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Panorama Mountain Village

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Average Annual Snowfall: 188"
Opening/Closing Dates: December 10, 2010 to April 10, 2011


Panorama Central Reservations Air Desk



Closest Airports:

Calgary International Airport (YYC)

The distance between Calgary International Airport and Panorama is 3 1/2 hours through scenic Banff and Kootenay National Parks


Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)

Serving Cranbrook, B.C. and vicinity,  the Canadian Rockies International Airport is a short 1 1/2 hours to Panorama through the scenic Columbia Valley. Delta Airlines now flies direct, three times a week, from Salt Lake City to YXC.


Airport Transfers


Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Upper Village Condos


Only steps away from the Mile One Quad, Silver Platter, and Red Carpet, these units offer superior access to the Panorama Springs Hot Pools and Upper Village amenities. By property See link

Lower Village Condos


Walk out to the Toby Chair. These units offer superior access to all amenities and the Village Gondola.     By property See link
Townhomes Located in Upper and Lower Village, these two and three-bedroom townhomes offer all of the comforts of home deep in the mountains. By property See link
The Pine Inn For the budget conscious guest, the Pine Inn offers great value and convenience. Situated in the heart of Panorama Mountain Village, at the base of the Mile One Quad, this slope-side hotel puts you in the thick of all the action. 4 See link
First Tracks Hostel Skiers and riders have a NEW budget slopeside lodging option for the 2010 winter season. The First Tracks Hostel is now open, right beside the Mile 1 Quad. N/A See link


Equipment Rentals

Snowsports School

Race Training Centre

The General Store



The in bounds backcountry style skiing of the legendary Taynton Bowl is simply incredible. The patrolled and controlled area is filled with chutes, bowls, and glades that will challenge the full spectrum of black diamond skiers. “This former heli-ski terrain is known for its ability to collect new snow based on its aspect and the direction snow storms regularly come from” according to George Duncan, Mountain Operations Manager. The family focus of the resort results in less competition for fresh lines as parents tend to ski the front side of the mountain with their children and leave the backside to the more adventurous.

Panorama Mountain Village

With the second biggest vertical in North America, Panorama offers skiing for all abilities. The resort has over 2000 acres and 80 marked trails but if you prefer to hop on a chopper, the expansive glaciers and snowfields on the edge of the Bugaboos are waiting. Backcountry options are also developing fast - besides skiing there's now dog-sledding, snowmobiling and horse drawn sleigh rides.Panorama participates in the Rocky Mountain Passport which covers 9 ski areas with the one ticket. Participating resorts include Lake Louise, Fernie, Marmot Basin, Mt. Norquay as well as Panorama.

Snow making percent40%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Total number of lifts9
Lifts-Total lift capacity8500/hr
Trails-4-Expert only25%
Trails-5-Terrain park2
Trails-6-Half pipe
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run5.5 km.
General-Base elevation3800'
General-Vertical drop4000'
General-OwnerPanorama Mountain Village Inc.
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds2847 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: Reasonably priced deals to be gotten

Cons: can be icy at times

Have skiied Panorama Mountain Resort for years and this last year was probably the best in about a decade!  The snow began to fall in Nov/Dec and didn't stop till April.  There was lots of powder to be found, especially at the top and on some of the more un-used trails.  This year Panorama has added a Tube park, extended some of their runs with additional glading and apparently they are expanding their board park, so we are excited about see the changes.  The new local ownership has made it a priority to keep the night life going in the village, for both singles and familys.  We typically book our vacation rentals through www.cobblestonecreek.ca and have rarely been dis-satisfied with their service and the skiing/boarding at Panorama.


Pros: Good lift system, and a cool village, good park

Cons: ROCKS. not enough coverage not well set up for families. you have to take 3 lifts to get to the summit, expensive

This resort does not get enough snow. Rocks are all over the place off piste, kind of like Lake Louise. The grooming is average. It takes three lifts to get to the summit, which has no begginer trails. All the Green runs are on the bottom of the mountain. Experts will be dissapointed with Taynton Bowl, not because its not good terrain(its actually really steep) there is just too many rocks. expect to hit at least a few rocks in here. The park is awsome. one of the best i've been in. I just dont understand how overpriced this place is. A total ripoff.


Pros: terrain, views

Cons: icy day

I caught it on a very bad day as the resort was iced over, bad snow.

Fortunately the day before I heli'd in the back country and had a blast.


Pros: Lots of Vert, great cruisers, low crowds

Cons: Very little snow, ugly condo village, super long runout from taynton

 Panorama is a good hill for families, and those who like long cruisers. It has plenty of slope-side accommodations and the grooming is pretty good.

But the village is condo-city, and things get really quiet after dark.

And it hardly ever snows. The terrain in Taynton Bowl is interesting, and it doesn't get a tonne of traffic, but the snow quality isn't all that great.

Not bad for the cruiser crowd, but expert skiers would be happier at Banff or Kicking Horse.


Pros: huge vertical, funicar from parking lot

Cons: your call

I visited this mountain twice.  Years ago, during a Banff -Jasper trip.
Next time, it fit into the route through out B.C.
  Nice variety of trails,  I needed to see all the vertical they advertised!!
 early season,Snow conditions can be weak for some reason, not a great place to plan a Christmas trip.
Thought it was worth a return visit.  Looks like a nice place to stay. 
   Most of my skiing is solo, visiting a good variety of places.  thus very little evaluation on mountain stays,sorry.  I can always sleep in an inexpensive motel closer to the next mountain.
   Those slope side swimming pools do look fun.


Pros: Very little skiers

Cons: Rocky - Icy

We visited this resort at the end of Jan 2006. I loved this mountain, however, the week we were there they didn't receive any snow what so ever. The views were awesome, very little people on the hill and never a lineup.
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