tarmac to the base of the gondola is a mere 933m; as far as we know, that’s the closest airport to any ski resort in the world. This year, Revelstoke Air will be doubling the number of flights coming into Revelstoke from 2 to 4 times per week. For full details, please see our Revelstoke Air page.

2 – The Endless Supply of Food!

The Endless Supply of Food

Photo: Keri Knapp

We’re trying our best not to be clichéd putting the epic snow conditions too close to the top, but don’t worry, they’re coming! In the meantime, we’ll discuss the second most important thing on any ski or snowmobile trip… the food. Revelstoke may not have a gigantic downtown like Banff and Whistler (which we think is a good thing, we’ll get to that later) but the dining options are just as diverse. From several epic pizzerias and sushi joints to fast food and fine dining options alike, Revelstoke really does have something for everyone. Get a list of all the best restaurants in town by downloading our free Guide to Revelstoke below.

3 – The Endless Supply of Snow!

The Endless Supply of Snow

Photo: Ian Houghton @ankhou

Did we leave it long enough!? Number 3, ok, that’ll do! Unless you’ve never been skiing before, you’ve likely already heard about the epic conditions we get here. Last year, Revelstoke celebrated its 10th season since opening in 2007 and on closing day, we tied the 2010 seasonal record of 1215cm of snow, that’s 40ft! Known for its consistent snowfall, Revelstoke has been a scheduled stop on the Swatch Freeride World Tour multiple times over the last 5 years.

4 – The Mountain Ranges

The Mountain Ranges

Photo: Ian Houghton @ankhou

40ft of snow without any mountains would be about as useful as an inflatable dartboard! Luckily, Revelstoke sits on the Columbia River which separates the Selkirks and the Monashees. These two mountain ranges provide some of the best lift, heli, cat and backcountry skiing in the world. Revelstoke Mountain Resort itself sits on Mount Mackenzie, which, at a height of 2143m above sea level, provides 5620ft of lift accessed vertical, the largest amount in North America.

5 – The Activity Options

The Activity Options

Photo: John Morrison

In addition to the world-renowned skiing and snowmobiling, Revelstoke is home to many other equally epic activities such as guided snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dog sledding and Nordic skiing. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing down-day activity while you let your thighs take a rest, or you’re looking for the maximum amount of adrenaline secretion possible on your vacation in Revelstoke, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at our Activities Page for a full breakdown.

6 – The Accommodation Options

The Accommodation Options

Photo: Ian Houghton @ankhou

From lively hostels and quaint bed and breakfasts to luxurious 5* chalets and hotels, Revelstoke offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit just about every need and budget. There are three main areas within Revelstoke; the highway, the downtown and the resort. On the highway, you’ll find larger hotels like the Sandman and Best Western mixed with several motels, it’s a couple of minutes into town but closer to the snowmobiling on Frisby Ridge and Boulder Mountain. The downtown features most of the town’s restaurants and amenities, from there it’s about a 10-minute drive or shuttle ride to the ski resort. And finally, the resort, here you’ll find the spectacular Sutton Place Revelstoke right at the base of the ski hill. You’ll also find several onsite restaurants and cafes meaning you can enjoy a few beers after skiing followed by a three-course meal in preparation for your walk to the gondola in the morning. For more details on accommodation options, see our accommodation page.

7 – The Family Options

The Family Options

When Revelstoke opened its lifts in 2007 it quickly became known for its “steep and deep” terrain, however, Revelstoke also plays host to an equally impressive myriad of family friendly options including the turtle creek tube park, snow school and kids’ activity centre to name but a few. RMRs longest run, The Last Spike, is a gentle green run stretching over 15km, winding down the front side of the mountain; the perfect setup to ride as a family while taking turns ripping the glades between each hairpin. The lower section of the mountain and the ripper chair also feature some fantastic intermediate runs; check out Woolly Bully and Chopper.

8 – The Nightlife

The Nightlife

Photo: Keri Knapp

Just to be clear, we’re not talking about Ministry of Sound style nightclubs here (which again, we think is a good thing!). The nightlife in Revelstoke offers a truly Canadian experience with some of the best live music in all of Canada. How does this sound for a night out; start your evening at the Big Eddy Pub, sampling some of the best wings in town, then head to the Regent for some Mount Begbie beer and a game of pool. On the next block, stop for some bowling and cocktails at the Cabin and then warm up your vocal cords (with whisky) and head to the Last Drop Pub for open mic night. Tired yet? If you’re still going, finish the night dancing at Traverse Nightclub before invariably heading to Seven Eleven for some delicious and healthy taquitos 😉

9 – The Local Amenities

The Local Amenities

Photo: City of Revelstoke

On top of the world-class conditions, the diverse dining and accommodation options and the plethora of activities, Revelstoke is also home to a wonderful community of passionate people who help to make Revelstoke an amazing place to live and vacation. Revelstoke is home to The Grizzlies, a Junior B Hockey Club who you can watch play most Friday and Saturday nights, or check out the curling club next door. The local Aquatic Centre is the perfect place to relax with the family; come and enjoy the lazy river, diving board, giant Jacuzzi and 25m pool. Revelstoke is also home to some fantastic yoga studios, a local butcher shop, several supermarkets, garages, The Source and of course, a Tim Hortons! We might be a small town but we’ve got everything you could possibly need for the perfect winter vacation.

10 – The Local Vibe

The Local Feel

Photo: Grant Gunderson

If there is one thing we’ve tried to convey through this article, it’s the warm, friendly atmosphere that Revelstoke exudes. We’re not a huge resort like Whistler, Lake Louise or Les 3 Vallees, we’re Revelstoke; a small town in interior BC, home to some of the most epic conditions on the planet, where the barista remembers your name when you grab your morning coffee (kind of like Cheers) and where, thanks to our new airline, you can land closer to the base of the resort than anywhere else in the world. So, if you’re an adventurous soul who loves the snow and loves to smile, we think you’d love it here! Download our free Guide to Revelstoke below and please get in contact If you have any questions at all. The EvvRev Team.