The snowfall in Revelstoke, BC, is the stuff of legends. Home to Canada’s snowiest winter, where 82 feet of powder fell on nearby Mt. Copeland, it’s often referred to as ‘Revelstuck’. Not just for the highway closures, an occasional occurrence during heavy winter storms, but also for the town’s reputation for the powder skiing which attracts – and retains – visitors from all over the world.
Revelstoke’s historic downtown is blanketed by an average of 12 feet of snow annually.
At altitude the snowfall triples, regularly dumping 40-60 feet of powder within our tenure in the Selkirk and Monashee mountains.
The Perfect Balance
In Revelstoke, snow means powder with an average of 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 metres) of snowfall annually in our tenure. Snow starts falling in September, serving up early season turns in December and fresh powder until April.
Average temperatures at tree line are -7°C (20°F) delivering light, dry snow, and our geographical location in BC’s interior means our tenure develops a snowpack that is perfectly balanced between denser coastal snow, and lower-density continental snow found in the Rockies. This contributes to a generally stable and supportive snowpack, meaning we can ski a wide variety of terrain all winter long.