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Revelstoke Mountain Resort

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Historical snowfall measured in the Selkirk Mountains averages 40-60' annually 
The best time to visit: after February because the north latitude limits winter daylight hours
Opening day is December 3, 2010 and closing day is April 11, 2011


Travelers use the following airports to access Revelstoke:

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) *

Kamloops Airport (YKA)

Spokane International Airport (GEG)

Calgary International Airport (YYC)

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)


Kelowna International Airport

*Revelstoke Connection provides shuttle service from Kelowna International Airport to your hotel in Revelstoke. They offer multiple morning, afternoon, and evening transfers.


Kelowna International Airport offer daily non-stop flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, White Horse, Seattle, Los Angeles and several other cities. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and National car rental agencies are located at the airport.


Kamloops Airport is slightly closer to Revelstoke than Kelowna, but Highway 97/97A from Kelowna is four-lane highway with better road alignments and you will have to drive less on two-lane Trans-Canada Highway. It is easier and usually faster to drive from Kelowna than Kamloops.


Revelstoke Airport

Revelstoke's airport has a 1,460-meter paved runway, terminal building, fueling facilities and hangars servicing small planes and helicopters. Charter aircraft and helicopter services are available, with taxi service to town (reserve in advance or call from the airport).



Driving Directions:

  • From the Trans-Canada Highway: Take the first exit into Revelstoke if travelling from the East (Calgary, Banff), or the second exit into Revelstoke if travelling from the West (Kelowna, Kamloops, Vancouver). Follow 4th Street South until Nichol Road. Turn left onto Nichol Road. Turn right onto Camozzi Road, which will lead you to the base of the Resort.

  • From Kelowna International Airport: Turn right onto Highway 97 and head north from the airport. At Highway 97/97A interchange north of Vernon, keep going straight onto Highway 97A and do not use exit for Highway 97. Keep driving on Highway 97A until you reach town of Sicamous, where the Highway 97A ends. Turn right to get on eastbound Trans-Canada Highway and follow the instruction above.

  • From Downtown: Travel west on Victoria Road. Turn left onto 4th street. Turn left onto Nichol Road. Turn right onto Camozzi Road, which will lead you to the base of the Resort. 

  • Parking for hotel guests is available at the Nelsen Lodge
  • Ample parking is available for day visitors in the outside lots

Revelstoke Transit Shuttle

  • Regular shuttle service from town to the mountain runs every day throughout the ski season

Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Nelsen Lodge

2950 Camozzi Rd
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

(250) 814-5000


Brand-new facility, ski in and out, kitchenettes, washer/dryers, balconies, wireless Internet, outdoor hot tub, free parking Offers accommodations from studios to 3-bedroom suites $120 and up

Days Inn

301 Wright St
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

(800) 663-5303

Restaurant and a bar/lounge on site, complimentary breakfast,  wireless Internet, hot tub, fitness facility, pets allowed

Extra person charges apply $120 and up

Sandman Inn

1901 Laforme Blvd. 

Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0,Canada

250 837 5271 


Denny's 24-hour restaurant and room service, indoor pool & hot tub, laundry facilities, free parking, television and Internet in the lobby 

Extra person charges apply $120-$139

Coast Hillcrest Resort Hotel

2100 Oak Dr

RevelstokeBC V0E 2S0

(250) 837-3322

Outstanding restaurant on site, wireless Internet, hot tub, lodge setting Studios to suites with jacuzzi tubs $135

Regent Hotel

112 E 1st St

Revelstoke, BC

(250) 837-2107

Family-run hotel with four star restaurant on premises, hot tub, fitness facility, massage therapist, cocktail lounge, nightclub, conveniently located downtown Standard queen room to suites with jacuzzi tubs $170 and up



The Village Idiot:  Great apres-ski spot with an exhaustive menu, including a 3-meat extravaganza called The Kitchen Sink

306 MacKenzie Avenue

RevelstokeBC V0E

(250) 837-6240


112 Resturant and Lounge:  The best restaurant in Revelstoke

Regent Hotel  

112 E 1st St

Revelstoke, BC

(250) 837-2107



STHS flies directly from the base of Nelsen Lodge Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week, beginning December 15, 2010 to April 9, 2011


Package Includes:

  • Three runs

  • Full buffet breakfast, gourmet mountain lunch and après ski snacks

  • Powder ski or snowboard rental

  • Avalanche beacon rental and related safety gear

  • Backcountry safety briefing and beacon training

Price: $725.00 plus tax per person


Revelstoke Aquatic Centre

Enjoy floating a lazy river, climbing wall, salt water pools and waterslide








Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelelstoke is in it’s 2nd year of operation & expansion. With 5620’ vertical, it is now the longest lift served skiing in North America. The present 3,031 inbounds acres are served by an 8 passenger gondola & 2 detachable quad chairlifts on the upper mountain. There is a good combination of super long groomers, tons of trees & some alpine bowls.

Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: Huge, Steep, Amazing snow, No people

Cons: Little Nightlife, hard to get to, lack of sunshine

Simply Amazing,


This place is huge with amazing snow and steep, long trails. If you like glades, this is the place to be. Make sure to bring powder skis, we stayed for a week at the beautiful Nelsen Lodge and it snowed every day between 5 and 10 inches, you can find fresh untracked powder almost all day long and if you like to ski trees... well, the powder just does not end. I spend 30 minutes getting out of a huge hole over 6 feet deep. The upper terrain stays fairly light and dry, mid mountain gets a bit heavier and the lower third can become hard then corn. It is so big that you will experience many micro-climates if you ski from top to bottom, but there is really no need to do that. Upper intermediates and above can spend all day on the Stoke Chair and never even reach the mid mountain, or go over the the Ripper Chair if you decide to throw yourself off the North Bowl drops, chutes and cliffs. Best conditions I have ever experienced (better than 3 Valleys France, better than Chile).


The people are helpful, friendly and very easy going. We had several new friends over for dinner and we were guided around by some great local skiers. Eagle Pass Heli is a good outfit right in town and very reasonable for a great full day of heliskiing (4 in our group went).

Nightlife, not much. But you won't care because you'll be sleeping at 8pm from long hard days of amazing skiing. We went into town a couple of nights to hit a couple watering holes (Village Idiot Pub), but it really is very laid-back.


I think every serious snow sport enthusiast needs to go to Revie once in their life, we are going to go back!yahoo.gifOur Hill




Pros: great black diamond terrain, biggest vertical in North America

Cons: not a family mtn.

The original skiing on MT. Mackenzie consisted of a cat skiing operation on the top 2000 vertical feet and a local ski hill on the lower mountain. When it was turned in to Revelstoke Mountain Resort in 07/08 the cat skiing was moved to some adjacent bowls.

Problems: 1. The largest nearby big city is Calgary, about a 6 hour drive away with the most treacherous part of the Trans-Canada Highway on the route. Calgary skiers already support about a dozen ski resorts all of them closer than RMR (Revelstoke Mountain Resort). The nearest small cities are Vernon, Kamloops, and Kelowna, all of which have their own top notch ski resorts 20 to 45 minutes away. So there is no sizable local population to support RMR even on weekends. For RMR to be get full development it will have to become Canada's only true destination resort which I define as being busier mid week with ski weekers than it is on weekends. This seems unlikely to happen.

2. Much of the big vertical is very low elevation. Reliable skiing in B.C. starts at 4000 feet above sea level but the RMR base is at 1600 feet. Initial lift installations did not address this problem. They need a chairlift that starts at the 4000 foot level and feeds the top Stoker chairlift. The Stoker Chair offers 2000 vertical feet of very good skiing and great tree skiing but a limited number of runs.

3.Almost no intermediate skiing means RMR is not for families and it is families that do most of the real estate buying in ski country. BTW house prices in Revelstoke are more expensive than Whistler and in fact are similar to downtown Vancouver. This is not sustainable!

4. The nearest ski resort to RMR is Kicking Horse which caters to the same black diamond 20 or 30 something year-olds niche market. Anyone on a ski road trip will likely ski both mountains thus cutting potential revenue in half. BTW Kicking Horse has been going for 13 or 14 years and is loosing money every year.

5. The easiest way down from the top is a cat road that switch backs its way down the mountain crossing the ski runs about every 500 vertical feet (sort of like Blackcomb only worse). This limits highs speed cruising as you MUST slow down for every road crossing.

6. I arrived there one time at 8:45 on a powder day with the parking lot 3/4 full and by 11:00 0'clock the parking lot was 1/2 full. This means that on powder days dozens of people go skiing in the morning and ski off the powder, then go to work or school. Not so great if you are there for a ski week.

7. While the upper mountain gets more than adequate snow volumes, it does not get the 40 to 60 feet of snow that many of the surrounding mountains get. I talked to a snowmobile skier recently who said that he skis on the other side of the valley from RMR because it gets way more snow volume than RMR.

Sorry to be so negative but the above problems just means RMR will NOT become the next great North American resort, but it will still be a great stop on any Epic skier's road trip.


Pros: Room for Expansion

Cons: Far from major Airports, air canada isn't cheap

wow has this place changed  between my visits.
Years back I toured throughout B.C. and this place seemed interesting. It was Powder Springs back then.
Ski and stay was $38 dollars single// off mountain. 
   Had to see it as the new place to be with the new lifts.  and expanded terrain.
New lodge is awesome, they were still developing the resort, and I was headed north.  The snow was waist deep in the drainage I explored on the upper Mountain.   Nice dry Powder as is common in the interior.
     Interesting ride up there if you visit Whitewater,  (Nelson,B.C.),  particularly enjoyed the free ferry!!
Hope you can add your current impressions since this place is still under development.
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