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Revelstoke alpine touring checklist

Want to go alpine touring in Revelstoke?  Here is your tick list!

Revelstoke ski touring checklist

MacPherson Fingers – start here and return again and again for easily accessible touring close to town.  Tons of options and tons of people.

Begbie Shoulder – a tiny bit further from town and parking can be quite chaotic.  It is still great, easily accessible touring close to town and still lots of other people around.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort slackcountry: so many options accessible from the top of the Stoke chair!

Roger’s Pass – a 45 minute drive from Revelstoke for endless BIG terrain touring options in Glacier National Park.  Study up the guidebook and get your national park pass, winter permit, and parking permit from Parks Canada.  A nice option is to base up at the Asulkan Hut for a few nights.

The Gorge – located an hour drive away and about 14km up a logging road, this is an excellent mellow touring spot but only when the road is plowed for winter logging, which does happen depending on the season. 

McCrae Peak – this is a shoulder season gem.  The trick is to go when the access road is free of snow up all the way to the trailhead parking area.  Think October/November and April/May, depending on the season.

Once you’ve gotten through that list, chances are you’ve started hearing about the longer tour options, secret local stashes, or even sled-access skiing.

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