Fire on Ice...and Powder!
Join Date: Apr 2012
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I did a week at Whistler 3 years ago, and a week at Revelstoke last year.
(I'm also from Toronto btw.)
They are both places I would go back to readily.
Both are ski-in/ski-out accommodations. Revelstoke has the gondola all of about 100 metres from the accommodations. Whistler is a bit more of a walk depending on your hotel location, but hardly onerous.
If you haven't been to either yet, I would choose Whistler first.
Just the amount of terrain available is enough to easily keep you occupied for a week.
Yes, weekends can be busy, but still manageable.
The village provides lots of options for apres and dining if that is important.
If you're into park riding at all, Whistler has 4, Revelstoke has none.
Snow tubing and ice skating is available at Whistler if you want to do something different one day.
Having said all of the above, I have to admit I can't wait to get back to Revelstoke. It is more suitable for advanced riders btw, so factor that in to your decision. And the highest vertical in North America provides for long, challenging runs.
You can't go wrong with either resort.