Revelstoke is the biggest, best kept secret in Canadian skiing. The town here is full of people who came for a week and never quite got around to leaving. It’s called being Revelstuck, and it’s easy to see how it happens. In fact, it may even happen to you, so don’t let the boss know you’re coming here!
The historical railway town of Revelstoke looks just like western Canadian towns look in the old movies; wooden houses and shops sitting in a deep valley with rugged peaks and forest all around. Here at the centre of the Canadian snow sports universe, you will find the headquarters of the Canadian Avalanche Association, numerous heli-ski and cat-ski operators, a good supply of ski and outdoor shops plus enough cozy pubs to quench even the most unruly after skiing thirst. It’s a short ten minute drive to the ski hill, from where a modern high speed gondola carries us up to shred land.
And how’s the skiing/riding? Absolutely mind-blowing… Snow quality here is famously light and deep, and Revelstoke has the longest vertical of any ski area in North America! 1713 meters, or 5620 feet of vertical, should be enough for anyone and you can ski that whole drop on either cruisy blue runs or steep trees and bumps. See if you can make linked short turns, non-stop, top to bottom here; Section 8 will buy you a pint if you can.
Participants on our ‘Shred Med’ Conference in Revelstoke can enjoy ski in ski out luxury at the Sutton Place Hotel.
For those who want a chariot to take them to the top, Revelstoke is the epicenter of helicopter and cat skiing in Canada. The “slackcountry” just a short hike outside the ski are boundary is also unrivaled with steep gnarled chutes and gullies twisting their way down every aspect.
For those who want to get away from it all and truly earn their turns… just an hour up the road is the backcountry skiing mecca of Rogers Pass and Glacier National Park with easy access to the alpine right off the highway. Ask one of our guides to take you there on the weekend and you’ll tick one more thing off your bucket list.
Many major airlines have international flights from all over the world into Vancouver, British Columbia. For Instructor course participants, Section 8 will organize a pick-up at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) before heading to Revelstoke all together for the course (exact date and time will be communicated).
If you arrive later and cannot make the pick-up, or if you arrive earlier and want to enjoy a few days in Revelstoke by yourself before the beginning of the course, there are other travel arrangement possibilities to get to the resort: