Panorama3.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
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Canadian Ski & Snowboard Tours
Panorama Ski Resort
Panorama Ski Resort
Panorama is very family friendly
Panorama is very family friendly
It's not called Panorama for nothing!
It's not called Panorama for nothing!
Some of the Panorama ski resort facilities
Some of the Panorama ski resort facilities
Panorama Mountain Resort
Panorama Mountain Resort
Ski Panorama BC
Ski Panorama BC
Panorama Canada
Panorama Canada
The famous hot pools in the background
The famous hot pools in the background
Lots of slope-side and ski in ski out accommodation
Lots of slope-side and ski in ski out accommodation
Panorama Resort has a great terrain park
Panorama Resort has a great terrain park
Panorama BC Canada
Panorama BC Canada
Panorama Ski Resort
Panorama Ski Resort
Slopeside lodging
Slopeside lodging
The cabriolet gondola passes through the village
The cabriolet gondola passes through the village
Panorama BC has great terrain for beginners
Panorama BC has great terrain for beginners
Ski Panorama for the expert terrain too!
Ski Panorama for the expert terrain too!
Panorama BC terrain park
Panorama BC terrain park
Panorama base facilities and nearby lodging
Panorama base facilities and nearby lodging
Panorama Ski Resort
Panorama Ski Resort
Panorama Ski Resort
Panorama Ski Resort

Panorama

Panorama Ski Resort BCPanorama is not a high profile ski resort when compared to the neighbouring Banff resorts and Lake Louise. Considering that Panorama commonly flies under the radar, you could easily be mistaken for thinking that Panorama is just a small pokey ski resort. This is certainly not the case. Panorama has plenty of terrain and vertical that is significant by North American standards, and these long leg burning runs can take you right to the door of your accommodation.

Panorama may have once been a locals’ ski hill, but now it has evolved into an impressive ski holiday destination. With the development of the village to include more accommodation, restaurants, hot pools, and the addition of more ski terrain and high speed lifts, Panorama is now competing with the “big boys”. There are still plenty of people who don’t know much about Panorama, but this is advantageous to those that do.

Panorama Ski and Snowboard Terrain Panorama is renowned for the big ski vertical at 1,225 metres. The 2,847 acres (1,152 hectares) of Panorama ski terrain is all below the tree line, so there are plenty of opportunities for enjoying the gladed areas. The pièce de résistance of the resort is the double black diamond tree skiing in the Extreme Dream Zone, and also the backcountry-type area in Taynton Bowl, formerly heli-skiing terrain. Much of the terrain is well suited to intermediates with many wide cruising groomers, and there are also beginner trails and terrain parks. The annual snowfall at Panorama is not particularly high, but the light dry snow that falls is well retained.

Where is Panorama BC? Panorama Mountain Village is located in the Purcell Mountains of BC Canada, 18km west of the town of Invermere. The closest gateway airport is Calgary (3-3.5 hours), from which there are airport shuttles available. There are also shuttles from Banff, which is 2 hours north of Panorama.

Even though Panorama is a ski holiday destination in itself, it is well located to form part of a Canada road trip extravaganza that could include the Banff ski resorts, Big White, Silver Star, Fernie, Revelstoke, Kimberley, Whitewater or Red Mountain. Alternatively for those basing themselves at Panorama, it is possible to visit Kicking Horse for the day with a shuttle bus and interchangeable lift tickets available.

Accommodation and Facilities The village has great Panorama accommodations and amenities as a result of recent development. The “progress” hasn’t gone too far though, and the village retains its intimate feel. Some of the condo lodgings are slope-side and ski-in ski-out, and the highlight of the village is the Panorama Springs Hot Pools. Some skiers also stay in nearby Invermere which has more shops and restaurants.

Why Ski at Panorama? Panorama is particularly loved by families who make the most of the convenient lay out of the village and ski area, and because of the various family friendly activities on offer. 20-somethings also love Panorama for the terrain, the parks and pipe, and the nightlife culture. The partying Gen Ys are of benefit to others seeking fresh tracks, because the resort is often deserted until late morning when the Gen-Ys arise. Although one of the great things about Panorama is that the ski area is generally uncrowded at any time of the day.

And if you want to completely get away from the crowds and get unlimited fresh tracks, go heli-skiing. RK heli-ski is located in the village and offers single and multi-day packages. What more could you ask for?

Tours That Include Panorama

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Canadian Road Trip DETAILS
FULLY GUIDED ROAD TRIP
14 Days | 13 Nights | 8 Riding | 5 Resorts + Heli
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Price p/p
USD 3,081
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Chase the powder at 5 iconic ski resorts located in Canada's powder triangle plus a 3-run day of heli skiing. Resorts include Panorama, Red Mountain, Whitewater & Revelstoke + RK Heliski. This tours is mostly aimed at SNOWBOARDERS (but skiers are welcome) & includes coaching in the field (if you want it).
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Mint Chicks Canada DETAILS
FULLY HOSTED & GUIDED CHICS ONLY
14 Days | 13 Nights | 10 Riding | 4 Resorts
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Price p/p
USD 2,729
Ability: Beginner to Advanced
Ride the powder with other chicks at 3 iconic ski resorts located in Canada's powder triangle & take your boarding to new heights. Resorts include Panorama, Red Mountain & Whitewater + options for heli or cat skiing days.
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Heli Skiing Tours
RK Heliski Day Heli Skiing DETAILS
DAY HELI SKIING (PANORAMA)
3 or 5-runs PLUS extra runs options
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Base/invoice currency is in CAD plus 5% GST.
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Price p/p
USD 711
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
If you are staying at Panorama Mountain Resort (or in the Banff area), you can't go past a day or 2 of heli skiing with RK Heliski. There is a 3-run package for beginner/intermediate heli skiers & a 5-run package for those who are more experienced plus a private option for those with their own group of up to 7.
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