Panorama Mountain Village - In a Nutshell
Panorama Mountain Village is located 18 kilometres (11.2 miles) west of Invermere on the BC side of the Canadian Rockies, a 3-hour drive
Framed by the Canadian Rockies and the ancient Purcell Mountains, Panorama Mountain Village offers an intimate village setting with ski-in/ski-out lodging; a pedestrian village with a variety of restaurants and après options; and the giant, slopeside, Panorama Springs Hot Pools. Two new quad chairlifts for December 2003 will get skiers and riders to Panorama’s varied terrain and epic views faster than ever!
Formerly heli-skiing terrain operated by R.K. Heli-Ski, Taynton Bowl is Panorama’s newest terrain expansion and was named best new terrain by SKI and Ski Canada magazines. The powder-bowl features almost 1,000 acres of backcountry style terrain including chutes, glades, and gullies. On the front-side super-long cruising runs groomed to perfection will thrill skiers and riders of all abilities. An expert and an intermediate terrain park round out the mountain’s offerings with rails, tabletops, and a halfpipe. Panorama offers night skiing and riding in the parks and in the halfpipe with dedicated
access on the Toby Chair.
Panorama’s unique adventures embody the spirit of the Canadian Rockies. Winter activities include snowshoe excursions, snowmobiling, horse drawn wagon rides and ‘cowboy cookouts’, and mountaintop fondues. Endorsed by Olympian Beckie Scott, the Beckie Scott Nordic Centre features over 20 kilometres (12.8 miles) of groomed classic and skating trails. Panorama's School of Skiing and Snowboarding was ranked #1 in Canada by Ski Canada magazine.
Situated on the edge of the famous Bugaboos, Panorama is part of the largest heli-ski region in the world. R.K. Heli-Skiing operates day trips direct from Panorama into the high Alpine backcountry. The daily packages provide expert guidance for first-time heliskiers and include a pair of revolutionary "fat" powder skis perfect for deep powder,
breakfast, on-mountain lunch and a souvenir.
Nearby Invermere on the Lake, one of Ski Canada magazine’s “Top Five Favourite Mountain Towns,” offers colourful shops, enchanting restaurants, and groomed and torch-lit skating paths on Lake Windermere.