Peter Nielsen, vice president of operations for Revelstoke Mountain Resort unveils one of the new Revelation Gondola cabins. (Photo by Ian Houghton/ Revelstoke Mountain Resort)

RMR increases lift capacity for winter 2017

24 new gondola cabins and 21 Stoke chairs added

Opening day for Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s 10th season is scheduled for Dec. 2

With its 10th season approaching, RMR has announced some infrastructure upgrades, new partnerships and a birthday bash.

Riders will be able to get up the mountain faster with a 25 per cent increase in lift capacity on Revelation Gondola and The Stoke Chairlift. There are 24 new gondola cabins and 21 Stoke chairs being added.

“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 ten years. I’m really excited to celebrate with our guests this winter.”

The snow cat fleet is also growing, thanks to a multi-year partnership agreement with Prinoth to replace and modernize the snow cat fleet.

This season, two new Tier 4 Bison winch cats are being added to the fleet.

“These state of the art groomers offer a significant increase in fuel efficiency, and meet stringent exhaust emission standards set by the EPA,” said an RMR news release.

A new washroom facility with flushing toilets and running water has been completed at the top of the Revelation Gondola.

RMR and Great Northern Snowcat Skiing have also teamed up to offer single-day cat skiing in the Bad Shot Range of the Selkirk Mountains.

On Dec. 22, RMR will celebrate its official birthday with events around the mountain and in the village.

Just Posted

Ski Patrol and SAR search for missing skier

Man’s truck found in Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s parking lot covered in ‘several days’ snow’

PHOTOS: Potluck welcomes Syrian refugee to Revelstoke

Revelstoke for Refugees hosted a potluck at the United Church on Friday night to welcome Sam Aiden to town

City and Revelstoke Community Housing Society seek to address affordable housing crisis

The City and RCHS have applied for two separate grants to build 50 and 21 units of affordable housing

Update: Heavy snow disrupts flights at Kelowna International

Kelowna - Expect snow in the Okanagan, Southern Interior and the Kootenays

Interior Health CEO to retire in October

Chris Mazurkewich will step down after three years leading IH

VIDEO: Couples tie the knot on top of Mount Mackenzie

Free weddings and vow renewals offered by Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Valentine’s Day

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canucks came out hot, beat Bruins 6-1

Loui Eriksson scores twice, catapulting Vancouver to a lopsided victory over Boston

Vancouver artist’s cartoon of Florida school shooting resonates

Cartoon shows football coach, one of the victims, meeting others killed in school shootings

Trudeau family arrives in India for state visit

Seven-day visit includes meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Military seeks DNA experts to help ID missing war dead

Federal program recovers, identifies and arranges burials for Canada’s nearly 28,000 missing war dead

B.C. man brings dog to court as ‘best witness’

Man is defending himself on charges of uttering threats, possessing weapon for dangerous purposes

B.C. files new legal action against TransMountain pipeline

Province tries to uphold City of Burnaby bylaws, provoking Alberta

BCHL Today: Powell River stuns Vernon and BCHL grads lead Team Canada

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Most Read