Over spring break this year, I am lucky enough to get to ski at one of these two places, but I can't decide which one. I want to hopefully ski some decent powder, and I don't really care that Revelstoke doesn't have a park. In early April, which is the better place?
Could go either way. Revy is cheeper, less busy. But whistler wins for terrain. Both have equal chances of early April pow days I'd say. If by early April you mean Easter weekend, I'd say stay away from whistler cause it's gonna be busier than revy.
Seeing as both places have about the same chance of getting pow days in early April, I'd say Whistler as there is simply so much terrain to explore, plus if conditions are crap you can always shred the huge jump line which is always on point.
Depends what you're looking for. I've lived around and skied both mountains extensively and I could never choose just one.
Revelstoke is better if you ride with someone who knows the terrain well. Most of the best terrain is hidden from the lifts, and the laps are pretty long. You can spend a lot of time figuring out the mountain.
The town is quieter but far from dead. There's definitely a great ski bum vibe at the bars that no other town I've been to has.
Whistler puts your idea of a ski resort on a whole new scale. The sheer amount of terrain boggles the mind. Both parks on either mountain are the best in the country.
Whistler has everything you want, which also brings a lot of stuff you don't want along with it. Namely tourists. Revelstoke is a cool place to skiers and sledders, Whistler is a cool place to anyone. This means long lines and expensive everything.