Revelstoke increases lift capacity

2nd May 2017, by Abi Butcher

The ski lift upgrades will ease queues and give skiers more time on Mt Mackenzie

The ski lift upgrades will ease queues and give skiers more time on Mt Mackenzie

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is upgrading its lifts for next season, to coincide with its 10th anniversary. The Canadian ski resort, which has the biggest vertical in North America, is increasing lift capacity from 7,299 to 9,700 skiers per hour with the addition of new gondola cabins and chairs for two of its existing lifts.  

Capacity on the Revelation Gondola will be increased by 25 per cent with the addition of 24 new cabins for next ski season, in order to reduce queues at the village base. An extra 21 chairs are also being added to the Stoke Chair line to help carry more skiers and snowboarders up the mountain per hour.

“The combination of adding more gondola cabins and chairs will enable our guests to do more of what they love – skiing Revelstoke’s 3,121 acres of world-class terrain and increasing the speed of the lift lines by 25%,” said Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Revelstoke is also looking at the possibility of adding a direct ski run from the top of the Revelation Gondola to the base of the Ripper Chair.  

“Cutting a direct line to the north side of the mountain would allow guests to access the Ripper and more of their favourite terrain faster than ever before,” said Nielsen. “However, we’re still in the process of getting the area surveyed to see if this will be possible to implement for next season.”  

Read Where to Ski and Snowboard’s review of Revelstoke here

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