Behind The Scenes Of North America’s Hottest New Bike Park
Since it opened in 2007, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has held a reputation for its monster vertical (at 5,620 feet of lift-accessed terrain, it’s the longest descent in North America), alpine bowls, rainforest glades, record snowfall and near-ridiculous scenery. But where most resorts also boast thriving summer operations to complement winter skiing, RMR had largely stayed relatively quiet on the summer front, with most warm-season activities centralized on the bottom of the mountain.
Until this year, when it became British Columbia’s newest bike park, giving RMR’s epic terrain a new lens through which to shine.
“A lot of people wonder why it took us so long to build it,” said Steve Whale, Slopes Manager for the resort and one of the masterminds behind the new park. “But the thing about RMR is that it’s incredibly steep and rocky with a pile of creeks running through it, and long distances between the two gondolas.”