Panorama in Canada is ski-in, perfect for families and has a ton of mixed terrain to play with. Here are our top five things to do on your Panorama ski holiday.
1. The hot pools
Panorama’s whole upper village is ski-in, ski-out and wherever you stay, you can use the slopeside pools for free. They’re hot, they’re Canada’s largest and they’re a bit of an institution in Panorama. Slip off your ski boots and sink in, for muscle-soothing jets and shared ski stories.
2. A Top of the World selfie
Panorama was named for the 360-degree views from the top of this chairlift, which look out across British Columbia and over into Alberta. Head up on a bluebird day for the perfect ski selfie to make your mates jealous.
3. Skiing Taynton Bowl
This is why people choose Panorama. You take the Top of the World chairlift, walk up along a scenic ridge and then drop down into the steeps of the bowl. It was only accessible by helicopter until fairly recently, and it still has that escapist feel. Start on the black View of 1000 Peaks run – which lives up to its name – and you’ll soon have four miles of glades and mixed terrain laid out before you.
4. A snowmobile tour
Snowmobile tours start from right outside Panorama – unlike in many of the surrounding resorts, which are restricted by national park rules. You can take the tour as hard or as easy as you like. Starting on a scenic trail through the forest, you’ll pass a frozen waterfall and rev up through and above the clouds to a little log cabin for a refuel of hot chocolate.
Canada is the home of bucket-list heli. And for us, it doesn’t get better than Panorama. You chopper directly out of the resort, it’s authentic heli-skiing in the Canadian Rockies and the area they can take you to is vast – so there are tons of drop-offs to choose from and all of them are utterly beautiful.
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Words by Clarice Hine.