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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 04:02 PM
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Has anyone rode Revelstoke B.C. before? I'm thinking about moving there for this upcoming season. I lived in Whistler last year, and though the riding is great, the place gets hard to handle. I might do it again(and just make sure to stay positive), but for some reason Revelstoke has caught my attention. It seems like a nice smaller town, but the Hill is not that big (which might give me more back country trekking). But more importantly, do they ever have a park at all? I Can't find anything about a park on their website.
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Trust me, the last thing thats on your mind when you get to Revelstoke is have they got a park. It's WAY too awesome to need a park. If you wanna ride park then your gonna probably want to live in a different resort.
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The "Master Plan" calls for 21 lifts, so Revelstoke Mountain resort will only get larger as the years go by. The North Bowl (1 quad) is opening this season.

There is no terrain park. If you need one, go to Silverstar or Big White.

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Right, I've been looking into the master plan of Revelstoke... but for this season, for me to go live in Revelstoke just because, I think it will just be too small to spend 100 plus days riding on, though I definately want to check it out.
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An option there could be either Big White/Silverstar or Banff. I've heard the mountains around Kelowna are awesome, but unfortunately never made it there! Banff obviously has 3 hills, each offering a bit of everything, however it's twice as far from Revelstoke than Kelowna, although from Banff you would drive back into the next timezone so you don't need to leave as early as you imagine! Just depends on how often you would want to travel there.

From Banff it's also super easy to hit Kicking Horse, which also is sick.
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Right, I've been looking into the master plan of Revelstoke... but for this season, for me to go live in Revelstoke just because, I think it will just be too small to spend 100 plus days riding on, though I definately want to check it out.
If you plan on living somewhere, find a place in Enderby (or base yourself in Vernon if you want a "bigger" city). It's right in the middle between Kamloops (Sun Peaks), Revelstoke (Revelstoke Resort), and Vernon (Silverstar). Further south is Kelowna (Big White).


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I have been to Whistler, Kicking Horse, Big White, Red Mountain, Sunshine, Lake Louise and Revelstoke. My trip to Revelstoke was during their second week of operation. I spent two days there and it was amazing. They get awesome snow there... and 40-60 ft of it every season. I wouldnt worry about the size of it. Highest vertical in North America, crazy amount of glades, massive expansion underway, cat/heli skiing. This place was freeriding heaven. I couldnt believe how much gladed terrain there was. Knee deep through the trees. Also, Revelstoke has always been one of the best areas for backcountry riding. There is endless backcountry terrain. I didnt stand in one lift line and sometimes didnt even see any other people for 15 minutes. I cant wait to go back. I didnt go out much in the town but Ive heard its a pretty chill place. Kicking Horse is also a great up and coming resort and Golden is a really nice small town but a little too boring for my taste.
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I am from Vernon, and I can say don't live in Enderby.. its a craphole.
Our hill here is Silver Star and its great... Revelstoke is a nice town but boring as hell as well, so tiny.. (it's about 1.5 hour drive from Vernon). If you want some decent population/night life I would suggest Kelowna or Vernon.
Banffs a cool town but it is such a tourist trap.
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i dno if i would wanna live there cuz the town kinda sucks but that place is UNREAL, i went there last year and it hadnt snowed for like 5 days but there was still powder everywhere cuz its so big and not that busy (yet, it only opened last year so itll pick up soon) but seriously man, you wont even notice the absence of a park
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I've been to Revy once now, had a blast. Fantastic terrain. Definitely going for another trip this year.
No park - which is a good thing.

If you want to go live in Revy, be my guest. It has 1 pub, and nothing else. I certainly could not live there for 6 months or so. Maybe one day it will have grown enough, but I like to have things to do, and places to hang out when not riding.
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