Daily Snow Report

The honest word on mountain conditions

Current Weather

3:20pm 21 February, 2018

Village 1180m

-12°c

Summit 2365m

-21°c
Weather Information

The recent pattern continues with a clear cold start and very calm air. A mix of sun and cloud is forecast, so when the sun is out you'll want to wear it like a cloak. The dramatic temperature rise for the lower mountain should kick in mid morning again, bringing quite comfortable conditions into the afternoon. For those heading up top, the Summit Hut fire has been cranking, and the coffee and cider warms from the inside!

Tomorrow's Forecast

2:08pm 21 February, 2018

-15°c

A mix of sun and cloud.

Freezing level at valley bottom.

Ridge wind light to 15 km/h.

Lifts, Trails & Grooming

132/132

Trails Open

10/10

Lifts Open

41

Groomed Runs

Snow Depth

92cm

Village

145cm

Summit

Snow Information

Cold wax on the skis today, so I'm expecting to slide a little better! Early groom is where it's at for consistent grippy snow. Later in the day some firmness apparent on some of the more trafficked runs, although plenty of good snow down the fringes. Schober's and Sun Bowl have been riding well, and some really nice silky snow lays wait in Founders. Still some distinct tracks showing beyond The Monster, so plenty of turns in fresh if you want to work for them - no tows mid week, so stay warm with a hike. A good day for exploring, so I may see if I can find some softer turns in some of the trees today.

Further Information

Running over March 3-4, registration for the Steep Dreams Ski Mountaineering Festival is now open. This two-day festival features the only skiduro (timed descents only) race in Canada, and an epic course through our new monstrous terrain in Taynton. There’s also a vertical race, clinics and individual races. You’ll find more info over on our Special Events page.

New Snow

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Overnight

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24 Hours

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48 Hours

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7 Days

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Webcam: Summit Cam
This webcam is located at the summit of Panorama Mountain at 2365 m / 7759 feet.
Webcam: Champagne Express Cam
This webcam is located at the top of the Champagne Express lift at 2160 m / 7087 feet.
Webcam: Mile 1 Express Cam
This webcam is located at the top of the Mile 1 Express lift at 1560 m / 5118 feet.
Webcam: Village Cam
This webcam is located in Panorama's village at 1180 m / 3871 ft.
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SKI LIFT HOURS OF OPERATION
  • Village Gondola - 8:15 am - 10 pm daily
  • Mile 1 Express Quad - 9 am - 4 pm daily
  • Discovery Quad  - 9 am - 4 pm daily
  • Champagne  Express Quad - 9 am - 4 pm daily
  • Summit Quad Chair - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm daily
  • Toby Double Chair  - 9 am - 4 pm daily
  • Sunbird Triple Chair  - 9 am - 4 pm daily
  • Little Ripper, Red Carpet, Silver Platter - 9 am - 4 pm daily
NIGHT SKIING

Night Skiing on the Mile 1 Express Quad 4 pm - 8 pm. Available from Friday, December 29, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018  and then every Saturday night through until the beginning of Daylight Saving Time on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Also available Sunday February 18, 2018 for Alberta / Saskatchewan Family Day Weekend.

Updated at 3:32 PM 21 February, 2018
Name Status
Champagne Express Open
Mile 1 Express Open
Summit Quad Open
Silver Platter Open
Toby Chair Open
Sunbird Chair Open
Village Gondola Open
Red Carpet Open
Discovery Quad Open
Little Ripper Carpet Open
Name Level Status
Old Timer Open
Hay Fever Open
Powder Trail Open
Campbell's Canyon Open
Horseshoe Open
Showoff - Lower Open
Showoff - Upper Open
Over Easy Open
Fritz's Open
Little Dipper - Lower Open
Beginner Open
Highway 1 Open
Stringer Open
Little Dipper - Upper Open
Out Rider Open
Boomerang Open
Eagle Glide Open
Hoggsflats Open
New Timer Open
Chicken's Choice Open
Heaven Can Wait - Upper Open
Heaven Can Wait - Lower Open
Detour Open
Triple Traverse Open
Whiskey Jack Open
Sunbird Open
Skyline Open
Secret Forest Open
Loose Moose Open
2 Toby Open
Cliff Glades Open
Rollercoaster Open
World Cup Way Open
Canadian Way - Lower Open
Canadian Way - Upper Open
Deck's Cross Open
Madson's Mile Open
Sun Bowl Trail Open
Getmedown Open
View of 1000 Peaks Open
Landing Strip Open
Laresser Lane Open
Taynton Trail Open
Stumbock's Open
Schober's Dream - upper Open
Schober's Dream - lower Open
Village Way - Upper Open
Village Way - Lower Open
Lower Millennium Open
Chute Open
Cow's Face Open
Picture Perfect Open
Downhill Open
Moose Trail Open
Skyway Open
Millennium Open
Pod's Open
Tacky Open
Liftline Open
Elkhorn Open
Silky Open
Grice Paddy Open
Pi Open
Surf Open
Toadstool Open
Delesalle Open
McIntosh Way Open
Zehnder Way Open
Strobl Strasse Open
Canadian Discovery Open
Trapper's Ridge Open
Trapper’s Lynx Open
Ostrander Alley Open
Alive Glades Open
Draino Open
Lower Bowl Open
Sunburst Open
Stump Farm Open
Sunseeker Open
Sunna Open
Marshall Open
C.F.I. Open
Sunset Open
Sundog Open
Bell's Landing Open
Messerli's Mile Open
Last Chance Open
Hideaway Open
HLH Open
Roy's Run Open
Tight Spots Open
Top of the World Open
Tree Time Open
Latte Open
Heli High Open
Cauldron Open
Turnpike 1 Open
Outer Limits Open
Elmo Open
Trigger Open
Zone 2 Open
Gun Barrel Open
Orca Open
Mocha Open
Cafe Open
Champagne Surf Open
Sidewinder Glades Open
Fat Chance Open
Dunes Open
First Chance Open
Kinbasket Open
Star Fire Cliffs Open
Star Fire Open
Spectre Open
Jekyll & Hyde Open
Stinger Open
Jekyll & Hyde Open
The Monster Open
Ridgeback Open
Schober's Glade Open
Never Never Land Open
Whitetail Open
C-Spine Open
Ktunaxa Open
Outback Ridge Open
Devil's Drop Open
Donny B's Open
B-1st Open
Funnel Open
Heli Face Open
White Room Open
Hoggs Flats Rockstar Terrain Park Open
Name Level Status
Old Timer Groomed
Powder Trail Groomed
Campbell's Canyon Groomed
Horseshoe Groomed
Showoff - Lower Groomed
Showoff - Upper Groomed
Over Easy Groomed
Fritz's Groomed
Little Dipper - Lower Groomed
Beginner Groomed
Highway 1 Groomed
Stringer Groomed
Little Dipper - Upper Groomed
Out Rider Groomed
Boomerang Groomed
Eagle Glide Groomed
Hoggsflats Groomed
New Timer Groomed
Triple Traverse Groomed
Skyline Groomed
Rollercoaster Groomed
World Cup Way Groomed
Canadian Way - Upper Groomed
Deck's Cross Groomed
Madson's Mile Groomed
Sun Bowl Trail Groomed
Getmedown Groomed
View of 1000 Peaks Groomed
Laresser Lane Groomed
Taynton Trail Groomed
Schober's Dream - upper Groomed
Village Way - Upper Groomed
Village Way - Lower Groomed
Lower Millennium Groomed
Cow's Face Groomed
Moose Trail Groomed
Silky Groomed
Canadian Discovery Groomed
Trapper's Ridge Groomed
Trapper’s Lynx Groomed
Ostrander Alley Groomed

Weather Forecast

2:08pm 21 February, 2018

Tonight

Alpine temperature: Low -19 °C.

Precipitation: Nil.
Clear periods.
Freezing level at valley bottom.
Ridge wind light to 15 km/h.

Thursday

Alpine temperature: High -15 °C.

Precipitation: Nil.
A mix of sun and cloud.
Freezing level at valley bottom.
Ridge wind light to 15 km/h.

Friday

Alpine temperature: Low -18 °C, High -13 °C.

Precipitation: Nil.
A mix of sun and cloud.
Freezing level at valley bottom.
Ridge wind west: 10-30 km/h.

Saturday

Alpine temperature: Low -15 °C, High -11 °C.

Precipitation: Trace.
A mix of sun and cloud with isolated flurries.
Freezing level at valley bottom.
Ridge wind west: 10-25 km/h.

Sunday

Alpine temperature: Low -15 °C, High -10 °C.

Accumulation: 5 cm.
Mainly cloudy with scattered flurries.
Freezing level at valley bottom.
Ridge wind southwest: 10-30 km/h.

Monday

Alpine temperature: Low -17 °C, High -13 °C.

Precipitation: Nil.
A mix of sun and cloud.
Freezing level at valley bottom.
Ridge wind light to 15 km/h.

Tuesday

Alpine temperature: Low -16 °C, High -11 °C.

Precipitation: Trace.
Cloudy with sunny periods and isolated flurries.
Freezing level at valley bottom.
Ridge wind southwest: 10-20 km/h.

Wednesday

Alpine temperature: Low -13 °C, High -11 °C.

Precipitation: Trace.
Mainly cloudy with isolated flurries.
Freezing level at valley bottom.
Light ridge wind.

Thursday

Alpine temperature: Low -16 °C, High -13 °C.

Precipitation: Trace.
Cloudy with sunny periods and isolated flurries.
Freezing level at valley bottom.
Ridge wind light to 15 km/h.

SNOW REPORTER BIOGRAPHY - EVAN PACEY

About Snow Report Evan 2
The wandering wordsmith is back for another season of masochistic 5:30 AM starts – he may have made his bed, but it seems he is unable to lie in it! Here is his bio:

A transplanted Aussie via the UK, he can still be heard lamenting that with his accent, he used to be special around here! Having been on the mountain more winter’s than not over the last decade and a half, he’s seen the constant evolution that is Panorama, and still finds plenty to turn his head amongst the massive variety of terrain.

Enjoying the easy option of chairlifts up and gravity feeding down on either one or two planks, Evan spends the majority of his winter on the mountain. Be it teaching with the Ski & Ride Centre, volunteering adaptive technique with PASS, or simply making tracks for the pure joy of it, he’s rarely off snow for any great length of time. (That said, he can often be found perking up on a Lusti’s coffee, or regaling in the T-Bar after the odd social lubricant – we all know what happens with all work and no play!)

Working in conjunction with the Panorama Avalanche Office, and with backup provided by the Countess of Accumulation, he intends to info-tain you throughout the season, direct you to the well groomed and the rough diamonds alike, and provide the interpretations that are the stories behind the figures. Now buckle up, strap in and ride off into the sunset...


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ABOUT PANORAMA'S WEATHER FORECAST

This is where we get a little nerdy ...

Panorama Mountain Resort's alpine meteorological forecast is provided by RWDI - a meteorological consulting and engineering firm with extensive experience in microclimate and mountain meteorology.

The initial data for this forecast is extracted from the leading US regional (WRF NAM, short term) and global (GFS, long term) weather models four times daily and post-processed by RWDI to account for the unique mountain environment near Panorama.

This post processing is required to increase our forecast performance and to provide a site specific forecast in a mountainous environment. The post processing algorithms were developed by engineers and meteorologists and are based on many years of experience with Canadian weather.

Local observations are continuously used to verify and refine the forecasts. This ensures a very high degree of accuracy that frequently exceeds generic statistical methods and raw weather model output and is what distinguishes our forecast product from others. For more information on RWDI forecasts and meteorological risk management solutions please contact weather@rwdi.com.

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Forecast

Tomorrow

A mix of sun and cloud.

Freezing level at valley bottom.

Ridge wind light to 15 km/h.

-15°c
Current Weather

3:20pm 21 February, 2018

Village1180m

-12°c

Summit2365m

-21°c
Lifts, Trails & Grooming

132/132

Trails Open

10/10

Lifts Open

41

Groomed Runs

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