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RV Canada: Revelstoke

When an employee tells you, “If it looks like a roller, it’s probably a cliff,” you listen.
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When an employee tells you, “If it looks like a roller, it’s probably a cliff,” you listen. And that’s what Revelstoke is about: steeps, massive vert, and formidable terrain.

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SKI: Spend your day lapping North Bowl. If conditions don’t let you hike the ridge and ski lines like Drop In and Powder Assault, take the traverse from the top of The Stoke chair to Meet the Neighbours, Brake Check, Parachute, and farther skier’s left under the cliffs. 

DRINK: Break out your whiskey and microbrews and make new friends among the other RVers in the Revy parking lot.

EAT: Try the bacon double cheeseburger pizza or chicken chimichanga pizza at The Village Idiot Bar and Grill. You’ll feel right at home among local skiers, boarders, and sledders.

SLEEP: The Revy lot is comfortable and convenient midweek but even better on a busy weekend.

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Park, Ride, Repeat

Maybe it’s those nice girls from the bar knocking on your door in the parking lot at 2 a.m. Maybe it’s the cops. Do you answer? An RV ski safari is all about choices.

Hit hard with a strong Pacific front, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has been hammered with nearly 15 inches of snow in the past 48 hours. Recent southerly winds have left North Bowl and Greely Bowl feeling like they have even more fresh powder than that.

Inside Line: Revelstoke, BC

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.