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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February 27, 2011
Juan from Ski Mexico Mexico
First visit to Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort). Been to Whistler as well. The two do not compare. Longer lift lines at Whistler, but more lifts. Snow better at Revy than Whistler. Resort facilities both on and off mountain at Whistler way superior to the non-existent ones at Revelstoke. If I'm a mad powder skier, then Revelstoke. Otherwise, for the same money, ski Whistler.
February 26, 2011
mountainguidemike from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke Mountain Resort does not get as much snow as they claim. I have had the pleasure of skiing and guiding all over BC and I know for a fact that while the Selkirk mountains do get 40-60ft on average, these measurements were not taken on Mt. Mackenzie. Keep in mind the Selkirk Mountains stretch for hundreds of kilometers from around Mica all the way into Idaho. In fact, if you spend a season here (and I've spent a few, even during the Powder Springs era) you'll often notice that after a storm the mountains immediately to the North and West will have far more snow than the ski area receives. It snows big around here, but don't let those in marketing at RMR (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) fool you, 40-60ft is a number they like to throw around to sell condos.
February 26, 2011
k3catskier from Ski Canada Canada
Unfortunately, I also had a terrible experience with Revelstoke Cat Skiing. We were canceled just prior to arriving to town (coming from Ontario) which means I spent a ton of money expecting an experience that they claim to be "unforgettable". Well it sure was, in the wrong way! What really sucked the most was that everyone (including the staff and the website) was raving how good the conditions at the hill were, but the reason for the cat being canceled was "skied-out?!?!?!" Whoever heard of a cat ski area being skied out? Nonetheless, after the hill and the ROC did nothing to compensate us we went to town and jumped on with K3 cat skiing and were blown away! It was everything we were anticipating and was actually way cheaper! I don't know how Revelstoke Cat skiing gets away with their top end prices and bottom end service, but you can bet that I will never recommend cat skiing there to anyone.
February 25, 2011
Christina from Ski United States United States
Have you tried skiing here? It can be good. But facilities are poor. A wood hut for food besides the lodge which is really at the bottom of the mountain. One bathroom facility. Yeah, the vertical is great, when it's open. Great resort for the expert, season long visitors. For the average intermediate skier who wants a mountain experience, Go somewhere else. This mountain has huge potential but fails miserably to deliver in almost every facility. I'll send my kids here when this is a proper mountain, but that will be in 20 years time.
February 23, 2011
CatSkiingThumbsDown from Ski Canada Canada
Very disappointed with Revelstoke Cat Skiing Operation. They cancelled less than 48 hours before our trip. We were already on the road and had booked expensive on-hill accommodation which was to late to cancel. After talking with other people at Revy/the resort it turns out they cancel tours on a regular basis for a variety of reasons. I understand conditions are not in their hands but I found the operation handled the situation way to casually. We booked time off work, drove out there and payed good money for a hotel. They did very little to make up for our inconvenience and lost money. They said we can re-schedule but that just means risking this entire fiasco again. Do your research before booking with them and don't get too excited about your trip until you are in the Cat because you may end up very disappointed :(
February 10, 2011
Summit4eveR from Ski Canada Canada
Wow, some of the comments about Revelstoke Mountain Resort are so negative! Clearly, those people did not fully explore the mountain. As a season's pass holder I get to enjoy many chairlift conversations with tourists. Here are some of the comments I've heard: A couple from the UK: "There's no snow like this anywhere in the world!" A young guy from Germany: "Some of the best vertical around." And endlessly from all Albertans, Americans, Australians, New Zealanders, and Europeans: "You are so lucky to live here." Needless to say, I am fairly confused by some comments below. The terrain is epic, the powder days have been so plentiful this year (yes, dry powder), and the glades will have you grinning and giggling for days.
February 09, 2011
Jean Sabastian Frog from Ski France France
Never in all of my years have I experienced such a poor ski hill. The beer was not cold enough and the snow was meird. The gondola ride was far too short and I was unable to finish my lunch of bread and escargots. I wish I had stayed in Europe so when I complain and moan I would not be alone. I am going to join in on the rant that Revelstoke (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) does get the snow they claim because I'm an expert and was there for 5 whole days! I'm going back to France. I hate Revelstoke.
February 09, 2011
JC from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) is a place where, if you want the best, you're gonna have to earn your turns, but that's what I love about it. Your not going to catch any snowboarders snowplowing or any skiers pulling a pizza down the nice deep powder chutes or bowls! After the snow stops, which it hardly does, you can still find turns for weeks. Always parties in town, great pubs and awesome locals! Go support the Revelstoke grizzles if the are playing while you're there. One more, most resorts are named for the town and not the mountain the resort is on. Peace out
February 08, 2011
Landon West from Ski Canada Canada
Just got back from 'Revy' as it's known locally. What a blast! Lots of snow, and I mean lots! 5 days of bliss. Great trees, some nice groomers and dry terrain up top. This is a big mountain baby! We didn't bring our skis with us as we are from Ontario, so we rented from a place in Revelstoke called ' Revelstoke Powder Rentals'. This guy hooked us up big-time. Top of the line Salomon equipment at an amazing price and super job on the tuning. Would come back here in a heartbeat.
February 07, 2011
Sara from Ski Canada Canada
Haven't been in a while but there's generally a lot of snow (can be very wet) due to it's location near the Rockies where clouds dump their moisture. As others have pointed out, if you're looking for the ski-in/out resorts, resort-town life, nightclubs etc head for Whistler instead! Revelstoke (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) is a working class town that just recently got expensive because of speculation related to RMR so give the locals a break. My one pet peeve: Revelstoke Mountain Resort is not actually on Mt Revelstoke which is a National Park. You're really skiing on Mount Mackenzie!