Snowshoeing and ski touring
A blanket of white settles on Mount Revelstoke by mid-November each year, making the park a great destination for snowshoers. The Meadows in the Sky Parkway is plowed to the entrance gate, and offers good snowshoeing opportunities with connections to the Inspiration Woods and Soren Sorensen 5K trails.
Visitors can also snowshoe up the Mount Revelstoke Trail from the Tournament of Champions trailhead in downtown Revelstoke to the Nels Nelsen Historic Area. The Soren Sorensen 2K Trail which starts at the Nels Nelsen Historic Area offers great beginner snowshoeing.
The spectacular terrain and heavy snowfall in the park create some good ski touring opportunities higher up Mount Revelstoke. 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.
- No overnight use of Mount Revelstoke National Park in winter is permitted in order to protect mountain caribou habitat.
- The Mount Klotz area in the Mount Revelstoke backcountry is closed to all public use during the winter months (December 15 - April 15).
- Giant Cedars and Skunk Cabbage trails are inaccessible in winter due to the very heavy snowpack. These trails do not lend themselves to snowshoeing because of the stairways and boardwalks.