ONE DAY RMR BACKCOUNTRY
Revelstoke Based Human Powered Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding
Our one day Revelstoke backcountry skiing and splitboarding tour delivers a solid introduction to some of the best terrain in North America. Whether you are new to backcountry skiing and splitboarding or just new to Revelstoke, our guided RMR tour is the ideal introduction to the area. Join an open group or build a private experience.
photo: Zoya Lynch
Revelstoke Backcountry Guides is the exclusive backcountry guide service for Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Our guide team is intimately familiar with the complex terrain beyond the ski area boundary and maintains direct communication with the RMR ski patrol each day.
Our open or private group programs of up to 6 skiers per guide are led by our world class team of ACMG and IFMGA guides. For more advanced backcountry skiers and splitboarders looking to explore Rogers Pass and Revy please contact us about our two day Revelstoke and Rogers Pass program or our fully custom Best of Revelstoke program.
One Day Itinerary
7:30am RBG and the guide team will meet the group at in the Sutton Place Lobby at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. We’ll take time to read and sign waivers, distribute lunches and do a final gear check.
7:45-8:00am Load the Revelation Gondola ahead of the general public and head to the top of the Stoke Chairlift.
8:15- 3:00 We’ll cover an avalanche and backcountry safety briefing then spend the day exploring the backcountry terrain that surrounds the resort. The revelstoke backcountry terrain encompasses perfectly gladed tree skiing, open bowls and playful chutes.
RBG will provide all avalanche safety equipment (beacon, shovel, and probe) as well as group use of professional level 2-way radio (walkie-talkie) lift ticket and lunch.
- Touring skis with tech bindings or splitboard, poles and skins
- Backpack 25-40L
- Warm hat
- Helmet (recommended)
- Insulating layer
- Water (1 – 2L)
- 2 pairs of gloves (one for uphill, one for downhill)
- specialty nutrition (bars, gels, etc.)
Our guides happily accommodate novice backcountry travelers, however all of our trips involve significant uphill travel using skis and skins or a splitboard. We recommend that skiers have advanced downhill abilities and are capable of skiing most piste runs. Snowboarders should be expert level riders capable of anticipating changes in terrain.
IFMGA and/or ACMG Certified Ski Guide at a maximum of 5 guests to one guide
All group gear and emergency communication for guide and guests
Avalanche Safety Equipment (Transceiver, Shovel, Probe)
Rogers Pass Glacier National Park winter restricted area permits
Transportation to/from ski venues from Revelstoke
Lift tickets for guide and skiers
Lunch on guided touring days
All airfare and travel to Revelstoke BC
Lodging and Private Catering (available as additional service)
Personal ski and splitboard equipment (available to rent locally)
Additional mechanized assistance including additional lift accessed days, snowcat or heli-skiing
We are available for guided skiing in the region from December to May. Below are some seasonal generalizations.
December- Mid January Days are short and typically filled with deep cold snow. Historically, Revelstoke is one of the best places for early season powder skiing with excellent coverage and regular storm skiing. Sunny days tend to be scarce. The mountains are typically less crowded and lodge space and local accommodations are more readily available.
Mid January-Early March Heart of the season with typically deep snowpack (2-4meters) and reliable powder skiing conditions with chances for better visibility. February is the high season with very limited last minute availability.
Mid March-Mid April Early spring conditions with equal chances at sunny alpine conditions with excellent snow or spring powder skiing. Generally rock climbing and mountain biking areas in Revelstoke become dry enough for multisport days.
Late April- May Spring ski mountaineering season with corn skiing and big overnight objectives. Mountains can be in excellent condition at the higher elevations. Tent based or traverse type programs are ideal at this time of year with many of our guides traveling to higher elevation zones or more Northern latitudes.
We know the local options and can help you plan other aspects of your trip. Think of us as your powder concierge.
- Lodging and Catering Options for Private Groups
- Airport Transfers to Revelstoke (road or air)
- Massage Therapy
- Helicopter and Snowcat Skiing Booking and Referrals
- Professional On- Snow Photography Services
Waiver and Terms
Each guest will be required to sign a paper copy of our Release Agreement prior to participation.
Terms and Conditions
A deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required to secure your reservation.
Full payment is due the earlier of December 1st or 60 days prior to trip start for Winter programs or 30 days prior for Summer programs.
Payments are non-refundable and we recommend that each guest purchases trip cancellation insurance from tugo or travelex. If there is a need to cancel or alter your current booking, please contact us as soon as possible.
Contact us via email or SMS to discuss a reservation. We love the opportunity to talk skiing and will look forward to putting together an itinerary for you.
Contact us via email or phone us at 250 814 4835 to check on the latest availability based on your group size and desired dates.
Once dates and availability are confirmed, we’ll work directly with you to create a custom itinerary and recommend the best blend of services for your group’s needs. Trip deposits and payments can be made securely through a direct online invoice.
Each skier will be required to sign our Release Agreement prior to participation in any RBG program.