Visiting pilots are welcome to fly at Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) … But! … There are a few simple rules that must be followed for everyone’s safety and to help ensure ongoing access to the site. Flying at RMR is a privilege! Please obey all rules and regulations!
Mt Mackenzie is a P3 site (or foreign equivalent). P2 pilots can fly the site but MUST be under supervision of a qualified instructor. All pilots need insurance from HPAC (Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada) to fly at RMR. All Canadian pilots with current HPAC membership have $5,000,000 Third Party Liability Insurance. You will be required to provide proof of membership at RMR Guest Services. Pilots visiting from another country will be required to obtain temporary HPAC membership which carries $5,000,000 Third Party Liability Insurance:
All visiting pilots need to sign the RMR waiver at Guest Services. In addition all pilots are to sign the paragliding specific waiver. Please note that the waivers posted here are for REVIEW ONLY. You will be required to complete the waivers in person. Waivers filled out in advance will not be accepted. THESE ARE LEGAL DOCUMENTS! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THEM BEFORE SIGNING.
Review and sign the Paragliding Program Rules and Regulations:
The Paragliding Program Policy is to be reviewed and signed annually in addition to the Release of Liability Waiver.
The resort is within 5 nautical miles of CYRV (Revelstoke airport). The area around the resort has a Transport Canada “G” classification; therefore it is designated as “uncontrolled” or “open” air space. All VFR Navigation charts (VNC) have a CYA designation for Hang Gliding (Paragliding) above Mt. Mackenzie. Ceiling is 12500ft ASL. (Class “B” Low Level Airway)
Please avoid flying directly over the airport to avoid conflicts with motorized aircraft in the valley.
DO NOT fly within 100m (328ft) Vertical separation of lifts and buildings.
DO NOT fly within 50m (164ft) Horizontal separation of lifts and buildings.
No Speed Flying below tree top level allowed at any time!
The N side Top of Stoke Chair launch is P3+ ONLY.
Summer access is now via Gondola only and shuttle vehicle to the top or hike up to various launch sites. There is no longer vehicle access to the general public. The fees for the shuttle are as follows: Visiting pilots and non regulars; 1 Up Pass from top of Gondola = $20; 5 Up Pass paid in advance = $75 ($15/ride); 10 Up Pass paid in advance = $100 ($10/ride); 15 Up Pass paid in advance = $150 ($10/ride). Unused rides carry over to the following season.
Winter lift access requires a ski pass. Single use passes for pilots may be available at a reduced rate. Check with Guest Services at RMR.
The designated winter launch is at the top of the “Hot Sauce” ski run, and the winter LZ is the large unused (old day base parking lot) area to the South of the Mid Mountain Day Lodge.
All winter flights must stay South of the Gondola line when lower than the upper terminal in order to avoid conflicts with Heli-Ski operators.
No winter foot launches. All pilots must have skis or snowboards, and be capable of skiing or snowboarding down from the top of the mountain.
Speed flying the ski runs is not allowed! All flights must stay above tree top height until the LZ.
Airband Radios are strongly recommended. The local frequency is 122.800 within 5 mile radius of CYRV, 126.700 outside of 5 mile radius. Kamloops F.I.C (Flight Information Centre) 1-866-541-4101
The usual summer LZ is the landing strip South of town on Airport Way with the windsock in the middle or alternatively the field on Catherwood Rd. See map below.
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Standard LZ on Airport Way:
Catherwood Road LZ:
ATTENTION! Please be aware that there are horses and riders in the field at times. DO NOT land near horses or riders! If you see horses in the field please choose to land elsewhere if possible or well away. This stresses horses out and can create potentially dangerous situations for the rider. Failure to do so would likely compromise our ability to land at Catherwood road in the future which has been graciously granted for many years by private land owners.