Panorama Mountain Village is about big vertical and big mountain terrain – over 1,220 meters/4,000 vertical feet and over 2,800 snow-covered acres. With the addition of two new quads, varied ski terrain, slopeside hot pools, and luxurious slopeside, ski-in/ski-out accommodations; Panorama Mountain Village is fast becoming one of the Canadian Rockies’ premier vacation destinations. Panorama […]
Panorama Mountain Village is about big vertical and big mountain terrain – over 1,220 meters/4,000 vertical feet and over 2,800 snow-covered acres. With the addition of two new quads, varied ski terrain, slopeside hot pools, and luxurious slopeside, ski-in/ski-out accommodations; Panorama Mountain Village is fast becoming one of the Canadian Rockies’ premier vacation destinations. Panorama is located just two hours drive south west of Banff and three and a half hours from Calgary.
Taynton Bowl, the biggest terrain expansion in the history of the resort offers lift access to almost 1,000 acres of glades, chutes and gullies, all former heli-skiing terrain. Both Skiing and Ski Canada magazine have rated the bowl as the “Best New Terrain.” Panorama is located on the edge of the largest heli-skiing region in the world and R.K. Heli-Ski, located at Panorama offers day excursions via helicopter into backcountry powder.
The Taynton experience is complemented by super-long cruising runs featuring Panorama’s award-winning grooming. For freestyle enthusiasts, an expert and an intermediate terrain park flesh out the mountain’s offerings with rails, tabletops and halfpipe. The terrain is broken down into 15% beginner, 55% intermediate/advanced and 30% expert.
Ideally located as a hub to Fernie, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC, and Banff, Panorama provides the ultimate base for touring and experiencing the greatest skiing and powder snow in the Canadian Rockies. Panorama also offers a day bus and interchangeable lift tickets with Kicking Horse.
After a day on the slopes, sink into the soothing waters of the giant, slopeside, Panorama Springs Hot Pools. Soak and stargaze before heading into the pedestrian village to check out a variety of family activities, restaurants and après options. Panorama Mountain Village is owned and operated by Intrawest Corporation, the leading developer and operator of village-centered resorts across North America.
|Season: December 7, 2007 to April 6, 2008
Lift Hours: 9am – 4pm daily
Annual Snowfall: 479 cm (188 inches)
Snowmaking: 40% coverage
Vertical Drop: 1,200 m (4,000 ft) – One of the highest in North America
Base Elevation: 1,200 m (3,800 ft)
Top Elevation: 2,400 m (7,800 ft)
Skiable Acreage: 1,157 hectares (2,847 acres) Patrolled Acres
Trails: 120+ trails, Bowls, Extreme Zone, Showzone Terrain Parks & Half Pipe
Longest Run : 5.5km Never Never Land (Taynton Bowl)
Difficulty: Novice Intermediate Advanced 20% 55% 25%
Number of Lifts: 9 Lifts – 1 Village Gondola, 2 High-speed Quads, 1 Quad, 1 Triple, 1 Double, and 2 Surface lifts
Lift Capacity: 8,500 skiers per hour
Night Skiing: Yes.
Cross-Country: Yes, the Beckie Scott Nordic Centre offers 17 kms of groomed cross-country trails.
Terrain Park: Yes. Powder Trail (off the Mile 1 Quad) is a one-kilometre long terrain park. You’ll find tabletops, kickers, spines, rails and fun boxes.
Halfpipe: Yes. Panorama’s FIS regulation halfpipe is in the Showzone Terrain Park, which also offers night skiing and riding on selected dates through the season.
Av Winter Temp -5 deg C (25 deg F)
Located just off the Toby chairlift in the lower village, Horsethief offers ski-in/ski-out access, 4 outdoor hot tubs, a sauna and is home to the resort’s neighborhood pub, The Jackpine. All units at Horsethief feature full kitchens with microwave and dishwasher, fireplace, TV, VCR and a balcony or patio.
|PANORAMA GOLD CONDO’S ($$$)
Panorama’s 1000 Peaks, Ski Tip, and Tamarack have got it all, including gorgeous views! The Mile One Quad, Panorama Springs Hot Pools and apres ski activities in the village are just steps away from your door. A “Mountain Boutique” inspired interior features a gas fireplace, TV, VCR, a full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave and underground parking to make your stay ultra comfortable.
Amenities & Services
EARL GREY LODGE ($$$)
Earl Grey Lodge is the only custom built pension at Panorama Mountain Village. The Earl Grey Lodge has a fully licensed bar, real fires, and air conditioning for the summer. The Earl Grey Lodge has been interior designed to maintain the authentic cabin feel with an art deco influence and high speed satellite communications. The use of oak, cedar, granite, slate and leather gives a natural mountain ambience. The Earl Grey Lodge has been furnished using the best in European and North American materials and is designed to cater to a discerning client base looking for fine dining and luxury accommodation at Panorama.
|AURORA TOWNHOMES ($$$)
Ski into the Aurora Townhomes, nestled next to the Toby Chair. The ski-in/ski-out location, bright cheery decor, and amenities makes Aurora Townhomes perfect for families or a ski vacation with the gang! Quality is evident throughout Aurora Townhomes, from the layouts that make the most of the mountain views to the bright tile finishes and wood cabinetry throughout. Hang up the car keys and enjoy convenient access to the village, mountain, Valley Trail and Greywolf Golf Course