RMR announces 2020 summer plans

New mountain bike trails opening this summer include two advanced downhill trails and two intermediate trails

Mountain bikers have five new trails to choose from when Revelstoke Mountain Resort fully opens for the summer on June 19. File photo: Ian Houghton/Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Mountain Resort opens for the summer season on Friday, June 26.

This year’s line-up of activities includes a variety of attractions for all ability levels. Guests can take a ride on the Mountain Pipe Coaster, swing through the aerial adventure park or try out the new zipline. Other activities include the Woodchuck 9-hole disc golf course located in the village base, sightseeing from the Revelation Gondola, and a 20 kilometre network of hiking trails through alpine and subalpine forests.

Following the popular debut of the resort’s signature mountain bike trail, Fifty-Six Twenty, last summer, RMR is also excited to announce an additional 18 kilometres of lift accessed mountain bike trails. New trails scheduled to open this summer include two advanced downhill trails and two intermediate blue trails. RMR is also launching a new Play All Day Pass, which offers access to all of the resort’s attractions for one price.

“We are excited to welcome guests back to the incredible experiences our mountains have to offer, but we want everyone to feel safe, comfortable and confident while visiting Revelstoke Mountain Resort this summer” Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Operations said in a statement.

The statement from RMR noted that “the health and safety of the Resort’s employees, guests, and Revelstoke residents top of mind, the Resort has been working with government, WorkSafe BC, local health authorities and the Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) to ensure its ability to operate in a safe manner. ”

In conjunction with a revised summer operating plan, RMR is launching PureClean, a program designed to “elevate the resort’s standards for hygiene and cleanliness.” In addition to physical distancing across the resort, RMR is implementing the following new safety measures:

-A reduction in lift capacity

-Disinfection of gondola cabins and Pipe Mountain Coaster carts

-Reduced seating in restaurants and dining areas

-Installation of plexi glass shields

-Elimination of touch points

-Daily staff temperature checks.

The resort said it has also increased the frequency of sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces and high-traffic areas using cleaning agents recommended by the BC Centre for Disease Control.  For more information about summer activities at Revelstoke Mountain Resort visit their website here.

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