Revelstoke, BC

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23 thoughts on “Revelstoke, BC

  1. Maxwell November 10, 2019 / 5:04 pm

    Revel stoke used to be an all detachable mountain and now it’s ruined by the new stellar lift.

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    • milanyvr November 11, 2019 / 11:38 am

      You really shouldn’t complain about a new lift serving more terrain.


      • Thomas Jett November 11, 2019 / 1:19 pm

        I may be wrong, but I think that was a joke.


  2. Donald Reif March 2, 2020 / 9:50 am

    This mountain has a long ways ago to get from this:

    To this:

    The proposed lifts numbered 6 and 15 seem like they would be rather feasible as far as ensuring a secondary route up the hill besides the Gondola, plus make it possible to lap the lower trails and supplement The Stoke.

    The proposals for expansion into the Montana Creek and higher on Mount Mackenzie, are probably going to take a lot longer.


    • Myles Svec May 20, 2021 / 4:53 pm

      The current priorities I’m pretty sure are lifts 1 and 11. 11 makes sense but what is the reason for lift 1?


    • skier72 March 3, 2020 / 8:57 pm

      Interesting, I was looking at old trail maps, and it appears that they actually had another double chairlift above Powder Slug called Monashee Chair, but it was removed in the 1990s.


      • Somebody March 3, 2020 / 9:08 pm

        I’m actually fairly certain that the upper chairlift shown is what was later called “powder slug”, and the lower chairlift ran near where the lower section of the revelation gondola does today. The trails on the lower mountain is cut in a way that implies a chairlift used to run near there, and trail #19 (Locomotion) next to the lower chairlift exists now next to the lower gondola. If I had to guess, the lower chairlift was removed because it didn’t receive enough snow, so they opted to build a road to the bottom of powder slug instead.


        • Peter Landsman March 3, 2020 / 9:14 pm

          Bingo. Google Earth shows the road to the mid-point being cut in 1999 and the lower trails abandoned after that until RMR construction began.


      • Donald Reif March 3, 2020 / 10:02 pm

        I feel that Powder Slug should be brought back as a high speed quad, and extended way up the hill so as to make these trails lappable without the gondola. The master plan proposes a high speed quad about 6,300 feet long for Powder Slug’s replacement, with another high speed quad about 7,400 feet long to take guests from the top of this lower lift to the top of The Stoke.


      • lowerliftline March 4, 2020 / 10:16 am

        Funny how the note on top of this map says something to the effect of “the ex proprietor of Stratton, Vermont wants to buy this center and develop if for 15000 skiers per day and develop to the summit.” Wonder how that worked out?


        • Peter Landsman March 4, 2020 / 10:28 am

          From the Google Earth history, it looks like some of the upper mountain trails now part of RMR were cut back in the 1980s. Sure took a long time for everything to get off the ground.

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        • Donald Reif March 4, 2020 / 12:30 pm

          The trails cut in the 1980s look like they’re part of The Stoke’s pod as well as part of the area directly below The Stoke that the infill lifts are proposed for.


    • Morris May 19, 2021 / 7:08 pm

      I’ve been doing some digging for some pictures of the Powder Slug and/or Lift C on the web. I’ve found some interesting stuff so far. First is an ebay listing for a travel brochure from 1975. I archived the relevant picture on the web archive here:

      I believe the chairlift in the bottom right to be Lift D/Powder Slug due to the way it seems to be higher off the valley floor than what I would imagine Lift C to be.

      Then there are the pictures in the “community stories” gallery from the Revelstoke Museum and Archives located here:

      I’ve uploaded the pictures of lifts that I could find to the web archive and attached links below:

      Possibly Lift C or Powder Slug (Picture circa 1970’s):

      “New rope tow, Mt. Mackenzie” (1988):

      “Loading the T-bar” (1960’s):


      • Morris May 19, 2021 / 8:56 pm

        I also found this picture of the old Powder Springs base area from 2004 on wikimedia. You can make out the bottom terminal of powder slug on the left.


  3. Ian Beestana April 26, 2020 / 6:36 pm

    Does anyone here agree with me that lifts 6 and 15 on the master plan should be next built as an alternative route instead of the gondola?

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    • Somebody April 26, 2020 / 7:55 pm

      IMO if they want to add redundancy for the gondola, instead of installing both 6 and 15 they should just extend 6 to the Ninja traverse (so you can get to stoke from it). 15 seems unnecessary until the resort grows some more (it’s 10% longer runs on a lift that’s already very long).

      The problem with lower/mid mountain lifts (like #6) is that they’d sit unused almost always. The terrain is low elevation and the gondola already serves it well enough (capacity wise). Unless they want to install a 7,000 foot long fixed grip, Revy would end up installing a HSQ that would only run when the gondola goes down or on the most crowded 5 days of the year.

      At least for now, I think a better investment would be a chair at higher elevation.

      Also, that’s not the most up to date master plan. This is-


      • Myles Svec March 28, 2021 / 7:52 pm

        My bet is that lift 15 will be built first as it is in a good spot and serves a lot of terrain. Guessing a 2,400 pph HSQ as the lift there.


  4. Skier72 January 17, 2023 / 8:26 am

    The Powder Slug chairlift was purchased secondhand from the defunct Grandview Ski Acres near Kamloops (confirmed to be by the old owner’s son). That chair was originally installed at Grandview in 1975, and moved here around 1995/96.

    Here are my 2 photos of the chair at Grandview:

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