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“Monster Mountain”

Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Revelstoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Revelstoke Mountain Resort receives 30-45 feet of powder snow annually, covering 1,263 hectares (3,121 acres) of alpine bowls, steeps, glades, and groomers with a descent of 1,713 vertical meters (5,620 feet) - the most in North America. The Resort has two high-speed quad chairs, an eight-passenger gondola and a dedicated beginner slope with Magic Carpet conveyor lift. Cat Skiing and Heli Skiing with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing are available directly from the village base. New amenities at the base of the mountain include a multi-grade beginner slope and Turtle Creek Tube Park serviced by a new Magic Carpet Lift, the Rockford Wok | Bar | Grill full service restaurant, The Mackenzie Common apres ski venue, retail and rental shops, and lift ticket and skier services. The lift-accessed Revelation Lodge features stunning views, a self-serve restaurant, espresso bar, and a deck with a barbeque.
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Revelstoke Mountain Resort has, over the past 6 years, become one of the go-to resorts for experienced riders and powder-hounds the world over. It has massive vertical, huge variety, short lines and excellent snow.

First things first- beginners should stay clear of RMR. It's not that there isn't terrain for them, but there isn't much, and it can be very average at lower altitudes. Experienced riders will have a tremendous time in the higher altitude reaches of the mountain, where all the trees and steeps are to be found.

Groomed runs at RMR are a little bit of a crap-shoot. Some are excellent, whereas some could use more attention. This has been steadily improving over the years, and the majority of cruisers are very pleasant, with only several being consistently chewed up. Glades are a mixed bag of open, mellow, tight and steep- they're awesome. There are some glades that are maybe a little too tight, but most of these are supposed to have been dealt with over the past summer. There are, however, some real gems to be found all over the mountain with lots of line choices, deep snow and relatively easy access.

The alpine sections of RMR are truly amazing. The large back bowl provides an incredible amount of advanced/expert terrain that is very easily accessed and is more than enough to keep anybody entertained for weeks. There is a tremendous variety of terrain, and the snow is consistently very good. Even when the resort is busy, you'll be able to find stashes of fresh powder all over the place.

Food and lodging options at the resort are limited. There are good places to eat, but only a few of them. They do offer good value though. In town, Revelstoke is typical of railway towns- bars, pubs, pizza joints. There's really nothing fancy, but it works. There are a variety of motel or basic hotel options in town. The locals are super friendly, and the town has a really nice vibe about it.

The single best thing about RMR is the sheer size of the place. You can, even on a busy day, be the only person in sight on some runs. Riding a major run with nobody else around is incredibly cool.

2  Thank krehzeekid
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you're looking for powder, this is the place to be. So long as you're not stuck on Rogers Pass because of an accident, drive out to Revy! My legs were tired by lunch there was so much powder!

Thank jreuto
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

- Very few lifts
- Small area (but they are working on that, I gather)
- Tight trees (what about a little culling?)
- No artificial snowmaking facilities (we were there end- December and go only go halvway down on-piste without risking our skis)
- Few mountain dining areas

+ You are allowed to ski in the trees
+ The few lifts there are give you good height & long runs - potential for very nice off-piste runs with good snowcover
+ Nice little cafe half way up

A nice place for a day or two (or maybe more if one can ski off-piste all the way down) when the snow is good, but it is a far cry from the European places, although it has priced itself head to head with Zermatt, L3V, Lech/Stanton, and Val d'Isere.

Thank OrnulfWS
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great staff and remarkable locals!!! Fist day was a epic blue bird day... next day was endless snow fall. Fresh powder runs all day long.... Worth every cent.

Thank Robert E
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Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Good accommodation for family. Loft area added novelty value. Clean, good sized space, excellent facilities.

Thank millster3
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