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 01, 2010
anonymous from Ski Canada Canada
If you call 3000ft of huge, wide and rolling groomers "not worth skiing" and have to ski through "wet snow" then you must be talking about another Revelstoke than the one I'm skiing! Sure, there is more snow up top, but some of the best runs I've had have been on the lower half, especially on powder days as everyone is skiing the Stoke. Even when it hasn't snowed for a while (recently) cruising 5000ft snowrodeo is about as good as it gets when there isn't powder to ski, especially the lower half as it's massive and empty with a huge variety of runs. There really is no pleasing some people!
January 18, 2010
Anonymous from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a great ski hill to a small brand of skiers. I have grown up in Revelstoke and I am happy to finally ski the mountain wihout having to get in a Cat to go back up. Their marketing for the new hill has been misleading, however. If you have lived in Revelstoke for any period of time you will realize that we get alot of rain in tha valley and this is where the resort village is currently located. The bottom third of the mountain isn't even worth skiing 75% of the year due to the warm weather we get here so advertising 5,620 feet of vertical is a bit of a tease. The top area is great skiing and always has been but that's it. As soon as you miss the run back to the Stoke chair you're commited to going all the way back down to the mid station of the gondola and that is a long haul through wet snow most of the time. If you are looking for a resort for you and your family this is not the one. If you and your buddies are looking for some great powder and are willing to do some hiking then this is the place to be.
January 17, 2010
david from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) has by far the best potential out of any of BC's new resorts and if they put a few more lifts in opening up the Alpine areas to the south it will challenge Whistler, Val D'Isere and St Anton. It is already way better than anywhere I have skied in the USA. Long, long, long fall lines, great snow, fantastic tree runs and just a bit of scenery to take in when you are having a breather.
January 14, 2010
C from Ski Canada Canada
Rip huge lines without waiting in huge lines! Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) is fantastic. Deep, light snow, a wicked variety of terrain, and vast glades that take ages to get skied out. It's awesome.
January 11, 2010
Chris C from Ski Canada Canada
Realistically, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the best resort mountain in North America. I carefully worded that previous statement because, like others have stated, the infrastructure is lacking, nightlife is minimal and posh amenities are unavailable. Now that's out of the way, it boasts the highest vertical of any resort in NA, is the only resort that offers heli, lift and cat from chairlift base (15min hike gets you into these cat skiing areas/ heli ski terrain). There are 13 gladed areas, 3000 acres of in-bounds skiing, next to no lines/people daily and 40 to 60 feet of average snowfall. So don't be fooled by the other slickers down playing Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort). It is a skiers mountain. Not for the faint of heart and I hope you go to Whistler.
January 08, 2010
Powdersnob from Ski Canada Canada
For all you high maintenance skiers/yuppies who need all the modern conveniences you will find in Whistler or Vail, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is not for you. There is little nightlife, no girls, and no apres scene. It never snows here, the tree skiing sucks, the grooming is horrible, there is no fall line skiing, and it's always super, super crowded. Don't come here. You may as well be skiing out east...I have lived the last 11 years in the mountains (Whistler, Nelson, Lake Louise) of BC/Ablerta chasing snow/steep & deep all over this continent. I really am not sure why I live here... Humm? I hear the snow is good in Whistler...
January 07, 2010
N from Ski Israel Israel
I have skied all over the world - Israel (yes, there is a ski area in the north part of Israel), Europe, New Zealand, Japan, United States and different mountains in Canada. Revelstoke (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) is such an incredible mountain, the terrain, the vertical - don't need to say more - you ski a lot more at Revy than anywhere else - why spend time sitting on the lift when you can ski?!. The cafetiria has some of the best food I have ever had in a ski resort. The Pow: when it hasn't snowed for 2 or 3 days and you still find fresh lines under a lift - you know you can ski fresh every where! All in all, the best skiing I have ever experienced.
December 20, 2009
Kevin Lee from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke has the largest vertical of any resort in North America and probably on the planet. It is only two rides to the top, a gondola + a chairlift ride. The gondola has a mid station so beginners can get out and experts can get on. No need for expert skiers to have to ski green runs to get to the lift (a dangerous combination, see my kicking horse review). Revy has it all, gladed tree skiing, a bit of open bowl, a few cliffs for those that are so inclined, also loads of long machine maintained cut runs. Usually I am not a fan of cut runs, but with the serious dumps of snow that Revy gets you can get some amazing powder turns right down the center of named cut runs. It's an amazing area, new well maintained modern lifts, good facilities, 5 minute drive from a town full of low priced hotels and motels, no crowds, right in the middle of the area of the rocky mountains that always gets the most snow. So like others have said, stay away, there's nothing here to see, go to Whistler, or Lake Tahoe, I hear it's good down there.
December 17, 2009
Paul from Ski United States United States
Great skiing. Real friendly people. Mountain needs facility works - like bathrooms somewhere. Waiting for the woman to do a duck is such a waste of good ski time. If you want fru fru lodges, plastic mountain villages and overpriced everything - go to Whistler. If you love the mountain itself, then come here.
December 10, 2009
CHOWDAIR from Ski Canada Canada
I agree with Whitetrash... It's not a real skiing experience unless your waiting in a line for at least half the day! Don't come to Revelstoke people.. It's no good at all, get the full experience in Whistler or Banff!