Visit Revelstoke this year, and you’ll never want to ski or snowboard another resort again. Originally a mecca for heli- and cat-skiers, the quaint mountain village of Revelstoke has developed into one of Canada’s top destinations for winter adventure. In fact, the travel experts at Flight Network, a popular Toronto-based online travel agency, named Revelstoke Mountain Resort at No. 16, on their list of the Top 50 Signature Winter Experiences in Canada.
Flight Network’s team of intrepid travelers set out across the country to find the winter experiences that best represent the Great White North’s pristine natural beauty, unique cultures, and adventurous spirit. It comes as no surprise to us that the resort with the most vertical in North America (1,713 metres), 69 named trails, legendary powder, and unforgettable glades can be found near the top of their list.
We Are Canadian
Revelstoke Mountain Resort embodies the spirit of Canada. They celebrate the winter months, with 515,000 acres of skiable terrain, unlike anywhere else in the world. In addition to skiing and snowboarding groomers, bowls, and glades within resort boundaries, adventurers seeking even more mountain-based thrills can embark on cat- and heli-skiing excursions, complete with breathtaking views and untouched powder. However, those who don’t venture farther into the backcountry still enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped peaks from the Mount Mackenzie-based resort. There’s nothing more Canadian than throwing on a few layers and appreciating a fresh snowfall on the mountain with your closest friends and family.
More Than Skiing
Revelstoke Mountain Resort didn’t make Flight Network’s list of signature winter experiences solely for the skiable terrain. In addition to being the only resort offering lift, heli, cat, and backcountry skiing from a single village base, Revelstoke offers a long list of other winter activities for visitors of all ages. The Turtle Creek Tube Park takes sledding to a new level, while snowmobiling and snowshoeing tours introduce visitors to some of British Columbia’s most photogenic and rugged terrain. And if you’re looking for a truly unforgettable family experience this winter, you can head into the wilderness with the expert guides (and lovable dogs) at Revelstoke Dogsled Adventures.
You’ll want to try more than one Canadian signature winter experience on your upcoming visit to Revelstoke, whether you’re filling up on poutine and apres-ski drinks at The Village Idiot, shopping for Canadian-made holiday gifts, or spending every waking hour on the mountain. The 2016/2017 ski season has already kicked off with record snowfall, so there’s no better time to come than now.