Revelstoke Snowmobile Club New Website and Season Updates
Revelstoke, British Columbia (August 20, 2020) – Mountain sledding in Revelstoke has come a long way from its humble beginnings over 50 years ago. In keeping with the times, the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club—the largest of its kind in British Columbia, with over 800 members—launched a new website this week.
“The sport, the equipment, the lifestyle—the way sledders live and breathe sledding is evolving,” says Teena Rumak, the General Manager of the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club (RSC), and the club is keeping pace by hosting a modern website with some beneficial features.
New Website, New Features
Visitors to the new Revelstoke Snowmobile Club website can expect to be greeted with a fresh visual identity and a comprehensive guide to everything-you-need-to-know about sledding in Revelstoke.
Key updates include a new member log-in portal and membership registration capability.
The new site also includes more detailed riding area descriptions for Revelstoke zones, including the implementation of a recommended ability rating for each. Allocating Beginner, Intermediate and Advance ratings to riding areas allows new visitors to easily find the perfect terrain to explore this winter.
The new website also features a Sledder Guide section, which provides dining and accommodation suggestions as well as places to find parts, gear, rentals, guides and more.
“We wanted to give new and returning visitors the chance to experience Revelstoke the way a local would,” says Rumak.
Snowmobiling & COVID-19
The website updates are part of RSC’s commitment to grow sustainable snowmobile tourism in Revelstoke after an unexpected end to their last season.
The club shut down their operations on March 18, 2020 in response to COVID-19, one month earlier than their scheduled April 18 closing date. As a result, the Club lost one-fifth of its season. “It had a large financial impact to the club,” says Rumak.
“Despite being armed with gloves and helmets, a real risk to staff, members and visitors exists when snowmobiling,” says Rumak.
“Snowmobilers naturally practice social distancing on the mountain but riders need to be mindful when using shared spaces like the emergency shelter cabins and washroom facilities.”
To limit the risk to riders and staff, RSC is adapting their existing membership system to ensure a safe and strong 2020-21 season.
Online Membership Registration
One of the websites new features is an online registration system for members. Memberships to RSC allows riders unlimited trail access to both Boulder Mountain and Frisby Ridge.
“Existing members can renew last year’s memberships cards online, allowing for reduced contact between staff and other riders,” says Rumak.
New members can also purchase their membership online and pick up their membership card in person from the RSC Welcome Centre.
Memberships are on sale for $225 until November 30. Full-priced memberships are $250 after December 1, 2020.
The 2020-21 snowmobiling season will start in late November, dependant on snow conditions.
For more information, visit the new Revelstoke Snowmobile Club website.