Ski Revelstoke Mountain for the Epic Powder
“Revelstoke Mountain does not disappoint. The mountain is home to some of the deepest powder and the longest runs we have ever boarded in Canada.”
Now that the ski and snowboard season has ended, we would like to share our experiences with Revelstoke Mountain. When we first arrived in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada we were really excited about snowboarding and possibly working with Revelstoke Mountain.
Coming from New Brunswick the previous year, where the ski mountains are small hills, the anticipation of an epic snowboarding season was almost unbearable. In fact, the ski resort mountain in Revelstoke and the prime snow conditions played a large part in us selecting Revelstoke as our winter home.
Revelstoke Mountain did not disappoint. The mountain is home to some of the deepest powder and the longest runs we have ever boarded. According to the resort website, “Revelstoke Mountain boasts North America’s greatest vertical at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft)”. Which is impressive! And… get this… there are over 65 runs and ski areas to explore – with the longest run measuring 15 kilometres.
For us the most welcomed features were the 2 gondolas, the endless tree runs and the small crowds. We cannot recall any ski resort hill we have researched across the country which served up as much powder with as few people as on Revelstoke Mountain. It was heavenly.
When you have a mountain summit measuring 2466 metres (8058 ft) it can get pretty cold and windy at times when accessing the start of runs and any summit chair lifts. Not on Revelstoke Mountain!
Revelstoke Resort is equipped with 2 gondolas – one after the other – which ferry passengers from the base of the resort to the start of the main ski runs and chair lifts. On this Kootenay mountain skiers and snowboarders enjoy enclosed gondolas to the top so there is no wind just a whole lot of great views of surrounding vistas and the town of Revelstoke, BC.
By far the best feature on Revelstoke Mountain are the trees. For us tree runs are everything when snowboarding. There is no bigger rush than zigzagging through a forest of trees in knee deep powder. There are so many tree runs on the mountain that we often enjoyed the first tracks of the day. You cannot beat that!
The crowds on Revelstoke Mountain is another story… there are none. Very few times did we encounter line ups of any kind. Many times we skied right onto the lifts. This was good for us and not so good for the mountain. Big crowds mean big revenues.
You would think a new ski resort mountain, seeking big crowds, would welcome the media coverage from the largest travel and adventure website in Western and Northern Canada? You think they would embrace the economical and extra content marketing and exposure? This was not the case for some unexplained reason.
Maybe if their marketing department answered their emails and returned phone calls we could provide you with more insight. Saying no to our services and exposure is OK with us, every business has that right. However, in our humble opinion, for tourism to prosper in Canada all parties, big and small, must treat each other professionally and value all communications.
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