Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Stellar Chair opens up beginner terrain

The chair, opening for the 2019/2020 season, will give access to six new runs.

The Stellar Chair is 130 vertical metres, an approximate three-minute ride. Photo: Tom Poole.

New beginner and intermediate terrain will open up at Revelstoke Mountain Resort this winter, thanks to the newly installed Stellar Chair.

The Stellar Chair, a new fixed grip quad opening for the 2019/2020 season, will open up terrain accessible from the top of the Revelation Gondola.

Stellar gives access to six new runs (three blue and three green) with a mellow grade and 130 metres (426 feet) of vertical. Stellar Chair will have an upload capacity of 1,800 people per hour with a travel time of just over three minutes. The new zone will be an excellent playground for beginner skiers and those working up to skiing the resort’s more challenging terrain.

“Stellar Chair is going to change the way people ski Revelstoke Mountain Resort,” Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Operations said in a statement. “Not only does this lift provide the perfect teaching zone for beginner skiers, but it also provides much easier access to the Ripper Chair. Guests will now have the option of choosing to make their first tracks in the Ripper glades, or heading straight to the alpine off the Stoke Chair.”

J.M. Atkinson, Snow School Manager, said he couldn’t be more thrilled.

“The Stellar zone is a game changer for Snow School. The terrain is ideal for fostering progression, and its location on the upper mountain means better quality snow and an enhanced teaching environment,” he said.

In addition to the new chairlift, the resort’s existing infrastructure will also see significant upgrades. The Revelation Gondola and The Stoke Chair will be running at full capacity with the addition of 21 new chairs and 22 cabins. The Ripper upload capacity has also increased 22% with the addition of 20 new chairs.