If you're heading to Panorama this winter, here is an insider view Hayley Wilson from Panorama Mountain Village 

Where do you head for fresh tracks?

On a powder day, Heli-High is usually the first run in Taynton Bowl to open after a storm. Stick to the ridge as long as you can for wide open trees. The bottom is tight and technical but well worth it!

Looking for that cruiser that will take your breath away?

Early in the morning, head over to the Sunbird Chair to Little Dipper, which could also be named Little Ripper. It’s a wide, rolling run that’s off the beaten path, so you might just have it to yourself! [caption id="attachment_1536" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Breathtaking scenery in Panorama"][/caption]

Where should we head if we need an energy boost?

Head to the Summit Hut at the top of the mountain for excellent views, special coffees, and the best homemade brownies around!

Where's the ultimate lunch stop?

The Elkhorn Cabin on Rollercoaster is the place to go for amazing views of Mt Nelson and delicious all-Canadian fare. I recommend the homemade meat pie; an old Bilodeau family recipe and a classic French Canadian dish.

We need to take some top shots, where's the best place for a Kodak moment?

Anywhere on the mountain where Mt Nelson acts as a backdrop, such as Top of the World, Picture Perfect or World Cup Way.

After a day on the slopes, where's the best place for beer ‘o’ clock?

The T-Bar for a great atmosphere, live music on weekends, and a great local crowd.

Other than skiing, what's a unique après ski activity in Panorama?

Book the Summit Hut with a bunch of friends for après ski fondue. Take the last chairlift up; enjoy great B.C. wines, cheese fondue, and chocolate fondue. Once you’re done, ski down the mountain just before sunset and have it to yourself! [caption id="attachment_1537" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Head to the Summit Hut for some après ski fondue"][/caption]

Final Words of Advice...

Go heliskiing and experience Panorama’s backcountry! It’s a once in a lifetime experience and you don’t have to be an expert!