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.
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