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Winter 2020/2021 and covid-19.

Whether you’re coming to Revelstoke for the first time or the fifteenth, we’re excited to welcome you this winter. Due to continuing precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, your Revelstoke experience may look a little different this winter, and we want to help you prepare in order to make your trip safe, fun, and memorable.

Read ahead to find out what to expect when you're skiing the resort, going out for dinner, exploring the backcountry or just getting around town.

*Please note that masks are now mandatory in indoor public settings and all retail stores.*

REStaurants and bars.

Our restaurants are operating at a limited capacity to prevent overcrowded spaces and to allow for physical distancing. Additionally, by provincial mandate, parties at restaurants are limited to six people. This may mean waiting longer to get a table at a restaurant. It also may mean that your entire party won’t be seated together. There is no mingling between tables - once seated, you are asked to remain in your seat unless it’s necessary to get up. 

Some tips for navigating the Revy restaurant scene this winter:

1. If you are a large party, consider dining in. There are a number of local catering and private chef services available to cook for you in your accommodation. Most of our restaurants are offering take out, which you can enjoy in the comfort of your accommodation. Revelstoke Delivery will bring food right to your door!

2. If you’re looking to head out for drinks, be aware that by provincial mandate bars and restaurants must stop selling alcohol by 10 pm and close by 11 pm. Take advantage of the great liquor selection at our local breweries and distilleries and take some drinks back to your accommodation (while of course being respectful of your neighbours!).

3. Book in advance. If you want to dine out, be aware that your wait time may be long and that you may not be able to enjoy a beer at the bar while you wait for your table to be ready. Reserve a table in advance to make sure you don't go hungry or take the time to enjoy Revelstoke’s Art Alleries while waiting to be seated.

4. There will be no bar or club scene this season - it’s going to be all about enjoying the epic snow and legendary terrain!

TRANSPORTATION.

If you plan on taking public transportation, make sure to wear a mask. Masks will be mandatory on the Revelstoke Resort Shuttle this year, as well as on the BC Transit public buses. 

Masks will also be required on transportation links to Revelstoke, such as The Rider Express and The Stoke Shuttle from Kelowna Airport. All passengers are required to wear a face-covering prior to boarding and while they are on board the vehicle. The Stoke Shuttle will have reduced capacity for your comfort and safety. 

Passengers are encouraged to adhere to social distancing, allowing 2m (6 feet) between individuals whenever possible, including at designated bus stops. Learn more about getting around Revelstoke here.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Shuttle
Face coverings will be mandatory on the Resort Shuttle.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Face coverings or masks will be required at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, including in the Village base area, all indoor facilities, lift lines and while riding in the gondola and on chairlifts. Appropriate masks and face coverings are defined as any double-layer material that adequately covers a person’s mouth and nose. Children three and under are not required to wear a mask or face covering.

Reservations will not be required, but Revelstoke Mountain Resort may implement capacity restrictions during busy periods. Guests must pre-purchase their tickets online as no window tickets will be available for purchase. 

Revelation Gondola
Guests will have the option to choose from one of the following two lines:

- Mixed cohorts, up to 6 people per cabin.

- Private cohorts, up to 8 people per cabin.

Singles Line not available for the Revelation Gondola. Singles will be treated as an individual cohort.

Stoke Chair, Ripper Chair, Stellar Chair
Guests will have the option to choose from one of the following two lines:

- Mixed cohorts, up to 4 people per chairlift.

- Private cohorts, up to 4 people per chairlift.

For more information, please see Revelstoke Mountain Resort's website.

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ROGERS PASS.

COVID-19 will impact the opening hours of the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre. This year, we strongly recommend that backcountry users plan ahead and get an Annual Winter Permit as visitor services in Rogers Pass will be limited. Overnight parking will not be permitted at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre due to limited visitor services and as a safety consideration due to overnight snow removal and winter maintenance of parking areas.

REVELSTOKE NORDIC SKI CLUB.

The RNSC Day Lodge will be closed to the public except washroom use through the downstairs doors 9am-4pm. Bring a mask, obey signs and no inside loitering please.

Unless COVID precautions prevent it, the RNSC anticipates being able to do rentals (free for youth and kids). The rental process will be slower so groups should call ahead 250-814-4264. All rentals will be transacted outside. Please come to the ticket office window for rentals.

This year, the Revelstoke Shuttle will be doing weekend runs to the Nordic center. The parking lot is going to be the pinch point this season; in particular on Saturday mornings. If you see the lot full please turn around and come back later.

Please check the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club's website for their full COVID operating plan.

General safety precautions.

In order to help keep Revelstoke safe, please help us by:

1. Wearing a mask or face covering when in public spaces.

2. Maintaining physical distancing of 2 metres where possible.

3. Self-assessing and self-isolating if you have any symptoms of illness.

4. Adhering to mandatory quarantine rules for out of country visitors.

5. Maintaining a small bubble of companions.

6. Being kind, patient, and cautious.

Revy. branded masks are available at the Visitor Information Centre.

We're looking forward to a safe and fun 2020/2021 winter season. Remember that we're all in this together. Every step you take to ease the burden on our small community will enhance your experience here and the experience of your fellow visitors and our local residents.

Non-essential travel in BC is discouraged at this time. Now is not the time to visit Revelstoke.
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