Overall Rating

Revelstoke

Revelstoke3.5/538
Revelstoke3.5 out of 5 based on 38 reviews
  • Recommend
    87%
  • Would Revisit
    87%
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Revelstoke - Reviews

Revelstoke - Reviews

Killer terrain

Colin13/12/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    March

Killer terrain

Colin13/12/2018
Big mountain with amazing terrain for those of us who can handle it. Not a lot of bells or whistles, which I appreciate. Just a burly skiers mountain in a fun laid back town.

Revy 2018

Jesse20/11/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    February

Revy 2018

Jesse20/11/2018
Best snow ever. If you can spend a day with Eagle Pass for some heli fun, it will be the best experience of your live. Endless pow and complete freedom!

Revelstoke is Awesome!

Craig15/10/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    April

Revelstoke is Awesome!

Craig15/10/2018
Low Key town but Revelstoke is Awesome!

Revy is the best

Matt05/10/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    February

Revy is the best

Matt05/10/2018
Seeing the scores for Revy, I'm thinking many reviews are outdated. Revelstoke the town has changed very significantly since the resort's beginning in 07/08. The lifts have become more crowded, but there is still plenty of space on the mountain. The nightlife has skyrocketed, with what seems like 2-3 new bars or restaurants every year. The season snow totals have also trended upward, so that's another plus!

Revy is best visited mid-season, typically peaking in January or February, maybe early March. March and April get a little wet and are risky times to visit. The resort is best, after the lower section has filled in between the mid-station and the top of the gondola. This spreads out the crowds more and opens up a lot of cool terrain! If you're a powder hound headed to Revy, expect to be hiking/ traversing a lot, believe me, it's worth it!

Ridiculous Lift Queues

Powderhounds Europe27/11/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    March

Ridiculous Lift Queues

Powderhounds Europe27/11/2017
The locals said that this lift queue wasn't as long as normal
It was a powder day and the lift queue to the gondola was ridiculous and way out past the car park and there was no crowd management or corral - the wait was about 50 minutes. The locals told us that the queues on a powder day are usually much longer, or perhaps that was there was of trying to deter us from returning another day. Well it worked. We won't be returning to Revelstoke until they do something about lift capacity and crowd control.

Add a lift

John30/10/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Intermediate
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February

Add a lift

John30/10/2017
Revelstoke is great. It might be the current center of the ski world. Ive been once and will return this year and will update this review afterwards.
Consistent Snow: Its snows a lot and its good quality.
Terrrain: A Bowl, great trees, huge vertical, and nice groomers. The terrain is great. The huge vertical makes each run nice and long and is fairly unique.
Infrastructure: The base has one hotel. The sutton place has very nice rooms that you can get great deals on if you book in advance. The hotel and restaurants, theres really just 1, are very limited but good.
Lifts: Here is the only real problem with revy. They need another lift or two. The lines are bad every weekend even without snow. On a snow day they are crazy. The weekdays are better but they are still annoying. They really really need another lift out of the base. Id say their current infrastructure. Hotels, lifts, restaurants, etc is maxed out and needs to be upgraded. I highly advise going over non-holiday periods to get the best experience.
Overall, Revy is really good. The terrain and vertical are great. The only downside is the lift lines. The huge benefit of visiting Revy are the other options in the area. There are many cat and heli outfits in the area, private guide services, and other less crowded resorts you can day trip to.

Not enough lifts

Dan19/10/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    March

Not enough lifts

Dan19/10/2017
The terrain is steep and the snow is good. What I don’t like about Revelstoke is you have to hike and traverse the whole mountain to get to the goods. And then when you get back to the one chair they have to wait in line with all your best local friends. The skiing below the upper chair is unskiable for beginners because ether raining or all ice. There’s very little after skiing restaurants and bars at the base. Although the town of Revelstoke is very close and there’s great eating and drinking there.

Love this place

Airborne13/06/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    January

Love this place

Airborne13/06/2017
I was here twice this year. First time in January with my 9 year old as part of our annual Western ski trip. We stayed at a motel in town and had 3 awesome ski days on the mountain. It did get crowded on the first day because of an overnight dump, but we still managed to find lots of powder. Some people complain about the snow getting tracked, it is certainly true of on piste runs, but there was always tons of powder off-piste. Since we stayed in the trees for the most part, there was still powder to be found even on day three. Revy was our favourite resort out of the 3 that we visited this time out.
I came back to the area again in the beginning of March for some cat skiing at Great Northern Snowcat and when cat skiing was done me and a couple from US decided we couldn't leave before hitting up Revy for a day. It was a little busy since it was a Saturday but that didn't prevent us from having some sick lines, especially in the north bowl and its glades.
Word to the wise, this is not a beginner mountain and I would strongly recommend conditioning before coming down, otherwise you're in for world of hurt.
Also, pay attention to the time otherwise you can end up spending the night at the bottom of the Ripper chair.
I will definitely come back to this place again.

Not what it used to was

Camona06/03/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    February

Not what it used to was

Camona06/03/2017
Lived here a few seasons now. Snow is still good but the resort is getting very crowded. On powder days (even mid week) you easily spend 1-2 hours in line before even getting on the first gondola.

Slightly Overrated

Joe27/02/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    February

Slightly Overrated

Joe27/02/2017
With all the hype about Revelstoke we couldn't wait to go there. But it seemed everyone else had the same idea. And even after some snow over night the mountain was tracked out my lunch.

The one thing that did live up to the hype was the terrain. Steep, amazing glades and the north bowl was something else. But even though there is massive vertical, only the top third of the mountain is skiable making it really just a long ski out to the bottom. Above the gondola the snow was in pretty good nick (impressive as it was tracked out) but below was pretty bad and not worth skiing.

The main problem with revy was the infrastructure. The lifts were fast but there were only three of them. For the amount of terrain available it was pretty poor and long lift lines can occur. As a snowboarder the painfully long traverses back to the bottom of the lifts was a real negative to amazing terrain available. Also a day lodge above the gondola would be great instead of having to go all the way down to the mid station every time. Unless you are good intermediate skier don't come here. not much available for beginners.

With the amazing terrain and after a big dump of snow Revelstoke would be the best place to be but until new lifts are put in and a more developed village, it has a long way to go to being a world class resort.
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