Winter 2021/2022 and covid-19.
We are excited to welcome you back to Revelstoke 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, getting around town, or exploring the backcountry.
*Please note that masks are mandatory in all indoor public settings and proof of full vaccination is also required to enter some businesses*
Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
At the present time (subject to change):
- Guests and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ski or snowboard at Revelstoke Mountain Resort for the 2021/22 season. How to obtain your proof of vaccination & FAQs.
- There are no plans to restrict capacity at the resort.
- Masks will be required while traveling in the gondola. Masks will not be required in lift lines or on the chair lifts.
- Masks will be required in all indoor spaces.
- Warming huts will not be available to the public.
- A vaccine passport will be required to enter any full-service restaurants or bars (Rockford, The Mackenzie Common Tavern).
- Quick-serve restaurants (La Baguette, Revelation Lodge Cafeteria, and the Mackenzie Outpost) will not require a vaccine passport.
- Both private and group ski school lessons will be available
For more information, please see Revelstoke Mountain Resort's website.
REStaurants and bars.
Our restaurants are operating at normal capacities, however, proof of full vaccination is required to dine indoors.
Some tips for navigating the Revy restaurant scene this winter:
1. Groups are limited to 6 people per table, if you are a large party, you may want to consider taking out. 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. Book in advance. If you want to dine out, be aware that your wait time may be long. 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.
3. There will be no bar, nightclub, or lounges open between now and January 18th. It’s going to be all about enjoying the epic snow and legendary terrain!
4. Although not COVID related, we are experiencing severe staffing shortages in our hospitality sector. Please be kind, courteous, and pack your patience!
If you plan on taking public transportation, make sure to bring 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 onboard the vehicle.
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.
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 open to the public, with masks being required.
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.
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 is full upon your arrival, please 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:
- Staying home if you are sick.
- Giving other people space.
- Wearing masks indoors.
- Practicing diligent hand-washing hygiene.
- Respecting each business' COVID safety rules.
- Being patient, practical, and kind.
We're looking forward to a safe and fun 2021/2022 winter season. 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. Remember that it is a collective effort & our community appreciates your diligence and kindness.
BOOK YOUR STAY
Head to the link below to find the best prices for our local hotels, resorts and B&Bs. There's an option for every price point, and by booking direct we guarantee the best price you'll find on the internet.
We look forward to welcoming you to our mountain town!