Opening Day: Terrain, Conditions, the Line-Up and More

November 26 2020

A Note from Peter Nielsen, Our VP of Operations

This is always an exciting time of year. The anticipation and build up to Opening Day reminds us all about why we chose to live, work and play in Revelstoke. As we get ready to kick off the season, I'd like to remind everyone that the success of this year will largely depend on starting off on the right track. Before visiting this season, make sure you plan ahead and know before you go — and most importantly, please keep the following in mind:

  • Be Patient: 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 at work! We're lucky to have the opportunity to ski and ride at the Resort given the current circumstances.
  • Be Respectful: of other guests, our employees and our community. Also be aware of the travel advisories that are currently in effect and note that non-essential travel in and around the province of BC is not recommended at this time.
  • Be Kind: We're all in this together.

If you're planning on joining us for Opening Day, please keep the following information in mind:

The Line-Up

Typically we see our most die-hard crews line up the night (even days) before first chair. But this year, camping is prohibited. The line-up will open at 6:30am - if you show up any earlier you will be asked to stay in your vehicle. So relax and sleep in a bit this year!

  • Guests must maintain a distance of 6 feet at all times while waiting in line.
  • No eating or drinking in the line-up. Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • This year, the line will run through the Village Plaza towards La Baguette.
  • Guests may choose to load as a private cohort or a mixed group. Mixed group guests can load a maximum of 4 people per gondola cabin; while private cohorts may load 1- 8 people per cabin.


Conditions are looking great for this time of year, but as always, beware of early season hazards such as logs and branches especially when skiing off groomed runs. 

  • The base depth is currently 118cm.
  • Skiing will be best at higher elevations.
  • Downloading will be mandatory from the top of the Revelation Gondola.
  • Little Bit magic carpet will be closed at mid-station.
  • Turtle Creek beginner area will be closed.
  • Beware of tree wells.

Open Terrain

  • All runs off the Ripper and Stellar chairs will be open first thing on Friday morning.
  • Ski Patrol will be working to open terrain off the Stoke Chair throughout the day. 

Groomed Runs

  • Stoke Chair: Last Spike, Snow Rodeo, Greenhorn, Hollywood, Bread and Butter and Critical Path to the top of the Revelation Gondola.
  • Stellar Chair: Big Bend, Over Easy, Bacon & Eggs, Practically Pro and Fowlie’s Lap (previously known as Boondocker).
  • Ripper Chair: Downtowner, Burn Down and Sally Alley.

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate these unprecedented times. While this season will look and feel different, the snow will continue to fall and the skiing will be good. Cheers to another fantastic season, Revelstoke. See you on the slopes!


Peter Nielsen 
Vice President of Operations 
Revelstoke Mountain Resort 

Current Travel Advisory from the Government of 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 in Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan.

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.
Anyone who does not comply with these policies and protocols will be asked to leave the premises and could be suspended from future visits.


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.


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