Mountain Biking

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Lift accessed bike park that celebrates old school riding and new school flow. 2021 opening day is June 26! Bike Park is open daily until September 5 2021.

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Mountain Biking Information

Mountain Biking at Panorama celebrates old school riding while embracing the new directions and trends of the ever the evolving sports of downhill and XC mountain biking. The park’s roots are obvious in the braided labyrinth of burly tech DH trails.

All mountain trails within Panorama's Controlled Recreation Area are closed for the season. Access for biking and hiking is prohibited.

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RESORT OPERATIONS UPDATE - ELEVATED FOREST FIRE DANGER RATING

Friday July 23, 2:30 PM (MDT)

There has been lots of recent news coverage about fires and smoke in British Columbia. With the fire danger now rated at 'extreme' it’s time for us to do all we can to lessen the chance of a blaze in the Panorama area. Effective immediately, slopes and trails above the Mile 1 Express, the Monument Trail Network and the Fire Hall bike trails are closed. Please do not hike, bike or access these areas until the situation improves and trails re-open. View Trail Report.

The downhill mountain bike park continues to be fully open. Walking to Fort Hide ‘N’ Seek or along the Lynx and Cox Creek Trails is fine. Guests are more than welcome to use the Yoga deck or take in the views from the top of the Mile 1 Express.

In terms of air quality, Panorama’s webcams are real time and will show you what conditions are like minute to minute. We are seeing smoke come and go but conditions in the Columbia Valley are not currently as severe as they are in other parts of the province.

To report a wildfire or smoke, call 1.800.663.5555 or *5555 (from a cell phone). For the latest information about wildfire ratings, fires of note and a map of active wildfires across BC, click here.

DOWNHILL BIKE PARK

All mountain trails within Panorama's Controlled Recreation Area are closed for the season. Access for biking and hiking is prohibited.
Mile 1 Quad

The Panorama Bike Park is accessed by the Mile 1 Express chairlift.

  • Opening Hours & Bike Park Stats

    Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM

    Dates: Saturday, June 26 - Sunday, September 5 2021

    Stats

    • 1 high-speed quad. 9 minute ride
    • 380m / 1246ft of vertical
    • 30km of DH Trails
    • 10% Beginner, 40% intermediate, 50% expert
  • Know Before You Go

    Falls are inevitable when learning a new sport. Protecting your pointy bits from abrasions is key to enjoying your day in the bike park.

    Panorama has a full line up protective gear to rent.

    Helmet  Helmets are required for all riders in the bike park. A full face helmet is recommended.
    Gloves Full finger gloves will protect you from blisters and abrasions.
    Knee & Elbow Pads Essential piece of mountain bike protection.
    Shoes Sturdy soled closed-toe shoes are essential for protection and support.
    Eye Protection Goggles or sunglasses will protect against dirt, dust and branches.
    Long Sleeve Shirt Long sleeves provide protection against scratches and sun exposure.
    Water Whether it is in your back pack, hip pack or in a holder, water will keep you hydrated and keep you going on the trails.
  • What type of bike is best?

    DOWNHILL

    A downhill specific bike is the best way to get the most of your day in the Bike Park. All levels of rider should consider a downhill bike for park riding. Full suspension bikes are purpose built for riding downhill and handle all the bumps, berms, and jumps along the way. Mountain Outfitters have a fleet of Scott Gamblers that are well suited for all the trails in the bike park. 

    ALL-MOUNTAIN

    All-mountain bikes are becoming more capable and can be a good choice for riding in the Bike Park. These bikes are full suspension (front and rear) and differ from a downhill bike in that they are designed to pedal uphill, making them more versatile. We recommend all-mountain bikes as a minimum when riding in the park.  

    CROSS-COUNTRY

    Cross-country bikes are the lightest and least suspended type of mountain bike. They are designed for pedaling cross-country type trails and are not ideal for a day of descending in the bike park. Scott Aspect bikes are perfect for riding the valley trail, monuments trails, and Lake Liliane and are available at Mountain Outfitters.

    Know Before You:

    • CROSS-COUNTRY BIKES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED IN THE BIKE PARK.
    • Bikes with front and rear suspension (full suspension) are recommended.
    • Bikes should be equipped with disc brakes (front and rear).
    • All bikes must have hand brakes. Foot or coaster style brakes are NOT Permitted.
    • Please note, uphill riding is not permitted in the Bike Park.
  • Trail Progression & Info

    Bike trails at Panorama are graded relative to other bike trails found within our bike park. Green trails are the least difficult. We recommend that all riders beginner or otherwise start with Let it Ride. Once you are comfortable on Let it Ride refer to the Trail Progression Guide to help you choose your next lap.

    Remember that trail conditions can change throughout the day due to temperature precipitation and volume of riders.

    The safest way to enjoy the bike park is with a well-tuned full suspension downhill or enduro mountain bike equipped with disc brakes. Cross-country bikes are not recommended in the bike park.

    Safety equipment and downhill specific mountain bikes can be rented at Mountain Outfitters.

    TRAILFORKS LINK TRAIL STYLE SYMBOL
    Bender Jumps Freeride
    Hell's Bells Freeride
    Mercy Me Jumps Freeride
    Sanchez Freeride
    Rocking Horse Freeride
    Let It Ride Freeride
     
    Mercy Me Technical
    Bazooka Joe Technical
    Stiffy Technical
    Rusty Cage Technical
    Lookout! Technical
    Quadzilla Lower
    Quadzilla Upper
    Technical
    Bender Technical
    Get In Line Technical
    Moose Powder Lower
    Moose Powder Upper
    Technical
    Crazy Train Technical
    Black Moose Technical
    Insanity Technical
    Punisher Technical
  • Bike Park Map

    Click here or on map to view as a PDF.

  • Mountain E-bikes

    E-Bike access to the bike park is permitted for 2021. You just need to purchase a regular Bike Park Ticket or Season Pass to gain access to Bike Park. Head to the Mile 1 Quad chairlift to scan your RFID ticket at the Hiking/ Uphill biking entrance. From there follow the flag line up the designated road under the chair lift. No more lift lines, just scan your ticket and pedal up.

    *Please note E-Bikes are not permitted on the chairlift. This is mainly a weight issue. If you remove the battery we will permit you in the chair.

  • Animal Awareness

    Panorama Mountain Resort is surrounded by some of the most rugged mountain terrain in North America. The alpine meadows, forests and valleys are frequented by wildlife. Bears and cougars tend to avoid human-contact so hiking in larger groups and making lots of noise helps avoid aggressive encounters. Wearing bells, talking or singing helps alert animals to your presence without startling them. Do not approach wildlife to take photos. You may consider carrying bear spray; remember that this is a deterrent and not a life-saving device.

    Never bike alone! Travel in groups when venturing away from the village. There is safety in numbers. Wear bells, talk or sing. Bears and cougars tend to avoid human contact, so make noise to let them know you are in the area. Always use animal proof garbage bins. Animals are attracted to garbage and once habituated often have to be destroyed. If you see a deer, remember: Give it plenty of room, During fawning season doe are aggressive and territorial in the protection of their young. Guests with dogs must take extra caution. Fawns are well camouflaged and very difficult to see. If you see a bear or cougar: Remain calm; don't panic. Bring children and pets to your side, never approach the animal and do not run from it. Warn others of the animal’s presence, without yelling. If you’re on Panorama mountain, report the sighting and location to a bike park patroller or lift operator. If you are in the village, call Central Check-In by dialing 0 from any phone in the resort.

  • Mountain Biker's Responsibility Code

HIGH ALPINE BIKING

Hopeful Creek Trails

*Please note there will be no lift access above the Mile 1 Express to access the Hopeful Trails summer 2021. These trails are not regularly maintained and appropriate precautions should be taken. 

The Hopeful Bike Trails require an uphill ride or a hike-a-bike from the top of the Mile 1 Express Quad to access the trails from the summit. The ride from the Mile 1 to the top of the Champagne chairlift is challenging due to its consistent assent. Please be prepared with plenty of water. The up track from the top of the Champagne chairlift is purpose built and a little easier.

Single Ride Lift Tickets
If you are just looking to ride Hopeful and not the Bike Park as well, a one-ride ticket for the Mile 1 Express chairlift is available from Guest Services.

  • Know Before You Go

    The Hopeful trails are not part of the Panorama Bike Park. Users must be prepared to overcome the challenges of a remote mountain environment including wildlife, weather, mechanical failures and injury. Make a trip plan and share it. Tell someone when you expect to return. The Hopeful trails are challenging high alpine riding with varied terrain throughout the trail. Experienced riders only should use these trails.  

    Suggested equipment includes but is not limited to:

    • Backpack
    • Water
    • Food
    • Tubes, pump, patch kit tools
    • Clothing (layers)
    • First Aid kit
    • Headlamp
    • Sunglasses 
    • Phone (with a camera of course!)

    Wear a helmet, ride within your ability, never ride alone and stay on designated trails.

  • Trail Information

    From the top of the Mile One Express: take Mercy Me. Turn left on the first service road and look for Hopeful Adventure sign. Stay on service road and follow Summit Access signs.

    From the top of Champagne Express: Follow the summit up track. 205 m / 672 ft elevation gain

    From the Summit: head south east along the ridge of Taynton Bowl. Follow the Summit to Hopeful signs for GLD and McKay trails. The entrance for GLD begins on the right between ski runs Never Never Land and Jekyll & Hyde on your left. The ski area boundary takes you past Goldie Lake to a pass where you will find the old McKay Outfitter's cabins. Both GLD and McKay trails connect into the Hopeful descent back to the Bike Park. 

    The Hopeful Trail Network is primarily located within the Panorama Mountain Resort Controlled Recreation Area (CRA), Motorized vehicles are prohibited. 

    Mapping and trail information is available on Trailforks. 

    Trailforks

    Trailforks: Hopeful

    Hopefull

  • In the event of emergency
    • Recognize that an accident has occurred. Acting quickly will help the patient.
    • Prevent further injuries to yourself, the patient, and other riders by closing the trail from the uphill side. Lay a bike across the trail in a spot that is easily visible
    • Call for help 250.341.3650. Save this number into your phone. It's on your lift ticket. If warranted call 911.
    • Stay with the injured person (you may need to change location to find a cellular signal).
  • Animal Awareness

    Panorama Mountain Resort is surrounded by some of the most rugged mountain terrain in North America. The alpine meadows, forests and valleys are frequented by wildlife. Bears and cougars tend to avoid human-contact so hiking in larger groups and making lots of noise helps avoid aggressive encounters. Wearing bells, talking or singing helps alert animals to your presence without startling them. Do not approach wildlife to take photos. You may consider carrying bear spray; remember that this is a deterrent and not a life-saving device.

    Never bike alone! Travel in groups when venturing away from the village. There is safety in numbers. Wear bells, talk or sing. Bears and cougars tend to avoid human contact, so make noise to let them know you are in the area. Always use animal proof garbage bins. Animals are attracted to garbage and once habituated often have to be destroyed. If you see a deer, remember: Give it plenty of room, During fawning season doe are aggressive and territorial in the protection of their young. Guests with dogs must take extra caution. Fawns are well camouflaged and very difficult to see. If you see a bear or cougar: Remain calm; don't panic. Bring children and pets to your side, never approach the animal and do not run from it. Warn others of the animal’s presence, without yelling. If you’re on Panorama mountain, report the sighting and location to a bike park patroller or lift operator. If you are in the village, call Central Check-In by dialing 0 from any phone in the resort.

  • Mountain Biker's Responsibility Code

CROSS-COUNTRY BIKING

Valley Trail & Monument Trails

By pedal power or with an e-bike the trails that network the valley bottom at Panorama offer a superb variety.

The meandering Toby Creek is a common sight whether you choose to ride close to the repost on the paved Valley Trail or venture into the forest on the single and double track Monument trails.

  • Know Before You Go

    The Valley Trail is a paved multi use trail. The section alongside the Toby Creek that leads from the Adventure Centre is best for families. For others the normal route is to start in the Upper Village near the Pine Inn and down to Greywolf Golf Course and then back to the Adventure Centre and the Village Gondola. This route allows you to work from the top down and ride back up on the free Village Gondola. Please note that although this is a paved route there are some sizeable climbs and descents. Tell someone when you expect to return. Be aware there are pedestrians, families with small children and pets, and in-line skaters who also use this trail.

    The Monument Trail Network starts out near the pond and bridge at Greywolf Golf Course with the trail called Placer named after the type of mining that took part in this area. For most, the destination is the Hale Hut which overlooks the Toby Creek Valley and is 3 km from the trailhead. However, this trail network is vast so being cautious of time and keeping your bearings is important. Most of the trails are double track (vehicle width) but there are sections of single track too.  

    Suggested equipment includes but is not limited to:

    • Water
    • Food
    • Tubes, pump, patch kit tools
    • Clothing (layers)
    • First Aid kit
    • Sunglasses 
    • Phone (with a camera of course!)

    Wear a helmet, ride within your ability, never ride alone and stay on designated trails.

  • Animal Awareness

    Panorama Mountain Resort is surrounded by some of the most rugged mountain terrain in North America. The alpine meadows, forests and valleys are frequented by wildlife. Bears and cougars tend to avoid human-contact so hiking in larger groups and making lots of noise helps avoid aggressive encounters. Wearing bells, talking or singing helps alert animals to your presence without startling them. Do not approach wildlife to take photos. You may consider carrying bear spray; remember that this is a deterrent and not a life-saving device.

    Never bike alone! Travel in groups when venturing away from the village. There is safety in numbers. Wear bells, talk or sing. Bears and cougars tend to avoid human contact, so make noise to let them know you are in the area. Always use animal proof garbage bins. Animals are attracted to garbage and once habituated often have to be destroyed. If you see a deer, remember: Give it plenty of room, During fawning season doe are aggressive and territorial in the protection of their young. Guests with dogs must take extra caution. Fawns are well camouflaged and very difficult to see. If you see a bear or cougar: Remain calm; don't panic. Bring children and pets to your side, never approach the animal and do not run from it. Warn others of the animal’s presence, without yelling. If you’re on Panorama mountain, report the sighting and location to a bike park patroller or lift operator. If you are in the village, call Central Check-In by dialing 0 from any phone in the resort.

  • Trail Information
  • Mountain Biker's Responsibility Code

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