Visitor reviews for Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ski Resort

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ratings

Overall: 3.4. Based on 60 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: 4.3

(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: 3.0

(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: 3.3

(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: 2.2

(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: 1.8

(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: 3.0

(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: 2.9

(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: 3.7

(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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April 04, 2011
Austin from Ski Canada Canada
Was there on Sunday April 3 2011. 17 fresh and suuuunnnny .... took my slalom skis .... oops ... what was I thinking ... left my snowboard back home .... that was my only mistake though ... got a wicked leg workout on those small skis and had an awesome day ... unbelievable vertical ...
March 31, 2011
Jf from Ski Canada Canada
I was there 2 month in 2010 and for the last 2 years it fall much less snow than Whistler. We are far from the 18 feet of snow they claim to received. In 2010, you didn't want to ride the 2/3 of the lower part of the mountain because it was too warm and a small amount of run are groomed. There's only 2 open bowl, if you want more it's backcountry. There is a lot of work to do but I'm sure in 5-10 years it's gonna be a great resort.
March 16, 2011
Fabi from Ski Germany Germany
I've skied here all winter, every day. This is an awesome mountain with huge, steep terrain. Ok, not everything is easy accessible, but hey dude, that's awesome so there's more stuff for the people willing to earn their turns. I love it here, and I've seen lots of different mountains in this world. All in all, if you guys would all please go to Whistler it's way better there.
March 14, 2011
Hugh from Ski Canada Canada
Massive hill! Great terrain, especially in a good snow season like this one. Lots and lots of exploring and the occasional hike will reap the rewards. But, do not bring the family; this is not a place for kids. While I was there I saw a couple get run over in the slow zone due to the poor layout, luckily only minor injuries, could of been a lot worse. Sometimes Patrol are watching but generally not. Great place to go with the crew to shred, night life is mediocre at best though, if you have the energy left.
March 14, 2011
Daniel from Ski United States United States
Nice mountain. Not great. Seems to be all the positive comments are Canadians and the negative ones are not. Sounds like Canuck pride. Understand it. This is a very good mountain for skiing, but there are better.
March 12, 2011
Rob from Ski Austria Austria
World class heli skiing, right up there with Alaska. That's because the areas around here get the real snow. Mt McKenzie averages 60ft .my ass it does. The terrain is pretty Phlat! Locals can go on all they like about secret stashes etc I spent 6 weeks there skiing with locals everyday and there are some gnarly parts for sure but the average pitch is pretty poor. Heli or hike, or if it's a good snow year (I admit it doesn't happen often) ski the Alps, real actual terrain.
March 09, 2011
JC from Ski United States United States
This place is great. Cat Skiing was fantastic. Heli was unreal. Mountain itself is sick.
March 09, 2011
bigmountainskiiergirl from Ski Canada Canada
I have lived in Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) for a long time now and been skiing all over North America with 20yrs experience. Lots of people seem to have negative comments on RMR. Although I agree that the resort management and after skiing events do need work to make it a high end resort town, the idea that the terrain is the problem is ignorant. People visit once and think they know where to go and how to ski/snowboard. I ski there over 100 days a year and all the time I still go "wow I've never been here before". You can't find Revy in a day or even a week. The snow is epic, often but like every place there are dry spells of no snow. We are still on earth and weather patterns change. This year there had been over 8m of snow to date that fell. Don't believe it? Go for a walk down the green belt (along the river), notice the lack of garbage cans? Yeah they're under the snow. RMR had had some rough times getting going but it's only 4 yrs old. What do you think Whistler looked like at 4yrs old? Not the overcrowded, overpriced place we know today. I love Rev because I love to ski not because I came to party or go to 5 star restaurants. Expect that in Revys future but for now it's just a little place with big terrain (if you're willing to hike). Maybe Revy will be the next Whistler but it won't happen overnight and if that's what you want then go to Whistler but if you just want to ski come here. (P.s wanna ski bigger lines? Ask anyone at the top of the lift, we're very nice people generally)
March 07, 2011
Paul from Ski Canada Canada
Folks...seriously, all this negative vibe on Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort)? Look, this is a big mountain ski area. They get a lot of snow and you have to do a bit of work to go and get it (traverse/hiking). Like any big mountain (Fernie, Whistler, Chamonix) you have to search around a bit if you want the good stuff. What's this talk of "bad grooming"? Who cares? This is big mountain territory - ski the trees and bowls and forget the groomers anyway. This mountain is a great place to ski or board - but only go if you are looking for the big mountain experience.
March 03, 2011
Dug from Ski Canada Canada
From BC and skiing in the province for 35 years. This place is awesome if you are coming for the skiing. Not for the faint of heart or resort poodle types. Snow was fabulous and lots of it, 20 plus centimetres one day. Great challenging bowls and stuff not skied out in the afternoon. If it's skiing you want the place to go.