There’s something special about Revelstoke… No matter the season the town is somehow always stunning.
In winter, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is awesome for skiing and snowboarding. This is probably what Revelstoke is the most famous for. But during the summer and fall, it’s an awesome place full of adventurous activities as well!
We’ve actually only explored the mountain resort during the summer and we love it! It’s so fun with the Play All Day Pass that gives you full access to pretty much the entire resort.
From epic hiking trails and mountain biking to axe-throwing and mountain coasters, there are endless things to do at RMR and you can easily spend a full day here.
In this post, we’ll go over all the fun things you can do at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in summer.
Disclosure: This post has been created in collaboration with Revelstoke. Everything in this post is based on our personal opinions and experiences.
The best things to do at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke seriously is an outdoor paradise with all the amazing hiking trails, climbing, mountain biking – you name it. The mountain resort is a prime example of how much you can do in Revelstoke.
When you visit Revelstoke Mountain Resort, we recommend spending at least a day exploring it but a few days is ideal. At least if you’re going mountain biking or hiking as well!
From going on an awesome adrenaline rush down the pipe mountain coasters to playing 9 holes of disc golf, exploring the resort truly is one of the best summer activities to do in Revy.
We’ve completely fallen in love with this town over the years (we used to live here in 2020) and it’s always fun coming back and visiting. This time in summer and hopefully next time in winter.
Whether you visit in late spring, summer, or early fall, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the resort and all the fun activities that can be found on the mountain!
Play All Day Pass
At Revelstoke Mountain Resort, you can get a pass called the “Play All Day Pass“. This pass gives you access to pretty much the entire mountain including the gondola.
As we go over the different things to do on RMR, we will also mention which activities are included in the Play All Day Pass and how to access them if not.
Below you can see the cost of the Play All Day Pass.
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#1 Adrenaline Rush at Aerial Adventure Park
This is the place to go if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush on the mountain. The Aerial Adventure Park is part of the Play All Day Pass – so if you have the pass, you’ll have access to the Aerial Adventure Park!
The Aerial Adventure Park is super cool because it’s like an obstacle course but above ground. It has a bunch of different routes you can try at different levels of heights where you will test your balance, strength, and agility.
Depending on how much you want to push yourself you can try out the different levels or floors. Even though it gets more challenging the higher up you go, each floor still has beginner, intermediate, and advanced options.
Another awesome part of the aerial park is that there is a cool little zipline where you can “zip” over to a platform away from the main course (and then zip back to the course as well)!
The reason we say “little” is because we went to the Golden Skybridge and the zipline that takes you from one side of the canyon to the other is huge! But the one here in Revy is super fun and less scary.
#2 Play disc golf on the mountain
The Woodchuck Disc Golf Course right near the Village Plaza is a whole lot of fun! We’ve tried disc golf a few times before but never in between trees like this one.
Throwing the disc straight definitely isn’t one of our specialties so it was a bit challenging at times but we managed and it was super fun!
Completing all 9 holes took us about an hour but maybe you can do it a little faster if you’re better at disc golf than we are, haha.
The Play All Day Pass gives you access to the disc golf course and disc rental. You can pick them up right in the store next to where the Revy Resort Shuttle drops you off.
If you don’t get the Play All Day Pass, you can rent discs for $10 CAD.
If you love disc golf you can check out some of the other disc golf courses in Revelstoke. It’s an awesome summer activity to do here in Revy!
#3 Hike up to McKenzie Outpost
One of the coolest and hardest experiences we’ve ever had on Revelstoke Mountain Resort was hiking up to McKenzie Outpost (also known as ‘Kill the Banker’ – a double black ski slope in winter)!
The most recent time on the mountain we took the easy way up and rode the gondola to the outpost. But in the past, we’ve made the whole trek from the resort all the way up to McKenzie Outpost.
We highly recommend this hike if you’re in good shape and have multiple days in Revelstoke. Especially since there is a bunch of fun stuff to do on the mountain and this is a full-day hike.
You can read more about the McKenzie Outpost hike here where you can find all the trail details. It’s a great hike if you’ve got a few days to explore the mountain.
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#4 Test out your accuracy in axe throwing
This wasn’t our first time trying axe throwing since we did try at Golden Skybridge Adventure Park in Golden so we had a bit of practice before. It doesn’t mean we were any good at it though! 😉
The axe throwing is included in the Play All Day pass but you can also just pay at the booth and try it right there!
You can find the axe throwing right at the base of the mountain close to the Village Plaza.
In case you haven’t tried axe throwing before, it’s like a lumberjack version of darts! You basically just throw the axe and try to hit the center of the log “bullseye”.
Once you get the hang of it and throw it consistently at the “bullseye” it’s a whole lot of fun.
There are also multiple targets so if you’re a few people you can do it at the same time. Bring out your inner lumberjack! 😉
#5 Cruise on the mountain coaster
The mountain coaster was one of our highlights! It was so much fun cruising down the mountain while taking in the beautiful views of Revy.
RMR has two mountain coasters which are both on a singular pipe which is different from other mountain coasters we’ve tried. It was super fun!
You can dictate how fast you go so you take it chill and enjoy the views if you want. And if you’re looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush you can forget about breaking and just cruise up to 42 km an hour!
It can almost feel like you’re about to fly off on some of the turns if you go at the top speed!
To get to the mountain coaster, you take the gondola up to the first stop and get out where the beginning of the coaster starts. You’ll then stand in line for the mountain coaster and ride it all the way back down to the bottom of the resort.
You get two rides with the Play All Day Pass so you can try out both mountain coasters (which are both 1.4 km long).
If you are looking for some adrenaline fun on the mountain this is a must-do during Revelstoke in the summer!
Insider tip: The mountain pipe coaster is operated on a first-come, first-served basis so to ensure you get to try it, we recommend you buy your ticket online in advance (especially during peak summer).
#6 Mountain bike down Revelstoke Mountain Resort
A fun fact about the resort is that this is BC’s newest lift-accessed trail network where you’ll find some incredible mountain biking trails.
We’ll be honest, we’re super novice mountain bikers so we’re not experts in this field at all. We’ve tried it a few times (including one time in Mount Hood, Oregon) but we haven’t gotten a chance to do it here in Revy yet.
We did see the trails and they looked awesome! It’s also rumoured to be the longest flow trail ever built. With a full vertical drop of over 5,620 feet, you can imagine how awesome the trails are.
Another special thing about this area is that it is an inland temperate rainforest so the surroundings while you’re sending it down the mountain are incredible.
Even during the slow grind up to the start of some of the highest trails the nature is just stunning and makes for an awesome experience.
We’ve heard from a few locals that the team has really made an awesome trail network and it’s a whole lot of fun!
#7 Ride the gondola and hike around the mountain
While you’re on the mountain, the gondola is a must!
The gondola will take you to the McKenzie Outpost (the one you can also hike to) where you can order a beer or burger and enjoy the incredible views over Revelstoke and the mountains.
What you can also do is continue to hike further from there and hit up some cool trails! Two good trail options are Sub Peak and Mount Mackenzie (check out the RMR hiking map here).
I’d say it’s best to do these hikes only if you take the gondola up to the outpost since hiking to McKenzie Outpost is already a massive hike.
So if you ride up the gondola, you can hit up some cool trails above the outpost!
You can buy a specific ticket just for the gondola or you can purchase the Play All Day pass and have access to the gondola as well!
If you decide to go hiking on RMR, make sure you check the trail status here.
Hiking Tip: Look up the trail on AllTrails before starting your hike 🗺️. You can find important trail information such as recent wildlife sights and trail closures. Check out the free version here or get a 7-day free trial of AllTrails Pro here.
Our experience exploring Revelstoke Mountain Resort
We recently visited Revy for a week and we spent a full day at the resort!
We took the shuttle in the morning, got our passes and a few discs, and then we went onto the disc golf course. From there, we tried out the aerial park before hopping in the gondola up to McKenzie Outpost where we had lunch and a coffee! It’s one of the many “restaurants” in Revelstoke that we recommend!
This is how we spent our day on the mountain
- Free shuttle from downtown Revy to Revelstoke Mountain Resort
- Grab our Play All Day Pass
- Played a quick round of disc golf (Dom won) 😉
- Adrenaline rush at the Aerial Adventure Park
- Took the gondola up to McKenzie Outpost (enjoyed a yummy lunch)
- Back down the mountain to ride the pipe coaster (twice)
- Finish the day with axe throwing (Jo crushed it)
- Ride back to Revy with the free shuttle
How to get to Revelstoke Mountain Resort
One awesome approach Revelstoke has taken in order to get fewer cars driving to the resort is by offering a free shuttle service that goes between Revelstoke and the mountain resort!
You can find everything you need to know about the Revelstoke Resort Shuttle right here including the schedule!
It runs all year round so if you plan to ski in Revy during the winter it’s a great option. It’s so convenient taking the shuttle that (unless you really need it) we suggest you leave your car behind and just enjoy the ride!
If you end up taking your car, the drive is just under 10 minutes from the center of Revelstoke and you can find the directions here.
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Recap of 7 fun things to do in Revelstoke Mountain Resort in the summer
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is an awesome place to visit both in the summer and winter months and we had so much fun when we went!
Obviously, it’s fantastic on a warm summer day but we went early in the fall and had the best time. The resort was relatively quiet and we had no lineups for most of the attractions which was really nice.
If you have questions about getting to the resort, the day pass, hiking McKenzie Outpost, restaurants in Revelstoke, or anything else related to Revelstoke feel free to reach out!