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Mountainwatch Guide to Revelstoke - Put It on Your Bucket List | Mountainwatch
You know the name, you may have skied the powder but there is a lot more to Revelstoke than what you might find on a powder day. While Revelstoke Mountain Resort has gained exponential popularity since its debut in 2007 and is renowned as having the ‘most skiable vertical’ (1713m) in North America and record-setting annual snowfall, skiing in Revelstoke dates back to over 100 years and has a long history in the local community.

The first ski jump was built in Mount Revelstoke National Park in 1916 by the Revelstoke Ski Club, bringing celebrated athletes from around the world to interior BC to compete up until 1975. Although the ski jump is now closed for high speed manoeuvres, Revelstoke has been an epi-centre for skiing ever since, including having the longest running ski club in Canada and is surrounded by some of the first backcountry and heli-skiing operations in the country.

Located in the valley between the Monashee Mountains and Selkirk Mountains, the Revelstoke township is surrounded by the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. Sandwiched between the Coast Mountains (Whistler) and the Rockies (Banff, Lake Louise) this region gets to share in a mix of the large amounts of precipitation coming in from the south-west on Pacific storm systems with the added bonus of a colder temperatures. As a result, Revelstoke is in the perfect geographic and topographic position to receive tonnes of dry winter storms. Yep, that’s a lot of face shots.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is part of both the Mountain Collective Pass and the Ikon Pass. Now in its eleventh year of operation, RMR is located a quick drive from the heart of downtown Revelstoke. On paper, RMR is a pretty sweet resort – 1713 metres of vertical, one long gondola, two chairlifts, a mix of advanced and intermediate runs and two areas for beginners. In reality, it is hands down one of the best ski resorts for powder snow and glade skiing that I have visited. Over the winter the accumulation of snow turns the place into a veritable playground of pillows, cliff drops and steep trees.

Revelstoke is a bucket list destination for core skiers and snowboarders and why it is one of the stops on the Mountainwatch Canada Powder Tour in February/March 2022.
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Posted on: November 10, 2021, 8:30 pm
Post ID: 886

Snowy Weather

Location Min Max










Falls Creek






Mt. Buller



Chance of Snow

Below 5% at 1800m

0% at 1400m

0% at 1000m

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