With its extensive back-country, first-class powder and long sweeping runs, Revelstoke is a seriously good resort for experts and confident intermediates. There are options for beginner skiers too, but it has to be said that with so many challenging runs, it’s not the ideal ski resort for nervous intermediates. There are a total of 56 runs in Revelstoke with 15 gladed areas for tree skiing and two alpine bowls.
Beginner skiers will be best off in the mid-mountain beginners’ area, as well as at Turtle Creek and the Last Spike run. Intermediates can head to Critical Path, Snow Rodeo, Devil’s Club and Feller Buncher on the south side; then Chopper and Denver Dollars on the Ripper side. Expert skiers are the best served at Revelstoke and will find plenty to keep them occupied on North Bowl, Greely Bowl, Gracias Ridge and Sub-Peak. Freestylers also have some great options, with fun and varied terrain in some of the many gladed areas, including the Critical Path Glades, Conifers of Gnarnia and the Powder Monkey Glades. The interestingly named, Kill the Banker run is also popular. For full details check our Revelstoke piste map on the Resort overview page.
Off-piste in Revelstoke
There is quite literally a monster-truck-load of outstanding backcountry skiing in Revelstoke. Bear in mind that if you’re venturing off-piste unguided, then you are required to be fully kitted out with a beacon, probe and shovel, as well as the understanding that you’re on your own out there! We highly recommend booking a day’s guided backcountry skiing, both to make use of local knowledge and to stay safe in the mountains.
Heli-skiing in Revelstoke
Heli-skiing around Revelstoke is unparalleled, with 500,000 acres of terrain which is famous throughout Canada for its fine and abundant powder. Heli-skiing, as we all know, doesn’t come cheap, but as well as multi-day heli-skiing Revelstoke’s Selkirk Tangiers now offer single day excursions starting from just under $800. This includes some kit, plus breakfast, lunch and après-snacks to keep your energies up on what is an incredible day out. This could well be one of the top places in the world for well-priced heli-skiing, so we recommend that you consider splashing out. Cat-skiing is also available, with prices starting from $300, and there are some great 3-4 day adventure packages combining a prep day with both cat-skiing and heli-skiing excursions.
Ski passes in Revelstoke
Revelstoke ski passes start from $72 for an afternoon pass (from 12.30pm), and climb to $503 for an adult six day pass. There’s a 25% discount for students on adult tickets of one full day or more, so be sure to order an up-to-date International Student Card before you travel. Kids under five go free, as do adults over 70, and there are reduced rates for Youth (13-18) and Child (6-12) ski passes.
Snow parks in Revelstoke
Revelstoke doesn’t currently have any terrain parks, but there is a rail and a box at the new Turtle Creek beginners’ area, at base level.
Ski schools in Revelstoke
The snow school in Revelstoke offers a good range of classes delivered by well-qualified and enthusiastic instructors. Experienced skiers who are yet to try heli-skiing or cat-skiing can take a prep lesson to help them get the most out of their trip. The ski school also offers classes for backcountry skiing prep, as well as the full range of beginner and intermediate classes. There are some particularly good offers on beginner packages, which combine equipment rental, lift passes and tuition.
Ski rental in Revelstoke
The cost of ski hire in Revelstoke is in line with other Canadian resorts, with an adult five day standard package coming in at about $170 for the lot. As well as regular ski and snowboard packages, or separate ski kit hire, the ski rental shop at Revelstoke resort village also offers a full range of backcountry touring equipment for hire. Note that you’ll get some good discounts if you book online and in advance. There are also several ski rental shops in the main town of Revelstoke.