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post #1 of 9
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I am an average downhill skier from Ontario.

I only downhill a few times a year and try to do one real ski resort a Year. Last year was in Whistler.

My abilities limit me to just doing groomed runs from a ski life. I like to get to Revelstoke. Do the hills offer good easy runs and some not too difficult. As in i do not want any drop offs and just enjoy a nice day of skiing without breaking my neck.

I am 32 at the time and Wanting a good experience. I heard Revelstoke is neat and not many people go here.

What you all recommend?
post #2 of 9
There are some super long groomers at Revy.
JF
post #3 of 9
Hiya,

Feel free to PM for more info, but...

First up, if you mean by average that you are comfortable on most black runs at other resorts then there is lots of stuff at Revvy that you are going to enjoy. If by average you mean that you struggle down black runs at other resorts, then you may want to rethink.

There are some super long groomers, and there is awesome off-piste. But there is nothing on the upper half of the mountain that is 'easy'. The two groomers off from the 'Stoke' chair are pretty steep, and if it hasn't snowed, they get icy quickly. And they're the only way down. You don't have to drop cornices to access them or anything, but something to think about.

The terrain in and around the 'Ripper' chair is easier, but a pain in the ass to access. And finally, the lower part of the mountain has some fun stuff too, most of which is of an easier slope. (Have a look at the trail map)

Don't want to be discouraging, and I love the resort, but from your description of yourself you may want to look at another hill for your annual getaway.

Feel free to quiz for more info
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank for the information. I will i will wing it and just have fun with the Idea of going there. I will just duck and roll probably. From videos, looks like there is good not too hard skiingthere. Always good for a challenge.

I just will stay away from drop offs, that is not going to happen. cheers
post #5 of 9
I was there 3 days last year and wrote a resort guide:
http://www.firsttracksonline.com/News/2009/10/19/Revelstoke-Mountain-Resort-Guide/

beeman is about right.   Consistent long fall lines, you need to be an upper intemediate to enjoy.  SunValley and the front side of Blackcomb are good analogies.
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Originally Posted by world-traveller123 View Post

I am an average downhill skier from Ontario.

I only downhill a few times a year and try to do one real ski resort a Year. Last year was in Whistler.

My abilities limit me to just doing groomed runs from a ski life. I like to get to Revelstoke. Do the hills offer good easy runs and some not too difficult. As in i do not want any drop offs and just enjoy a nice day of skiing without breaking my neck.

I am 32 at the time and Wanting a good experience. I heard Revelstoke is neat and not many people go here.

What you all recommend?
 

Taking into consideration what you stated, you might want to consider Panorama.  Took my wife there for 4 days about 2 yrs ago and they have 4,000 vertical ft. of groomers.  I would rate all blues, wide, uncrowded, really well groomed etc. Best restaurant, unless you want a $l00 dinner is the bar, good food, good beer, fun.
post #7 of 9
 I'm not sure Revelstoke would be my first choice if I were to ski mostly groomed runs. It has some very nice, steep groomers but I would say too few to make an entire holiday out of, especially in comparison to a place like Whistler-Blackcomb. Revelstoke I would say caters more toward those looking to ski trees and bowls, who are willing to work a bit (hike, traverse both in and out) to find the goods.
post #8 of 9
Revelstoke is a pretty raw mountain. It's a lot like Kicking Horse where the majority of skiers are there to ski steeps, chutes, and trees. If you want more groomed runs, I would suggest you go elsewhere. Have you been to Sun Peak or Big White? I think places like these would be much more enjoyable for you. In the US, there are obviously tons of resorts that would fit your bill- Northstar, Deer Valley, etc.
post #9 of 9
 Given your parameters, take a peak at Sun Peaks. I find it to be a fantastic place that can accommodate everyone from beginner to expert with access to the entire mountain.An added benefit is there are no lift lines. 
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