Get ready for the biggest vertical drop in North America at 5,620 feet (1,713m). Not nothing. The quality of the powder,  the relief of the mountains, and the endless skiing are why I chose to make Revelstoke home 20 years ago. Revelstoke backcountry skiing is incredible and access off the Mountain Resort (RMR) leads to a variety of unforgettable terrain. I believe most advanced skiers will be stoked on the fantastic glade skiing, steep couloirs and summits. Skiing the south facing trees is another must, and I highly recommend it. Revelstoke is home to many backcountry guides and outfitters, so you can find plenty of options and local support for attaining new objectives. 

Big terrain. Big everything in Revelstoke

Revelstoke features one of the largest areas for off-piste skiing with 3,121 acres to shred. Like Whistler and Blackcomb, there’s great benefit in using RMR lifts to access some stunning backcountry spots. Be aware, all of the backcountry skiing here is for the intermediate and advanced skier. I recommend skiing with a guide or a super experienced partner who knows the terrain.

Revelstoke drops you in the epicenter of backcountry skiing

You’ll find plenty of hotels in and around Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Any one of these accommodations will get you plenty close to getting your day started in the backcountry.

About the author

Greg Hill

Greg Hill

ACMG Ski Guide extraordinaire and emission free adventurer

Greg Hill is known far and wide for incredible first ascents and all around skiing prowess. He’s also a good friend of 57hours. His on mountain accomplishments are too many to list here, but he’s been known for skiing the odd 2,000,000’ in 2010; he skied 50,000’ in 24hrs because he can. Oh, yeah, he also climbed and skied 100km in the month of March 2014. Not too shabby. Of late, Greg’s changing the world one adventure at a time with his Chevy Bolt. Zero-emission skiing and adventure.

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