Backcountry In Bounds Craig Gee, Ski Specialist

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

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, extra drive fees, fuel and ski rack. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav.

Important information
Season Early December–Mid April
Ski Area 2,975 acres
Annual Snowfall 16ft
Number of Lifts 10
Ski Range 3,773–8,038 ft
Snow Making Capabilities 40% of terrain
Blue Runs 20%
Red Runs 55%
Black Runs 25%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
Distance from airports
Calgary 3hrs 30mins