Panorama, Canada

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  • Resort height: 1160m, 3085ft
  • Highest lift: 2375m, 7791ft
  • No. of lifts: 9
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  • No. of slopes: 120
  • Total piste length: 2847 acres
  • Eurostar : No
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    Nearest airport: Calgary

    Panorama: 4 hours

     

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Ski Holidays in Panorama

The ski resort of Panorama is a charming, purpose built resort above the lakeside town of Invermere in Eastern British Columbia. The combination of attractive lodges and gentle tree trails makes Panorama ideal for anyone wanting the Canadian ski experience in a relaxing and agreeable environment. Comprising of a Lower and Upper village, Panorama holds something for everyone, possessing excellent après-ski opportunities and wonderfully diverse skiing terrain.

The Best of Panorama

The Panorama Springs Pools are an area of different sized hot tubs right at the base of the mountain, outside the Panorama Springs lodgings. At the end of the day there's nothing better than relaxing in the soothing waters and watching skiers and boarders carving turns on the mountain.

Heli Skiing is available in Panorama, right in resort! You may get told that Panorama is a resort just for families and beginners, but far from it. As well as heli skiing, Taynton Bowl at the top of the resort has of the steepest and most challenging resort skiing in Canada!

Everything you need is one place, all centred around the main base villages. Shop for groceries if you're self catering, enjoy apres or dinner out, make use of the leisure facilities and of course go skiing! No need for busses in Panorama.

Skiing and Snowboarding in Panorama

The ski resort of Panorama has an unjust reputation for consisting mainly easy and intermediate trails. Indeed, it does cater brilliantly for the complete novice and practised intermediate, possessing some gentle pistes and tree trails. In particular, the nursery area consisting of good nursery lifts and a moving carpet lift makes the Panorama an ideal family friendly and beginner resort. 

Nevertheless, the ski resort of Panorama does possess some challenging and beautiful terrain for the advanced intermediate and expert skier. Panorama’s Taynton Bowl, provides the adventurous intermediate with 1,000 acres of gullies, chutes and entertaining tree-skiing making it a challenging off piste playground for the more advanced. Indeed, with a vertical of 1220m/4,000ft, Panorama’s Taynton Bowl is one of the steepest in any North America resort. Alternatively, intermediate skiers in Panorama can sample the powder partial Sun Bowl, the steep trails of the Extreme Dream Zone or the great rollercoaster ride of Millennium.
 
The ski resort of Panorama has also developed a great reputation as a base for Heli-skiing, comprising of 1,500 sq km /930 square miles of incredible terrain in the spectacular Purcell Mountains.  The RK Heli- Ski based in Panorama Mountain village offers one-day sessions set at a comfortable pace and supervised by an ACMG certified guide, for those keen to try their hand at Heli-skiing.

The Best Time to Ski in Panorama

With annual snowfalls of up to 1,100cm or 36 feet, the panoramic scenery, expansive glaciers and tree-lined skiing offers skiers and snowboarders a large scope for skiing in Panorama all season long. Furthermore, the resort has two terrain parks which deliver diverse skiing opportunities if the weather closes in. In particular, the Showzone Park is arguably the best terrain park in the Rockies, comprising of tabletops, spines, rails and fun boxes. It is also one of the Rockies largest, with over 1km of features, which are reassuringly supervised by full-time volunteers.  For those looking for something a bit different in the ski resort of Panorama, there are an additional 10km/6 miles of Cross-Country trails starting at the Nordic Centre in the resort’s mountain village.
 

What to Expect in Panorama

 
 

Ski Accommodation in Panorama

With lodging in both the lower and upper villages, Panorama provides a great standard of accommodation and a price point that's attainable no matter what your budget is. A mix of hotels and self catering apartment condos means you can choose the option that suits you best.

Ski Hotels in Panorama

If you're on a budget, opt for a hotel in Panorama. They are no-frills options that offer large rooms (customary in Canada), and all the facilities you need. You're there to ski obviously, so hotels in Panorama are designed to have great locations and be a nice cozy comfy place to sleep. Job done.

Ski Apartments in Panorama

If you can afford to splash out (literally), opt to stay at Panorama Springs - you'll get first dibs on the pools and the location is excellent, right at the base of the ski slopes. Ski apartments are varied in Panorama and the standard of accommodation is a cut above the hotels in resort. You get loads of space, open fireplaces, full size modern kitchens and a balconies, as well as a range of sizes from studios to 2 bedroom units.

Apres Ski in Panorama

From reliable Rockie mountain restaurants to ice-fishing and torch lit descents,  après-ski in Panorama means that you will never be at a loss as to what to do when taking a break from skiing the idyllic mountains. Visitors to Panorama can reserve a table at the Elkhorn cabin, a tiny and charming old mountain hut complete with a toasty log fire. Similar excellent standards can be found at Earl Grey Lodge, Wildfire Grill and the Heli-Plex Restaurant.  Be sure to also check out the events on offer at Panorama’s ski school, which organises anything from torch lit descents to horse drawn wagon rides followed by a chilli around a campfire!

The ski resort of Panorama also has a fairly lively après-ski scene of lively bars and late night music venues. Visitors to Panorama can swing by the Crazy Horse Saloon which often has live music and always a great genial atmosphere. Similarly, the Jackpine Pub in the Horsethief Lodge hosts a similar fun-loving crowd. Be sure to also check out the Earl Grey Lodge which has upmarket cocktails and sushi as well the late night Glacier Nightclub.
When not quenching their thirst or satisfying their hunger, visitors to the ski resort of Panorama can also sample the more innocent pleasures of dog sledding tours, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing and skating available throughout the village. Furthermore, guests can take the short trip to the town of Invermere for the hot spa there or check out the affordable mountain art in Panorama’s very own Bavin Glass Cabin.
 

Booking a Ski Holiday to Panorama

Whatever your needs we can find the right option for you. For advice and to book your tailor-made holiday...

Call our Ski Specialists - 0330 102 8004

 

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