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Tucked along the scenic Trans-Canada Highway, Revelstoke is host to expansive terrain both at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort and in the surrounding Selkirk Mountains. Maintaining a small town feel, this mountain town offers vast backcountry terrains steps from your door, offering some of the best ski powder in the world. The quality powder, steep couloirs, and fantastic glade skiing are only part of the reason why so many backcountry enthusiasts turn to Revelstoke in search of a true powder paradise. Anyone looking for an epic adventure needn’t look any further than backcountry skiing in Revy.

Adventure highlights

  • The ultimate destination for powder seekers with its light, dry Selkirks snow

  • Offers vast backcountry terrain for all skill levels just steps from your door

  • Lift access off the resort gets you into some incredible backcountry terrain and saves your legs for the descents

Available itineraries

Private Intro to Backcountry Skiing

If you wish to step out of the groomed resort boundaries and step into the wilderness of snowy mountain tops, you can’t go wrong if you head off to a guided backcountry skiing adventure in Revelstoke. Master the basic techniques, develop your powder skiing skills and explore the unlimited terrain surrounding Revelstoke.

Not sure if you should hire a guide? Listen to our ambassador Greg Hill debate the ultimate question: To be guided or not to be guided?

Powder Skiing for Intermediate and Advanced Skiers

Backcountry skiing is a lifelong pursuit, so if you want to develop your skills and enjoy the backcountry to its fullest, we totally get it! Tailor the day according to your needs and wishes.  Revelstoke offers endless terrain and infinite tours suitable for all skill and fitness levels. Have the expert guides show you the tricks of the trade and let the adventure begin!

Advanced Ski Tours & Mountaineering Objectives

If you want to go further and climb higher, Revelstoke offers an array of possibilities. It is ideal for proficient skiers and offers a myriad of breathtaking and challenging slopes, couloirs and glades. Guided backcountry skiing will allow you to explore the endless opportunities Revelstoke offers and feel the adrenaline as you powder ski down the longest vertical in North America at over 1,700 metres.

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Meet your guides

Greg Hill
Greg Hill
ACMG Ski Guide, Advanced First Aid, CAA Avalanche OperationsLevel 2, Hiking Guide
ACMG Ski Guide, Advanced First Aid, CAA Avalanche OperationsLevel 2, Hiking Guide
Greg is a certified Canadian ski and hiking guide who has skied extensively around the world. Presently he's looking into sustainable skiing and will only be skiing in NA and mostly around Revelstoke, BC. He likes to spend time driving an electric car and ski touring the amazing mountains in his backyard!
Nino Guagliano
Nino Guagliano
ACMG, AMGA and IFMGA Mountain Guide
ACMG, AMGA and IFMGA Mountain Guide
Nino Guagliano is a trained and Internationally Certified IFMGA Mountain Guide.  His winters are split between guiding Backcountry Lodge trips, ski touring in the deep powder capital of Western Canada and CMH Heli.  During the winter months he calls Golden BC home which provides some of the most scenic ski touring in the West. Summers are spent Alpine and Rock guiding in Canada and the Alps and sneaking in a few down days at the rock cliffs!
Adam Zok
Adam Zok
ACMG Ski Guide
Adam is an ACMG Ski Guide and passionate splitboarder based in Revelstoke, BC. Whether he's navigating the safest route to the summit, digging a snow profile, setting a skin track through the forest, or eyeing up his next pillow line, Adam is at home in the mountains and will make you feel comfortable out there too. Not only does he know where to find the goods, but he'll make a point of getting you to them as efficiently as possible. He might convince you to walk a little farther than you thought you could go, but the skiing you're rewarded with will be well worth the calories burned!
Monte Johnston
Monte Johnston
ACMG Ski Guide, ACMG Apprentice Alpine and Rock Guide
ACMG Ski Guide, ACMG Apprentice Alpine and Rock Guide
Monte is a ACMG Ski Guide, ACMG Apprentice Alpine and Rock guide based out of Squamish BC. He’s climbed and skied all over the world but he settled in BC because of the easy access to amazing climbing and skiing.
Black Sheep Adventure Sports
Black Sheep Adventure Sports
Black Sheep Adventure Sports
ACMG Certified Rock, Alpine & Ski Guides
ACMG Certified Rock, Alpine & Ski Guides
Black Sheep Adventures is a team of local ACMG Certified guides and experienced professionals but they’re also a ton of fun and really enjoy what they do! Adventure is personal so you want a guide that will not only help keep you safe, but share the experience and go the extra mile to get you the trip of your dreams. Their range of courses and trips is a great way to get to know people and develop relationships. Once they know someone, they can really work with them to create custom and unique trips that call to their sense of adventure.

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I have always felt safe when in the outdoors with Greg
Jennifer D.

I live in the area he primarily guides yet he has shown me new areas almost every time we have gone out together. Be it rock climbing or backcountry skiing/snowboarding we always have a great time. He is the best insurance policy I have that makes sure I am safe and have a great time.

Adam is one of the best guides out there
Johnny K.

Regardless of your goals for a trip you really can’t go wrong hiring him. He has a plethora of knowledge around snow science/avalanche safety as well as tips and tricks around the snow sports industry as he regularly gets out skiing with some of the biggest name athletes in the skiing world.

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Revelstoke, BC, please refer to the Revelstoke’s official website.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get in this adventure:

      • An experienced, certified ski guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • A full-day of backcountry ski touring

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to the meeting point (ski area)
      • Technical backcountry ski touring equipment
      • Lift ticket for you and your guide (if you’re planning to use one)
      • National Park and Winter Permit fees (if applicable)
  • In order to enjoy this guided backcountry adventure, you need to have a good level of fitness. You will be on your feet for a full day and need to be ready to ascend up to 3.5 hours total throughout the day. While there is terrain for all skill levels in Revelstoke, BC, during this ski trip you will need to manage controlled descents in variable conditions. All participants should feel comfortable on blue level resort runs and be able to carry a loaded daypack while skinning up variable degrees of terrain.

    For the enjoyment and safety of everyone involved, participants must be approved to participate in advanced backcountry skiing tours either through a previous trip with the guiding service or through recommendations.

  • Backcountry skiing isn’t just for pros looking for the ultimate thrill ride, it’s also beginner friendly, meaning anyone with blue level resort experience can have fun in the backcountry. If you’ve never backcountry skied before, heading out with a guide is your best bet. They’ll take care of the planning, introduce you to the basics, like skinning uphill, and teach you how to manage the terrain. They also have the experience and avalanche training to keep you safe.

  • All mandatory gear can be rented if you don’t have your own. You can rent:

    The rental gear location is in Revelstoke and should be picked up the night prior to your outing. If you need to rent gear, let us know and we can help make arrangements.

    For technical backcountry ski touring gear, you will need to bring:

    • Alpine touring skis, telemark skis or splitboard with skins (can be rented)
    • Touring boots and poles (can be rented)
    • Avalanche safety equipment (can be rented):
      • Digital, 3-antenna avalanche transceiver or beacon
      • Lightweight snow shovel
      • Avalanche probe
      • Harness for glacier travel

    For personal items, we recommend bringing:

    • Wind and waterproof shell jacket with hood (Gore-tex recommended)
    • Ski pants (Gore-tex recommended)
    • Helmet
    • Synthetic or wool base layers, underwear and socks
    • Down jacket or vest
    • Gloves and hat
    • One triple-action locking carabiner or two conventional locking carabiners
    • Repair kit and Leatherman for your equipment (can be shared between several people)
    • Water bottle and 1L of water
    • Food you can eat on-the-go
    • Sunglasses or ski goggles
    • First-aid kit
    • Sunscreen
    • Daypack large enough to carry all items listed (around a 30-45L bag)
    • Camera — optional
  • Groups and pricing:

    • For this adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 4:1.
    • The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to backcountry ski with friends and family.
    • Ski touring in Revelstoke can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

    • Everybody over the age of 18 is welcome to book this backcountry skiing adventure.
    • Minors may be permitted to join private tours on a case-by-case basis. If you plan to ski with anyone under the age of 18, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) is generally the airport of choice for most travellers, which is around four hours away by car. Another option is Kelowna International Airport (YLW), only a two-hour drive from the resort. You can rent a car or take a shuttle service from both airports.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet.

  • Day Trips Cancellations
    Fully refundable within the initial 48 hours from booking, unless the trip date is less than 7 days from the time of the booking.
    Cancellations up to 7 days prior to the trip date are refundable 100%.
    Cancellations within 7 days prior to the trip date are non-refundable.

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