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PANORAMA

Ski & Snowboard Resort Review

The top resort of Panorama CANADA has excellent terrain, reliable snowfall, fast and efficient lifts and a beautiful base village.

Panorama Skiing and Snowboarding Terrain

Panorama has thousands of acres of terrain made up of huge powder filled bowls, extreme steeps, fantastic tree skiing and snowboarding and groomed trials and beginner only areas.

Advanced Skiing and Snowboarding at Panorama

Advanced skiers and snowboarders flock to Taynton Bowl, once only accessible by helicopter but now accessed from the Summit Chairlift. It has 1,000+ acres of steep back country style chutes, treed terrain and moguls.

The Extreme Dream Zone located on the front side of the Taynton Bowl is all double black diamond terrain with tight trees and big moguls.

Panorama’s longest trail of 5.5 kilometres, Never Never Land starts at the top of the Taynton Bowl as a double black diamond steep narrow gully then widens out into a fast groomed tree lined trail leading to the Village.

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Panorama Ski & Snowboard Resort

Intermediate Skiing and Snowboarding at Panorama

55% of the mountain terrain at Panorama is suited to intermediate skiing and snowboarding with long winding groomed trails across the resort.

From the top of the Champagne Chairlift take the far right Sun Bowl Trail for a thrilling ride through treed terrain before linking with the cruising Village Way trail.

Over the 2009 summer months Panorama regraded Ostrander Alley, Strobl Strasse and McIntosh Way trails in the Founders Ridge area making cruising runs even easier.

Confident intermediates will enjoy the challenge of the steep and sometimes ungroomed Getmedown trail in the summit area. It is the only intermediate trail down from the Summit Chairlift.

Beginner Skiing and Snowboarding at Panorama

Beginner skiers and snowboarders learn on the magic carpet area on the Highway 1 trail in the base area. In the 2009 winter season the Highway 1 beginner trail was enlarged with the introduction of the Red Carpet lift. The 135 meter long magic carpet lift replaced the old tow lift giving first time skiers and snowboarders easier access to the gentle beginner terrain.

The lower mountain runs are suitable for beginners. The Mile 1 Chairlift services the Horseshoe and Showoff long groomed gently sloping trails.

The Panorama Bilodeau School of Skiing and Snowboarding have first time lessons available and as children’s group lessons, teen lessons, themed clinics and heli skiing lessons.

Panorama Terrain Park and Halfpipe

The advanced Showoff Terrain Park is almost one mile long and littered with huge jumps, tabletops, kickers, boxes and rails. The park is directly under the Mile 1 Chairlift on the Showoff trail. Visiting professional free riders agree that the park is the best in the Rocky mountains.

The intermediate Showzone Terrain Park on the left hand side of the Toby Chairlift has medium sized jumps and rails. The well maintained halfpipe is next to the park and illuminated for night skiing and snowboarding.

Panorama Heli Skiing and Snowboarding

RK Heliski who are based in Panorama have access to 930 square miles of powder filled open bowls, forests and endless powder pistes in the Purcell Mountains. One, two and three day packages with professional guides are available for intermediate advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders.

Panorama Night Skiing and Snowboarding

Every Thursday Friday and Saturday nights the Toby Chairlift and the halfpipe and terrain park are illuminated until 9pm for night skiing and snowboarding.

Other Activities at Panorama

The Panorama Springs Hot Pools located slope side are very inviting after a long day on the slopes to rest aching muscles. All overnight guests receive complementary passes for the hot pools.

Other activities at Panorama include ice fishing, snowmobiling, horse drawn sleigh rides, snow shoeing, cross country skiing and massage and beauty therapies at SolSpa in the Pine Inn.

Shopping at Panorama

The shops in the Panorama Mountain Village cater for all requirements from ski and snowboard equipment and rental gear to clothing stores, children’s clothing and toy shops, photography shops, gift and souvenir stores and grocery and liquor markets.

Snowcase Snowboards has all the latest clothing and equipment for the snowboarders while Can-Ski has all skiing needs covered.

Panorama Restaurants

There are a variety of restaurants in the Panorama Mountain Village ranging from fine dining to family bistros and cafes.

Earl Grey Lodge should not be missed. It is the best fine dining experience at Panorama. Both fresh local and imported European produce is used to serve a different set menu every night of the week in the beautiful dining room. The lodge has fondue nights and five course tasting menus throughout the season as well as an extensive international wine list.

The Wildfire Rustic Grill House serves steaks, tasty baby back ribs and pastas in a warm and welcoming environment.

Mile High Pizza has delicious gourmet hand made pizzas served fireside in the Mile High Plaza and the PicNic Market Deli open during the day supplies baked muffins, bagels, sandwiches and breads and good coffee.

On the mountain Elkhorn Cabin at 7,000 feet has hearty barbeque evening dinners before skiing or snowboarding down to the village by torchlight. It is very popular with families.

Panorama Nightlife

The Crazy Horse Saloon has live bands, DJs and dancing throughout the whole season.
The cosy Jackpine Pub has draught beer on tap, a happy hour every night and broadcast live soccer matches from England.

For a relaxed evening go to the Wildfire Bar; on Saturday nights they have cocktail specials and late night snacks.

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Mark Gregory , USA , Panorama good and bad Goods - not as freezing cold as other neighboring resorts - black trails really are black - so much so that blue is almost black and black is almost double black - Taynton Bowl, best extreme bowl in the country - not massive crowds on weekends Bads - long trip to get there - can struggle with snow later in the season - night life more suited to families not singles that's all I can think of cause it basically is damn good!

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Statistics

Elevation
 
ft
m
summit
7,800
2,380
Base
3,800
1,160
Average Snowfall
188 inches
Lifts
9
Trails - view map
120
2,847 acres
Terrain %
advanced
25
intermediate
55
beginner
20
Halfpipe
1
Terrain Park
2
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