Why Panorama Mountain Resort is the place to race
Away from large sprawling cities, and even farther from the historic mountain towns of Europe, nestled between a roaring blue creek and a dense pine forest is Panorama Mountain Resort. It may be found along the road less travelled, but Panorama is for those with a sense for adventure and looking for a taste of pure Canada.
Racing at Panorama
Celebrating its 60th season this year, Panorama is proud to have a long history of hosting race events and supporting youth athletes. Hosting World Cup events in 1985, 1990 and 2007 along with the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in 2015. Panorama is also home to the Panorama National Alpine Training Centre, providing athletes from around the world with an elite, hassle-free training environment, with a backdrop of the dramatic Purcell wilderness.
About the village
Unique in its location — Panorama is a village unto itself — this year-round destination resort is known for it’s spectacular setting, where the Purcell Mountains graze the clouds and the rivers run turquoise. Visiting Panorama is a unique experience, providing all the adventure and the experience of the remote Canadian mountains, with the comforts of urban life.
Locally owned, and proudly independent, Panorama is a three and a half hour drive from Calgary, Alberta, and a 20 minute drive from the local town of Invermere, BC. A pedestrian minded village with ski-in/ski-out accommodations, the largest slopeside outdoor hot pools in Canada, amenities, tours, and activities is designed with guest ease in mind.
About the mountain
The mountain itself rises 1,300M for the village to the peak, making it one of the top 10 vertical descents in North America. With 2,975 skiable acres there’s always something new to discover. From world-class rolling cruisers, powder filled tree lines, and off-piste terrain made of former heliski terrain and accessed by snowcat to provide a backcountry-style experience while staying in bounds.