Athletic families can take advantage of Revelstoke’s adventure park!
As we mentioned in the Beginner category, Revelstoke is not necessarily the best option for every beginner. But families with children stepping onto the snow for the first time in skis will find a magic carpet and a bunny slope (“Little Bit”) at the Mid-Mountain Lodge. Once your kids are ready for a slightly bigger challenge, however, it’s difficult to find suitable trails. A large part of the only green (easy) trails, “The Last Spike” and “Sunshine,” is cat tracks, which isn’t great for beginners. Unfortunately, there is also no kids’ park for the little ones to practice in. If your kids already have a bit of experience on skis, Revelstoke can be the ideal playground for them. If you enjoy spending your time on groomed trails, we recommend giving “The Chopper” and “Burn Down” off the Ripper chairlift, as well as “Critical Path” and “The Last Spike” off of the Stoke chair. And if you’re looking to get some experience in glade skiing, head over to the intermediate “Aspen Glades” (between “Cannonball” and “Snow Rodeo”) or “Stop at the Road Glades” (to the right of the trail “Burn Down” on the trail map). For athletically-gifted parents with kids who are either experienced skiers or spending their time taking lessons from an instructor, Revelstoke is a dream come true. With an average of 12-18 meters of snowfall every year, conditions on the ungroomed slopes are usually perfect. We especially enjoyed “Jalapeno,” off to the right of the Stoke chairlift, as well as “Greely Bowl” and “Gracias Ridge” in the “North Bowl Area.” For a between-tree challenge, try the “Beauty Glades off the Ripper chairlift as well as the “Conifers of Gnarnia Glades.” In our opinion, Revelstoke has optimal conditions for athletic families. For children who are still getting used to their skis and parents with very young children, the terrain there might turn out to be a little too challenging.