Since opening in 2007, Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia has ascended to become one of the best skiing destinations in North America for passionate skiers and riders. With the biggest vertical drop of any ski resort in North America (5,620 ft), along with world-renowned heli-skiing, this mountain has something for everyone. What makes this relatively new ski resort so exciting is the growth that will continue to happen in the coming years.
The ski resort is currently in phase two of its Master Development Plan, which started back in 2019. Some of the additions so far include the opening of the Stellar Chair, and capacity upgrades on the Revelation Gondola, Stoke Chair, and the Ripper Chair.
Lots of new additions are on tap for Revelstoke Mountain Resort in the coming years. Earlier this month, I had the chance to speak with Peter Nielsen, who is the Vice President and General Manager of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. We got to discuss what will be coming to the British Columbian ski resort in the next few years.
The top summer attraction at Revelstoke is the Pipe Mountain Coaster. This summer, they will be opening a second mountain coaster track. This new track has a length of 1.4km/.87 miles and is located next to the existing mountain coaster. This track will help reduce wait times and provide another route for thrill seekers. They’re expecting to open the new track in June.
The second major development is the construction of a new hotel. The 154-room hotel will feature a large conference center, a restaurant, a bar, a fitness facility, and a spa. The hotel will also serve as the new home base for Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, with three helipads at the property. The location of the property is right next to the Sutton Place Hotel, which is in Revelstoke’s base village. This hotel is expected to open during the 2025-26 season.
The Cabot Pacific golf course is also currently under construction. Revelstoke has partnered with The Cabot Collection, which has helped design golf courses all around the world. The par 71 course will have a total yardage of 7160. The course will also include The Lodge at Cabot Revelstoke, a 150-room hotel with food and beverage options, a pro shop, a convention center, a pool/hot tub complex, and more. A portion of the golf course will open in the summer of 2025, with the whole complex opening in 2026.
The last major improvement currently being worked on involves employee housing. The three-building project will feature a total of 480 beds. The first phase will construct two buildings, while the third phase will construct another one. Each building will have 160 beds, with 24 one-bedroom units, and 68-two-bedroom units. Each unit will come with kitchen amenities and a bathroom. Some of the amenities will include ski/gear lockers, bike storage, laundry rooms, and a ski trail that will go to the complex.
This project broke ground in October of last year and is expected to take 11-17 more months to complete. This means that the first phase of employee housing will likely open in 2024.
In the coming years, there are plans for new lifts, an on-mountain lodge, snowmaking improvements, and terrain expansions. These projects will be announced with further detail in the future.
Further base area development is also planned. According to the Revelstoke Review, a zoning amendment was approved by the Revelstoke City Council on April 13th. The approved amendment was a zoning shift from Area 1 of their development zone to other areas that they own. This will allow Revelstoke to continue to grow and accommodate further travelers in the coming decades.
These additions will benefit the community, and enhance the guest experience, helping Revelstoke Mountain Resort continue to climb up the ranks and become one of the best ski resorts in North America.
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