Like donuts, katsu sambos, frosè and sausage dogs, Panorama is so hot right now. The ski resort in British Columbia has been quietly creating new terrain with cat skiing and fondue helicopter adventures while the bigger resorts have been taking the spotlight.
Not anymore. The independent boutique ski resort of Panorama is on everyone’s skiing lips this season thanks to an underground buzz that’s gaining momentum.
So get in now while the lift lines are short and you can say “I was here before you.”
Ok, let’s get specific. 2 975 acres of terrain. That’s a lot of terrain to burn the thighs, bond with friends, race the family, capture on Instagram.
Intermediates will love Panorama as over half of the resort is dedicated to them with wide cruisey groomers on the fall line. Meanwhile, those mad cut snakes known as the advanced to expert skier will find paradise in the Taynton Bowl.
This former heli skiing terrain is now open and accessible by chairlift and a hike or a Monster cat lift so you can lap the blacks and double blacks till you can’t lap them no more. Expect 750 acres of ungroomed off piste powder stashes with open runs and tree skiing.
Few realise the sheer vertical drop of Panorama. We’re talking over a kilometer’s worth, 1300 metres to be exact. Enough said.
New this year is the Monster Cat, a dedicated cat ride for advanced to expert skiers out to Taynton Bowl. This means you can save your hiking legs for the ski down and rack up more vertical as a result.
Soak it up
Panorama is essentially a ski in ski out village which makes for more time spent on the snow. When the lifts close you can head to the Springs Pools, a series of hot pools and hot tubs with sauna with mountain views. Sigh.
Cheese with altitude
There’s not many places in the world you can heli fondue. Yep, jump into a helicopter at Panorama and head skyward for a return scenic flight with a stop at the Summit Hut for cheese and/or chocolate fondue by a crackling fire.
Speaking of helicopters. The reputable R.K. Heliski company operates out of the resort so whether you want a 3 run taster or a 5 run powder day or a private platinum with a chopper for just you and your powder hound friends with up to 12 runs, you won’t have to go much further than outside your lodging door.
Where is this Panorama of which you speak?
You would have heard about British Columbia, the powder filled province of Canada where so many Rocky Mountains lie filled with snow laden peaks. This is home to Panorama, 308 kilometers west of Calgary not far from the town of Invermere.
The FREE cat skiing experience deal
Our mates at MySnow Holidays are offering a free Monster Cat cat skiing experience for the first 5 members of our Facebook Group to book a Panorama Deal of stay and ski 7 nights from $773 per person. Join our Miss Snow It All Canada Deals and Chatter Facebook Group to find out how.