Things To Do In Revelstoke In Winter
Honestly, where do we start? There are just so many things to do in Revelstoke in winter! This charming resort receives an average of 10.5 metres of powder every year, making it the perfect destination for winter recreation. Revelstoke, BC is where small-town vibes meet big mountain thrills. We’d love to share with you our top 8 things to do in Revelstoke in winter.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
It’s a given, right? If you’re visiting Revelstoke, BC in winter, you just have to ski or snowboard. Revelstoke Mountain Resort will not disappoint! This beast delivers the goods thanks to more than 3,000 acres and 5,600 ft of lift-accessed vertical. In fact, Revelstoke ski resort is even home to the longest descent in North America at just over 15km! One of our favourite features of RMR Revelstoke has to be the glades. Ride the Ripper chair to access areas such as Powder Monkey Glades and the Back 40 Glades. Thank us later.
If you’re looking for some secret stashes, consider cat skiing. It’s the perfect way to access terrain beyond the ski resort with the convenience of a ride back to the top for more. When cat skiing in Revelstoke, you can expect incredible views and lap after lap of unparalleled riding. You have the ability to book in with a mixed group, or there is always the option to fill a cat with your friends/family. As far as things to do in Revelstoke in winter, this one’s always a crowd-pleaser, and a great way to earn some après ski!
Embrace a quintessential Canadian winter with a thrilling dog sledding experience in Revelstoke. Explore a winter wonderland with teams of Alaskan racing huskies as your guides and reaching speeds of up to 32 km/h (20 m.p.h). Leave the adventure in the skilled hands of an experienced musher or why not give it a go yourself? You’ll learn about harnessing and staging the dogs, commands, and how to handle a sled. Dog sledding is the ideal activity for all ages and abilities—just wrap up warm and bring your best *MUSH!*
Did you know Revelstoke, BC is home to award-winning beers and spirits? Check out Mt Begbie Brewing Company on your next trip. They won Canadian Craft Brewery Of The Year at the 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards, and it’s easy to see why. It’s championed by self-proclaimed “Mad Scientist”, Bart Larson. Armed with his Ph.D. in nuclear physics, he and his team create delicious, refreshing beer that is 100% natural with no additives or preservatives. Try their Stoked Winter Ale—it’s a firm fave of ours!
Revelstoke was made for snowmobiling. In fact, Revelstoke Snowmobile Club was established in 1968, making it one of the oldest and largest registered snowmobile clubs in British Columbia. Great Canadian Tours are the people to get you out there. They offer short tours, multi-day tours, and private guides and operate between November and April. You’ll have direct snowmobile access to the 3 most popular sledding areas Revelstoke, Boulder Mountain, Turtle Mountain and Frisby Ridge (and they’re licensed to 4 others too!) Discover exactly why Revelstoke is on the map as the best riding in North America!
Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing
The ultimate ski experience has got to be heliskiing. We’re talking bucket list stuff for most of us, and Revelstoke is the place to do it! Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing has more than 40 years of experience and knows Revelstoke’s vast ranges better than anyone. Bordering two pristine national parks, the ski tenure for Selkirk Tangiers is 500,000+ acres of unspoiled wilderness. Isn’t it time that you experienced what the New York Times called the “heli-ski capital of the world”?
Guided Backcountry Tour
Are you looking to experience the backcountry as a novice? A guided backcountry tour could be perfect for you, and easily makes the list of our favourite things to do in Revelstoke in winter. Revelstoke Backcountry Guides' team of ACMG and IFMGA Certified Guides will provide custom guiding and instruction while you enjoy all that Revelstoke and/or Roger’s Pass has to offer. It’s important to be an intermediate-expert skier/snowboarder and to have good physical fitness as you’ll be ascending up to 3.5 hours under your own steam throughout the day. But, oh boy, are those turns worth it!
Not all of the things to do in Revelstoke in winter are high-octane. Bring it down a notch and find time to relax in one of the area’s incredible hot springs. There are several hot springs located around Revelstoke, some of which are free. We’d recommend Halcyon Hot Springs or Canyon Hot Springs. The latter is only about a 20-minute drive from town. Admission is $12.50 CAD and waters are 40°C in the Hot Mineral Soaking Pool and 32°C in the swimming pool. Halfway River Hot Springs is the perfect choice for a more wilderness hot springs vibe. It’s managed by BC Parks and so it’s free, however, the access road is closed in winter. This means that it’s about a 12 km snowshoe each way on the FSR forest service road. On the plus side, your chances of solitude are much greater!
With so many awesome things to do in Revelstoke in winter, you’ll want to maximize your time. Plan your stay in advance and take advantage of ski-in/ski-out perks at The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort. It’s the only Revelstoke hotel located steps from the gondola, and the outdoor heated pool with mountain views is a great place to unwind and relax after a day spent playing in the snow.
If you’d prefer to be in central Revelstoke, Sandman Hotel Revelstoke has all the comforts of home as well as an indoor pool, relaxing hot tub and free parking. Plus, thanks to the onsite Denny’s, you needn’t go far to fuel up for your mountain adventures!