Revelstoke suspends all mountain operations in coronavirus crisis

A trio of skiers at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Photo credit: Destination British Columbia

Revelstoke Mountain Resort held out amongst the British Columbia resorts closing and has remained open while nearby resorts Whitewater, Fernie, Kicking Horse and SilverStar closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However today they have announced their closure.

They released the following statement this afternoon (local time).

After careful consideration of the rapidly changing circumstances around Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective Tuesday March 17, 2020, Revelstoke Mountain Resort will suspend all operations. Access to the mountain will be prohibited.

Our top priority at Revelstoke Mountain Resort has always been the health and safety of our guests and employees. While we had hoped that we could continue to offer our guests a safe, outdoor place of escape, this will no longer be possible. In light of the growing need to limit large gatherings of people we have made the difficult decision to suspend resort operations until further notice. We know that this is disappointing news and we did not take the decision lightly.

We understand that you will have questions so we anticipate a very high call volume to Guest Services over the coming days. We encourage you to send your questions by email and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner. Please also watch our website for ongoing updates about our resort operations.

We thank you for your support during these challenging times. We look forward to welcoming you back to Revelstoke Mountain Resort as soon as possible.

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