Pano’ as it’s affectionately known to most skiers and boarders is a destination you need on your bucket list! It’s located just up mountain from Invermere, BC, it’s about 6.5 hours from Edmonton. The village at Panorama Mountain Resort is fabulous. You have the perfect layout, large, well appointed condo’s surrounding the base area, complete with a giant horseshoe shaped outdoor hot pool. Virtually every deck from the condo’s has a great view of something. The base area is awesome for kids and families with lift’s appropriate for every level of rider. From terrified beginner to seasoned veteran, there’s something for you to get on from the base.
Panorama has great access to mid mountain with this chair. For groups of mixed abilities this is the chair. New riders have several choices and more experienced riders have a full selection too. Pano’ is famous for big wide open cruisers. Make sure you take time to really enjoy the perfect rolling terrain from the Mile One chair.
From the top of Mile One you can access both Champagne and Sunbird chairs. Champagne takes you up to the top and you ride down to the base of Sunbird.
The top of Panorama is black and blue all over. That said some of the blues are well within the reach of new riders as long as they are guided down and take their time. The terrain up here opens up in every direction. Just like the view! But you’re not at the top yet, there’s the Summit chair left to go. From the Champagne chair there are several awesome runs to tear up. Make sure your map is handy as you have much to explore here! If you ride in here and don’t have fun, you didn’t do it right and you should start over!
This one is the hero cam chair for sure. The front side offers the super long runs to the base and gives you the leg burn we all thrive to achieve. The back side, Taynton Bowl, now there’s another story. This area is spectacular, offering a back country feeling with inbounds patrolling and avvy control. If you’re in Pano’ and it’s snowing, head to Taynton. There’s lots of double black goodness here. Be aware that they aren’t kidding about double black though.
Some great terrain awaits on the gentle slopes of Sunbird. You can lay in several laps off this chair and be within a few minutes of the chalet. Let Sunbird be your winding down at the end of the day chair. You’ll be pleasantly fatigued by the end.
These two areas are part of Panorama’s appeal to the skiers and boarders that make the trek to BC. Both areas offer some spectacular terrain and the opportunity to challenge yourself. You’ll find some wide open areas, some bumps, some cruisers, some long traverses, some giant smiles and some high fives!
Panorama Mountain Village is a completely self-contained ski in/ski out resort, well skied or boarded will give you many great memories for your Juicy Fruit fireplace story time.
The après ski time here is truly the strength of Panorama Mountain resort. The giant hot tub in the middle of the village is where everyone goes to trade ski stories and watch the day end. There are hot tubs all over the village if you’re looking for a quieter time. The T-bar pub will begin gathering folks for pre-dinner beverages and the restaurants will soon be getting the evening patrons. You and your friends will be well treated and when it’s time, able to drift off to sleep with lots of happy thoughts.
Mon-Thu: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sat: 12:00am - 4:00pm
April 19-22 - Closed