New Eagle Pass Heliski lodge to open in Revelstoke in 2017

The locally based adventure company Eagle Pass Heliski has met demand with a new luxurious 12-bedroom lodge, based amongst forest on Mount Mackenzie.

The new Eagle Pass Heliski lodge on Mount Macpherson. Photo: contributed

Eagle Pass Heliskiing’s new ski lodge and summer adventure resort is expected to open January 2017 in time for the winter heli season.

The 9,500-square foot, 12-bedroom lodge is situated on an eight-acre parcel on Mount Macpherson. It’s eight kilometres from Revelstoke’s downtown and a stone’s throw from renowned mountain biking at the Revelstoke Cycling Association’s trail network.

The lodge will have a dedicated helicopter and Eagle Pass Heliskiing vice president and lead guide Scott Newsome said construction of the lodge was an exciting time for the business.

“As the company has continued to evolve over the last six years, the need for a lodge of this magnitude became extremely apparent,” he said.

The new Eagle Pass Heliski lodge on Mount Mackenzie. Photo: contributed
The new Eagle Pass Heliski lodge on Mount Macpherson. Photo: contributed

The lodge will have a private executive chef on-site.

“It’s modern contemporary,” Eagle Pass Heliskiing’s Ryan Mischiek said. “It’s going to be functional and will serve the needs of our guests more than being lavish and extravagant. As a company we’ve always put our heliskiing first and we have gotten the reputation for being really good at that, so this compliments it.”

The company also has a day ski private heli base, which was built in 2013. They previously used to rent a lodge on Airport Way.

“We’re small company that is taking a big leap forward as far as getting into the restaurant and hotel business, not just necessarily the heliski side of things,” Newsome said.

“It’s pretty exciting for us to take on this new challenge, and I’m excited to be able to offer this to our clients from around the world and as well as help continue to build the local economy in Revelstoke.”