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Revelstoke Mountain ResortRevelstoke Mountain Resort is a work in progress outside of Revelstoke, British Colombia. Although the resort won't be completed in 2011, it still offers a wealth of options for the serious skier. While Revelstoke already is the size of renown ski resorts like Vail or Panorama, it will span nearly 10,000 acres, making it the largest ski resort in North America.

Currently, the ski area expands over 3,000 acres and will boast nearly 6,000 feet vertical skiing. Once complete, that number will inflate to a 6,100 foot vertical drop--overtaking Whistler as the largest drop in North America. Revelstoke Mountain Resort has no shortage of real snow--they average between 480-600 inches of fresh powder annually. If you find yourself of Revelstoke's 'Last Spike' run, you'll carve the hill for a whopping 9.5 miles.

Revelstoke Resort takes advantage of being in an ideal place for skiing because they'll be offering many different services. Their lift system boasts 5 Leitner-Poma lifts, all built within the last five years. For those adventurous skiers, Cat skiing is available for $400 per day--promising an afternoon of great skiing and breathtaking views. And for those looking for a once in a lifetime experience, state-of-the-art heli skiing packages are available. Rates begin with 3-day, all inclusive packages that will run you between $3,000-$4,000 and guarantee you of 10,000 vertical meters of some of the most beautiful skiing in the world.

There are plenty of places to stay in Revelstoke city that keep you close to the slopes. Durring peak season, a room can cost you over $100 a night. However during slower months Revelstoke Mountain Resort teams up with independent hotels to offer great 'Ski and Stay' specials, which will get you a room and a lift ticket for as little as $85 per day.

Mountain Stats:

  • -Annual Snowfall—400-600”
  • -47.5% of runs are ‘expert’. 42.5 are 'intermediate' and 10% are 'beginner'
  • -5 lifts
  • -Longest Run—9.5 miles
  • -Highest Elevation—7,300 ft.
  • -Lift Ticket—Adult: $74, Youth: $57, Child: $26, Senior Citizen:  $57

While Revelstoke Mountain Resort isn't technically 'finished,' it still offers top-notch skiing and services. Its location and weather make it a near perfect skiing location, but as it continues to expand, look for Revelstoke to emerge as one of the most popular ski resorts in North America.

 

-Max Selim

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