But Kelowna's not much of a gateway. So it's a two leg flight, then a 2.5 hour drive. That might work for a small segment of hard cores. But not the masses that they will need to pay for the resort.
post #31 of 36
9/11/07 at 2:10pm
A few facts:
The closest main airport is Kamloops....easy 2 hour drive.
I wouldn't consider Kamloops a "main" airport. They've only got flights from Calgary and Vancouver - and a couple a week from Seattle. It's an incredibly smelly airport too, being downwind from the pulp mill.
Kelowna airport (about 15 minutes longer drive time) is Canada's 10th busiest airport, with daily non-stop flights from Toronto, 4 per day from Seattle, plenty of daily flights from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver as well as service to/from Mexico and Hawaii.
So the people at Revelstoke Resort are likely marketing thier packages using Kelowna as a gateway.
Having said that, the runway in Revelstoke is situated as close as you could possibly get to Mount Mackenzie. It would be about a 2 minute drive from the new ski village. Hopefully someday it will be utilized for charter flights.