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Old 02-21-2008, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Aynone have any opinions on Revelstoke?

I'm on vacation first week of March, and I figured what better way to go on holiday than boarding for four or five days? I WAS going to go to Whistler, since I do have a 1 day edge card, but because I'm going alone, the hotel rates are going to hurt (160 a night is the cheapest I've seen). Revelstoke is considered by many "the next Whistler, minus the crowds." And the hotels are reasonably priced.... 60-80 a night for a nice bed in a motel... don't need anything more. The cost of the bus is a lot to Revelstoke, since it IS 10+ hours away in the BC interior, but still... I figure I can always use my Whistler/Blackcombe Edge card another day for a day trip...

Just thought I'd ask if anyone has any experience with this relatively unheard of resort?
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, it's all set. I'm on vacation after clinic tomorrow for the rest of the week, so I'm off to Revelstoke. It's a lot cheaper than Whistler, and there's a lot less crowds. Apparently, people hitchhike up to the mountain during the week since there is NO shuttle (except on weekends), so this should be interessting. I'll try and take some photos for you guys of the area. I'm hearing lots of great things about the resort, though... hopefully my skills will improve enough that I can take advantage of some of the nicer runs by my last day or so.

And for those interested, here....

Revelstoke Mountain-British Columbia, Canada ski and snowboard resort
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Try Kicking Horse while in the area. I'm not sure if Revy is fully operational this year.
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Revelstoke is fully operational from what I have seen. 4,000 vertical from top to bottom. Good reviews and trip reports are popping all over the web. I think you made a fantastic choice. Take pix and post 'em up when you get back.
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Plans for next year is to have the Gondola all the way to the top, but people that have been there say it is good so far.
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Yeah, I am sure they are expanding. It is no way a "limited" operation this year. I would love to go hit it for sure.
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Yeah, I am sure they are expanding. It is no way a "limited" operation this year. I would love to go hit it for sure.
Let's support the little ones! Revelstoke for 09 West Coast Meet. We can support Canada....eh? (I was knighted Honorary Canadian this past weekend by our meet-mates from the North)
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Let's support the little ones! Revelstoke for 09 West Coast Meet. We can support Canada....eh? (I was knighted Honorary Canadian this past weekend by our meet-mates from the North)
It's a thought for sure. I wouldn't call Revelstoke a little one by any stretch of the imagination though.
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It's a thought for sure. I wouldn't call Revelstoke a little one by any stretch of the imagination though.
Rephrase: Let's support the "huh, haven't heard much of that place" ones!
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I'd be all over a trip to Revelstoke... that place and Kicking Horse (if it ever gets done) will be the two best resorts in North America I think.
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