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"Panorama is hard to beat following the monstrous 128 acre expansion of Taynton Bowl, bringing four additional double black diamond runs. This terrain is the kind dreams are made of - heliskiing, but without the helicopter! "

Karen Anderson

Senior Ski Specialist

Panorama Ski Holidays

It’s easy to see why Panorama is one of British Columbia's most popular ski holiday destinations. It perfectly blends the intimacy of a relaxed ski-in/ski-out resort with the adventure of wide open spaces and endless mountain vistas. 

Explore the slopes

Panorama’s quiet ski slopes are a dream for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Beginners can master the basics on wide, gentle slopes and enjoy lessons with the resort’s fantastic ski school, while families love the lack of lift queues and the easy access to the slopes – 75% of which are suitable for beginners or intermediates.

While this is a lovely hassle-free resort for novices and younger skiers, we think Panorama really comes into its own with its vast ski terrain. Featuring a dizzying 4,265 vertical feet and 2,975 acres of uncrowded slopes, you can experience that exquisitely remote backcountry feel without heading off-piste into unpatrolled terrain. The former heli-skiing area of Taynton Bowl is the jewel in Panorama’s crown. Now accessible by lift, it’s the place to go for exhilarating black diamond runs, hidden powder stashes and that intoxicating top-of-the-world feeling.

Enjoy the resort

Laidback Panorama is one of the most convenient mountain resorts in our Canadian selection. From cosy ski-in/ski-out accommodation to a wonderful choice of low-key shops and eateries right on your doorstep, this scenic village is the perfect place to relax. While the atmosphere in Panorama is undoubtedly chilled out, there are plenty of high-octane activities on the menu. Think cat rides, heli-skiing, snowmobiling, fat biking and night skiing. Or if you’d rather sink into the unhurried pace of Panorama life, why not try a moonlit snowshoe hike, a spin around the outdoor ice rink or a blissful soak in the resort’s slopeside hot pools?

As evening falls, unwind in one of Panorama’s inviting bars and eateries. From casual log smokehouses serving delicious local meats and craft beers to elegant restaurants with contemporary Canadian menus and beautiful mountain views, there’s a great choice of welcoming après-ski options.

Where to stay

With the relaxed atmosphere in Panorama in mind, we’ve hand-picked a stellar selection of accommodation in convenient slopeside locations. Once you’ve arrived, everything you need for a fantastic holiday is just a stone’s throw away. For a luxurious experience, our premium four-star condos offer spacious self-catered accommodation with every home comfort you can imagine. Not to mention plenty of comforts you won’t find at home, such as outdoor hot tubs, balconies with breath-taking views and easy access to the ski slopes and lifts. Larger groups will love Panorama’s impressive private townhomes, ideal for family socialising. Occupying tranquil riverside locations and boasting fully equipped multi-level accommodation, this is relaxed mountain living at its best.  

Getting to Panorama

Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying from London into Calgary and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our holidays to Panorama include a shared shuttle transfer from Calgary, but the area is perhaps best explored with the flexibility of a self-drive car, SUV or minivan. We offer 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav. We offer a range of private transfer options too.

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"Panorama is hard to beat following the monstrous 128 acre expansion of Taynton Bowl, bringing four additional double black diamond runs. This terrain is the kind dreams are made of - heliskiing, but without the helicopter! "

Karen Anderson

Senior Ski Specialist

Panorama Stats

Ski Area

2,975 acres

Ski Range

3,773–8,038 ft

Blue Runs

20%

Red Runs

55%

Black Runs

25%

Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

Airport distances

Calgary

3hrs 30mins

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Après-Ski in Panorama

At the end of a great ski day in Panorama, you finish in the Panorama village core, where you'll find two great slopeside apres venues - the T-Bar and the Great Hall patio. After dark, the T-Bar becomes the resort's apres focus - expect a genuine ski town pub with great food, awesome service and live music. 

T-Bar and Grill

The T-Bar & Grill is Panorama’s busy central apres-ski venue. This is a classic sports bar, with a fantastic range of drinks and food on the menu. Situated right at the base of the slopes in the Pine Inn, this is the perfect destination to enjoy a cold beer after your day’s exertions on the slopes, or maybe tuck into a juicy steak. This is a fabulous family-friendly venue offering laid-back apres-ski until the mid-evening. After dark though, the bar gets more energetic with live music and a pool table.

The Great Hall

The Great Hall is part of Panorama's base village day lodge and has a great patio. You can literally ski to the table. Open for breakfast, lunch and apres, this is the prime spot at the end of the day to soak up some rays and down a pitcher or two.

Jackpine Pub

A quaint and cosy pub tucked away in the lower village at the base of the pedestrian gondola. Expect a locals vibe with great craft beers on tap and bespoke cocktail choices. 

Dining in Panorama

On-Mountain Dining

There are three on-mountain 'huts' or cabins in Panorama, all of which are open daily for lunch, and selectively for dinner (dinner reservations required).

The Elkhorn Cabin

The Elkhorn Cabin is a traditional Swiss-style mountain cabin situated right on the slopes, midway down ‘Rollercoaster’, and features amazing views out over the valley. If you’re looking to change down a gear and relax the pace somewhat then the Elkhorn is the place for you. Expect homemade soups and traditional raclette backed up by a selection of excellent BC wines and craft beers.

Hut 1 Cafe

This tiny mountain hut sits at the top of the Mile 1 Express chair and has some of the best views of the resort. This is a classic re-fuelling stop serving grilled burgers, coffees and cakes – perfect for a quick bite to eat or a real hot chocolate around the fire-pit on the extended deck.

Summit Hut

This is the perfect place for a coffee stop or a warm up round the log-burner prior to your monstrous black-diamond adventure into Taynton Bowl, or a cruise down Panorama’s front face. Sitting right at the top of the Summit Chair at 7,759ft, the views are simply spectacular! Expect a wood-heated treat of a cabin serving great burgers, sandwiches and soup as well as real hot chocolate, great local coffee and home-baking plus a selection of alcoholic drinks. On a sunny day, sitting out on the deck looking out over Taynton Bowl sipping a cold drink is something else!!

In-Resort Dining

Panorama has a good selection of restaurants throughout the village, ranging from down-to-earth après bars serving burgers + beers to fine-dining venues offering AAA steaks and paired wines.

T-Bar and Grill

The T-Bar & Grill is Panorama’s busy central apres-ski venue. This is a classic sports bar, with a fantastic range of drinks and food on the menu. Situated right at the base of the slopes in the Pine Inn, this is the perfect destination to enjoy a cold beer after your day’s exertions on the slopes, or maybe tuck into a juicy steak. This is a fabulous family-friendly venue offering laid-back apres-ski until the mid-evening. After dark though, the bar gets more energetic with live music and a pool table.

Alto Kitchen & Bar

With a bespoke Forno Bravo pizza oven as its centrepiece, Alto Kitchen & Bar is located in the village at the base of the main lift – the Mile 1 Express. It offers a great selection of Italian cuisine, an array of sharing platters and much more. Expect casual, upbeat dining featuring homemade pasta and pizzetas.

Fireside Café & Lounge

Before you head out to the slopes, call in at the Fireside Café & Lounge for a quick breakfast and a steaming hot cup of locally made Kicking Horse coffee. Also open for lunch, the café serves a variety of delicious baked goods, soups and sandwiches, all freshly prepared. There’s a pick-up window for coffee on the run. Located close to the Mile 1 Express lift in the village core.

The Cabin Smokehouse

The Cabin Smokehouse is located in the Early Grey Lodge just behind the 1000 Peaks Lodge close to the resort centre. This is a true Canadian casual dining experience featuring communal tables where you are sure to mix with the locals. Expect an interesting and family-friendly menu, backed up by a full bar with some nice touches like mulled wine!

Cliffhanger Restaurant

Located at the bottom of the Sunbird Chair in the Greywolf Golf Course clubhouse surrounded by stunning views of the Purcell Mountains, this is a fantastic lunch, dinner and après spot. Expect a choice of juicy AAA steaks, seafood and a selection of sharing plates and salads, together with some classic BC wines.

Choppers Landing

Located in the RK Heliski base lodge just a short walk from the main village core, Choppers Landing is a the perfect spot for cosy après beside the fire or for a relaxed dinner with friends and family. The views out over the resort and the mountain are exceptional.

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Reviews of Panorama

Dave Lewis

28/02/2024

It's a long day until I arrived at the resort but worth it, as Panorama is a fantastic resort with a great bonus of the Friends of the Panorama mountain hosts. Hardly any lift queues and plenty of varied terrain to ski. The only slight downside is the small number of restaurants/bars in the evening. I will be booking to return in 2025.