Although Panorama flies under the radar and enjoys smaller crowds—unlike nearby resorts Banff Lake Louise—it’s actually one of the most complete ski in, ski out resorts in Canada’s Kootenay Rockies. Despite its repute as “smaller resort,” you don’t realize the actual scale of Panorama until you reach the resort’s summit. Panorama Resort offers its guests world-class services, amenities, 15 feet of snow annually and 2,800 acres of skiable terrain. This British Columbia ski destination attracts visitors not only because of its double black diamond trees and wide-open, groomed boulevards, but also for other winter activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and heli-skiing. First-time Panorama visitors will be pleasantly surprised with the many slopeside lodging options and excellent—and varied—dining options.
Panorama Ski Resort
Panorama’s impressive 4,000 vertical feet offers some of Canada's best below tree line skiing, and thus world-class glades, as well as some of Canada’s longest fall-line cruisers. Backcountry- and sidecountry-seekers will be pleased with the terrain options in Taynton Bowl, a former heli-skiing zone. Even freestyle skiers and snowboarders will be surprised, since Panorama is home to one of the biggest and best freestyle terrain parks in the Canadian Rockies region.
Experts will find their slice of black diamond heaven in the Extreme Dream Zone’s double black diamond glades. Intermediates will find many expansive cruisers to enjoy, and even beginners will find terrain suited to their needs, making a Panorama ski vacation a great option for families of varying ski or snowboard levels.