The Revelstoke Mountain Resort is extremely cautious about the various safety concerns. Therefore they go on and follow and at the same time also prescribe the Alpine Responsibility Code which further is recommended by the Canadian Ski Patrol System. It lists the following 10 points which every individual must observe:
Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
People ahead have the right-of-way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol.
Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
Keep off closed trails and closed areas.
You must not use lifts or terrain if your ability is impaired through use of drugs or alcohol.
You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the lift attendant.
The same institution also requires you to observe the following – Nordic Skier’s Responsibly Code which is basically in addition to the ones that are mentioned above:
Ski to the right when passing or skiing a double track.
Descending skiers always have the right of way.
Don’t litter. Pack it in, pack it out…and respect private property.
Don’t obstruct the trail. Move off the track quickly if you fall or while taking a break.
Yield the track to faster skiers or skiers saying “track” by stepping off to the right.
It is truly your responsibility to know your code and being safety cautious. You will have to be safe and also ski in a controlled & responsible manner, after all, there is a kind of implied brotherhood that you become a part of.
If you are a first timer at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort then you sure are in for the ride of a lifetime. Here at the resort individuals of varied skill levels and expertise find adequate opportunities for explorations and improvements. The resort offers a wide array of terrain which has distinctly categorized levels of challenges so that beginners and experts alike can have their share of fun.
More often than not beginners find it difficult at powder areas but not at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort – it is a one of a kind destination. They have paid all the due considerations necessary and created a beginners only area and a dedicated lift system as well. Revelstoke Mountain Resort also has about 45% of intermediate terrain which is considerably higher than most other resorts. Furthermore, this in-fact gives the perfect opportunity and space for the beginners to enter into the intermediate terrain and the existing ones on the intermediate level to expand and grow into the expert terrain. But of-course, through all these transitions you will have the professional support from the experts and instructors from the present Snow Sports School at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Plus, how can one by any means forget the massive 3,121 acres of accessible terrain. So much of space enables skiers to try out their luck and master all those moves which they have been waiting to do. However, a lot of emphasis has to be laid on the matter of safety and security of each individual at the resort. So be safe and have loads of fun.
The Revelstoke Mountain Resort has dedicated learning areas assigned for various purposes. You can find the necessary details below:
Turtle Creek Beginner’s Area: It is located at the base of the village and as the name suggests, is dedicated purely for the folks at the beginner’s level. You will find that this area is quite conveniently accessible and also, rather, more importantly, this area provides a progressive slope for beginners. It can be accessed by the 175 metre long Magic Carpet and is the best place to improve at and make the transition to the next level.
Little Bit: It is situated at the Revelation Lodge and is known to provide an additional slope for the beginners. The best part about Little Bit is the great view that it offers and is also the reason as to why most of the beginners prefer this location. This area can be accessed by the Little Bit Magic Carpet.
Snow School Lessons: The snow school at Revelstoke Mountain Resort is said to be the best place to learn and master skiing and snowboarding in the whole of the Canadian Rockies. The school has a fantastic group of experts and instructors who cater to every specific need of the incoming students. Furthermore, the program structure of the school is equally unique as it does not follow a set pattern but develops along with the student themselves. This further allows the students to have enough scope to soak in their daily lessons and then reproduce their learnt skills under the guidance of the instructors at the slopes. The snow sports school is located just 50 metres ahead of the Turtle Creek Beginners Area.
Getting around the Mountain
There are three main transit points so to speak in the Revelstoke Mountain Resort area. You can find all the necessary details mentioned below:
Revelation Lodge: Now, once your journey at the learning centers reaches your level of satisfaction then you can move on and begin exploring the runs that are located on the lower mountain side. These runs can be said to be beginning from the Revelation Lodge area and offer you particularly the beginners to work. The runs here are gentle and progressive. You must further note that the easiest run amongst them are – Tickle Trunk and the Last Spike. They are absolutely perfect with mild gradients and are quite wide too. Secondly, again for the beginners those of the adventurous kind – you guys must in-fact check out the Tumbelina which is again slightly more challenging but it remains wide and can be skied on quite easily if you are that is up to the task. You will take time but don’t worry – practice till you succeed should be the motto.
Revelation Gondola: Now, if you come from the top of the Revelation Gondola then you will have the opportunity to begin exploring the much more challenging runs. These runs indeed go beyond the lower mountain runs and they then head towards the top of the Revelation Gondola. From here you will then be heading down while passing the Last Spike which then will provide you with the opportunity to explore the wide arrays of runs. Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to explore the pitches of the Snow Rodeo, Feller Buncher and the Wooley Bully. They are wide enough to provide you with adequate scopes in the form of – rollers which will help you in modulating your speed, and more importantly, you will also be able to advance your turning skills. Now, also remember that if at any given point in time you feel that the slop is getting too steep for your comfort then all you have to do is just turn back and head straight to the Last Spike. The Last Spike will enable you to safely reach the base of the mountain.
Mountain Torus: The first time skiers or riders at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort are provided with the option of attending a mountain tour which is scheduled everyday at 12:30 pm. Now, if you wish to attend this tour then you will have to meet the gathering first at the trail signs that are next to the Mackenzie Outpost at the top of the Revelation Gondola. There will be a professional instructor from the Snow Sports School will be able to act as the guide and lead you straight to the destination and then will also guide your way back to the starting point. Secondly, it will be better if you begin from the Ripper Chair as it is the easiest route to the Revelation Lodge. Please remember that all the skiers or riders embarking on this tour should be of the intermediate or the expert levels and also be comfortable on the blue terrain. In an otherwise case you will not be permitted on the tour. On the other hand, if you require a tailored experience then you must come to the Snow Sports School that is located in the village area. You can enroll in their private or group program.
Reaching Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Driving to a ski destination is believed to be the ideal way of travelling. Furthermore, the double advantage that you as the visitor have is the rather magnanimous sites of British Columbia. Your journey to Revelstoke is going to be one of a kind and in-fact is also the best way to prepare yourself for the even greater degrees of adventures that are going to follow.
Furthermore, take for instance, if you are travelling here from the east then you will get to witness some of the natural wonders of the state such as the – two National Parks that are located in the Selkirk Mountains, secondly, the unique point of attractions so to speak are – the white water rivers, the pristine forests, the dramatic peaks and impressive glaciers.
Now, on the other hand, if you happen to be travelling from the west there are equal opportunities if not more. For example, your journey this way will take you through the majestic scenes of the Okanagan Valley. For those of you who are not familiar with the region – well, to simply put it, you will be blown away.
You can also rent a vehicle from any of the many renting agencies that are located in the vicinity. More importantly, it is your duty to make sure that the vehicle is equipped with all the necessary gears and equipments to counter the harsh winter conditions. You can choose from the following agencies – Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and National.
Take a look below to know more about the time duration as required to reach Revelstoke Mountain Resort area from the nearby major towns and cities:
Calgary: It takes about 4.75 hours to reach Revelstoke Mountain Resort area which is a distance of 413 kilometers or 257 miles.
Vancouver: It takes 7 hours to reach Revelstoke Mountain Resort area and the distance converted from Vancouver is 631 kilometres or 392 miles.
Kelowna: It takes about 2 hours to reach Revelstoke Mountain Resort area and the distance covered between Kelowna and the resort is about 199 kilometres or 124 miles.
Kamloops: It takes about 2.5 hours to reach Revelstoke Mountain Resort area and the distance covered is about 210 kilometres or 130 miles.
Seattle: It takes about 7.5 hours to reach Revelstoke Mountain Resort area and the distance between Seattle and the resort is about 674 kilometres or 419 miles.
Spokane: It takes about 6 hours to reach Revelstoke Mountain Resort area and the distance covered between Spokane and the resort is 460 kilometres or 286 miles.
Furthermore, those of you travelling from the Trans-Canada Highway – you guys will have to take the first exit into Revelstoke that is if you are travelling from the Calgary or Banff in the east or take the second exit into Revelstoke if you are travelling from Kamloops, Kelowna, and Vancouver in the west. Thereon you will have to follow the 4th Street in the south and then go crossing the bridge and then you take the left leading to the Nichol Road towards the 4-way point of intersection. Finally, you take the right turn onto the Camozzi Road which will take you to the base of the hours to reach Revelstoke Mountain Resort area.
If you are travelling from the Downtown area then make a note of the following – first, you travel west on the Victoria Road, next you will have to take the left leading you to the Nichol Road at the 4-way intersection point. From this point, you will have to make a right which goes towards Camozzi Road and it is this road which will link you with the base of the mountain. The resort area also offers parking facilities for the hotel guests at the Sutton Place Hotel.
If you are travelling by air then – read on:
There are several major airports around the Revelstoke Mountain Resort area but the closest of them is located in Kelowna, and the second closest is Vancouver. However, during the winter months the best way to reach here would be by taking a flight from Vancouver. Furthermore, during the season Everything Revelstoke offers direct flights to Revelstoke form Vancouver and the best way for you to travel would be from the international hub.
Usually flight take off from the south terminal of Vancouver airport and land at the Revelstoke Airport which is just about a kilometer away from the resort. Based on the current schedule the following flights operate on a daily basis between 26th of January and 19th of March:
Vancouver Airport: Departure 13:00
Revelstoke Airport: Arrival 14:00
Revelstoke Airport: Departure 15:00
Vancouver Airport: Arrival 16:00
On an average the you will have to pay the following rates:
January 26th to January 29th CAD $199
February 2nd to March 12th CAD $299
March 16th to March 19th CAD $249
On the other hand if you wish to charter a flight then that too can be done at the following prices:
Vancouver: The one way trip to the resort will cost you CAD $6500 whereas the return trip will cost you CAD $13000.
Calgary: The one way trip to the resort will cost you CAD $6500 whereas the return trip will cost you CAD $13000.
Edmonton: The one way trip to the resort will cost you CAD $7500 whereas the return trip will cost you CAD $15000.
Seattle: The one way trip to the resort will cost you CAD $9000 where as you will have to pay CAD $18000 for the return trip.
Saskatoon: The one way trip to the resort will cost you CAD $14000 whereas the return trip will cost you CAD $28000.
Lift Tickets and Seasons Passes
The details pertaining to the seasons passes of the season are as follows:
Adults: Individuals who are between the age of 19 and 64 years belong to this category and are required to pay CAD $1,199 for the seasons pass at the regular rate.
Youth: Individuals who are between the age of 13 and 18 years belong to this category and are required to pay CAD $749 for the seasons pass at the regular rate.
Child: Individuals who are between the age of 6 and 12 years belong to this category and are required to pay CAD $379 for the seasons pass at the regular rate.
Students: For individuals to belong to this category adequate identification poofs have to be displayed certifying them to be a full-time student at a certain university or an institution of equal standing. Secondly, upon the satisfaction of the above clause, the season’s pass can be procured at a cost of CAD $789.
Seniors: Individuals who are between the age of 65 and 74 years belong to this category and are required to pay CAD $789 for the seasons pass at the regular rate.
Super Seniors: Individuals who are of the age of 75 years or above will have to pay CAD $789 for the seasons passes.
Tots: Finally, children who are of the age of 5 years or are below will have to pay a nominal fee of CAD $25 for the season’s pass.
Families will have to follow the mentioned below:
Dual Parents: Those who belong to this category are required to pay CAD $1,399 for the seasons pass at the regular rate.
Adult Family Membership: Those who belong to this category are required to pay CAD $1,019 for the seasons pass at the regular rate.
Youth Family Member: Those who belong to this category are required to pay CAD $649 for the seasons pass at the regular rate.
Child Family Member: Those who belong to this category are required to pay CAD $299 for the seasons pass at the regular rate.
Senior Family Member: Those who belong to this category are required to pay CAD $649 for the seasons pass at the regular rate.
Tot: Those who belong to this category are required to pay CAD $25 for the seasons pass at the regular rate.
Additional Family Member: For every addition, you will have to pay CAD $25.
Do pass holders get any benefit other than saving some dollars? Well indeed. To know more read below:
50% Off at Mountain Collective Destinations.
Also get a discount of 50% on lift tickets at all Mountain Collective Destinations.
Free sightseeing all summer.
Free sightseeing all summer on the Revelation Gondola.
Free tubing all winter.
Free tubing at the Turtle Creek Tube Park which is located in the Village all through the winter.
Get a discount of 20% on equipment rentals
Save on high-performance ski and snowboard rentals at the rental department.
You can also get 15% off while you are going for full tunes at repairs.
Save on tuning up your gear for winter and keep it in great condition all season at the repair shop.
A further discount of 10% on shopping at R-Gear.
Additional 10% off on the various Snow School Programs.
Get 10% Off on Food & Beverages.
Get discounts on lift tickets at other resorts.