Panorama

User rating 8 out of 10

freindly freeride heaven

Thu 14 February 2008 by mrfloaty

when this place goes off its just as good a place than any i have been to. its quiet, ( apart from weekends and local holidays) and beautiful, there is something for everyone from carving up the wide open pistes to floating town shoots dropping pillow lines or cliffs, if your a big spender then there is the local helli opp for the best powder trips with a top class resturants next door the resorts self contained with good eating and drinking facilities some reasonably priced shopping and outdoor hot tubs and swimmingpools,

a very friendly mellow atmosphere grats you and i would go back in a flash......

 

User rating 7 out of 10

much the same...

Sun 9 September 2007 by irishphat

spent a couple of days in Panorama last year. it was very icy and not a lot of depth on the runs that weren't icy. impressive views, nice staff, good failities and definite potential.

Now If you're heliboarding maybe it's better but pals of mine seasoning there told me it was intermittant at best for powder and a day trip to kicking horse was still the best local option. They said panorama is in a localised 'donut' in that all the surrounding hills get powder but they don't.

 

 

User rating 8 out of 10

Don't belive the Hype

Wed 4 February 2004 by Mike

Panorama is an excellent hill. While yes it is true that it does not compare to the snowfall of some of the other areas in the region i.e Fernie. it does have it's fair share of powder days. One thing at Panorama is you don't get the crowds, you do get some ice but what hill dosen't, even the legendary Fernie gets ice. The best part of Panorama is Taynton Bowl this rivals anything anyone else has(yes when they have snow) it rivals Fernie, Red and has more to offer than Delerium Dive at Sunshine. I was lucky enough to ride Taynton this Season with Mike Douglas yeah he's a skier but he raved about how good Taynton was, and who could agrue with the pioneer of new school skiing. All in all if you are looking for a quite resort where they have super steeps, cliffs, trees powder and NO CROWDS then this is the place for you.

User rating 7 out of 10

steve

Mon 19 January 2004 by steve40

i just got back from panorama and although it was ok several locals told me that they dont get anywhere near the snowfall of surrounding resorts and that its usually pretty icy on the hill, so contrary to what Long Wang says they dont get that much powder. this season saw 2 new quads open which at least means they no longer drag you to the summit, and taynton bowl is now open to the public, but i'd wait till there's some snow in there before dropping in. despite having the best start to a season they've ever had the rocks still tore our boards to bits. a day trip to Kicking Horse ( not reviewed in wsg? ) runs every wednesday, priced at $70 incl lift pass it is worth a visit just to get off the ice for a day.

User rating 7 out of 10

steve

Mon 19 January 2004 by steve40

i just got back from panorama and although it was ok several locals told me that they dont get anywhere near the snowfall of surrounding resorts and that its usually pretty icy on the hill, so contrary to what Long Wang says they dont get that much powder. this season saw 2 new quads open which at least means they no longer drag you to the summit, and taynton bowl is now open to the public, but i'd wait till there's some snow in there before dropping in. despite having the best start to a season they've ever had the rocks still tore our boards to bits.

User rating 8 out of 10

Panorama

Tue 14 October 2003 by Woody1

This place has amazing tree runs and lots of powder. All the hotels here are ski-in ski-out. You can get pretty cheap package deals to stay here.

The only problem for beginners here is that to reach the summit you need to take a narrow T-bar.

There is only one bar in the resort, and one nightclub, which opens twice a week! There is good food though, and one classy restaurant that sells caribou (moose) steaks etc.

Their other speciality is hot wings, 6 for a dollar ! Make sure you have the extra spicy ones to improve your speed the next day.

The local town, Invermere, is worth a visit as it is very similar to Northern Exposure. The locals are really friendly and a welcomed us strangers from England. They even cooked us some special hot wings with Dave's inferno sauce !

It is regularly less than -15 here, so bring your thermals. I dont think I queue here for more than 2 minutes in my whole 2 weeks. Well worth a visit, just a shame about the partying.

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