Five ways to make the most of the adventure on offer at British Columbia’s Panorama resort on Canada’s famed powder highway.
There’s a lot to be said for Panorama resort in British Columbia’s almost 3000 acres of skiable terrain. The 1200 plus meters of vertical is one of them. Adventure is another. If you have a sense for the intrepid, like to go where others may follow and like to up the ante on your ski holiday then try these five on for size.
The 700 acres of Taynton Bowl used to be, in a former life, a dedicated heli ski terrain. This means you know you’re going to get a powder experience with steep and deep runs. The terrain is now part of the patrolled zone within Panorama Resort so you get the backcountry feel with the added safety.
Speaking of heli skiing. Panorama has a dedicated heli ski base within the resort. The heli will pick you up and transport you to 1500 square kilometers of British Columbian backcountry. Not only will you get the light dry powder this region is renowned for but you’ll enjoy some of the highest heli drops in Canada. Now that’s a thigh burn.
Toby Creek Adventures
Have snow mobile, will travel. Climb on board a 660 cc 4 stroke 60 hp electric engine (no smoke means environmentally friendly) for a half day or full day snow mobile adventure in Canada’s wilderness. Try your hand at deep powder riding, take a tour to an outback cabin for a cook out, or take the trails to an ice waterfall.
Tandem para glide
Hit the skies, channel your inner eagle and inhale the breathtaking vistas of the Purcell Mountains while paragliding through the air. You’ll have your skis on as you glide off the mountain with an experience paragliding guide who will take control while you take in the view and the experience before landing in the valley below.
Heli fondue at the Summit Hut
You read that right, extreme fondue at Panorama. Take the chopper over Panorama resort and see the village from a birds eye. Land at Summit Hut high on the mountain for libations on the outside deck or by the fire then chow down on cheese fondue or chocolate fondue for the sugar hounds. Then take the helicopter back down.
Ski Max Holidays have a seven night stay at Panorama Springs Lodge including a 6 day lift pass from AU$729 per person twin share.
They also have 7 nights in the same property for a family of four in a 2 bedroom condo from AU$2689 per family including 6 day lift passes for four people.
*Conditions apply. Valid for travel 7 January – 15 February 2018. Book and pay by 31 August 2017. Prices are subject to change and availability.