Pocket Profile: Revelstoke, B.C. - Ski Mag

Pocket Profile: Revelstoke, B.C.

Unlike other newcomers, North America's newest ski resort already shows more potential to join the ranks of the world's elite resorts.
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Vital Stats

3,031 skiable acres; 5,620 vertical feet; base elevation 1,680 feet; summit elevation 7,300 feet; 630 annual inches; 27 trails; four lifts, including two eight-passenger high-speed gondolas. Lift tickets: adults $63, youth (13–18) $47, children (6–12) $25 seniors (65 and over) $47, children five and under ski free


For comfort and convenience, try the 46-room Regent Inn downtown (three miles north of the resort). The lodge has free wifi in each room, plus a sauna and outdoor hot tub; $179 per night, including breakfast;


; 888-245-5523. For good value, head to the Revelstoke Days Inn, which also has hot tubs and free breakfast; from $129 per night; 250-837-2191. Find more lodging options at




Get a table at The Woolsey Creek Cafe for eclectic world cuisine from Creole jambalaya to venison tenderloin; 250-837-5500. For gourmet coffee or a post-ski snack baked on-site, hit the Modern Bakeshop & Café; 250-837-6886


Settle into a booth in the dark-paneled bar at the Regent Inn for Canadian brews and listen to the tales of Canadian Mountain Holidays heliskiers, who often congregate here;


; 888-245-5523

Good To Know

The resort is light on rental outfitters, so it’s a good idea to bring your own skis.

Getting There

Revelstoke, in south-eastern B.C., isn’t the easiest place to reach. The best way is to fly into Kelowna, about 120 miles southwest and served by daily nonstop flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Seattle. Calgary is 255 miles to the east. Plan on renting a four-wheel drive. Revelstoke Airport is served weekly by Powder Air (


) and Hawkair (


) from Calgary. Don’t forget your passport.



; 866-373-4754


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