Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort

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.

Panorama Mountain Village Lodging:

Panorama Mountain Village Ski 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 square miles, or 12 square kilometers.

Panorama Mountain Village's slopes see on average 188 inches (74 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 15 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
120
Ski Lift
Lifts
9
Skier
Skiable Acres
2,847(12 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
188"(74 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
7,875'(2,400 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
4,000'(1,219 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,875'(1,181 m)

Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
70.7out of 100
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Panorama Mountain Village is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, with a difficulty score of 70.7. This mountain ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 25% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 4,000 feet.

 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.

Skiiable Area 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 for the beginners.
Beginner
20%(569 acres)

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.

Blue Square
Intermediate
55%(1,566 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
25%(712 acres)

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 nearby the town of Panorama, BC.

Address:
Panorama, BC V0A Canada
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Website:
panoramaresort.com/

GPS Coordinates:
50.46028, -116.24025

Getting to Panorama Mountain Village Ski 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 50.46028, -116.24025 (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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB172 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC100 km
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC163 km
Glacier Park International AirportFCAKalispell, MT279 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski AreaFairmont Hot Springs, BC5,200 ft42%32 km
Banff Sunshine VillageBanff, AB8,957 ft79%80 km
Fortress Mountain ResortKananaskis, AB8,400 ft55%83 km
KimberleyKimberly, BC6,500 ft60%87 km
Nakiska SkiKananaskis, AB7,415 ft58%93 km
Mount NorquayBanff, AB8,038 ft47%94 km
Summit Lake Ski AreaNakusp, BC3,018 ft11%105 km
Kicking HorseGolden, BC8,033 ft82%109 km
Lake LouiseLake Louise, AB8,652 ft64%109 km
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%133 km
Fernie Alpine ResortFernie, BC7,050 ft65%138 km
Salmo Ski HillSalmo, BC3,100 ft33%161 km

Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation7,875 ft
Base Elevation3,875 ft
Vertical Drop4,000 ft
Trails120
(20% Beginner,  55% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Lifts9
Skiable Acres2,847
Avg. Annual Snowfall188 inches
Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort Mountain Stats