Nowhere on earth has powder like Canada. And nowhere on earth does luxury quite like the exclusive heli-retreat Bighorn in the elite resort of Revelstoke. Situated at the base of Revelstoke Mountain resort, Bighorn take the term ‘big’ and...
Destination Guide: Revelstoke
Revelstoke Mountain Resort shakes things up and sets pulses racing. This charismatic little Canadian town sits beneath an almighty mountain range and is fast becoming a world-class ski destination with legendary powder snow. For many years the extensive and challenging ski terrain was known only to a privileged few. But word has got around, and the exclusive new development at Revelstoke Mountain Resort now offers tailor-made facilities for a growing number of adventurous visitors, in all seasons. Five star condominiums and luxury hotels offer ski in, ski out locations, and several top notch chalets where you can enjoy year-round mountain sports in the lap of luxury.
Don’t be fooled by the small number of ski lifts – it’s all about heli-skiing and cat-skiing at Revelstoke. Private helicopters and places on the cat trips are booked for months in advance by those in the know, eager to carve their own tracks in deep, untouched powder. The drop zones for helicopter ascents are spread over a vast 500,000 acre area which encompasses the Monashees and the Selkirks mountain ranges. A gondola lift takes you from the resort up to the extremely long, vertical drop slopes of Mount MacKenzie and along with a couple of chairlifts, this forms the initial phase of the planned ski lift network. There are also numerous, interlinked Nordic ski trails.
Revelstoke has its own private airfield, but the nearest commercial airports are at Kelowna and Calgary. The transfer from Kelowna is 2.5 hours by car or 25 minutes by helicopter, and it’s a six hour drive from Calgary.
Best places to eat and drink in Revelstoke
A cluster of chic dining venues have sprung up in the new development of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, ranging from the Rockford Wok/Bar/Grill to Wino: The Wine Bar. The latter specialises in fine local British Columbia wines. Venturing into downtown Revelstoke, there’s a buzzing atmosphere in this typical Canadian mountain town. With friendly bars and a good choice of restaurants, from Teryaki to steakhouses and Italians, there’s something for everyone. Try the 112 steakhouse at the Regent Hotel with its elegant modern décor, or the Woolsey Creek Bistro for wholesome organic ingredients.
Best time to visit Revelstoke
Revelstoke is busy all year round, offering an impressive array of mountain sports and leisure activities. The ski season runs from December through to April.
What we love about Revelstoke
We love the adrenaline-pumping excitement of driving up to a remote mountain peak on caterpillar-tracks and jumping out to swoop down through fluffy powder, amongst the silent pine trees.
Ski area: Revelstoke
Highest lift: 2225m
Total pistes: 3121 acres of skiable terrain
Total lifts: 3
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