This article first appeared in print in the June 2023 issue of Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is preparing to offer visitors a variety of summer activities. The resort has unveiled a new summer coaster, and details regarding the opening times for its renowned mountain bike trails have been announced.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Mountain Sports School is now offering a range of bike lessons and programs. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the fundamentals or an experienced rider aiming to improve your skills, certified instructors are available to assist you. Programs include Kids Camps (age 8+), Ladies Clinics, Guided Tours, Private Lessons, and Group Lessons. To learn more about these programs, visit the guest services area.
The lower mountain trail network is now open and ready for riders. Salad Fingers is recommended for those who wish to ease into the biking season or gradually regain their skills. Fifty Six Twenty has been prepared for riders with smoothed-out berms and gentle transitions. End Game is in superior condition, offering ample opportunities for those seeking a more thrilling experience. For riders looking for technical challenges, trails like Dirty Sandwich, The Big Easy, and Dust Punk, which now includes a new section branching off the Take It Easy Climb, will provide the desired excitement.
On Saturday, May 20, the Revelstoke Bike Park opened for the season, granting access to the lower network of trails via the mid-station on the Revelation Gondola. The Trail Crew has been preparing the trails for their anticipated 2023 debut. Recent favorable weather conditions have allowed the Trail Crew to work ahead of schedule, ensuring the trails are in optimal condition. Riders are advised to check the resort’s official website and social media channels (@revelstokebikepark) for any updates or closures.
From May 20 to June 23, the Revelstoke Bike Park will be open from 10 am to 4:45 pm, with the last upload at that time. Starting June 24 until September 24, the upper mountain trails will also be accessible, expanding the options for riders. Gondola operation hours will be adjusted accordingly, and it is anticipated that all trails will be open during this period. The opening of the Stoke Climb trail is projected for July, depending on snowmelt progress.
Visitors are reminded that access to the unsanctioned Crowbar trail network is prohibited due to ongoing heavy equipment work and blasting near the RMR Cat Shop. Individuals caught accessing these trails via the resort will face the revocation of their lift access privileges. However, starting June 24 with the opening of the Upper Mountain, access to the unsanctioned Crowbar trail networks will be available via Pipe Wrench.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is excited to introduce its latest attraction, the Pipe Mountain Coaster. This coaster features two tracks, with the first track already open for visitors. Offering speeds of up to 42 kilometers per hour, the coaster allows riders to control their own speed, ensuring an enjoyable experience suitable for all ages.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort invites guests to explore the resort’s offerings and enjoy a memorable summer season in the picturesque Columbia Mountains.