Nearest airport: Calgary
Panorama: 4 hours
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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