Brief: RMR announces trail expansion

Bike season begins June 26 at Revelstoke Mountain Resort 

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Luke Stevens on the mountain bike trails at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Photo: Ian Houghton/RMR

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is expanding its mountain biking trail network this summer with the addition of more than 15 kilometres of lift accessed trails.

New trails include a 5.4 kilometre machine-built, blue flow trail named Bagful of Boogie, a 4.6 kilometre (one-way) out-and-back cross-country trail to Greely Bowl, two black single-track trails named Fish Bonker and Pipe Wrench, and a 1.6 kilometre multi-use, out-and-back trail along Mackenzie Ridge. In addition to these new trails, a new connector trail named Guilt Trip will also be constructed at the top of the Revelation Gondola to provide riders with easy access to the downhill network after a 1.8 kilometre traverse.

A map showing trails that will open for opening day. Photo: RMR

Last season, the resort entered the bike scene with its debut trail, Fifty-Six Twenty—an enduro-style, blue flow trail descending the Resort’s entire vertical offering (5,620 feet). Starting in the alpine, the trail follows 15 kilometres of machine-built berms and jumps to the base of the Village.

While the trail crew has been working hard to get the new trails ready for the summer season, wet weather and a deep snowpack will play a large role in determining exactly when the trails will be ready to ride. Early season riders will be able to access the lower section of Fifty-Six Twenty from the top of the Revelation Gondola. Additional trails will open gradually as conditions allow. All trail updates and closure details can be found at www.revelstokemountainresort.com/bike.

The RMR mountain bike trail network opens for the summer on Friday, June 26. The resort will continue to follow the BC Restart Plan closely and is urging all visitors to follow provincial updates and guidelines.