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Jackson Hole or Revelstoke?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hello,
Last winter I went to JH in March.I loved that mountain but I wasnt lucky with the snow.I am planning to return this year,but after reading good reviews about Revelstoke,now I am doubting a little.
What do you think guys?
Kind Regards and thank you!
post #2 of 18

Revelstoke.

post #3 of 18

Prime rib or NY strip?

69 Mach 1 Mustang or 69 Corvette Stingray?

58 Gibson Les Paul or 54 Fender Stratocaster?

 

You’re splitting hairs over two world class mountains. Figure out where you can get the best lodging and ticket deals and go!

post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Haha!!!
Which is the Les Paul and Which is the strato??
I liked your answer...
So...It depends on the song I want to play...
It will be a difficult decision.
Thank you for the answers guys!!
post #5 of 18

go for the strato,

 

Revelstoke gives a better chance of new snow and less crowds but the real bonus is it is not the only good hill in the area.   

post #6 of 18

neither, try Kicking Horse BC

post #7 of 18
Switch between revy and kicking horse, their pretty close to each other.
post #8 of 18

Revelstoke has massive VERT and no crowds and great snow.but  its a pain to get to compared to jackson.

post #9 of 18

While I have never been to Jackson Hole, I do know that it is bigger in # of runs and area and gets more snow than Revelstoke. Revelstoke has bigger vertical but the base elevation is 1700', the lowest by far of any major resort in western Canada so early March is better than late March when there can be warm temps on the lower mountain.

 

RMR will be mostly empty between storms, but it seems like the whole town shows up on powder mornings for 2 hours, then goes, to work, home or wherever.

 

Best and cheapest way to get to Revy is to fly to Spokane, rent a car, drive 2.5 housr to Rossland, B.C. and ski Red Mt. Then drive 1.25 hours to Nelson and ski Whitewater. Then drive north 4 hours to Revy. Repeat skiing at Whitewater and Red on the way home as they will be every bit as good in their own way as RMR. (Whitewater is the anit Whistler and gets the most snow in Canada and Red is the best tree skiing). This route completely avoids the Trans-Canada Highway and it's frequent avalanche closures both east and west of Revelstoke.

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

Best and cheapest way to get to Revy is to fly to Spokane, rent a car, drive 2.5 housr to Rossland, B.C. and ski Red Mt. Then drive 1.25 hours to Nelson and ski Whitewater. Then drive north 4 hours to Revy. Repeat skiing at Whitewater and Red on the way home as they will be every bit as good in their own way as RMR. (Whitewater is the anit Whistler and gets the most snow in Canada and Red is the best tree skiing). This route completely avoids the Trans-Canada Highway and it's frequent avalanche closures both east and west of Revelstoke.

 

Exactly!  This here ^^^^^!

 

Good snow or no, you've been to JH.  Go to the place(s) you haven't been before!

Go back to JH some other time...it'll still be there.

post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Skierish View Post

 

Exactly!  This here ^^^^^!

 

Good snow or no, you've been to JH.  Go to the place(s) you haven't been before!

Go back to JH some other time...it'll still be there.

ya id always go to somewhere new. stop by red mountain for sure, that place is rawww. than drive to rev

post #12 of 18

DanoT pretty much nailed it.  Powder Hwy>Jackson>Revelstoke.  Revelstoke by itself isn't even close to Jackson and it's way harder to get too!

 

Fly into GEG and get a rental mini van.   No reservations, just go wherever it's going off, including some cat and heli options!

post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for this comments!
Now I have a nice picture.I live in Argentina so I will try to look for the best travelling option.
Cheers!
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by hausberg View Post

Thank you all for this comments!
Now I have a nice picture.I live in Argentina so I will try to look for the best travel ling option.
Cheers!

The flying to and from Spokane for skiing at Revy works best for Americans because flying into Canada from the USA is costly. However, flying from Argentina to Canada it might or might not be best to avoid the USA.

 

If flying direct to Canada then Kelowna is the closest international airport to Revy. Vancouver airport is another option with a connection to Kelowna (then 2.5 hour drive to Revy) or drive Vancouver to Revy in about 7 hours. Calgary is another option with a 6 hour drive to Revy, but it requires going through Rogers Pass and avalanche control work can close the Trans-Canada Highway in Rogers Pass, east of Revy, for days, potentially disastrous for a tight schedule ski trip. However if stuck west of Rogers Pass, then ski Revy, if stuck east of Rogers Pass in Golden B.C., then ski Kicking Horse. Just don't get stuck with the Pass between you and your departure airport when it starts dumping.

 

If you end up flying to L.A., then check with, I think it is Delta Airlines that beginning in Dec. 2012, will be flying direct L.A. to Kelowna.

post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

While I have never been to Jackson Hole, I do know that it is bigger in # of runs and area and gets more snow than Revelstoke. Revelstoke has bigger vertical but the base elevation is 1700', the lowest by far of any major resort in western Canada so early March is better than late March when there can be warm temps on the lower mountain.

 

RMR will be mostly empty between storms, but it seems like the whole town shows up on powder mornings for 2 hours, then goes, to work, home or wherever.

 

Best and cheapest way to get to Revy is to fly to Spokane, rent a car, drive 2.5 housr to Rossland, B.C. and ski Red Mt. Then drive 1.25 hours to Nelson and ski Whitewater. Then drive north 4 hours to Revy. Repeat skiing at Whitewater and Red on the way home as they will be every bit as good in their own way as RMR. (Whitewater is the anit Whistler and gets the most snow in Canada and Red is the best tree skiing). This route completely avoids the Trans-Canada Highway and it's frequent avalanche closures both east and west of Revelstoke.


also consider this: Spokane to Revy takes 8 hours enroute you can hit Red and Whitewater. Calgary to Revy is 2 hours less plus you pass Sunshine, Lake Louise and Kicking Horse. (adding Panorama into the mix is a 2 hour detour) There sometimes can be avy control between Kicking Horse and Revy but there are plenty of walk up rooms to be had in all of the towns. Worse case is you might ski areas on different days than you orginally planned  

post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by noncrazycanuck View Post


also consider this: Spokane to Revy takes 8 hours enroute you can hit Red and Whitewater. Calgary to Revy is 2 hours less plus you pass Sunshine, Lake Louise and Kicking Horse. (adding Panorama into the mix is a 2 hour detour) There sometimes can be avy control between Kicking Horse and Revy but there are plenty of walk up rooms to be had in all of the towns. Worse case is you might ski areas on different days than you orginally planned  

 

What kind of car do you drive????????Ott+Wedeln.gif

post #17 of 18

Usually the one with the best winter tires at the time, 6 from Calgary is normal - but its better more fun to break into segments for skiing, 

Vancouver to Revy is under 7 hours - Kicking Horse +2, Lake Louise +1:20, Sunshine + :47 many many times. Driving in winter also means less traffic.

post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
The three times I went to Canada I arrived to Calgary airport.I think that if there are problems at Rogers Pass with snow(always a nice problem to deal with being a skier),I can stop at Golden and ski in Kicking Horse for a couple of days.
I found very interesting your comments of Red Mountain,Whitewater,etc..!.I want to know those places...
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