New Groomers & Lift Capacity
September 15 2017
It's not a new trend in ski outerwear, but you can expect more corduroy on the slopes next season.
We've entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with PRINOTH to replace and modernize the snow cat fleet. New cats will enter the fleet in each year of the program. For the 2017/18 season two new, Tier 4 Bison winch cats will be added to the existing fleet.
PRINOTH is renowned for their cutting edge technology and extensive expertise in the grooming industry. In addition to being the most capable winch cat on the market, the PRINOTH Bison will be Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s most environmentally friendly Snow Cat. The PRINOTH Bison not only offers a significant increase in fuel efficiency, but also features a 90% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions, meeting stringent Tier 4 final exhaust emission standards set by the EPA.
“We have been a supplier for the resort since its inception in 2007. We’re excited to expand this relationship with the addition of the new Tier 4 Bison winch cats.” Allan Graves, PRINOTH Regional Manager
“These two cats are part of a multi-year partnership plan geared towards modernizing our grooming fleet and reducing the environmental footprint Revelstoke leaves on the planet We will be working exclusively with PRINOTH to ensure we have a cleaner, modern fleet, capable of handling our world class terrain.” Graham Rennie, President of Revelstoke Mountain Resort
In addition to the grooming plan, we're increasing lift capacity by 25% for the 2017/18 season, with 24 new cabins added to the Revelation Gondola, plus 21 new chairs on The Stoke chairlift.
“An increase in lift capacity and the modernization of our grooming fleet will provide guests with an enhanced experience as they tackle the most vertical in North America” Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Heavy equipment operators have also spent the summer excavating, and smoothing out many of the runs at lower elevations to improve grooming efficiency for the upcoming season.