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It’s said that peo­ple come to Revy for the ski­ing and stay for the com­mu­nity—the “real Stoke” (home to both a mi­cro­brew­ery and dis­tillery). While it’s long been a heli-ski go-to in the Columbia Moun­tains, lift-ac­cessed ski­ing opened just 10 years ago, mak­ing

Revel­stoke Moun­tain Resort the only ski resort in the world to of­fer lift, heli-, cat- and back­coun­try ski­ing from one vil­lage base. It also has the long­est ver­ti­cal in North Amer­ica (1,713 me­tres; you’ll have to go to the Alps to top that). Con­sider your­self stoked.


Be­sides four bowls to ex­plore—South, North, Pow­der As­sault, Greely—as well as boot-pack­ing into some se­ri­ous “slack­coun­try” (best tack­led with an in-the-know guide; sign up for In­side Tracks), Revy now of­fers sin­gle-day cat-ski­ing with Great

North­ern Snow­cat Ski­ing. And that means you could pos­si­bly do more than one moun­tain range in a week­end: from the Monashees to the Selkirks.


You don’t have to go far… Macken­zie Com­mon

Tav­ern at the base of­fers a “shot ski” or sig­na­ture Ugly Sweater cock­tail to get started, but con­tinue far­ther down the moun­tain into town for the

Vil­lage Id­iot. A retro-ski-be­decked pub, it’s a lo­cal haunt in which to get ac­quainted with the High Coun­try Kölsch— a pale light-hop beer by lo­cal Mt. Beg­bie Brew­ing Co.


Long-time lo­cal fave Chubby Fun­sters has cute-and-ca­sual cock­tails and dishes that range from Who Braised Roger Rab­bit to An­gry Ve­gan salad. But the re­cently opened

Quar­ter­mas­ter Eatery, in the Ex­plor­ers So­ci­ety Ho­tel, has bistro-style pro­vi­sions like cheese­and-char­cu­terie boards (with a house-made veg­e­tar­ian sausage op­tion!) and steak frites.


The Sut­ton Place Ho­tel may be the easy choice at the ski base, but Revy has a new batch of hap­pen­ing ho­tels, like the bou­tique Ex­plor­ers

So­ci­ety, with its cabin-chic re­vamp of a 1911 to­bacco and pool shop in the his­toric town centre. Start with in-room Stump­town French press and end with a night­cap in the Boiler Room (yes, there’s an ac­tual 100-year-old boiler).

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