RMR Development Update for July 2022
July 26 2022
The following is a community update for Revelstoke locals and visitors alike to let you know what has been going on recently at the Resort and what we are planning for in the near future.
The Pipe Mountain Coaster
Construction has commenced on a second track for the Pipe Mountain Coaster. Already renowned as Revelstoke’s number one summer attraction, the Pipe will be adding a second track before the end of the 2022 summer season. The additional track is 1.4km in length, with a start and finish location consistent with the existing track. The additional track will not only help address guest wait times, but also provide a new experience for thrill seekers of all ages. The second track for the Pipe Mountain Coaster is anticipated to open in September 2022.
Layout for the new Pipe Mountain Coaster track
New Slopeside Hotel
Despite some delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, construction on a new slopeside hotel is in full swing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Over 30 on-site construction personnel arrived earlier this month to continue building a new luxury hotel across from the existing Sutton Place Hotel. The crew is currently wrapping up foundation work, with plans to start vertical construction this fall. The new hotel will include 154 rooms, over 6,700 square feet of conference space, over 7,300 square feet for a restaurant and bar, along with integrated fitness and spa facilities. The hotel will become the new home for Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing with 3 helipads adjacent to the property. The new hotel is estimated to be open for the 24/25 winter season.
Construction on the new Slopeside Hotel across from The Sutton Place Hotel
Rendering of the East-facing side of the new Slopeside Hotel
In April 2022, the City of Revelstoke approved development permits for a three-building employee housing project at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Currently, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is awaiting approval of a building permit before the first phase of construction can begin, which includes a building with 90 apartment suites and parking for both employees and day use. Although the Resort is excited to get this project underway, it will remain committed to following the standard process for acquiring building permits with the City of Revelstoke. Until the permits are approved, a firm timeline cannot be established. Once construction does begin, the estimated build time for phase one is 18-24 months.
Rendering of Employee Housing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Recently featured in Score Golf as “poised to become the next great mountain golf course in Canada”, Cabot Pacific continues to move forward with design and engineering controls. Clearing commenced in Fall of 2021 on the west side of Camozzi, and in late Fall or Winter the east side will resume. Preliminary plans are underway to prepare the site for golf construction. The design team of Whitman, Axland, & Cutten visited in June to tour the site and evaluate the first stages of clearing activities. We expect to see them back again in the coming months as we get closer to the next phase of construction activities. It is also important to note Cabot’s commitment to environmental stewardship. Recognized by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf, Cabot is committed to the protection and preservation of the natural environment. The course plans to open for play in 2024.
View of Hole 16 on the Cabot Pacific Golf Course
Cabot Pacific Golf Course Layout
Due to an unseasonably cool spring and late start to the melt of snow in the alpine, several projects were delayed. These abnormal weather patterns also caused a change in ground and surface water patterns. A notable change occurred downslope of the Stellar Chair which impacted Mountain Road north of Monashee Estates. The change in ground water patterns resulted in a localized slope instability and on June 11th a natural and slow-moving slip occurred on Mountain Road. RMR immediately engaged geotechnical engineers, water quality experts, and erosion and sediment control professionals to complete an assessment of the site to ensure the safety of residents, visitors, and staff. In collaboration with the Ministry of Forests and Environment RMR’s professional consultants directed excavation work to address the issues and successfully stabilize the concern. Further remediation work is ongoing under the direction and supervision of water quality experts and geotechnical engineers in accordance with all legislation and reporting requirements.
On Mountain Development
In addition to the development work taking place in the base area, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is also working on several on-mountain projects to enhance the guest experience. On the lower mountain, the Bottom’s Up hiking trail is being rerouted to accommodate the new track for the Pipe Mountain Coaster. The new Bottom’s Up hiking trail will be similar in length to the previous trail and is expected to open this fall.
On the upper mountain, a number of terrain improvements are underway for the Stellar and Ripper zones. In the Stellar zone, blasting and excavation work is underway to widen Big Bend, which will significantly expand this beginner slope. The work being completed also sets the stage for a new surface lift which is scheduled for the 2023/24 season. In the Ripper Zone, work is being done to widen and straighten Sally Alley, along with the realignment of Chopper to address issues with the current grade.
View of Big Bend in the Stellar Zone
Revelstoke Mountain Resort recently received an approved building permit to expand its existing maintenance facility. Building off the footprint of the existing maintenance shop at mid-mountain, the expanded facility will provide an additional 3,000 square feet to accommodate a growing cat fleet and an expanded maintenance program. Construction on the expanded facility began earlier this month and is scheduled to be completed before the start of the winter season.
Realignment of Camozzi Road
Last fall, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, the City of Revelstoke, and Mackenzie Village, completed construction on a new roundabout at Nichol Road and Camozzi Road. The next phase of this project involves the realignment of Camozzi Road to prepare the existing road location for development of the Cabot Pacific golf course. The realignment of Camozzi Road is currently slated to be completed next summer.
The realignment of Camozzi Road is scheduled to be completed in 2024
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