The bikes have arrived, the retail store has been transformed, and the excited screams of pipe coaster thrill-seekers will soon enough echo through the village plaza. With busy season just around the corner, things are certainly heating up at RMR.
Summer operations will officially start this Friday, May 17, with the opening of the The Pipe and lower gondola. The Pipe will be open daily between 9-5 p.m. until June 21, after which its opening hours will be extended.
Two courses of 9-hole disc golf will also be ready to use. There will be a new nine-hole disc golf course on the lower mountain that will be accessible from the Bottom’s Up hiking trail. Guests can bring their own discs or rent a set for a small fee.
The snow has quickly been replaced with dust and sand, as excavators work to get the aerial ropes course on the ground. The course is expected to open mid-June, along with the upper gondola and further hiking trails (set to open June 23).
The wheels are in motion for summer mountain biking too; the new 15-kilometre down-hill trail, Fifty-Six Twenty, is set to open in mid-July (exact date TBC) and will run through until September 22, 2019. Tickets for lift-assisted biking will cost $35 per day.
Bike parts and equipment are beginning to arrive at the Rental Shop, set to open in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, 2019 bike clothing and accessories are already available at the “R-Gear”, the retail store.
Things are changing daily up at the resort. Within the next month, the baron landscape that currently surrounds the gondola is soon to be populated by various activities and eager tourists. Expect to see more bikes in the plaza too, as both locals and passers-by file in to take advantage of the gondola assisted mountain biking. In the meantime, guests will still be able to access biking trails such as Crowbar and Fault Line using normal climb routes.