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 05, 2011
Buzz Junkie from Ski Australia Australia
For all of you complaining, maybe you should have done some more exploring. The snow, trees & cliff drops are second to none. I've been here all season and I still haven't discovered the whole mountain. Can't wait till RMR's (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) master plan is complete!
February 04, 2011
John from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Over rated. True, Rome wasn't built in a day but Rome started with some decent planning and leadership! This place is not that steep and I agree with the comment below: powder is dry! Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) gets a bit of snow, but powder!There are some cliffs and it's better than most Canadian hills as they are generally built because there is a town nearby, not because it's a great place for a skill hill. This, I hoped, was an exception and yeah, it's better but it's not amazing. It's pretty sweet if you love throwing 3's under the chair but there is a serious lack of advanced terrain and the glading is poor. Most of all, 18m of snow a year! That's not true.
February 01, 2011
Brock from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) is the kind of hill that you want to keep as a secret. Like a hidden fishing whole with monster trout. The truth is Revelstoke gets huge dumps, has short lines and long runs. This is not a groomer hill at all and the only reason they run the cats over anything is to avoid having 10 foot tall moguls. Do yourself a favor and rent the widest skis you can get your hands on. Another tip: don't explore too much in the trees without a local as you will likely find yourself at the top of a XL cliff.
January 29, 2011
jerry the cowboy from Ski Aland Islands Aland Islands
Those of you who are complaining about rmr (Revelstoke Mountain Resort), yeah, good on you. Waist deep pow, cliffs, chutes, great grooming (they get what they can done with the cats they have. Cats are expensive and let's see you dish up for a brand new winch Cat. They cost more than $123 y'know). Tons of steep fall-line terrain (you can traverse if you want. You can also pee on an electric fence or stick a fork in a socket if you want too). True, not much in the way of beginner terrain but there are more chairs on the way. Seriously, what do you people expect!? Rome wasn't built in a day so how do you think you will go from a small one chair resort (with cat skiing up top only) to a super developed world class resort in 3 years? There are a lot of dumb comments on here and those of you who dis rmr are truly as intelligent as a diaper with a dead fish on it covered in burnt hair. For those of you who love it like me, lets go have a pint of Begbie at the local pub and talk of white room face shots and how legendary snowboarders and skiers choose to call this place home. Love, Jerry the cowboy.
January 28, 2011
Jae Belle from Ski Canada Canada
This resort (Revelstoke Mountain Resort), in my opinion of course, is very over-rated. Sure it has some good runs and can have good powder days, however, it is far from a world-class resort. If you are looking for a top notch mountain resort, do not be fooled by the hype and plan your ski vacation to RMR (Revelstoke Mountain Resort).
January 27, 2011
Brock from Ski Canada Canada
RMR (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) is the real deal. Great snow. Great town. Great terrain. Small lines. Kicking Horse is alright, but it lines up like a water park on weekends and the gondola + Stairway chair do not service enough terrain. Anyway don't come. You wouldn't like it... ; )
January 23, 2011
Brent from Ski France France
I had great expectations arriving at RMR (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) as the hype surrounding this place is huge! Sadly however, it does not back it up. The 1700m of vertical in sort of true, but the 15m of snow they claim is an utter lie. The most they have ever received after 4 years of operation borders nowhere near this total. Worse is the fact the snow is almost maritime due to the high humidity. Sure they get good descent powder (powder is dry, people) sometimes, but it's not often. The terrain, well sure it's better than Big White and pretty much any Canadian resort for that matter, but it's nothing on Europe or the actual steep resorts of the USA. It's still a good hill with some challenging terrain, but don't listen to stories that it's advanced only, my girlfriend was learning to ski and rode the Stoke comfortably on her 3rd day. The fall line is almost non existent with constant traversing required and due to the shape of the mountain almost all runs meet into one which makes riding down to the gondola an average experience (kill the banker and conifers of Gnarnia excluded). The glading of the resort is poor and many forested sections are exactly that. The backcountry is also severly limited and the resort plans to close this to ski pass holders altogether if its court case is won. It can be fun with good snow and when the roads to nearby Vernon and Kelowna are closed (both with atrociously bad ski resorts nearby) but this is not as common as the locals will tell you. I couldn't care less, but for those who do, the resort facilities are nearly non existent and even the ski patrol is heavily understaffed (the hill often fails to open all terrain at 8.30 on powder days, even Fernie with its massive overhangs manages this more often). Anyway, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a seriously over-rated resort for the advanced skier looking for real powder. Go to Kicking Horse, if that fails Utah or Europe.
January 07, 2011
slasher2020 from Ski Canada Canada
Just had one of the most epic powder days in a long long time. My first day ever. The 'Stoke' is all it says it is. I'm a little baffled by some of negative reviews I've read here. Not sure what some people are looking for, if Revy somehow isn't good enough. If ultra long runs in knee deep snow isn't the type of thing you're looking for, I'd suggest staying away. Chances are really good you won't be missed by those who love this place.
January 05, 2011
Jo from Ski Canada Canada
Good riddance Paul from the USA here comes what we've been waiting for!
December 30, 2010
whitepony from Ski Canada Canada
Grooming is excellent at RMR. Of course, they didn't groom much in the first week and a half before and after opening! People don't drive all the way to Revy to ski what they can get at Sunshine or Panorama! Now after a few more dumps, they've groomed all the cut runs but even days after pow dumps, you can still find stashes in North Bowl, Greely Bowl, South Bowl, and in the awesome tree runs like Clydes Secret Glades. Yep, not much at the village other than the Rockford Grill -- a great upscale restaurant. Fuel up in the morning at the Modern Bakery in downtown Revy and apres ski head to the Village Idiot in town for beer and dinner. Love ya RMA