Revelstoke Mountain Resort is reporting more than 135 cm of snow at the weather station located at the 1,950 metre-level and a statement from the resort says that’s “almost 80 per cent more snow than we had for opening day last season.”
As exciting as that may be for skiers and boarders RMR is reminding skiers and boarders that “there is still work being done on the lower parking lot — please pay attention to our friendly parking attendants, who are very visible with orange jackets, flags and flashlights. RMR parking staff will direct you where to park.”
“Keep your eyes open, watch for construction and be patient,” Desire Von Biela, ground crew team organizer, said in the statement. “While we apologize for the muddy conditions at the base, remember that the rain has been falling as snow up on the mountain!”
Guests should also be aware of construction underway in and around the base area, particularly in front of the Skier Services entrance of Nelsen Lodge.
Once clear of the base, snow enthusiasts will undoubtedly have a terrific time.
“The long-range forecast looks good for Revelstoke Mountain Resort also, with a juicy system moving in on Sunday night coupled with cold temperatures and low freezing levels,” says Steve Parsons, director of mountain operations. “A cold front is expected on Monday which is expected to bring snow to the valley floor. “
Mountain Operations have determined that they will open the North Bowl area over to “Sweet Spot” and a traverse route back to the front side of the mountain will be clearly identified. As the beginner terrain is located on lower areas it will not be open for skiing this weekend. All skiers and snowboarders are also asked to be aware of the ski area boundary and that RMR recommends they ski and ride with care as natural hazards do exist.
The resort ‘s statement also said day lockers will be available this weekend on a first-come/first-served basis. They are for daytime use only. And the free shuttle service from the city to the resort will be operational in time for Christmas. It will also launch an evening shuttle later in the season.
If you haven’t yet picked up a season pass holders you should do so before Saturday morning to avoid the last-minute rush. Drop by the Revelstoke Presentation Centre at 122 Mackenzie Ave. on Friday, Nov. 27 from 5 pm until 10 pm. Guest Services at Nelsen Lodge will also be open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm this week for pass pick up, the statement said.