Snowshoeing | Fat biking | Nordic skiing | Ski touring | Avalanche information

A blanket of snow settles on Mount Revelstoke National Park by mid-November annually, making it a great destination for a variety of winter recreation options. Most winter trails are on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke.

Access by vehicle: Just east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway, take the Mount Revelstoke National Park/Meadows in the Sky Parkway exit. Parking is available at the Nels Nelsen Historic Area or at the Mount Revelstoke Welcome Kiosk (plowing ends here) 5 km from downtown Revelstoke.

Access on foot or by bike: From downtown Revelstoke, take the Mount Revelstoke Trail 1.3 km uphill into the park. Trailhead is at the Tournament of Champions behind the Revelstoke Railway Museum.

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Know before you go
  • Dogs must be on a leash year round in Mount Revelstoke National Park.
  • No overnight use of Mount Revelstoke National Park is permitted during the winter in order to protect mountain caribou habitat.
  • Giant Cedars Boardwalk and the Mount Klotz area in the Mount Revelstoke backcountry are closed to all public use during the winter (December 15 - April 15)
  • Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk is inaccessible during the winter due to very heavy snowpack and is not suitable for snowshoeing.

Snowshoeing

The Columbia Mountains are known for legendary volumes of snow. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the following trails on lower Mount Revelstoke. There is something for all fitness and experience levels.

Snowshoe-friendly trails

  • Mount Revelstoke (connector trail to Revelstoke townsite)
  • 23 Connector
  • Soren Sorensen 2 km and 5 km loops
  • Meadows in the Sky Parkway (closed to vehicle traffic during winter)
  • Inspiration Woods
  • Summit (not recommended beyond Monashee Viewpoint)

Fat biking

Hop on a fat bike and embrace the local cycling culture during winter. There is no trail grooming in the park, but fat bikes are allowed on the following trails:

  • Mount Revelstoke (connector trail to Revelstoke townsite)
  • 23 Connector
  • Meadows in the Sky Parkway (to Inspiration Woods trailhead where the Soren Sorensen 5 km trail meets the parkway. The parkway is closed to vehicle traffic during winter).
  • Soren Sorensen 2 km and 5 km loops

Nordic skiing

Nordic skiing is permitted on the Meadows in the Sky Parkway which is closed to vehicle traffic during the winter but it is not a groomed trail. Groomed cross-country ski trails exist elsewhere near the community of Revelstoke.


Ski touring

The mountainous terrain and heavy snowfall in the park create ski touring opportunities at higher elevations, but terrain suitable for ski touring is very remote and requires the skills, experience and fitness level necessary for long distance travel in avalanche terrain. Overnight use is not permitted in Mount Revelstoke National Park between December 15 and April 15 each year to protect caribou habitat.


Avalanche terrain

Mount Revelstoke National Park is in avalanche country. Check Avalanche Canada for the North Columbia forecast. Winter travelers must be knowledgeable of avalanche terrain and have self-rescue capability and appropriate training to ensure their own safety.

The lower area of the Meadows in the Sky Parkway is rated as simple avalanche terrain, and visitors should be alert for snow slumping from rock-cuts along the roadway.

Please note that the Nels Nelsen Ski Jump itself is an avalanche area and is not open to the public in winter.