Revelstoke Mountain Resort is an advanced skier’s dream, offering more than 515,000 acres of skiing through lift, cat and heli services, including 3,121 acres just in the lift-served area. The resort has the longest vertical ski run in North America, and the fourth longest in the word. It’s a winter playground covered in light, dry Rocky Mountain powder. In addition to skiing, the area around Revelstoke offers abundant recreational opportunities in both winter and summer.
Lodging is available at the Nelsen Lodge at the base of the mountain, or in numerous accommodations that are available in the town of Revelstoke, a five minute drive from the mountain. Shuttle service is available from the mountain to town.
The beautifully designed Nelsen Lodge, which opened in March 2009, features a contemporary alpine look just steps from the gondola. Richly appointed using natural materials and high-end furnishings, including leather and granite, Miele appliances and flat-screen TVs, the rooms are spacious and offer expansive views of the Monashee and Columbia Mountains. The kitchen is supplied with a vast array of anything a home cook would want, and grocery delivery service is provided.
A large communal hot tub and fitness center are located on-site. Ski-lockers provide convenient storage with a door that opens to the lifts. After testing yourself against the mountain you can rejuvenate by soaking in the hot tub and luxuriating in the elegant Nelsen Lodge. Concierge services are available.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a ski area under development so each year more amenities will likely be provided. Options for dining after the lifts close are currently limited to the Rockford Wok Bar and Grill, located at the base of the mountain. A wine bar, Wino, just opened this year at the resort.
Woolsey Creek Café, located in nearby Revelstoke, is a gem, recommended by several locals. It offers excellent chef-prepared international cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Grizzly Sports Bar & Grill, also in Revelstoke, features a variety of flat-screen TVs showing hockey and other sports, great yam fries and burgers, and appears to be a hub of friendly, neighborhood gossip at lunch.
Just drive down Mackenzie Avenue, marked by two life-sized Grizzly Bear statues, and First Street West and you’ll find a variety of restaurants beckoning.
The town of Revelstoke, founded in the 1800s through railroad and mining activity, is an established town located on the banks of the Columbia River between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges. Driving through the visually appealing downtown area one can see many restaurants, shops, motels and grocery stores. The residential areas are populated with attractive Victorian and heritage homes.
Summer recreation in the mountainous area draws over a million visitors in a season. Summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, heli-hiking, canoeing, ATVing and much more. Three area Hot Springs Resorts are a great place to relax and soak up some sun.
In addition to downhill skiing, the area around Revelstoke is popular for snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, ski touring, curling, skating, tobogganing, and snowshoeing. With 40-60 feet of snow each winter there is plenty of snow to go around.
The Revelstoke Railway Museum offers train buffs an opportunity to learn about Canada’s railway heritage and walk through a CP 5468 locomotive and a business car, the centerpieces of the museum. The museum celebrates the important role that Revelstoke played in the quest to link Canada through the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which had to pierce many rugged mountain ranges. Craigellachie, a town known for driving the last spike of the railway in 1885, thus completing the railway, is a 30 minute drive from Revelstoke.
The Revelstoke Museum offers a glimpse into the history of the area and offers self-guided and guided Downtown Heritage Tours.
Revelstoke, nestled between two major mountain ranges on the bank of the Columbia River, offers a variety of adventure sports and cultural attractions, in addition to the winter appeal of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort and the summer appeal of hiking and other outdoor activities.
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See slideshow of Revelstoke at left of article.
Revelstoke is located on the Trans-Canada Highway on the Eastern side of British Columbia, west of the Rockies.
San Francisco and Tahoe travelers can fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). From Vancouver connect on Jazz or West Jet to Kamloops Airport (YKA) or Kelowna Airport (LYW), rent a car or arrange for shuttle transportation.
Drive time from urban areas:
- Vancouver, BC 7 hours
- Kelowna 2 hours (Shuttle available)
- Kamloops 2.5 hours
- Seattle, WA 7.5 hours
- Calgary, AB 4.75 hours (Shuttle available)
2950 Camozzi Road
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0, Canada
Rates range from $267-799 CAD, depending on the number of bedrooms (1-3). A special was running in March for 3 days of skiing and 3 nights accomodation starting at $125 CAD per person.
Refer to the Revelstoke Accommodation Partners for lodging in the town of Revelstoke.
Woolsey Creek Café
600 2 Street West
Revelstoke, BC, Canada
Grizzly Sports Bar & Grill
314 1 Street West
Revelstoke, BC, Canada
Revelstoke Railway Museum
719 Track Street West
Revelstoke, B.C., Canada
The Revelstoke Museum
315 First St. West, (corner of First & Boyle)
Revelstoke, B.C., Canada
Support for this trip from Revelstoke Mountain Resort is gratefully acknowledged.