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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December 18, 2010
Bob from Ski Canada Canada
Last December at Revelstoke (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) I had the most epic 3 days of boarding in my life. We received a wicked dump and the lack of crowds meant that you could find untracked lines at the end of the day, and even the next! I love the tree runs at Revy. You can just comfortably cruise the long gladed tree runs, and it's steep enough that you don't get stuck if you stop even in the knee deep pow. Can't wait to hit it up this year!
December 13, 2010
Paul from Ski United States United States
They are too cheap to groom the mountain at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. If you are a powder hound and can ski that way all day - this is the place for you. If not, stay away. The mountain operations are a disaster. Stayed three days and left. Planned on a month stay. A four seasons resort - what a joke. [note from editor: some editing for relevance]
September 21, 2010
shane from Ski Canada Canada
If ski hills were in high school then Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) would be the kid that tries so hard to be cool but just can't seem to get it right. It's got all the right stuff but everyone else knows that it tries way to hard to prove how cool it is. It just feels fake. Maybe in like 20 years, once it finds its own identity rather than trying to piggy back on the rest of the super cool resorts around the powder highway, it might be worth the ridiculous prices they charge
April 07, 2010
Anon from Ski Canada Canada
If you enjoy rubbing elbows with smelly Auzzies with STD's, Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) is the town for you! If you like being ripped off at the bar by Wannabees, come visit! Last I checked, Billybob was still "doing" Moon Unit, there's room for all! Unless you think you can rent a room for $300/mo, all in, in which case, you should probably stay home....
April 07, 2010
Paul from Ski United States United States
It is April 05 and the snow is coming down hard at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Lots of powder and a foot to come in the next two days. It's my fourth trip this year - starting in early December and this is fantastic skiing. Even though the bottom half is closed you can ski all day and do something different every time.
April 04, 2010
Peter from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a great hill. We were lucky enough to get a good dump and were able to ski powder all the way down. (mid-March). Stayed at Nelson Lodge and was very impressed with the room and staff. The hill does need more lifts and more glading. My understanding is that a beginner lift is going at the top of the gondola for next year. Also the golf course is also scheduled to start and be functional by 2013. Also the new owners have paid off the debt that was incurred by the previous developer so hopefully the hill is back on schedule.
April 04, 2010
NeverToOldToBeYoung from Ski United States United States
Revelstoke (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) is a skiers and riders mountain! Lift service is designed and being developed for the mtn skier and rider. There are bowls, trees, steeps and groomers too! Make no mistake about it, if you need blue squares or less, lots amenitities, valet parking and spas - Whistler is your mtn! However, if you are looking for an awesome place, for good skiers and riders who a have passion for their sports - go for it. And like the earlier post we were there 3/28 to 4/3/2010. Yup, the powder gods looked upon us, and we skied cold smoke every day! With only the upper mountain open we still clocked 25,000 plus vertical each day! Also stay in town if you are on a budget. Nelson Lodge is for the jet set. Staying in town is for the lift serve gang. The locals are great, friendly and fun loving. Always give you a smile and know customer service! Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a little piece of heaven right there in BC!
March 30, 2010
kta99 from Ski United States United States
The mountain (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) is amazing, even though we are only able to ski the top 1/3 of the mountain. We skied powder at the end of March...how awesome is that? The mountain was quiet and it felt like we were skiing our own personal mountain. I agree that the Nelsen Lodge cancellation policy is archaic. Come on...30 day advance notice to cancel? The town is quaint and we love the mountain and the area. We hope it doesn't become another Whistler. That would be a shame!!
March 19, 2010
ANONYMOUS from Ski Canada Canada
Given the lack of snow at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, the mountain was in remarkable shape. The North Bowl still had powder after more than a week without snow. However, Nelson Lodge is in terrible shape. The cancellation/change policies are archaic (30 day notice to receive a refund). Since the lodge barely has a dozen rooms hired, your best bet would be to walk-up and make a reservation same-day. Then, you'll get a sense of whether it's worth it to stay on the mountain (no amenities here, need to go to town for everything). Highly recommended - staying anywhere at Revelstoke Mountain Resort but the Nelson Lodge.
March 04, 2010
Marty from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a great mountain but greatly underserviced. Granted, no new snow in the last little while which has reduced the size of the mountain considerably. The groomers are great but off the beaten path and the terrain is cruddy. Need more sun to soften the surface or better still more snow which I understand is on the way. Another lift in the upper mountain is also desperately needed to bring this mountain to a world class resort. I'll be back but only when there is snow.