Revelstoke adds new Stellar Chair beginner/intermediate zone

Revelstoke adds new Stellar Chair for the 2019/2020 season. This chair will open up new beginner and intermediate terrain accessible from the top of the Revelation Gondola, making the expert’s favourite mountain more of an all round option too.

Stellar will serve six new runs (three blue and three green) with a mellow grade and 130 metres (426 feet) of vertical. Upload capacity is 1,800 people per hour with a travel time of just over three minutes.

Brand spanking bullwheel © Tom Poole / Revelstoke

Even more Vertical

Revy boasts the most vert in North America at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft) along with an average snowfall of 10.5 metres (34.4 ft). As I found out a couple of years ago it’s a hardcore rider’s paradise. And not just for Jo Average’s like me, as Freeride World Tour Star Craig Murray also rates this magic place.

“Stellar Chair is going to change the way people ski Revelstoke Mountain Resort”, according to Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Operations. “Not only does this lift provide the perfect teaching zone for beginner skiers, but it also provides much easier access to the Ripper Chair. Guests will now have the option of choosing to make their first tracks in the Ripper glades, or heading straight to the alpine off the Stoke Chair.”

Now imagine it covered in snow © Tom Poole / Revelstoke

J.M. Atkinson, Snow School Manager, couldn’t be more thrilled. “The Stellar zone is a game changer for Snow School. The terrain is ideal for fostering progression, and its location on the upper mountain means better quality snow and an enhanced teaching environment.”

Revelstoke traim map inset showing new Stellar Chair location
Where is it going? Here © Revelstoke

Even more upgrades

In addition to the new chairlift, the Resort’s existing infrastructure will also see significant upgrades. The Revelation Gondola and The Stoke Chair will be running at full capacity with the addition of 21 new chairs and 22 cabins.  The Ripper upload capacity has also increased 22% with the addition of 20 new chairs.

Cracking view over Revelstoke © Tom Poole / Revelstoke

Revelstoke Opening Day is scheduled for November 30.

Revelstoke’s Vital Stats

10 year average snowfall – 10.5 metres / 34.4 feet
Lift accessed vertical – 1,713 metres / 5,620 feet
1,263 hectares / 3,121 acres
75 runs
12% beginner
43% intermediate
45% advanced
Longest run – The Last Spike, 15.2 km / 9.5 miles
4 alpine bowls – South Bowl, North Bowl, Powder Assault and Greely Bowl

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