Parking Problems

Corbin Pass


Hey Gang,
I just wanted to bring up what I see as a possibly developing access problem in the local Revelstoke area.

I have noticed that there has been a significant increase in use of the Albert Canyon Brake Check to park as access to the Corbin Pass area for ski touring. This is a small and already overcrowded brake check with an unending supply of tractor trailer units trying to pull in and out of it.

I would like to highlight the unfortunate fact that this is a "Mandatory Brake Check", and signed as "30 minute" parking limit. So parking there for the day is illegal :-(

I felt motivated to speak now in order to avoid a potential conflict with the highways maintenance and RCMP this winter. Up to this point in time they have turned a blind eye towards the 2 or 3 ski tourers parking there, but if there are 10+ cars parked there (as is becoming more common these days due to COVID driving protocols), we may force them to change this behavior.

I am hoping that once the reconstruction of this shit show of a brake check is completed next summer (and maybe friggin' COVID is over), that this will not be such a big issue next winter, especially if we don't make it one this winter.

In previous years people have utilized the Jumping Ck. Forest service road access located across the highway as an alternate, so you may consider this as an option. I would suggest if you do so to consider angle parking to the snowbank to accommodate more vehicles as opposed to just parking parallel to it.

Not a perfect solution for sure but at least it is not signed as a no parking zone.

Wishing you all a safe and fluffy winter.
Scott Davis

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