Prime Time: 6 Reasons to Visit Revelstoke this Spring

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This winter has certainly been all over the map for Revelstoke with Mother Nature tossing a mixed bag of conditions including huge dumps of snow, gorgeous sunny days, several inversions, warm spouts, and polar vortexes. Some may get the impression that spring drawing nigh will bring more predictable conditions with slushy snow and blue skies as far as the eye can see but Revelstoke often defies that stereotype.

Here are the top 6 reasons why we love Revelstoke in the spring:

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March and April average 225 cm of snow, so you’ll always get some good laps in. Credit: Sam Schwartz

The Snow

Yes, we admit it can be a roll of the dice but what better dice to roll than when your luck lies between spring corn snow and a 25 cm powder day? Better yet, due to their 5,620 ft vertical drop, there’s always the potential to get both in the same day. March and April alone have provided an average snowfall of 225 cm so you’re bound to get some good laps in.

The Activities

As the snow and ice melt in town down below, the platform for summer activities begins to take shape. Longer daylight hours allow for dual sport, multi-season days and bikes, boats, paddleboards and fishing rods are all dusted off and put back into the roster. If you need some aside-from-skiing inspiration, check out this list of spring time activities.

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Sweet paddleboarding. Credit: Bruno Long

The Parties & Après

There’s no denying that when the season is coming to an end, people like to turn up. On top of a stacked portfolio of après bars, there are plenty of events and parties with live music to keep you entertained after skiing.  The Closing Weekend Spring Melter, for instance is a classic! Check out the full list of events happening in Revelstoke here.

The Sights

Lush green rain forests, winding rivers, snow-capped mountain tops and raging waterfalls are all part of the scenery during a Revelstoke springtime. The views alone are worth the trip!

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The views alone are worth the trip. Credit: Bruno Long

The Prices

Spring in Revelstoke is a bargain with ultra-affordable prices on everything you’ll need for a killer getaway. Ski and stay packages in April start in town from $94 per person per night or slopeside from $119 per person per night. But if you’re just looking for lodging? Stay in town in April from $82 per night or slopeside from $129 per night.

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Slashing that spring corn. Credit: Nicolai Schirmer

The Pipe Mountain Coaster

The ski hill may close on April 21 but the excitement lives on in the form of a Mountain Coaster. If you can’t make it in time to catch the snow sports, we highly recommend giving this one a go. We’ll open up the Pipe Mountain Coaster on May 17, 2019, a 1.4 km ride of twists and turns traveling up to 42km/h.

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