- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 1
- All Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 1
- Nightlife 2
Pros: challenging terrain, deep snow, endless runs, pillows, cliffs, no crowds
Cons: needs more short alpine lifts (90% of terrain is below treeline)
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Jan 1, 2009
probably the best ski hill I've ever snowboarded at. makes places like Sunshine Village or Lake Louise seem like a joke... you really don't even want to go there anymore after riding Revy. The only other places comparable that I have been to are Mt.Baker, WA and the backcountry outside Whitewater, BC (both of which have about 1/5 the vertical)
no crowds is a big plus... never wait in a lift line, never running into people on the runs, always fresh snow - pretty much opposite of whistler.
they really need to put a couple more short alpine lifts in, since most of the good steeps are there and that only consists of 10% of the total vertical. the majority of the mountain is super long tree runs... but luckily due to the overall low elevation the terrain quality is awesome because you get a tone of small cliffs and pillow runs. the tree runs go forever... half hour sometimes.
due to the super low elevation rain is a persistent problem, even during the heart of winter it can rain on the bottom half of the mountain.
some say there is a lack of amenities (bars, hotels, activities) at the base, but i think this is a HUGE plus... i hate those kind of resorts and it completely turns me away from it. take your family to panorama or sun peaks instead, and leave the sick terrain for us, without making our tickets/passes price go up like crazy to pay for your off-hill services.
hopefully they begin work on a terrain park next season (2010-2011)... if they seriously want to market themselves as one of the better hills in North America (along with Whistler, Mammoth, Jackson Hole, Baker, Alta, Snowbird, etc) then it is required.