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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January 26, 2020
Mark Wiens from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke is a terrible mountain. Do not go there. Go to SilverStar or Big White, don't waste your time and money. It might have the biggest vertical (which isn't even true) but do you really want to be harassed by the locals and treated like dirt? I'm guessing not. I am never going to go there ever. Waste of time.
November 29, 2009
KK from Ski Canada Canada
Yesterday was opening day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and it was epic! The mountain has as much snow as it did at the end of December last season, so the coverage is amazing and lots of lines are filled in more than they were all winter last year. There were face shots to be had all day, and I can't wait for the Ripper Chair to open next Friday to open up North and Greely Bowls! More than a handful of pro riders call Revy their home, and for good reason. The terrain is incredibly varied, the snow is light and fluffy, and the town is unpretentious and fun. This is a resort still in its infancy, so it's bound to experience some growing pains , but a big new retail shop is open this season, along with a new restaurant at the base and the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is an amazing mountain with insanely good skiing, friendly people, and inordinate amounts of snowfall and local talent. I think we should be happy that it didn't turn into a Banff or Whistler overnight; there's still a big sense of community, and everyone is here for the same reason - the great riding.
December 30, 2014
Timish from Ski Canada Canada
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a fantastic destination for hard-core skiers and snowboarders. Given that there is a limited number of green and blue runs, RMR is best suited for strong intermediates and better. Additionally, while on-hill infrastructure is immensely improved over the past 5 seasons, it's still skinny at best. However, the terrain, snow and overall experience are world class. The 3 main lifts do an excellent job of accessing nearly all the available terrain, with only a short hike needed to access either the peak or North Bowl. Once on slope, everything is steep, fast and snowy. Great place if you need a break from golf course type resorts!
February 03, 2008
Mark from Ski Canada Canada
Don't go there....no snow at all..go to Whistler...and if you do ski at Revy ski Devils Club...it rocks....
November 27, 2009
Geno from Ski Canada Canada
Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort), in my opinion, is overhyped; at the moment anyway. On paper, it looks impressive but having visited during the last two seasons I think anyone planning a ski trip, whether it is with buddies or family should look to more established resorts. Although the terrain and vertical can be impressive on paper, lift serviced terrain is quickly tracked out on powder days, and by lunch you are just about doing moguls for the rest of the day. The lower half of the hill is too warm for any decent skiing. There are seriously undersized services for basics such as food and lodging. The biggest disappointments I experienced: - Ski out from North bowl is absolutely brutal, especially if you are on a board. The bowl is actually great but to access it you have to hike half an hour straight up. The rest of Alpine terrain is basically inaccessible by lift and even all this gets tracked out by the first day. I did the run once, and had enough. - Glade skiing is way too tight. Not sure it really exists. - Long line ups on powder days. I have to say the hill felt as crowded as Golden, Banff or Whistler that day. - Fog patches up to the peak. Can be down-right scary going down (read moguls, drops, cliffs). - Lack of blue runs means nothing for the wife/gf or family to enjoy and the town of Revelstoke has nothing to offer apres-ski. Although they hope to expand the resort and terrain in the future, Revy (Revelstoke Mountain Resort) has a lot of work to do and it might be 10+ years before they can compete with even Fernie, or Golden. Banff and Whistler are in a league of their own. Revelstoke is no where near the size and capacity. This hill is striving to be the next Fernie or KH.
May 19, 2011
Don from Ski Canada Canada
Was in "Revy" the second week of January. It snowed somewhere near 1.5 metres over the course of 5 days. It was awful. There were no line-ups and friendly locals were kind enough to show me around the mountain. As for the onhill ammenities, they seriously suck but with this much terrain and that much snow who cares? One day RMR may be what it claims to be and that will be when I stop going. It really pays to be in shape before you come here cause you are going to put in some serious vert and will do a fair bit of hiking.
December 28, 2012
Danno from Ski Canada Canada
Please dislike this mountain, please piss and moan about the facilities, please ski elsewhere. Unless skiing is your main goal and you are an advanced skier, Revy is not for you. They are working on being family friendly but aren't quite there yet. If you like consistent snow, steep lines and don't mind a bootpack or skin. Revy is for you. It is definitely great to me.
March 14, 2021
Ben from Ski Canada Canada
If you're not willing to get there at the ski lift between 7:00-7:15 (when it opens at 8:30am) after an 10+cm overnight snowfall, don't bother going. The lift lines are horrible. There are only 4 or 5 dumps of 20+cm a season, don't miss those. But don't dream too much about bottomless snow, you're likely to hit hard muggles under the soft snow at every turns. Best in the area for snowfall, but still the resort doesn't compare to conditions you could find elsewhere in the world (Japan, less travelled resort in the Alps, Gulmarg, etc.)
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 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.