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Revelstoke Mountain Resort Resort Reviews

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Forecasts

Visitor reviews for Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ski Resort

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ratings

Overall: 3.4. Based on 61 votes and 107 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.4

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Revelstoke Mountain Resort is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 4.4

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Revelstoke Mountain Resort has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 4.5

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 4.3

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 3.1

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Public Transport: 3.3

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Revelstoke Mountain Resort, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 3.6

(1) No places to stay in/near Revelstoke Mountain Resort, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 3.1

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 3.8

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Ski in/Ski out: 3.7

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 3.1

(1) There are no child care facilities at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 2.1

(1) Revelstoke Mountain Resort relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 3.2

(1) There are no snow groomers at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Revelstoke Mountain Resort are groomed daily.

Shelter: 3.9

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Revelstoke Mountain Resort is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 2.4

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.4

(1) Revelstoke Mountain Resort usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.2

(1) The staff at Revelstoke Mountain Resort are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Revelstoke Mountain Resort are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 3.7

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 3.4

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.2

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 2.3

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 3.7

(1) No intermediate terrain at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.6

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 1.8

(1) Not even a kicker at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 3.1

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Revelstoke Mountain Resort, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 1.7

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Revelstoke Mountain Resort has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 3.0

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 3.0

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 2.9

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 3.1

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 3.0

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 3.0

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 3.8

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 3.9

(1) Overall, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 4.0

(1) Overall, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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March 14, 2021
Ben from Ski Canada Canada
If you're not willing to get there at the ski lift between 7:00-7:15 (when it opens at 8:30am) after an 10+cm overnight snowfall, don't bother going. The lift lines are horrible. There are only 4 or 5 dumps of 20+cm a season, don't miss those. But don't dream too much about bottomless snow, you're likely to hit hard muggles under the soft snow at every turns. Best in the area for snowfall, but still the resort doesn't compare to conditions you could find elsewhere in the world (Japan, less travelled resort in the Alps, Gulmarg, etc.)
February 03, 2021
PowderMonkee from Ski Canada Canada
This is the review from a local. First off this is longer then normal This resort hasn't changed much since I moved here in 2011. Sure we have added another lift, it helps but more is needed from mid station. Lift lines are becoming a thing and when it snows 10cms or more expect to wait. 830am powder day, if you want to get first tracks better come at 730am to get in gondola line. After that there will be a line that starts at mid-station usually around 9.30am. If it's a busy time the mid station line will be longer than base due to crowds skiing to mid station. If you're waiting 20mins at the base your gonna wait 20mins longer at mid sometimes. What do you expect when you can get face shots 5000ft long. Kill the Banker is the run under the gondola and has always been my fav when it's good, it's all time. Check for yourself when you leave the mid station, you will see everything you want if you are able to ride that terrain. So show up at 7.30am if you want to get ahead of the crowd, almost everyday now. Grab a coffee/get your instagram going and be patient. As for RMR a lot of the terrain after big dumps over night won't open ASAP. Most of the time it's 10am. Avy control for our safety is key to all Alpine terrain here...its big and steep and 50% of people coming here aren't going into those areas. So, lets say it hasn't snowed in a few days. Check temps and see where the freeze-thaw levels are. That sorta determines where you may go and look for snow or will you just ride the gondola and do "mid mountain laps". When it's icy above stick to the mid mountain and rip the long groomers. Mid mountain has a lot of terrain. Usually its the place to be after mid Jan once it has all filled in. Don't be fooled, there are trees cliffs, steeps and butt hole puckering speeds you can get. Again, mid week powder days on mid mountain are all time. So you wanna ride alpine, there is lots of it...but I won't lie it does get shredded up faster. When you don't venture too far, be ready to boot pack Lemming Line when the Avy control is done by 10am and you will be rewarded. Now, that being said, once you drop in over towards the NorthBowl or Greely area you're now gonna have 40mins to return back to that area if not more, the traverses are longer. This is where knowledge is key. Ok so you have dropped in and now your heading to the Ripper chair. This has some of the best tree skiing. To be honest, I head to this area first if the mountain is busy and being a local there is a lot of ways to obtain no lift line and fresh face shots for 2hrs if you go there ASAP. Why do I go here ASAP, well, when the alpine really isn't open till 10am and you don't want to wait in another gondola line at Mid, The Ripper Chair has it all. Overall, Revy is still amazing and will only get better with years down the road. Even in these Covid times the lines are just longer 'cause we can't stuff the lifts full so it seems, patience Simple Rules 1-Check weather reports! This is the first thing I do before I go to bed and wake up and follow 2-Arrive early 3-Be patient 4-Head to Ripper if it snows a lot 5-Wait for the North bowl to open 6-Go rip some alpine runs 7-Have fun
January 26, 2020
Mark Wiens from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke is a terrible mountain. Do not go there. Go to SilverStar or Big White, don't waste your time and money. It might have the biggest vertical (which isn't even true) but do you really want to be harassed by the locals and treated like dirt? I'm guessing not. I am never going to go there ever. Waste of time.
January 27, 2018
Mike from Ski Canada Canada
Revy has the biggest vertical in North America. As the town is in a rain forest, the vertical brings tons of snow up high. It can be a confusing area for new folks but hook up with a local or guide from the hill and the place is amazing. The town has an amazing vitality to it as many 20 something folks are moving in from all over Canada to enjoy the special vibe that is here in town. A good tip would be to fork out the extra $40 for fresh tracks after a dump... yahoo.
December 11, 2017
Mike from Ski Canada Canada
I recommend never going to Revelstoke. The locals treat tourists like poop and the last 3 times we went our car windows were smashed out and car was looted. Also, 2 out of 3 motels we stayed at were ransacked while we were out and when we reported it the manager at both they did nothing. Ourselves and anyone we know will never go back. I recommend that you stay away from Revelstoke.
December 28, 2016
Nance from Ski Canada Canada
I lived in Revelstoke for many years and the resort gets busier every year. Now it is not uncommon to wait >1hour at the bottom at the gondola or >30min at the chairs The snow is still great, the runs are awesome for advanced skiers/boarders but the lift lines are definitely getting longer, which can be quite frustrating.
October 27, 2016
Jono from Ski United States United States
Probably some of the best tree skiing on earth. However, nearby Whistler and Kicking Horse have similar snow with much better alpine terrain. RMR also has poor "flow" due to the lack of lift infrastructure meaning there are a lot of long traverses that break up your runs. Not a beginner or family destination. The groomers are steep, poorly groomed, and often have poor snow since most of the groomed runs are at lower elevations that frequently get rained on.
December 30, 2014
Timish from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a fantastic destination for hard-core skiers and snowboarders. Given that there is a limited number of green and blue runs, RMR is best suited for strong intermediates and better. Additionally, while on-hill infrastructure is immensely improved over the past 5 seasons, it's still skinny at best. However, the terrain, snow and overall experience are world class. The 3 main lifts do an excellent job of accessing nearly all the available terrain, with only a short hike needed to access either the peak or North Bowl. Once on slope, everything is steep, fast and snowy. Great place if you need a break from golf course type resorts!
June 24, 2013
Your server from Ski Canada Canada
This place is a great place to come if you are an intermediate to advanced skier or snowboarder! Yes it has it's flaws, like: Lack of variety for places to eat at the mountain. No convenience store at the resort (you can find your basics at La Baguette). No place to buy beer or liquor at the resort (but they do have a delivery service at one of the liquor stores in town). If you want these things they are all available in town, which is easy to get to during the day with a free shuttle for hotel guest running from 7am to 6pm. If not they still have methods of you to reach town (5min drive) through the hotel. But please keep in mind, this resort is only 6 years old and still much more to be added! Now what's so good about this place you ask? 1. The terrain. This place has so much to offer in-bounds for any established rider! If you are willing to "earn your turns" then this place is for you! There are so many areas in-bounds or not too far off in to the slack-country for you to chose the line of your dreams! There is a reason why pros flock to this area every year to ride terrain that is like non-other! 2. The lack of lift lines. The lines may be "big" in the a.m. on pow days, but still make your way up there and by 11am you'll find that you'll barely have to wait in line at all! It sure beats long lines all day at any other resort. 3. The snow!!! If you are lucky enough to be here during a dump, the snow is amazing. There is lots of it and nothing beats the champagne powder of the interior BC! The bonus is you can still find freshies 3-4 days after snowfalls! 4. The location (in comparison to the town). 5 min drive from downtown and other hotels spread out throughout the town. 5. If you have the money...Heli-Skiing. There is a reason this places is the best place in the world for heli-skiing! It's on my bucket list! Come here! Experience this place! If this place lives up to it's potential, it'll be a worldwide destination in a few years. It's name can be just as big as Whistler! Enjoy!
March 06, 2013
Dom from Ski Australia Australia
The runs are too short! The midweek lift lines are so long I waited at least 30 sec and the lift system is inadequate; 3 lifts for 3200 acres, rubbish. Seriously though, this place is great. A place the advanced rider can go and just enjoy life. Awesome tree runs, steep as you can bear and if you need something different heli and cat are a phone call away. Lift passes are cheap. I agree with previous reviewers that lower lever snow can get ordinary but there is more than enough terrain on the top half to compensate. Needs a good terrain park to make it world class, otherwise it was great.