Panorama is the gracious host of our 8 week Fast Track, Ski Patrol and Internship programs. No other resort in Canada can boast such excellence.

Spearheaded by the only person in Canada to ever hold the Level 4 accolade in all 3 ski disciplines.

The history of the place and the mountain towering over them all cast a long impressive shadow on any newcomer to the Purcell Mountains.

Whilst the weather will remind you that no two days are the same, the resort and the people will quickly help you slide into place and call it home.

For some, it’s hard to get here but for most, it’s even harder to leave

Panorama- Mountain

It’s easy to see how Panorama got its name. Located under a four hour drive away from Calgary airport, Panorama is a hidden gem. Nestled deep in the Purcell Mountain range, it has one of the most stunning back drops you’ll find in the whole of British Columbia.

Boasting expertly groomed slopes and an extensive backcountry of alpine bowls, trees, chutes and steeps, Panorama gives you more than enough terrain to stop you ever becoming bored. Combined with its famous off piste Taynton Bowl  and huge vertical, one of the biggest in North America, it makes for some challenging runs. But when mixed  with the open groomed lower slopes and incredible space, its the perfect training ground for our courses.

Panorama is used by hundreds of elite class ski racers from around the world to train before the season starts in earnest. Host of the Junior World Championships is just another trophy on the shelf for the ever-impressive Panorama Mountain resort and bares testament to how incredible the mountain is.

Panorama- Resort

We’ve been operating our ski and snowboard instructor courses at Panorama for over ten years. It’s one of most accessible mountain resort experiences; everything you need is conveniently closely situated.

Choose from slopeside accommodation, or in the nearby neighbouring town of Invermere. With a relatively small village feeling dominated by a striking backdrop vs living in a working town such as Invermere with all the trappings of a local Canadian town, it’s hard to decide what is best. So we’ve offered both. Often mixing up the accommodation to suit the program. Regardless, with 3000 beds vs 3000 acres of skiable terrain there is plenty of room for everyone.

The Jack Pine, T-bar, Alto’s, and Fireside cafe provide some of the meals and entertainment whilst in the resort. Often with a lively vibe and friendly atmosphere you can soak up the apres-ski, or head into town. Grab all you can eat Chicken wings, Sushi, Chinese, Pizza before you party the night away in the Ullr Bar.


Location Statistics

Resort height: 1,150m / 3,773 ft
Highest summit: 2,450m / 8,038 ft
Winter season: 479cm (188″) of powder
Bowls: 2 huge alpine bowls
Terrain Park: 2
Cross country: Extensive trails
Trails at this resort
Km longest run
64 %
36 %

Panorama- Activities

Panorama isn’t just about the skiing, although it’s pretty hard to beat. From the largest thermal hot springs in a Canadian resort, to the longest natural frozen ice rink, Panorama and the nearby town of Invermere and Lake Windermere have a lot to offer away from the Mountain.

For those rest days off snow, take the 20 minute free bus ride to the vibrant town of Invermere. Enjoy the life of a town with a sports centre, curling rink, ice rink, cinema, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Go dog sledding, snowmobiling or Paragliding, or simply head  to the Lake for a skate and barbecue.

If you can’t stay away from the mountain and are  still searching for another adrenaline rush? RK Heliskiing is located in the resort to take you up and away to powder hound heaven.

Panorama – Things to do

Panorama – Snow School

Panorama ski and ride snow school employs a variety of instructors, from new WSC internship graduates, and returning WSC clients, to seasoned higher level instructors.

Your Winter Sports instructor course will be given by some of Canada’s most experienced CASI and CSIA’s Level 3 and 4 instructors. You will be in good hands, especially doing an Internship at the snow school.

Snow School

“Panorama is incredible, it will honestly blow you away”

Mike O’Shea – March 2022

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