Following Revelstoke’s grand opening last winter, first-time visitors identified a series of problems that the resort’s developers had failed to anticipate when they created a ski destination integrating 500,000 acres of cat- and heli-skiing with North America’s longest lift-served vertical. Among the quibbles: (1) The runs are “too long.” (2) There’s “too much powder.” (3) The absence of lift lines “prevents skiers from resting between runs.” This may sound like a joke, but these are actual complaints logged by management—and they underscore the stunning enormity of Revelstoke’s terrain. Our advice: If you aren’t prepared to go huge, don’t go at all.
Any resort that boasts 5,620 vertical feet is noteworthy; it’s hardly necessary to talk about activities outside of skiing. But fortunately, Revelstoke, British Columbia’s surroundings are equally impressive. Here is the to-do list of other things to check out after you’re done skiing powder in Revelstoke. —Molly Baker
Revelstoke is a place no one ends up at by accident. Find out why.