What’s New at RMR for 2017.18
October 30 2017
The days are getting shorter, and the snowline has started to creep down from the alpine, which can only mean one thing—winter is on its way!
This year, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is celebrating its 10th anniversary with infrastructure upgrades, new partnerships, and of course, a birthday party! Here's a look at what's new for this season.
Opening Day is scheduled for December 2, and with the first dusting of snow already on the webcams, the countdown has begun.
The most significant improvement for the upcoming winter is a 25% increase in lift capacity on both the Revelation Gondola and The Stoke chairlift. We have added 24 new gondola cabins and 21 Stoke chairs to help get you up the mountain faster.
The Resort has also entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with PRINOTH to replace and modernize the snow cat fleet. For the upcoming season, two new, Tier 4 Bison winch cats will be added to the grooming fleet. These state of the art groomers offer a significant increase in fuel efficiency, and meet stringent exhaust emission standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Heavy equipment operators have also spent the summer excavating, and smoothing out many of the runs at lower elevations to improve grooming efficiency.
For guests seeking an intimate powder experience, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has joined forces with Great Northern Snowcat Skiing offering a small group, single-day cat ski experience in the Bad Shot Range in the Selkirk Mountains, south of Revelstoke. With a seasonal average of 50 feet of snow and access to 75 square kilometres of terrain over two mountains, guests will be treated to first tracks all day. Packages are available daily from January 3rd to March 30th, 2018 at a cost of $589 plus tax per person.
Improved and expanded, fully accessible, restroom facilities with flushing toilets and running water have also been completed at the top of the Revelation Gondola. This new in-ground infrastructure sets the stage for further development opportunities in the years ahead.
"This year, we're focusing on improving our on-mountain guest experience. The increase in lift capacity and an investment in our grooming fleet is a big step forward for the Resort," said Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. "It's impressive to see how far we have come in the last 10 years. I'm really excited to celebrate with our guests this winter."
On December 22, Revelstoke Mountain Resort will be celebrating its official birthday with events and activities at various locations around the mountain and at the village base. This year also marks a major milestone for Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.