Panorama Mountain Resort, Panorama, BC

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Panorama Mountain Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to Powder Highway skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lodging & webcams. 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 […]

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Panorama Mountain Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to Powder Highway skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lodging & webcams. 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 mountain date back to 1959, but it was not until 1962 that the current location was established. Panorama Mountain 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; over 2800 acres of skiable terrain with everything from wide-open, fall lines to powder-filled tree lines, as well as, 9 lift systems and over 120 trails with options to suit all abilities.
  • 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 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.
  • For those wishing to fly to the area, there is the Fairmont Hot Springs Airport-CYCZ with a 6000ft long x 100ft wide runway near the resort. If you have your own plane and wish to use the facility, contact the airport at 250-345-2121. Note: there are no commercials flights scheduled into this airport as of this writing.
  • 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: Open

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:
188 in / 478 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 125

Beginner: 24 (19%)

Intermediate: 37 (30%)

Advanced: 30 (24%)

Expert: 34 (27%)

Terrain Parks: 1

Snow Cross: Yes

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: 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

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-663-2929

Direct Phone: 250-341-3044

Snow Phone: 250-342-6941 ext 3

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 10 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 4:30pm : See website for any updates & Night session times

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 9

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 1

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 2

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 1

Triples: 1

Doubles: 1

Surface Lifts: 3

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

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

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Resort Shuttle Service

Airport Transportation