The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 5 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 5 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 5 out of 5
  • Intermediate 2 out of 5
  • Beginner 2 out of 5
  • Boarder 2 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 2 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 1 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 2 out of 5
  • Convenience 3 out of 5
  • Scenery 4 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 2 out of 5
  • Off-slope 1 out of 5

Key facts

Resort510 m
Slopes510-2225 m
Lifts5
Pistes3121 acres
Price index155

Revelstoke

Canada

Revelstoke MG 2184

The upside

  • Fabulous steep, ungroomed terrain and an impressive snow record
  • North America’s biggest vertical, with some epic black runs going from top to bottom
  • Great cat- and heli-skiing next door
  • Fine views over the Columbia valley

The downside

  • Not much intermediate groomed terrain
  • No snowmaking on main slopes
  • Very remote location; awkward to get to from the UK
  • Resort base village still tiny, and Revelstoke town a drive away
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    News – 2017/18

    24 new cabins have been added to the gondola from the village and 21 new chairs to the Stoke chair that takes you to the top of the mountain. This increases the capacity of each lift by 25% and should reduce queues at the base area at peak periods.

    Summary

    Revelstoke has long been known as a heli-skiing base, but it became a ski resort for the rest of us only in 2007/8. A gondola and two fast chairs have transformed its little local ski hill into a serious resort with a vertical of over 1700m – the biggest in North America.

    The resort claims over 3,000 acres of terrain – more than many Canadian and American rivals (notably Fernie and Jackson Hole) – but the quantity of defined trails is not huge. More than most places, this is a resort where you need to be happy in the trees to spend a long stay here. You might want to combine it with Kicking Horse and/or Lake Louise, both on the way from Calgary airport.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 3 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 5 out of 5
    • Snow 4 out of 5
    • Queues 5 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
    • Expert 5 out of 5
    • Intermediate 2 out of 5
    • Beginner 2 out of 5
    • Boarder 2 out of 5
    • X-country 2 out of 5
    • Restaurants 2 out of 5
    • Schools 4 out of 5
    • Families 1 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 2 out of 5
    • Convenience 3 out of 5
    • Scenery 4 out of 5
    • Eating out 3 out of 5
    • Apres ski 2 out of 5
    • Off-slope 1 out of 5

    Key facts

    Resort510 m
    Slopes510-2225 m
    Lifts5
    Pistes3121 acres
    Price index155