Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Updated Master Plan has been approved by the province. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Updated Master Plan has been approved by the province. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort pushing expansion of summer activities

Updated Master Plan outlines near-term priorities including staff housing and a golf course

Staff housing, expanding summer offerings and three new lifts are priorities for Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s next ten years, according to the updated Resort Master Plan.

Approved by the province earlier this month, Peter Nielsen, vice president of operations for the resort, presented the highlights of the plan to Revelstoke City Council on May 28.

A mock-up of what the proposed new hotel at Revelstoke Mountain Resort would look like. It is across the road from Sutton Place. A separate development permit will be needed for the overhead walkway. (File photo)

The document looks back on development that has happened over the past ten years, which totalled more than $200 million in investments from the ownership group, as well as the plans the resort has for the next ten years.

First in the village is the construction of the new hotel, which will potentially begin this year, alongside that is Phase 1 of a staff accommodation development. Nielsen said the resort will be looking for a development permit for staff accommodation this summer.

READ MORE: Revelstoke City Council approves new resort hotel ‘in principal’

The master plan document outlines a 9.19 Ha, minimum three building staff accommodation development in the Lower Village with 150-200 bed units per building, lockers and office space for Resort Operations. That land will also be used for staff and public parking.

On-mountain winter development priorities include increasing lift capacity of the gondolas and the chairs as well as construction of new lifts both to access new terrain and to increase lift capacity.

The current and planned lifts at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. (RMR Update Master Plan)

The first priority is Lift 11, which is currently under construction and will create access to more beginner terrain as well as an easier connection to the Ripper Chair.

Next is Lift 18, which will expand the resort’s intermediate alpine terrain by 160 Ha into the South Bowl, and Lift 13 into the North Bowl that will provide access to advanced high-alpine terrain.

Phase three lifts include Lift 15, Lift 6 and Lift 3 that will increase access from the village but won’t open up any new terrain.

“These development timelines are estimates and will be ultimately be decided by market trends and demands,” Nielsen said.

Summer developments on the mountain will focus on growing attractions to build an all season resort.

With the soft opening of lift-access mountain biking this summer, the resort will be building two more downhill trails to open next summer.

READ MORE: Revelstoke Mountain Resort featured on The Price is Right

Phase two of the mountain biking development includes six trails to be accessed from the top of the gondola, a machine built green, blue and black run and single track blue, black and red trails.

Nielsen said that they intend to not only offer downhill biking but also cross-country mountain biking that will potentially connect with the Mt. Cartier and Sunnyside trails.

He added that the resort is working with the Revelstoke Cycling Association on a Memorandum of Understanding, saying that the association is concerned about the resort monetizing their trails and the resort is concerned about the trails being safe and built to standard.

This summer will see the addition of an aerial park and an expansion to the disc-golf course and Nielsen said the resort plans to construct 1-2 new attractions for next summer as well, though they are still in the planning phase.

READ MORE: Mountain biking and aerial adventures coming to Revelstoke Mountain Resort

The golf course RMR has planned. (RMR Updated Master Plan)

The resort also hopes to start clearing land for their golf course this summer so they can begin construction next summer. The 18 hole course is situated along Camozzi Rd, and will require the road to be redirected, however golfers will most likely not cross the road, but there will be a tunnel underneath, Nielsen said.

“Part of the keys around this experience is that you want to have minimal interaction with anything that is not natural, that includes roads and houses and things like that,” he said.

Though housing developments around the golf course are part of the plan, they will not be next to the greens, Nielsen said.

The resort is also planning to build a hotel that caters specifically to the golf course.

Overall the master plan outlines several areas for future residential development.

READ MORE: New president appointed to Revelstoke Mountain Resort

“[Revelstoke Alpine Village Inc.] will not be proceeding with development of any additional real estate in the Lower Village until a significant percentage of the surplus real estate is sold, and the market demand for quality resort real estate improves,” the Master Plan reads. “There are currently 25 lots, 120 condo units and 400 acres of land that remain unsold.”

WATCH: Branching out: Learning to ski at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

See the full plan here.


 

@JDoll_Revy
jocelyn.doll@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Michelle Jacobs receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel on April 28, 2021. The pop-up clinic was hosted by the First Nations Health Authority. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
126 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health over the weekend

There are 22 individuals hospitalized due to the virus, and 13 in intensive care

Vernon local Ryan Lazar – who specializes in 2D background design and 3D animation – is ready to start his career after a tough yet rewarding two years of studies. (Contributed)
Okanagan College students get animated at graduation

‘The pandemic has resulted in more video consumption and the animation industry is so hot right now because of it’

There were questions raised as to whether or not this structure actually cost less than $100,000. Scott Robertson, owner of Absolute Contracting and partial owner for Arrowtec, said the building is meant to be
temporary as two or three years down the road, his company’s intent is develop houses on the property in line with the land use designated to the property in the Official Community Plan, which is T4–walk up residential. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)
‘This is failure’: Construction noise frustrates neighbours on Victoria Rd. E

The city and business are trying to reduce noise, but residents want the project gone

Eric Schwenck was awarded the Train-to-Train Coach Goldie award by BC Alpine this year. He coached the Revelstoke Ski Club U14s last winter. (Katie Findlay photo)
Revelstoke Ski Club coach and volunteer recognized in the Goldie Awards

BC Alpine recognizes ski clubs, skiers and volunteers with awards every year

Moving the old jail from Third Street West to Carlson Street in May 1971. (Estelle Dickey photo; Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 9171)
Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for May 13

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

An avalanche near Highway 1 in Glacier National Park. Avalanche Canada will benefit from a $10 million grant from the B.C. government. (Photo by Parks Canada)
Avalanche Canada receives $10-million grant from B.C. government

Long sought-after funds to bolster organization’s important work

Barriere RCMP nabbed two suspects who were allegedly breaking into cabins in McLure. (File photo)
Thieves nabbed by Barriere Mounties during McLure break-ins

Police Service Dog Kody instrumental in making the arrest

(File photo)
Repeated cougar sighting on Okanagan Rail Trail

Plenty of bear sightings around the valley too

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry update the province’s COVID-19 vaccine program, May 10, 2021. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 infection rate stays below 500 a day over weekend

14 more deaths, down to 350 in hospital as of Monday

Royal Bay Secondary School’s rainbow crosswalk was vandalized shortly after being painted but by Monday, coincidentally the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the crosswalk had been cleaned up and students had surrounded it with chalk messages of support and celebration. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
B.C. high’s school’s pride crosswalk restored following ‘hateful’ graffiti attack

Hate terms, racial slur, phallic images spray-painted at Greater Victoria high school

RCMP vest
Penticton beach brawl results in one arrest but no charges

People took to social media after a fight broke out at the fire pits at Okanagan Lake Saturday

Terrance Mack would have celebrated his 34th birthday on May 13, 2021. Mack’s family has identified him as the victim of a homicide in an apartment on Third Avenue in Port Alberni sometime in April. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Family identifies Ucluelet man as victim of Vancouver Island homicide

Terrance Mack being remembered as ‘kind, gentle’ man

A single motorcycle parked outside of the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse at 837 Ellis Street on July 9, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna Hells Angels prospect sentenced to 9 months in jail for aggravated assault

Colin Michael Bayley pleaded guilty to the downtown Kelowna assault earlier this month

Most Read