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.

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March 11, 2012
John from Ski Canada Canada
Today I was at the Revelstoke mtn resort which I've been coming to for years and love it (me and the 8 athletes and 15 parents in the ski club.) The ski club that I run come here 2 times a season for 3 days at a time. In the future it will be debatable if we come back cuz of the greeting that the patroller gave me. They cut my pass for doing a foot hoop in a slow zone while I was going slow. I was just having fun in the powder like everyone else was doing. Threaded to call the RCMP which I don't know if he did or not. But he was try to intimidate me with that. There was a slow sign which I am not arguing, I was going slow, there wasn't a no having fun sign. I didn't know but what they do is cut your pass for that. So be careful in a slow zone, don't have too much fun. I could take the review off this site if I could have my pass back. But it doesn't look like there ready to do so. John at johnfc@hotmail.com [note from the editor : text edited for the sake of relevance]
February 27, 2012
Jimmy Gray from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I have recently returned from Revelstoke and can honestly say that it is the most exciting skiing I have ever done. With the lift, heli and cat skiing on offer you simply won't get bored. The mountain resort has amazing lines with a hugely impressive terrain, making most of Europe seem dull!! Would recommend Revelstoke to anyone looking for a new skiing challenge as it is the best I've ever experienced. Deep snow and small numbers of people for the amount of terrain on offer = fresh lines all day!!
February 24, 2012
Chris Kirkland from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am an avid skier. I have been going to Whistler for the last 17 years. I have also skied a lot in Europe. Last week I went to Revelstoke. It is the best ski resort in the world. Imagine what Whistler was 20 years ago before the crowds. A huge mountain with great terrain and loads of snow. Don't go if you like piste skiing and long lunches.
November 30, 2011
ron feast from Ski Australia Australia
Love ungroomed terrain, surf unpatrolled coast as well. Staying in Sunpeaks Feb/March (1 month) with the only option for revie the Thursday shuttle. If I need to change places that's fine as it seems being a tourist maybe booked the wrong place. Wild and wooly is more my go. See you there. Old (mature aged) Dog.
October 26, 2011
CPischke from Ski Canada Canada
Awesome hill, ridiculously long runs in the mid-season, when the bottom half of the hill isn't going from ice to slush throughout the day. Which is not a big deal, most of the good terrain is off of the Stoke chair or the Ripper anyway. The management at the hill claims the mountain gets 40-60 feet a year, which may be true for areas around RMR (the Monashees and the Selkirks mostly) but not on the actual mountain. The 2010-11 season hit about 35 feet of snow, but keeping in mind that that season was a fantastic snow year. This all being said, the snow report is very accurate, certainly no lies there. Aside from the snowfall claims, the resort is absolutely fantastic. Nicely spaced trees on most of the upper mountain, and in the glade areas on the lower half. The fall lines never really seem to end, and cliff drops and powder kegs abound for those who venture into the amazingly vast off-piste terrain (you might have to go deeper into the trees to find the best powder; most people just dip in and out of them). For those who prefer the groomed runs, Jalapeno, Hot Sauce and Roller Coaster are great for those who enjoy fast cruisers. All in all, an awesome hill with great terrain, unreal tree skiing, new and fast lifts, and (my favorite) insane amounts of gorgeous powder, even weeks after a big dump you can still find isolated pockets of the untouched stuff. Not for those who like to go for a massage and some shopping after skiing: more of a hardcore skiers mountain. Not much for amenities.
August 10, 2011
Wade from Ski Australia Australia
Wow mountain. Did the season pass and got way more than my moneys worth. Just kept finding new lines everyday, freshies 3-4 days after the last dump. [note from the editor: text edited for maintaining relevance.]
August 08, 2011
Edwin from Ski Canada Canada
Amazing hill, gets all the snow it claims, no lies here. The glades here are the best I have seen, all the way to the bottom, there is no brush just wide open glade skiing, they really spend a fortune on this. The amenities are excellent and the nightlife, wow, it's off the chart. The locals rip, they had an extreme comp on when I was here, the lads from Squaw, Alta, Whistler and Jackson where nothing on the locals here, the terrain is that rad, and wow are they down to earth as well and not arrogant in the least. Love this place.
July 20, 2011
Hamish from Ski Canada Canada
Overall, I love skiing Revy, if you want easy groomed blue runs try some of the Okanagan resorts. I live a couple hours away at another resort but I got a pass at Revy last year, which was great, I am still finding new lines especially last year with the great cover. If you don't know the resort you will most likely miss the experience. Ciao
July 06, 2011
brad from Ski Canada Canada
Terrible, no snow and no facilities. Garbage, what a joke, do not waste your money, go to Silver Star for better in every way. Or Big White or Sun Peaks
May 19, 2011
Don from Ski Canada Canada
Was in "Revy" the second week of January. It snowed somewhere near 1.5 metres over the course of 5 days. It was awful. There were no line-ups and friendly locals were kind enough to show me around the mountain. As for the onhill ammenities, they seriously suck but with this much terrain and that much snow who cares? One day RMR may be what it claims to be and that will be when I stop going. It really pays to be in shape before you come here cause you are going to put in some serious vert and will do a fair bit of hiking.