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ski report of Revelstoke 2012

post #1 of 11
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Just returned from ski trip to Revelstoke 

 

for Feb 2012.

 

Was a total success. Runs were good. good grooming. Not much powder is it had not snowed in a over a week, but lots of snow everywhere. u can hike up to the peak as well and the bowls were well ski able.

 

you could find good powder in the trees especially off the Ripper Chair etc.

 

only downfall was my Cat ski trip was cancelled there due to the lack of powder.

 

but all well.

 

otherwise i say everyone go to Revelstoke and take in the amazing skiing there. u can ski all way down the base and its good there.

 

check out the coffee shop at bottom of hill

 

cheers

post #2 of 11
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good ski photos of revel stoke

post #3 of 11

Does anyone know if Revelstoke will be open during the first week of April?  I can find nothing relating to projected closing dates online.  I know it depends on snow pack at least in part, but what is the history?

 

I'm planning a road trip for that week and I would like to make Revy my main destination, but I can't get any confirmation about whether or not it'll be open.

post #4 of 11

Typically they run full operation the first 2 weeks of april, then weekends only until the last weekend in April.

 

Average Daily high temperature at the base in early April is around 50F. So what snow they have at the bottom is melting quick. Expect to download from mid mountain lodge.

 

 

 

Having said that, there will be 2-4K vertical of good skiing, and the upper mountain snowpack will be at it's max.

 

Powder on the upper mountain, Corn on the mid mountain, dirt at the base would be my expectation.

 

 

post #5 of 11

Watch out for the cops in the school zones on the access road. 

post #6 of 11

Thanks for the information.  I fully expected the bottom to be worthless, but I doubt even at this time of year I'd be spending much time there from what I can discern about the mountain.  April's when we both have time off, so we go in April.

post #7 of 11

Last year most of the B.C. interior mountains closed April 10 or earlier for lack of people, not lack of snow, but Revy stayed open weekends only after April 10 but I think only for one or two weekends.

 

Just email or phone RMR for exact dates.

 

Last year i skied RMR in late March and we stayed up top on the Stoke and Ripper chairs most of the day. When we skied to the cafeteria for lunch, about a 1000' or so above the cafeteria it got really soft, so we just got on the cat track for the final bit.

 

BTW, what RMR calls mid mountain (where the cafeteria is located) is only 900' above the very bottom (where the parking lot and Nelson Lodge are located). Sorta stupid, on a 5600'+ vertical mountain to refer to 900' above the bottom as mid mountain. When I ski there we call mid "the bottom" and Nelson Lodge "the very bottom" and we rarely ski to the very bottom except at the end of the day, if it is skiable.

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BTW, what RMR calls mid mountain (where the cafeteria is located) is only 900' above the very bottom (where the parking lot and Nelson Lodge are located). Sorta stupid, on a 5600'+ vertical mountain to refer to 900' above the bottom as mid mountain. When I ski there we call mid "the bottom" and Nelson Lodge "the very bottom" and we rarely ski to the very bottom except at the end of the day, if it is skiable.


I agree.  The little place at the top of the gondi had decent food, but only two small picnic tables inside.

 

I could also imagine there are times when you might want to down load the gondi from the top?

 

FYI:  The new Best Western is really nice.  It's also owned by the Regent and they have a free shuttle till after the bars close. 

 

post #9 of 11
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I'm planning a road trip for that week and I would like to make Revy my main destination


as a Baker skier you will fit right in - Revy always reminds me of Baker on steroids. Upper 2200 will still be good., But my favorite thing about Revy is it's under  2 hours to Kicking Horse. (Then only 1 hour from Lake Louise etc etc.)  

 

post #10 of 11
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i found the bottom part very ski able and good to ski. i would often go right to the top and ski all the way to the bottom

 

i do not understand y people only ski from the stoke, y not ski all the way down and a get good long run.

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i found the bottom part very ski able and good to ski. i would often go right to the top and ski all the way to the bottom

 

i do not understand y people only ski from the stoke, y not ski all the way down and a get good long run.



It depends on the weather and temps during any particular visit. The very bottom elevation is approx. 1900' above sea level and reliable season long skiing in B.C. starts at around 4000' above sea level. No one is knocking the lower mountain terrain or anywhere else on the mountain.

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