Visitor reviews for Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ski Resort

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ratings

Overall: 3.4. Based on 58 votes and 107 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.3

(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: 4.2

(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: 3.4

(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: 3.7

(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: 4.3

(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: 4.3

(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: 2.2

(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: 3.6

(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: 1.7

(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: 2.9

(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): 4.0

(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.

Show all 35 ratings

March 30, 2009
Eric hjorleifson from Ski Canada Canada
Don't come to Revelstoke Mountain Resort. There is horrible snow, bad weather and the bottom is too warm. For Vancouvarians: Whistler For Calgarians: Golden or Fernie.
March 27, 2009
Chris from Ski United States United States
I went to Revelstoke (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) recently, and it was amazing. The snow was epic, no lineups, and the terrain was great. Also, if you are a fan of food, the day lodge offers the best on-mountain food at any resort I have ever skied at, and that includes Whistler. Recently they opened up ski-in, ski-out condos that you can reserve like a hotel. I have not stayed there but I heard they are awesome. In my opinion, with the right snow, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the best in North America. Chances are, when you go there, they will have knee deep powder that is the softest stuff you have ever skied.
March 16, 2009
Spin2Win from Ski Canada Canada
Just spent a 2 day weekend at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and it was truly spectacular. No lineups, 10cm of new snow nightly. Temperature was around freezing at the base, and -7 at the summit. Great powder runs any time of day. There are wicked runs at Revelstoke Mountain Resort that you have to climb to reach - after they've blasted for avalanches. There are great intermediate runs partially groomed for easterners to get their powder legs. There is tree skiing everywhere in nicely thinned glades. On most runs, we felt we were the only people in the resort. Accommodation was first class at the Nelson Lodge at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. We were the first people to stay in our room, as it only opened a week ago. We were able to ski in for lunch, then get back out quickly. Full kitchen (actually 2 in our 3 bedroom unit). We'll definitely be returning to Revelstoke Mountain Resort - hopefully before it gets too crowded.
March 03, 2009
jaymac from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a magical place at the moment. The terrain here is huge and the chances for exploring are endless. Lift lines are small except at the weekends, and on powder days you feel like you have the place to yourself. There isn't much nightlife at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and not a lot of choice as far as fine dinning. Saying that, if you are coming here for that kind of thing you are missing the point. This place is for people who love the mountains and love to ride. There are no Aussie's telling you the snow report and the Euro's haven't taken over the place as of yet. They are having an off season for snow but when it is on this place goes off and is hard to beat. This place is for people who love to feel the burn at the end of the day and love the feeling of choking on pow. If you leave Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) unhappy there is something wrong with you and please tell all of your friends so that this place can stay as it is for a little bit longer before it becomes Whistler and Banff.
March 02, 2009
Revymaster from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is brutal. It's been a bad year for snow and way too many Calgarians have been blowing it up. Not worth the long haul at all. For Vancouvarians: Whistler For Calgarians: Golden or Fernie.
February 09, 2009
A Bond from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Don't believe the hype - at least not all of it. This mountain (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) has a big vertical for any continent, not just N.Americas, so the possibilities for massive vertical count is there. There is a good variety of slopes too for intermediates upwards - steeps/moguls/glades (although glades weren't particularly thinned and novices in there will not feel comfortable). Didn't find a terrain park anywhere. I would say that after a dump Revelstoke Mountain Resort would be fantastic - but then wouldn't most mountains? I'd also say that there were few people on the slopes, but then, there is no 'resort' built yet, so no accommodation readily available to put people on the mountain - that will change when the 16,000 bed base is completed over the next few years. The only place to eat at Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the day lodge - a small place that struggles to cope with the current numbers on the mountain, let alone when it gets more popular (ok, so people will go there to ski not to eat but I'm trying to give a balanced report). Plus points for Revelstoke Mountain Resort: 1. massive vertical 2. currently little heard of so empty slopes 3. good variety of challenging slopes for intermediates upwards Negative points for Revelstoke Mountain Resort: 1. little infrastructure to support visitors 2. if planned expansion goes ahead, will get much much busier 3. lower slopes will suffer from low altitude (as with Whistler) so rainfall/heavy snow in warmer conditions will prevail So go now, before your neighbour and all his family do.
February 04, 2009
Fishman from Ski United States United States
I used to ski at Revelstoke Mountain Resort when it was only a Cat Ski operation, which I'm sad to see has been replaced by lifts. It has some awesome terrain. I think they are stretching it a bit to claim their level of vertical since that goes all the way down to the main road. How many people ski down to the road? I hope Revelstoke Mountain Resort left some of the runs named by Clyde the Cat Ski operator.
December 27, 2008
Michael from Ski United States United States
I skied two days at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in Jan of 08 and I must say it was the greatest resort skiing I have ever had. 36 cars in the lot, not a sole on the hill; it was creepy at first but after my third run in North Bowl I knew I had found the promised land. Day one I did 14 runs and logged 43,000 feet. I kept missing the cut back to the quad chair. Day two I did 16 runs of 38,000 feet. I am heading up there tomorrow to ski before I go heli-skiing in Mica Creek. Revi Rocks. Whistler is toast.
November 28, 2008
Scott from Ski Canada Canada
Witness the power of this fully operational ski hill! Revelstoke Mountain Resort is amazing, and not busy to boot! Maybe do avoid Devils club... the only thing worse than getting stuck on that run is getting stuck on that run after a full day of cat skiing. It leaves a bitter taste.
November 19, 2008
Ben from Ski Canada Canada
Takes inbounds powder skiing to a new level. Unbelievably awesome snow when i was there in early Jan and would love to return this season!! Compete with Whistler? Revelstoke will be better than Whistler when its fully operational :)