Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s “sneak peek weekend” is winding down but the results have made resort management “very happy,” says RMR Marketing Director Ashley Tait.
“Yesterday we doubled last year’s opening day attendance,” she said in a Sunday afternoon interview. “The overall feedback has been excellent. The conditions are so good that skiers are telling us they are simply blown away.”
She did not have any real numbers, as it is the resort’s policy to never rep0rt true numbers, only percentages.
Tait said it was a near-flawless weekend with no major incidents — just a few cases of skiers requiring first-aid. And there were, of course, some long lineups with eager skiers and boarders lining up at 5:30 am on Saturday.
The feedback from skiers and boarders, particularly local residents, is important, she said, adding that “if we’re making the locals happy that’s a great way to start” the season.
And the season could get even better for RMR. Tait said the resort is picking up anecdotal evidence that many out of province skiers are looking for alternatives to Whistler.
RMR will be closed until Friday as it prepares for the full operations.
Here are a few images from the slopes this weekend: