Explore Double Diamond Powder, Minus the Helicopter, at Panorama Mountain Resort

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2015

Kootenay Rockies, Ski & Snow Sport

While Panorama has solidified its reputation as a family-friendly destination, there’s much more in store for skiers and boarders of all stripes at the resort, situated along BC’s famed Powder Highway. Indeed, lovers of the steep and deep have long known that Taynton Bowl’s backcountry-style powder packs a punch, with sought-after stashes that, once upon a time, could only be reached by helicopter. Not so today, thanks to a quad chairlift that showcases 304 hectares (750 acres) and 1,225 vertical metres (4,019 feet) of double diamond powder. The best part: enthusiasts can still feel like they’re carving tracks amid the outer limits, courtesy of recent, extensive glading on the Heli High, Heli Face, Kinbasket and Ktunaxa trails. Bonus: the area is routinely patrolled, so skiers and boarders won’t require guides or special backcountry equipment. Still wanna fly? Team up with Panorama partner rk heliski and take flight from the base of the resort to explore 1,500 square kilometres (579 square miles) of wintry landscape in the mighty Purcell Mountains. PanoramaResort.com 


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