Revelstoke Mountain

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Resort Summary
Resort Name Revelstoke
Location
Resort Altitude Base 512 m, Highest point 2,225 m
Winter Season December to April/May
Terrain Overall: 1,263 hectares
Beginner: 7% (Where?)
Intermediate: 45.5%
Advanced: 47.5%
Lift System 2 gondolas, 2 quad chairs, 1 magic carpet.
Highest Lift 2,225 m
Lowest Lift 512 m
Vertical 1,723 m
Longest Run 15.2 km
Avg Snowfall 12 - 18 m
Terrain Parks
Snow Sports
Facilities
Nearest Town Revelstoke
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $


Overview 

Revelstoke is an awesome mountain (in the true sense of inspiring awe). It is over 1,700 metres, more than a mile in the old money, from top to bottom which can be done in a continuoud fall line run if you want. The runs are unrelenting. The easiest run (apart from a token magic carpet that is really a connector from the day lodge to the gondola) would be a very dark blue. There are no flats, apart from where cat tracks cross the runs. There is nothing that could be called a blue cruiser. The resort is nestled in the Selkirk mountains, which are the playground of several heli-skiing operations. The powder is deep, frequent and light.

Future development is intended to open some easier terrain, but at the moment (2011) the place is an expert hotshots' paradise.

Location

Revelstoke Resort is near the town of Revelstoke on Canadian Hwy 1. It is about 210 km from Kamloops and 413 km from Calgary. It is in the Selkirk Range of British Columbia.

Pros

  • Powder, and lots of it.
  • If you like steeps and consistent fall line runs, this is your mountain.

Cons

  • Beginners are simply not catered for, except for one magic carpet about 50 metres long.
  • On mountain accommodation is limited, although construction is proceeding apace.
  • Access is a problem. Kamloops, the nearest airport, is 210 km west.
  • A lot of vertical, but not a lot of width.

Contacts

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Planning

Getting There

Revelstoke is about 10 minutes from the town of Revelstoke, on Hwy 1. The nearest commercial airport is Kamloops, 210 km away. It is 413 km from Calgary. There is a local airport useful for landing the corporate jet or helicopter. There are no commercial flights.

Driving is possible, but the roads to the east and west of Revelstoke are subject to closure by avalanche. Avalanches also affect ground transport from Kamloops or Calgary. Greyhound buses run through Revelstoke along Hwy 1 several times each day.

As Revelstoke is on Hwy 1 there are frequent bus services in both directions.

Accommodation

On Mountain

There are some condominiums at the base, but not much other accommodation at the base of the resort (2011). Construction of condos is proceeding rapidly.

Off Mountain

There is lots of accommodation in the town of Revelstoke, which is about 10 minutes' drive from the Resort. There are regular shuttles from the town to the resort.

Lift Tickets

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Ski School

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Equipment Hire

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Resort Facilities

Getting Around

The actual resort is still small, and there are no problems getting around on foot. There are regular shuttles from the town.

Parking

There is a large parking area at the base. The longest walk from parking to lift is about 200 metres.

Activities

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Children

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Ride Guide

Degree of Difficulty

One word - unrelenting.

Beginner Areas

One magic carpet at the top of the base gondola. That's it. There is no more. Revelstoke is the least beginner friendly mountain this writer has ever skied at.

Groomed Runs

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Off Piste

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Out of Bounds

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Cross Country

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Parks & Pipes

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Bumps

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Powder Zones

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Sheltered Runs

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Snowplay

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Other

Weather

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Geography

Revelstoke is on one side of a narrow valley in the Selkirk Range. It is steep.

History

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Resources

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Maps

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