Ski, explore and experience winter adventure.
Revelstoke is famous for skiing, snowmobiling, and adventure sports, but there is so much more to our little mountain town. If you come for a week you’ll get to enjoy all that Revelstoke has to offer and get your fill of adventure. This itinerary will give you a plan for a ski week that weaves in some other amazing winter activities.
Remember that winter 2020/21 will look a little different in Revelstoke. Check out our blog “What to Expect in Revelstoke this Winter” for more information on COVID-19 precautions in Revy. We recommend planning ahead and taking advantage of take out and delivery from local restaurants as much as possible.
When you arrive you’ll no doubt be itching to hit the slopes, so why delay? Head straight up to Revelstoke Mountain Resort and get a feel for the hill! Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts the most vertical in North America, so there is plenty of terrain to explore. We recommend checking out The Last Spike, a green run that spans almost the whole mountain. Sure, it’s not the most thrilling, but it takes you on a tour of the hill and helps you orient yourself. From there you'll be able to make a plan of attack to make the most of your ski days.
For apres, checkout the Mackenzie Common Tavern located right at the bottom of the hill. There is outdoor seating and a food truck to ensure that you can enjoy your apres without crowding.
Before Revelstoke was known for its ski hill, it was a destination for snowmobilers. Whether you have no experience or you’re an expert, Great Canadian Tours has something for you. You’ll get high above Revelstoke and get rewarded with deep snow, great views, and a hell of an adrenaline rush!
If you want to fit in a day of skiing beforehand, not to worry - Great Canadian offers sunset tours as well! Take in the beautiful sunset views from Frisby Ridge before heading down to Revelstoke in the dark.
For apres, head to Mount Begbie Brewing and enjoy their tasty beverages and great food, including share plates to feed the crew. A great option is to fill your growlers there and head to the comfort of your accommodation to relax.
Now that you’ve had a chance to check out a few options for adventure, learn a little more about our history and take in our thriving arts scene. Our town is home to the Revelstoke Railway Museum and the Revelstoke Museum and Archives. Both offer a fascinating look at Revelstoke’s history.
While you’re exploring downtown, make sure to check out the Art Alleries, a project that is turning the back alleys of Revelstoke into public art galleries. Enjoy our local shops and pick up some souvenirs to take home with you. To check out more of our visual arts scene, Art First is an artists’ cooperative shop located right downtown. The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre also showcases the talents of artists from the local region.
Finish up your day of arts and culture with a date night at Big Eddy Glass Works. You’ll get to create your own piece of art to take home with you.
While you’re in the Big Eddy, we recommend having dinner at The Big Eddy Pub, or ordering ahead for take out. It’s a locals’ favourite and well known as having great caesars and one of the best burgers in Revelstoke.
To truly experience Revelstoke Mountain Resort, you need more than one day. In fact, you probably need a few. Make sure you explore all the terrain from South Bowl to North Bowl. You haven’t truly skied Revelstoke until you’ve hiked subpeak and the Lemming Line to access even more vertical. To get the most of your experience, try participating in First Tracks or taking a ski lesson.
Once you’ve skied ‘til you’re ready to drop, check out The Taco Club for dinner. Like almost all Revelstoke Restaurants, they’re offering take out as well as dine in. To avoid waiting, consider ordering take out to enjoy at your accommodations. Pick up a growler of beer from Rumpus Beer Company and relax.
If you are a fit and experienced skier with a desire to try something different, check out the various options for guided ski touring trips. There are a number of experienced guiding operations who can get you out into the backcountry to experience solitude, powder, and amazing lines.
Not keen on skiing uphill? Fair enough - head up to Revelstoke Mountain Resort for one more ski day. There is more than enough terrain to keep you entertained! Test yourself by skiing Snow Rodeo from the very top to the village base.
You’ll be hungry once you’re done for the day - check out Emo’s and grab a greek platter, or order something from their expansive take out menu to enjoy at your accommodation.
Live it up and book a heli or cat ski day. Revelstoke is the heart of the Canadian heli and cat ski industry, and with endless powder days, you don’t want to miss out on the chance to get into the deep stuff! Our local providers will hook you up with great guides and a world class experience.
If your legs are giving you grief after your week of adventure, try booking a dog sledding trip with Revelstoke Dog Sled Adventures. They’ll get you out exploring our beautiful mountain scenery behind a crew of Alaskan Racing Huskies who will do the leg work out for you. You can cozy up in the sled and take in the mountain views.
After your day of adventure, fill your calorie deficit with delicious eats from Paramjit’s Kitchen, or Pam’s Kitchen, as it’s known locally, offers Indian, German, and Thai good. The Indian-German fusion food is a menu highlight - the Butter Chicken Schnitzel with Spätzle is exactly the creamy, delicious comfort food you’ll be craving.
Nordic skiing is a great way to burn calories and explore winter landscapes. The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club has a network of trails for all levels and offers rentals. There is even a dog loop if you happen to be visiting with a furry companion.
Another great option to cap off your trip is snowshoeing - book a guided trip or rent snowshoes and get out yourself. Check out our snowshoe page for more details.
After this week of activity, you’re going to deserve a massage. There are a number of great massage therapists in Revelstoke - make sure you check out wellness listings and book ahead!
For dinner, make a reservation at the Woolsey Creek Bistro. Their upscale cuisine is sustainably sourced and always delicious. If your accommodation has a kitchen, treat yourself to a meal prepared by Mountain Standard Catering in the comfort of your accommodation.
What to expect this winter.
The winter of 2020-21 is going to look a little bit different in Revelstoke. We're taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and following provincial health guidelines. That means that you may be required to wear masks, that restaurants and bars may have long wait times and that you will need to plan to accommodate changes in business operations. Please check current Provincial Health Orders before travelling.