Escape to Revelstoke for a Winter Getaway

We’ve previously sung praises about Nelson BC’s winter wonderland, and now we’re shifting things a bit closer to the Rockies by honing in on all things Revelstoke-related.

About a seven-hour drive from Vancouver, this mountain town has long been touted as having some of the best downhill ski/snowboarding terrain in the Pacific Northwest…what’s not to love?

Perhaps its’ the the fact that this recently developed skier’s sweet spot is home to 56 challenging runs, serviced by the longest vertical lift in North America that will bring you to the forefront of powder-packed adventure-waiting-to-happen (close to 6,000 feet of it).

Looking for other ways to play? Revelstoke boasts the ability to get you up and away (from village base to backcountry) a multitude of ways. Hankering for a bit of heli-skiing? They’ve got you covered. Book that as well as a cat-ski tour, or perhaps a dog-sledding tour right from the resort’s backdoor.

And what a resort it is; set amidst the Monashee Mountains and offering a stunning view of the Columbia River, it’s notably easy to lose track of time during your stay, especially when hunkered down at the swanky Sutton Place Hotel. Not your typical hotel, this slope-side (pet-friendly) abode was specially designed to capture the essence of backcountry luxe-living that comes loaded with amenities. young professionals looking to splurge can rest assured that they won’t have to break the bank to do so. We found ski and stay deals as low as $149, just visit them online to learn more.

Looking for another option? Head a bit closer to town and score yourself a cozy room at the Swiss Chalet Motel and enjoy free breakfast, wi-fi and plenty more starting at $79 for double-occupancy. You’ll have more cash to spend on dining around at places like The Modern Bakeshop & Cafe for the perfect freshly-baked muffin and latte fix (located at 212 MacKenzie Avenue). Hungry for more? Head over to the much-loved local spot Benoit’s Wine Bar or check out the pub-scene over at The Village Idiot (306 MacKenzie Avenue) and sip a satisfying post-ski pint while noshing on a platter of comfort food.

After a couple of powder-hounding days, give yourself a break and check out the Hot Pools at Crazy Creek with day passes available for $16. Still up for some action? Be sure to visit the new tube park (next to village base) for a few thrilling runs guaranteed to break out your inner kid. 

One thing is for sure: we’re revved up thinking about planning our next winter escape, and Revelstoke more than fits the bill.