Has anyone tried out Revelstoke, BC last season?

  • i1snow

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    Oct 05, 2009 1:31 AM GMT
    The ski season will be upon us soon and I am trying to decide which mountain I am going to try this time. I have heard about the relatively new ski resort in BC, "Revelstoke". From the mountain stats, it looks decent (Elevation: 7,300 feet, Vertical Drop: 5,620 feet, Snowfall: 600 inches, Acres: 3,031 this year, with 7,000 more on the way.)

    Has anyone experienced the mountain before? It is a little bit far off from the major cities and I am not sure if it is worth of the troubles.

    Thanks in advance.

    i1snow
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    Oct 05, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    From what I hear and have seen it's looks amazing. If you get the chance to go, I'd say do it. If it's off the beaten path then all the better, less people and more fresh lines for you!

    I've even considered moving there(live in a CO ski town now) as it is just going to get better as they make more of the mountain skiable.
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    Oct 05, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    Have heard good things, Kicking Horse is already overrun a bit, but more bearable than Louise or Fernie. Maybe an RJ Weekend in Revelstoke should be organized.
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    Oct 05, 2009 5:14 AM GMT
    although i live in b.c. havn't ski'd it but get here you'll love it
  • SFGeoNinja

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    Oct 05, 2009 6:14 AM GMT
    I've skied a place near Revelstoke called Silver Star. It has excellent terrain and great backcountry, I highly recommend it!
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    Oct 05, 2009 12:26 PM GMT
    If anything, the fact that it's far from the major cities should make it more attractive. Though I've not been to Revelstoke, I have been to a number of "off the beaten path" mountains and always find them to be far more enjoyable than the major resort towns. Less douchebags around, usually (I also enjoy that the last time I was at Brundage in Idaho on the last day of the season the employees were zooming around the parking lot handing out free beer to everyone at the end of the day; you don't get that at the major resorts).

    I say try it out. Nothing to lose but a little money.
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    Oct 06, 2009 12:22 AM GMT
    Chewey_Delt saidIf anything, the fact that it's far from the major cities should make it more attractive. Though I've not been to Revelstoke, I have been to a number of "off the beaten path" mountains and always find them to be far more enjoyable than the major resort towns. Less douchebags around, usually (I also enjoy that the last time I was at Brundage in Idaho on the last day of the season the employees were zooming around the parking lot handing out free beer to everyone at the end of the day; you don't get that at the major resorts).

    I say try it out. Nothing to lose but a little money.


    Nothing like free beer icon_biggrin.gif You are probably right about the better experience because it is far from major cities. However, I just hate going somewhere which takes a day - I am coming from DC so I probably end up wasting at least 16 hours on the road. I guess I am lazy that way. That may be why I have not experienced "true" powder ski yet.
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    Oct 06, 2009 7:30 AM GMT
    i1snow said

    Nothing like free beer icon_biggrin.gif You are probably right about the better experience because it is far from major cities. However, I just hate going somewhere which takes a day - I am coming from DC so I probably end up wasting at least 16 hours on the road. I guess I am lazy that way. That may be why I have not experienced "true" powder ski yet.


    Make it an adventurous roadtrip with a couple friends. You really aren't getting truly great powder, I feel, until you go to a mountain that most people won't take the time to go to (also, if you want really for realsies powder get yourself some snowshoes and pack your board into the backcountry; it can be rough but it's also the best powder you'll ever have in your life and there's nothing like winter trekking to test yourself).

    I don't know why, but I guess I'm just a bit prejudiced against the major resorts. I tend to think they're overpriced for what they offer and I can get just as good--sometimes better--boarding at mountains made for locals, or mountains in their early stages. I really like Tamarack in Idaho, which is the newest resort in the US, but have the feeling that if it ever gets to the point of being like a Sun Valley or a Vale, like it's trying to be, that I'm not going to want to go anymore because the quality will have gone down; at least, the kind of quality I'm looking for, which involves cool locals and an ability to not take yourself so seriously.