treat youreself: how to life the high life in revelstoke.
You’ve worked hard for your vacation and, frankly, you deserve a little luxury. We’ve got you covered! Here’s your guide to Revelstoke’s most glamorous and indulgent experiences.
A swish spot to lay your head goes a long way to making your trip truly special. Revelstoke has the best ski lodge in Canada, the Bighorn Lodge, winner of the World Ski Awards’ prize for the last five years. Part heli-ski lodge, part ski chalet, the Bighorn offers the best of both worlds allowing private heli-ski access from the lodge and easy access to all Revelstoke Mountain Resort has to offer. Featuring gourmet food, a roaring log fire, teppanyaki grill, spa, hot tub, and even a cinema, this is the spot to vacation in style!
Just down the hill from the Bighorn lodge sits Revelstoke’s only ski-in, ski-out hotel, the Sutton Place. The hotel is made up of luxury condos equipped with everything you need to create a heavenly home away from home. The Sutton Place has an outdoor pool and hot tub as well as an onsite spa to take care of you after a big day on the snow. Enjoy the heated underground parking, ski concierge, and other little services that help make your trip stress free and as opulent as possible.
In town, the Explorers Society Hotel is Revelstoke’s newest boutique hotel. It has nine uniquely designed rooms, each designed to showcase the beauty of the heritage building it occupies, with an eye to providing a truly luxurious experience. Check out the rooftop terrace and hot tub to relax in style.
heli + cat skiing.
Revelstoke is famous for its powder and terrain, so it makes sense it’s the “heli-ski capital” of North America. There are many choices to get you into the air and into the untouched powder you’re craving. Selkirk Tangiers celebrated 40 years of heli-skiing in Revelstoke and know a thing or two about making your trip special. Check out their day or multi-day trips, they’re sure to have something to suit your dreams.
Eagle Pass Heli-Ski offers day trips and longer outings. Specialising in small group trips, Eagle Pass focuses on a personalised experience for your group. They recently completed a brand new lodge to house their guests in the height of luxury just south of town.
If you’ve watched “Children of the Columbia,” this year’s offering from Sherpa’s Cinema, you’ve already seen what Mica Heli-Skiing has to offer. Mica offers multi-day trips and the backcountry lodge has all the luxury you could wish for in the beauty of the wilderness. It’s the experience of a lifetime.
If deep powder is your thing but helicopters aren’t, cat skiing is the perfect choice. Mustang Powder offers multi-day trips from their beautiful lodge nestled in the Monashee Mountains. From the incredible, challenging terrain to the gourmet dining experience, Mustang is nothing short of deluxe and perfect for the hard-core skier.
K3 Cat Ski offers both day and multi-day cat skiing options as we anticipate the completion of their new backcountry lodge. With 33,000 acres of terrain to access, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.
Just across the ferry near the village of Trout Lake, Great Northern Snowcat Skiing offers day cat skiing (through Revelstoke Mountain Resort) and multi-day trips out of their lodge. The operation sits in the Badshot range of the Selkirk Mountains, famous for the amount of snow it accumulates – music to the ears of any skier or snowboarder.
After a day of enjoying the finest powder the area has to offer, you’ll need a little R&R. Try Boulder Mountain Massage for a massage to ease those aching muscles or Repose Day Spa offers a full selection of treatments and massages right downtown.
eating and drinking.
There’s no shortage of fantastic places to eat and drink in Revelstoke. For a steak dinner and a selection of fine wines, try the 112 Restaurant in the historic Regent Hotel. They serve steaks and other classic main meals with a selection of delicious cocktails to boot.
The Woolsey Creek Bistro offers fine dining but with a local organic twist. A local favourite, they strive to provide top class cuisine sourced from as close to Revelstoke as possible, alongside fine BC wines. It’s a quintessential Revelstoke experience not to be missed.
The newest addition to the Revelstoke fine dining scene is the Quartermaster Eatery, in the Explorers Society Hotel. It offers modern cuisine, craft cocktails, and a selection of fine wines. Downstairs, there’s a speakeasy-style lounge called the Boiler Room that is ideal for intimate gatherings and small group nights out.