Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) has released its development update for July 2022, including a new Pipe Mountain roller coaster.
Since 2007, RMR has continued to grow year after year. In their latest development update, it shows no signs of stopping. With announcements that address some of the issues the station has come under fire for in the past, RMR is bringing new features to the station to address some of the issues it has encountered.
“So our number one complaint, if you will, is ‘I can’t ride the roller coaster.’ We sell out every day,” said Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
As complaints roll in, being too busy is often seen as a good complaint for businesses. However, since resort patrons are missing out on a key attraction, the sale of the roller coaster has been a significant issue that the resort is keen to correct.
Nielsen said the new coaster will likely be operational in six weeks.
Addressing an issue raised in its 2018 master plan update, RMR is building more employee housing. The project is on hold while the resort waits for planning permission, but once permission is granted, construction of the development will begin. The new development will have 90 apartments and parking for employees with a combination of one and two bedroom units.
The project is the first of a three-phase plan, which includes the construction of two additional dwellings of a similar capacity in each.
Once construction is underway, the first phase of the project is expected to take up to 24 months.
Nielsen also provided an update on Cabot Revelstoke Golf Course.
“We had taken a break to fix some water mitigation issues,” Nielsen said.
“Then we expect to resume construction in late fall.”
The question of water attenuation arose after an exceptionally late snowmelt period. The melting came heavy and fast, forcing the project to be put on hold to avoid water damage and flooding.
Once the issues are resolved, the resort is looking to restart construction in the coming months and expects the course to be operational by 2024.
To accompany employee housing, the roller coaster and the golf course, the resort also announced a new slopestyle hotel across from Sutton Place, which will become the new home of Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, where there will be three helipads. .
The resort has also announced some housekeeping accommodations: Camozzi Rd. will be realigned to meet at the new roundabout on Nichol Rd., blasting and digging areas of the mountain to widen the beginner grade, and rerouting the trail Bottom’s Up ride to accommodate the new roller coaster.
The diverted path will be equivalent in length to the previous path.
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