We love friends. We love ski trips. This is a no brainer.
We might be biased but we think taking a trip to Revelstoke with your buddies might be the best decision you make all year. There's something so special about tearing down the mountain surrounded by your favourite people. No high 5 is sweeter than one from your best bud after the run of your lifetime.
Of course, it's not all powder turns and chairlift chortles, Revelstoke has so much more to offer. Here are some of our recommendations for the perfect mates getaway.
things to do
The main attraction in Revelstoke is the mountains and there are lots of ways to get out there and enjoy them. If you and your buddies are skiers or snowboarders, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a must- with 5620 feet of vertical and some of the most exciting terrain in North America. Or, if you're looking for something a little special, Revelstoke is a heli ski mecca, with endless untapped slopes to explore and a choice of 3 different companies to do it with- try Selkirk Tangiers, Eagle Pass or Mica Heli for a day you'll never forget. Fancy the untapped powder but the helicopter isn't your thing? Revelstoke is also a cat ski heaven! Try Great Northern Snowcats, K3 or Mustang cat skiing.
Not a skier or boarder? We've still got you covered. Great Canadian Snowmobiles have sleds to rent and a variety of tours to suit any group of friends, from a beginner ride to a cabin for hot chocolate to all the gnarly terrain you can handle. Revelstoke Dogsledding is also a fantastic way to get you out into the mountains without skis or snowboards. Let the team of snow dogs take you dashing through the snow at a pace that works for you.
Revelstoke also has a whole lot of fun off the slopes. Try Peak Axe Throwing for a night out with a difference, or head to the Cabin for bowling and cocktails. The craft drinks scene is alive and kicking in Revelstoke, try craft cocktails made with organic spirits made in-house at the Monashee Spirits Distillery or delicious vodka distilled in the historic school building of Jones Distilling. If beer's your thing, try the 2017 craft brewery of the year, Mt Begbie brewing or explore micro brewing with the soon to be opened, Rumpus Beer Co.
where to stay
There are so many great options for group accommodation in Revelstoke, making it ideal for a friends' outing. For a home away from home option try Boulder Mountain Resort, just off Highway 1. They have cabins and hot tubs- making it an ideal base for your group adventure. Or if you're looking for a little luxury, try the Sutton Place for Revelstoke's only ski in condo style rooms- because, as much as we love our friends, we don't always want to share a room with them!
If you're looking for a B&B style accommodation, why not try the Stoke Stash for a modern mountain feel? Or for a more traditional hotel, the newly renovated Stoke Hotel offers an affordable funky option.
There are lots more options and something to suit every budget and location.
what to eat...and drink
Revelstoke is bursting with options for eating out, with something to suit all tastes and budgets. Main Street Cafe is a locals' favourite for breakfast, or try the Modern Bakeshop for a breakfast on the go. Grab a quick slice and a beer at Nico's Pizza on 1st street or, for a quintessential Revelstoke experience, try the Village Idiot.
There are lots of great casual eating options, including the Craft Bierhaus, home to a large selection of craft beers and delicious Mac 'n' cheese dishes for grown ups, or the Taco Club, famed for their... well, tacos. If your group is in the market for something a little more formal, try the Quartermaster Eatery or Kawakubo for delicious sushi (and private karaoke rooms- if you're that way inclined).
What to expect this winter.
Please refrain from visiting Revelstoke for non-essential travel at this time. 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.