Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Panorama, BC.
We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Panorama Mountain Village stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Panorama Mountain Village is a part of the Mountain Collective network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the Collective.
There are numerous options to stay at Panorama Mountain Village around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Panorama Mountain Village Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Panorama Mountain Village has a total of 120 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 2,847 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,152 hectares, 4.4 square miles, or 11.5 square kilometers.
Panorama Mountain Village's slopes see on average 188 inches (5.7 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 15 feet every year!
Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort Elevation
Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,875 feet, or 2,400 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,875 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Panorama Mountain Village's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort Difficulty Level
70.9out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Panorama Mountain Village has 2,847 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Seeing as Panorama Mountain Village is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 80% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 20% of its skiable acres as beginner terrain.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort good for beginners?
This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 25% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.
Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort Location
Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Panorama, BC.
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Getting to Panorama Mountain Village Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort), its coordinates of 50.46000, -116.24000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Panorama, BC to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort.
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||172 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Panorama Mountain Village.
|Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport||YXC||Cranbrook, BC||100 km|
|Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||163 km|
|Glacier Park International Airport||FCA||Kalispell, MT||279 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort.
|Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area||Fairmont Hot Springs, BC||5,200 ft||42%||32 km|
|Banff Sunshine Village||Banff, AB||8,957 ft||79%||80 km|
|Fortress Mountain Resort||Kananaskis, AB||8,400 ft||56%||83 km|
|Kimberley||Kimberly, BC||6,500 ft||60%||87 km|
|Nakiska Ski||Kananaskis, AB||7,415 ft||58%||93 km|
|Mount Norquay||Banff, AB||8,038 ft||47%||94 km|
|Summit Lake Ski Area||Nakusp, BC||3,018 ft||11%||105 km|
|Kicking Horse||Golden, BC||8,218 ft||88%||109 km|
|Lake Louise||Lake Louise, AB||8,652 ft||64%||109 km|
|Whitewater||Nelson, BC||6,567 ft||62%||133 km|
|Fernie Alpine Resort||Fernie, BC||7,050 ft||66%||138 km|
|Salmo Ski Hill||Salmo, BC||3,100 ft||33%||161 km|
Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,875 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,875 ft|
|Vertical Drop||4,000 ft|
(20% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||188 inches|