Know Before You Go: 6 Tips
November 25 2020
Planning on visiting the resort this winter? Read our six essential tips to ensure you have a smooth trip.
Winter has arrived in Revelstoke. The snow is back, of course, but the days of high fives and snot rockets are long gone. You see, this year’s blanket of white will certainly provide fresh tracks, but not quite the “reset” that we’ve all been hoping for. The reality is, these are unprecedented times and, as such, we have had to make some changes in how we do things around here. We’ve worked hard to come up with an operating plan that allows for a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment for our guests and our team members to enjoy. And, with Opening Day (November 27) just around the corner, we’re here to arm you with 6 of the essential takeaways.
This season, we’re moving things online to alleviate crowding in our Guest Services department. Make sure you plan ahead and pre-purchase your tickets online before you make travel plans. Due to this season’s capacity restrictions, we strongly advise purchasing tickets as early as possible for your desired dates, to avoid disappointment. We also encourage guests to visit midweek or later in the day (after 9:30am) to reduce crowding. Note, that if you have a Season Pass, Mountain Collective Pass, Ikon Pass, Sunshine Super Card, Vertical Card, Y2Play Pass, Local Card, or reseller ticket, this does not apply to you; you will not need to reserve your ski days in advance.
2. Mask Up
By now you probably know the deal: no mask, no pass. We are asking all of our guests (unless under the age of 5) and staff to mask up, resort-wide. The only time that it is OK to not to be masked, is while skiing or riding. Guests without a mask or face covering will be turned away, no exceptions. Masks are now mandatory in all indoor and retail spaces in B.C. – we recommend familiarizing yourself with the latest Covid-19 Provincial Guidelines before your trip.
Pro Tip: Bring two masks with you: one that'll get damp and snowy while outdoors, and one that'll stay warm and dry for when you're indoors.
3. Stick to your Bubble
Your core “bubble” is comprised of members of your immediate household. During your time at the resort, we ask that you remain in your bubble while you travel, shop, ride, and dine. When loading the lifts, guests will have the option to load as a private cohort or as a mixed group. Gondola capacity for mixed groups has been reduced by 50% to a maximum of 4 people per cabin, while private cohorts may load up to 8 people per cabin. On chairlifts, guests may choose to load as a private cohort or mixed group with up to 4 people per chair. For more information on our winter protocols, click here.
4. Order Food Online
No packed lunch? No problem. This season we’re excited to announce the launch of our online food ordering and table reservation platform for all our dining outlets. Visit the dining page on our website to place an order for take-out, or book a table for when you grab a bite between runs.
5. Stay in the Know
Like you, we're excited to get out and enjoy that good ol’ mountain air and start sliding on snow again. But now is the time to stay informed, stay local, and ski local. The Provincial Government is advising residents of B.C. and those further afield not to travel for non-essential purposes; please consider this when planning your trip. Of course, we certainly look forward to welcoming folks from out of town when the time is right. For more information on how this pandemic will affect your stay at the resort, please check out our Covid-19 FAQs and further your knowledge on what to expect this winter, here.
6. Be Patient, Be Kind
With physical distancing measures in place across the resort, lift lines and wait times may look and feel longer—but be patient with our staff and with each other. Remember, any day on the slopes is better than a day in the office! Given the current circumstances, we're lucky to have the opportunity to ski, ride, and enjoy the mountains—so please keep this in mind, and be respectful during your visit.
Current Travel Advisory from the Government of B.C.
- Please do not visit Revelstoke Mountain Resort if
- If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 which primarily displays as a persistent cough, please do not come to Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
- If you do not feel well, please do not come to Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Stay home, and, when in doubt, call 8-1-1 or get tested.
- If you have traveled outside of Canada, please do not come to Revelstoke Mountain Resort until you have self-isolated for a minimum of 14 days.
- If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
- If you have underlying medical conditions it is recommended that you do not visit Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
- Please respect physical distancing measures and obey all posted signage while at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
- Face coverings are mandatory for the 2020.21 winter season
For the upcoming 2020.21 winter season, we will be requiring everyone to wear face coverings throughout the Resort including in the Village base area, all indoor facilities, lift lines and while riding in the gondola and on chairlifts. Appropriate masks and face coverings are defined as any double-layer material that adequately covers a person’s mouth and nose. Children 3 and under are not required to wear a mask or face covering.
- Stay local and avoid non-essential travel within B.C.
The Government of British Columbia's response to Covid-19 is now recommending that we stay local and avoid non-essential travel. We are currently Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan. More information on Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan can be found here.