Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing Launch Summer Heli Activities

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Selkirk TangiersRevelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) and Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing (STHS) are excited to announce a brand new program of heli-accessed summer adventures in the spectacular Selkirk Mountains.

Revelstoke Mountain, Selkirk Tangiers, heli hiking, mountain bikingThe line-up being offered for the inaugural summer of heli activities will include: helicopter sightseeing flights, heli hiking, heli-assisted alpine picnics, heli mountaineering, heli glacier trekking, and select heli-accessed mountain bike options.

The summer adventures will all take flight from the heli pad conveniently located at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, just steps from The Sutton Place Hotel, and will be operated by Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing.

Jeff Honig, Operations Manager at Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, said they are thrilled by the opportunity to introduce new and existing guests to over 50,000 acres of remarkable terrain this summer.

“While this is new territory for us as a business, it’s a familiar playing field in terms of taking guests into the mountains via helicopter,” he explained.

“I’m certain that guests are going to be blown away by the stunning alpine scenery, and we are looking forward to playing in the Selkirk peaks in warmer temperatures than we’re used to!”

Selkirk Tangiers, Revelstoke MountainAs one of the original heli-skiing operations in the Revelstoke area, Selkirk Tangiers has been offering highly successful winter programs since 1978. The recent approval of the summer tenure application from the British Columbia Ministry of Forest, Land & Natural Resources makes this exciting next step possible.

The season is scheduled to run from July 3rd until September 7th. A full list of offerings is available at www.revelstokemountainresort.com.
Revelstoke Mountain, Selkirk Tangiers, hiking

Red Bull Cold Rush Postponed until March 23-26 due to current backcountry conditions

Competitors scope venue before the Red Bull Cold Rush, Silverton, Colorado on March 5th, 2012. Photographer Credit: Ian Fohrman / Red Bull Content Pool

Competitors scope venue before the Red Bull Cold Rush, Silverton, Colorado on March 5th, 2012. Photographer Credit: Ian Fohrman / Red Bull Content Pool

Due to unstable conditions in the backcountry, Red Bull Cold Rush will be postponed until March 23-26 when it will make its Revelstoke Mountain Resort debut.

With safety as the major priority, the decision was made by event organizers to delay the contest.

“Recent warming has impacted our venues in remote areas of the mountain over the last few days. Safety for athletes and delivering a premium, progressive ski contest are our ultimate goals for Red Bull Cold Rush. Unfortunately, current conditions will not allow for either.”  –  Scott Jewett, National Event Manager for Red Bull Canada

As a world class ski event that showcases athletes in some of the most challenging natural backcountry terrain, the contest is ultimately at the mercy of nature and unseasonably warm temperatures have made current conditions less than ideal outside of the resort’s boundaries.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is excited to welcome the athletes and the event to their mountain later in the season and are looking forward to an awesome event! See you in March Red Bull Cold Rush!

In the meantime, join us at Revelstoke Mountain Resort for epic skiing, amazing terrain, and the most snow in Canada! We are definitely still open (and you won’t regret experiencing the most vertical in North America)!

Competitors prepare for their runs at Red Bull Cold Rush in Silverton, Colorado on March 6, 2012. Photographer Credit: Christian Pondella / Red Bull Content Pool

Competitors prepare for their runs at Red Bull Cold Rush in Silverton, Colorado on March 6th, 2012. Photographer Credit: Christian Pondella / Red Bull Content Pool

Lights, Camera, Action!

RMR Winter Wonderland 2Written by Revelstoke Mountain Resort

If you’re anything like us, you’re eagerly anticipating the first big snowfall of the season (and more importantly November 29!) and are on the lookout for anything that is going to get you amped for the upcoming season.

Well, look no further!

Here’s what you need to do: go grab some popcorn and get ready to see Revelstoke take over the big screen!

Last season we were lucky enough to have five of the top production companies in the biz shooting feature films here; and what better way to start getting psyched for the 2014/15 season than watching some of the biggest names in skiing and snowboarding tearing it up in our winter wonderland?

(Face it, it’s better than your idea of walking around in your long johns and ski boots for the next two months.)

You are sure to recognize some of your favourite RMR terrain in Lynsey Dyer’s highly anticipated film Pretty Faces. The movie, featuring all female skiers and geared towards a female audience, is the first first entirely crowd-sourced, crowd-funded ski movie.

If you get a chance to take in the latest Poorboyz masterpiece, Twenty, you’ll see Tanner Hall pushing the limits in the closing segment. Hall spent six weeks in Revy and says his part of the film is 100 percent shot here.

Other top films featuring Revelstoke in a major role are: Teton Gravity Research’s Almost Ablaze, Matchstick Productions’ Days of my Youth and Absinthe’s Heavy Mental.

Below are trailers and Revelstoke tour dates for these not to be missed films… just don’t blame us if after watching them you’re itching to rip some big lines.

Pretty Faces

For film tour schedule, click here.

Heavy Mental

For film tour schedule, click here.

Days of our youth

Playing at the Roxy Theatre, Revelstoke, Friday Oct. 16

Almost Ablaze

For film tour schedule, click here.

Twenty

For film tour schedule, click here.