Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Panorama Mountain Village

This week I have chosen to discuss Panorama Mountain Village, one of my favourite ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies. Voted number one family ski destination by Ski Canada Magazine, it is a great ski destination to spend quality time with family and friends.

I recommend flying into the Calgary airport, renting a car and taking the breathtakingly beautiful drive along the TransCanada Highway and across the transcontinental divide. Just before arriving at Panorama you will pass through the small town of Invermere. This is a great place to buy groceries for the week as they are much cheaper than the small grocery store in the village.
The view from"View of 1000 Peaks" 
 With over 2,847 acres of terrain Panorama offers something for every level of skier as 75% of the runs are suitable for beginners and intermediates. It is known for its long, groomed cruisers, but also has plenty of high alpine skiing. My must-ski’s include Taynton Bowl (black diamond) and on sunny days, View of 1000 Peaks (blue).

Panorama Hot Springs
The base of Panorama is lined with condos that you can rent. I highly recommend staying in one that is right on the hill. There is something magical about being able to ski right into your condo. Panorama is famous for their Panorama Springs Hot Pools, giant pools naturally heated by the earth. Definetly a must-try! The village at Panorama is quaint but full of charm. Featuring eight restaurants and bars I highly recommend T-Bar for apr├Ęs and Mile High Pizza for a delicious dinner. Panorama is also a great location to stay in at night and cook your own meals with family and friends while a log burns in the fireplace. 

For more information visit www.panoramaresort.com.

Happy skiing!

2 comments:

  1. For someone who has never skiied before (yes believe it), these blog posts are pretty informative for when/if I ever go skiing. Want to teach me??

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  2. I love your blog kim. As a snowboarder who enjoys learning of new places to check out, I find your blog helpfull in the selection process.

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