Revelstoke Mountain Resort has announced the start of construction on a new 154-room luxury hotel at the base of Mount Mackenzie.
In a statement, RMR said the hotel, which is set to become the new home for Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing with three helipads adjacent to the property, is part of the ongoing development under Phase 2 of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort Master Plan. Phase 2, which has an estimated time-frame of 10-15 years, began in 2019 with the construction of the new Stellar Chair and capacity upgrades on the existing Revelation Gondola, Stoke Chair and Ripper Chair.
“Revelstoke Mountain Resort already offers big mountain terrain, abundant snowfall and the best helicopter and cat skiing options in the world,” Dave Brownlie, President of Revelstoke Mountain Resort said.
In a statement, Mayor Gary Sulz praised the resort as “a key foundation to our tourism industry and local economy supporting local jobs and economic growth.”
For more background on RMR’s development plans, see this story on its master plan update:
City of Revelstoke seeks clarity on updated Revelstoke Mountain Resort master plan update
Phase 2 also includes continued expansion of the village base, addition of a golf course, construction of employee housing and additional mountain and valley amenities to enhance the year-round recreational experience at RMR. While employee housing is included as part of Phase 2, the resort has yet to confirm when groundbreaking on this part of the project might take place. In 2018, the city raised concerns over RMR’s master plan update, citing concerns over a lack of details.
For background on the process leading to the hotel plan, see this revelstokemountaineer.com story:
Brief: New Revelstoke Mountain Resort hotel and conference centre up for council decision
The new hotel at RMR, tentatively scheduled to open for the 2023/2024 winter season. Revelstoke also has a number of other hotels in progress including a Holiday Inn, a four-storey hotel in Johnson Heights, a Marriott-branded hotel currently under construction, and a 32-unit hotel along Highway 23 North.
News of the announcement, combined with the many recent accommodation development announcements, stoked concerns in the community about impact on city infrastructure, including the sewage treatment plant, which is in need of replacement and causes serious odor issues in the Southside neighbourhood.