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“Great skiing, but lacking the amenities of a family resort”

Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Ranked #2 of 45 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.
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
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“Great skiing, but lacking the amenities of a family resort”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

My kids and I skied Revelstoke in the week of March 10, 2014. The mountain is superb, but the facilities are not yet family friendly. There is no day lodge at the base of the mountain, so there is nowhere to put on ski boots, rent a locker or have a brown bag lunch unless one takes a gondola ride and a magic carpet ride to the mid-station in order to do so. There is a road to the mid-station, but it is only open to staff, not customers, forcing one to carry everything up. There are of course numerous restaurants at the base of the mountain, and it is clear that the lack of facilities is intended to boost restaurant sales. At the dozens of small and large resorts that I've skied, there has always been a day lodge at the base. I can't imagine Revelstoke will survive much longer if they continue to turn their back on families, who are uninterested in being forced to pay high prices for lunch on top of all the other costs that come with a family ski trip.

Visited March 2014
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Invermere, Canada
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“Quiet and endless hill!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Best hill ever. Love the 100cm dumps in one week! Will be back next year to shred the 7000ft of vertical

Visited February 2014
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“Great Mountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a skiers mountain, great pitch, lots of terrain, need to come back here. Stayed at Powder Pillow B&B, close to the mountain.

Visited February 2014
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Cairns, Australia
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“Massive mountain, great snow and efficient lifts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Revelstoke is a fairly new resort that is still being developed but it more than lives up to it's already great reputation for long runs, good in-bounds areas with a backcountry feel and good snow!

There is one gondola and 2 chairlifts which manage to cover the whole mountain. It is possible to board for at least 15 mins before needing to get on another lift which is fantastic! The lifts when you need to get on them are quick and efficient (and comfortable as far as lifts go). There are plenty of additional areas to hike to in the in-bounds North Bowl area.

The cafe 'La Baguette' in the village area is reasonably priced and does great paninis and muffins. There are only two choices for apres ski but they share an outdoor patio that is well-oriented to get the evening sunshine.

Visited March 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Ugliest Mountain I've Skied”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Overpriced, bottle-necked at the base gondola, sterile concrete environment, lacking in positive vibe or identity. Of the 100+ ski trips I've taken, this is the first one that I didn't particularly enjoy. This is the first resort we have no desire to return to.
The hotel at the base was a total rip-off, we felt like it was way too expensive for what it was.
The base lacks character; there is only one retail shop, one restaurant, one bar, one coffee shop. If you walk around, everything is very concrete and sterile feeling. It didn't make us feel at home.

Visited February 2014
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