Panorama Mountain Resort, British Columbia

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Panorama Mountain Resort in BC & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 4265ft/1300m, total trails 129, closest airport 100mi/162km, lifts 10, and more. Panorama Mountain Resort is located in the Purcell Mountains of Southeastern BC. It is near the community of Invermere where you will discover an area filled with many amenities in both winter […]

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Panorama Mountain Resort in BC & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 4265ft/1300m, total trails 129, closest airport 100mi/162km, lifts 10, and more.

Panorama Mountain Resort is located in the Purcell Mountains of Southeastern BC. It is near the community of Invermere where you will discover an area filled with many amenities in both winter and summer.

The origins of the ski area date back to 1959, but it was not until 1962 that the current location was established. The ski resort has grown from the early days into a four-season resort, complete with a pedestrian village that hosts a family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Its location in the beautiful Columbia Valley allows visitors to unwind and rediscover the beauty of nature.

Panorama Mountain Resort is part of the famous Powder Highway of British Columbia which is a collection of 8 Ski Resorts, 9 Nordic Centres, 9 Heli-Skiing operations and 10 Snowcat skiing and snowboarding operations.


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On the Slopes

  • Panorama Mountain Resort has two bowls, Taynton and Sun, plus over 2900 acres of skiable terrain with everything from wide-open trails off the Mile 1 and Champagne Express Chairs, to powder-filled tree skiing to make your day on the slopes a great experience.
  • Over two-thirds of the mountain is suitable for beginners and intermediates. Off the Champagne Express chair check out the intermediates, Rollercoaster and Skyline. For those people who are new to the slopes, there is a large beginners area with 135m long carpet lift.
  • If you are more experienced skier and looking for some advance terrain, from the Summit Chair you can choose runs such as Gunbarrel, Top of the World or make your way over to the Taynton Bowl and challenge yourself to Devil’s Drop or Never Never Land.
  • At the Summit before your descent down the mountain, take a moment to enjoy the view that is known as the 1000 Peaks, it will take your breath away.
  • Due to its proximity to great terrain and abundant snowfall, heli-skiing and snowmobiling, are available on a daily basis from the village at Panorama. Visit their site to find out how to plan your adventure.

Off the Slopes

  • The Village at Panorama is quite compact so you won’t have to go far to experience a great selection of dining, shopping, spa and entertainment options. There is a free Village Gondola that connects the Upper and Lower Village so you can park your car and leave it.
  • There is an abundance of accommodation available at the base of the mountain, including condos, townhouses, hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and more.
  • Panorama Mountain Resort hosts many non-mountain activities to complete your vacation, including a tube & toboggan park, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fro something a little different check out the Mountain Top Fondue. Panorama also boasts Canada’s largest slope-side pool complex.
  • Nearby shopping, dining and lodging can be found in the community of Fairmont Hot Springs or Invermere. The town has a selection of lodging options from hotels to motels, shopping when you need a change of pace and several places to relax and enjoy a good meal.
  • Columbia Valley Transit provides transportation to various points, including Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. Contact transit for more information at 250-995-5720 to see the transit schedule to the resort during the winter.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
4265 ft / 1300 m

Base Elevation:
3740 ft / 1140 m

Summit Elevation:
8005 ft / 2440 m

Skiable Area:
2975 acres

Average Snowfall:
196 in / 498 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 129

Beginner: 26 (20%)

Intermediate: 40 (31%)

Advanced: 31 (24%)

Expert: 32 (25%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: Yes

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Cranbrook BC , 100mi / 162km

Nearest Major City:
Cranbrook BC, 95mi / 153km

Nearest Town/City:
Invermere BC, 14mi / 21km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 10 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:30pm : See website for Night Skiing times : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 10

Gondolas: 1

Express Quad Chairs: 2

Quad Chairs: 2

Triple Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 3

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Canadian Rockies Intl Airport  (YXC)
Distance: 100 mi / 162 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Calgary Intl Airport  (YYC)
Distance: 193 mi / 311 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-663-2929

Direct Phone: 250-341-3044

Snow Phone: 250-342-6941 ext 3

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Ski Resort Shuttle

Airport Transportation