Panorama Mountain Village visitors who drop by in the winter will have the chance to enjoy one of the biggest vertical drops in North America. In fact, only Revelstoke and a couple of other ski resorts that are also in British Columbia offer a bigger vertical drop. The vertical drop at the Panorama Mountain Village is an impressive 4,000 feet, and in terms of terrain, almost 3,000 acres are patrolled. Found within the resort's boundaries are 120 trails, a collection of bowls, and two terrain parks that can be a blast to explore. There is terrain to suit all levels when it comes to Panorama Mountain skiing and snowboarding, and if you want to take things to another level, you can always consider booking a heli skiing or heli boarding adventure on the side.
The Panorama Mountain Village is a ski-in, ski-out resort that offers everything that visitors will need to enjoy a rewarding vacation. Attractive Panorama Mountain Village hotels provide ideal bases near all the action, and you won't want for variety when it comes time to get something to eat. On the skiing and snowboarding side of things, the Panorama Mountain Village has a revamped snow school, so you might look to book a skiing or snowboarding lesson upon arrival if you are in need of instruction. For anyone who needs equipment, both ski and snowboard rentals are available in the village. When you're not doing some downhill Panorama Mountain skiing or snowboarding, other winter activities that can be enjoyed include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling.
While skiing or snowboarding within the boundaries of the Panorama Mountain Village is rewarding enough, those who want to enjoy the full experience will book a heli-skiing or heli-snowboarding adventure. On these adventures, you'll have the chance to access almost 1,000 square miles of virtually untouched terrain in the beautiful Purcell Mountains of eastern British Columbia. In addition to gliding down glaciers, those who hop on a helicopter to get to the pristine slopes in the Purcell Mountains can also enjoy tree runs and some inspiring scenery. Both one-day and three-day heli-skiing and heli-snowboading adventures can be arranged, and while they are not cheap, the memories are sure to last a lifetime.
The ski season at the Panorama Mountain Village generally runs from mid-December to mid-April. Once it ends, the resort starts to gear up for its summer season. As is true of the other top British Columbia ski resorts, Panorama Mountain is just as divine in the summer as it is in the winter. Teeing it up for a round of golf on the award-winning Greywolf Course is among the most popular summer activities, and you can use the lifts to access hiking and mountain biking trails. Special lodging packages that include various activities are available for both the winter and summer seasons, so you might keep them in mind when planning your visit to the Panorama Mountain Village.
Part of Panorama Mountain's appeal lies in its lovely location. The views in the Purcell Mountains are stunning, and you can view the nearby Rockies in the near distance from any number of vantage points. In fact, Panorama Mountain's name is partly inspired by the Rocky Mountain views that it offers from its upper reaches. The rest of the appeal lies in the world-class skiing and snowboarding, the charming atmosphere in the village, and the list of options for things to do when you're not engaging in some downhill Panorama Mountain skiing or snowboarding. Should you wear yourself out on a visit, which is very possible, a rejuvenating spa treatment can be arranged at the spa. This spa offers a variety of treatments, including deep tissue massages and body wraps.
The Panorama Mountain Village Resort can be found about 100 miles southwest of Calgary, so if you are planning on flying in, you might rely on the Calgary International Airport. Other regional airports include the Canadian Rockies International Airport and the Kelowna International Airport. Once you've decided how to get to this ski resort in southeastern British Columbia, you might start looking for lodging. Condos and townhomes figure among the most attractive lodging options in the village, as they offer all the comforts of home. Six different lodges combine to offer condos and townhomes to fit a variety of tastes and budgets.
As for the Panorama Mountain Village hotels, the Pine Inn and the First Tracks Hostel are the in-village options. Both of these hotels provide rooms for the budget-conscious visitors. You might be interested to know that double, twin, and queen rooms with private baths are on offer at the hostel. To add to your options when it comes to the Panorama Mountain Village hotels, you might consider the affordable hotels in nearby Invermere or the resort accommodations at Radium Hot Springs. Free mountain shuttle service links Panorama Mountain with Radium Hot Springs and the small city of Invermere.