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    Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 2:07pm
Have you guys heard? Revelstoke Mountain Resort is expected to be 10,000 acres when they're done. That'll make it the biggest resort in North America! That's insane.

Anyone ever gone to experience the madness there? They got some heli-skiing there as well. Over ten metres of snow a year!
Reading this in the newspaper today. Everyone has got to go at least once.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2011 at 10:08am
I did hear of this and it's exciting to see what they have planned for the future.  It's going to be absolutely ridiculous.
 
Their vertical is already unbelievable at 5700' (bigger than Whistler's), but the reason we opted out of Revvie this year is because it's not friendly to anything under intermediate/expert.  They have essentially one green run (granted it's 15.2 km long!) but I heard that's mostly cat track.  The rest of the place is reputed to be very steep and difficult terrain.  Unfortunately we had to bail on our plans and go somewhere else until some of our members skills are up to par. 
 
So I'm hoping they add some more diversity to the hill, I would love to get out there sometime as the snow is supposedly very good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2011 at 4:43pm
i was there for a week last year. even though they had a crappy year last year in terms of snow, there was still TONS of snow mid mountain up. it's great because the terrain weeds out the beginners, and there were only a handful of intermediates on the hill. the place is already huge and the sidecountry/backcountry is massive. also has some of the best tree runs in north america. no park but there are cliff drops everywhere inbounds and tons of natural halfpipes and fun little rollers and to natural stuff to jib on.

only crappy thing about revelstoke is getting there. i took a bus from banff, the scenery is out of this world but the bus drops you off about 1.5 miles from town and taxis are hard to come by. the drive is great too but if you catch bad weather it'll turn into the scariest drive of your life. also the heli operation is ridiculous too. i met some of the guides in NZ they're awesome. all in all, probably one of the last real ski towns left with a huge mountain, no crowds, and no bs attitude.


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btw everything in the pics is considered inbounds. note the lack of other humans :)












that face on right is a two hour hike.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2011 at 4:53pm
Originally posted by getupk3v

i was there for a week last year. even though they had a crappy year last year in terms of snow, there was still TONS of snow mid mountain up. it's great because the terrain weeds out the beginners, and there were only a handful of intermediates on the hill. the place is already huge and the sidecountry/backcountry is massive. also has some of the best tree runs in north america. no park but there are cliff drops everywhere inbounds and tons of natural halfpipes and fun little rollers and to natural stuff to jib on.

only crappy thing about revelstoke is getting there. i took a bus from banff, the scenery is out of this world but the bus drops you off about 1.5 miles from town and taxis are hard to come by. the drive is great too but if you catch bad weather it'll turn into the scariest drive of your life. also the heli operation is ridiculous too. i met some of the guides in NZ they're awesome. all in all, probably one of the last real ski towns left with a huge mountain, no crowds, and no bs attitude.


view from the top

btw everything in the pics is considered inbounds. note the lack of other humans :)












that face on right is a two hour hike.
unbelievable terrain and views
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2011 at 6:36pm
Originally posted by Furb

Originally posted by getupk3v

i was there for a week last year. even though they had a crappy year last year in terms of snow, there was still TONS of snow mid mountain up. it's great because the terrain weeds out the beginners, and there were only a handful of intermediates on the hill. the place is already huge and the sidecountry/backcountry is massive. also has some of the best tree runs in north america. no park but there are cliff drops everywhere inbounds and tons of natural halfpipes and fun little rollers and to natural stuff to jib on.

only crappy thing about revelstoke is getting there. i took a bus from banff, the scenery is out of this world but the bus drops you off about 1.5 miles from town and taxis are hard to come by. the drive is great too but if you catch bad weather it'll turn into the scariest drive of your life. also the heli operation is ridiculous too. i met some of the guides in NZ they're awesome. all in all, probably one of the last real ski towns left with a huge mountain, no crowds, and no bs attitude.


view from the top

btw everything in the pics is considered inbounds. note the lack of other humans :)












that face on right is a two hour hike.
unbelievable terrain and views
 
Just wanted to quote the entire thing again...
 
Sweet pics.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2011 at 10:48am
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What were the accomodations like and pricing wise?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2011 at 9:45am
i am planning on going to revvie next season for heli boarding.  probably do 1 day heli and 4 days in the resort.  

selkirk is around $800 for 3-4 runs... it is not cheap to do heli boarding.

Then add 4 days in the resort area, accommodations, plane ticket, food... and I'll be around $2500
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/20/2011 at 11:20am
Wow.... thanks for the pics, they're great! looking at them just feels like a distant dream.
There's no way I could afford to do that, I would have to empty my savings account just to get there, not only that I don't even have the skills to enjoy all that terrain lol, I'm one of those weeded out =p
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/20/2011 at 11:35am
god that looks soooo nice...I want to go to BC so bad. Was it crazy expensive to get there? Also, it they become that big that would be nuts cause that mountain is already massive
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/20/2011 at 11:43am
Wow that place looks epic and great pics as well. I would love to make a trip there sometime. This post def put it on my radar and wishlist of places to go.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2011 at 6:22am
I got there for a weekend at the start of April this year and it was the most ridiculous place ever.
 
I have never been to a place on the weekend with so few people and where you can get powder runs all day. I also love the 4 - 8 foot drops that are everywhere, with no consequences when you stack it.
 
The only problem with the place is that the roads leading to it close all the time because of avalanches, making it hard to get to some times.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2011 at 6:24am
A couple of weeks before i got there Travis Rice and others were there filming got the new "art of flight" movie and an article i read a couple of weeks ago, apparently even Travis was amazed at the place.
 
http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/118136684.html
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/13/2011 at 7:26pm
would you rate this place better than Kicking Horse?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/04/2011 at 3:09am
Originally posted by watchdog

would you rate this place better than Kicking Horse?

They are a couple of the most difficult resorts in North America from what I've heard.  My buddy went to Kicking Horse as an intermediate snowboarder and it kicked his ass, a ton of expert terrain.  I believe Revvie only has 1 green run...although it is like 10 miles long.  

We almost went there this year instead of Sun Peaks but I figured it wouldn't be great for the wifey, simply too advanced for her.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/04/2011 at 3:59am
Originally posted by richardvoyageur

Originally posted by watchdog

would you rate this place better than Kicking Horse?

They are a couple of the most difficult resorts in North America from what I've heard.  My buddy went to Kicking Horse as an intermediate snowboarder and it kicked his ass, a ton of expert terrain.  I believe Revvie only has 1 green run...although it is like 10 miles long.  

We almost went there this year instead of Sun Peaks but I figured it wouldn't be great for the wifey, simply too advanced for her.
Hahah... damn... I guess Revvie is trying to weed me out due to my lack of skill.
OR it's inviting me in to so that I can get better.  There should be some sort of common rating system for beginner, intermediate and expert because sometimes they vary by quite a bit between resorts.  But I can see the dificulty since no two runs are completely alike.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/17/2011 at 5:39pm
Hey guys, bringing this thread back.

For those of you that have been to Revelstoke, where would you recommend staying and what was the pricing like?  Were there any hostels / motels/ hotels that you can recommend?  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/02/2011 at 10:31pm
I can't wait to have a day trip or too there this season!
This and kicking horse are meant to be amazing!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2011 at 12:23am
Sure have! I'm a BC boy though. There are many hidden treasures in BC. Revvy is good, Silver Star is great for park and intermediate riding. Big White is pretty descent, but gets fogged in quite a bit. I grew up at Red Mtn. on of my favs if you like cliff drops and back country into powder bowls. White water gets deep pow, and  Fernie often get the most snow in BC.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2011 at 5:20am
Those pics look amazing. I can't wait to get there. Hoping I can work it into my trip in Feb.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 6:57am
I heard that it was steep as sh!t but had some of the best snow. I passed it up last year cuz I was laidoff from my job at that time. I'll check it out one of these days.
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