Sunday, September 5, 4:00 PM (MDT)
After 72 days of hiking, sightseeing, mountain biking and family fun, Panorama Mountain Resort is now closed for the summer season.
Current information about available services can be found on the Hours of Operation page.
If you are travelling to this area in fall, please read and understand BC COVID-19 orders before arriving - we're sure requirements will change often.
The Panorama team thanks you very much for choosing to visit our resort this summer and we look forward to welcoming you back when mountain is ready to ski.
Saturday, September 4, 11:00 AM (MDT)
The Government of British Columbia has reinstated COVID-19 orders, and these apply at Panorama Mountain Resort and in the Columbia Valley. Full details can be seen here.
The Province also announced that proof of vaccination will soon be required to enter and use some resort facilities. In the past few days we've been deluged with questions from guests and community members. We wish we could be definitive and provide the answers you need, but like you we're waiting for more detail.
At this time the most complete information can be found on the BC Government website.
Looking ahead through fall and to winter, this is what we understand:
Other things to note:
Panorama Mountain Resort respectfully asks that all community members and visitors understand BC rules before travelling or heading to any venue. Our team will strive to provide the best possible service and experience, while adhering to all health orders.
Panorama is working closely with the Canada West Ski Areas Association and provincial officials. We'll provide updates as more information comes to hand.
Saturday, August 21, 7:30 AM (MDT)
Yesterday, the Government of British Columbia reinstated COVID-19 orders across the entire Interior Health region. This includes Panorama Mountain Resort and the Columbia Valley. Full details can be seen here.
From midnight Friday the 20th the following came into effect:
From 8am Monday morning (the 23rd) the following applies:
The Panorama Mountain Resort team is sorry for the impact these government enforced changes have on your getaway. Thanks for your support and for your help to keep COVID-19 out of our community.
Monday August 9, 9:30AM (MDT)
Effective August 9, 2021, Canada will allow entry to fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents (currently residing in the US) for leisure travel. If you meet the entry criteria, fully vaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine upon arrival to Canada.
We encourage all travellers to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on arrival public health and testing requirements both federally and provincially. This includes the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app. Travellers should plan for extra time in the lead up, and upon the arrival of their trip. For the latest information on travel to Canada including the updated federal requirements and restrictions, please visit the Government of Canada website. Panorama has implemented stringent protocols to keep visitors safe, and visitors are asked to return the favour by travelling responsibly this summer and fall.
Travellers are encouraged to reference Destination BC’s “Know Before You Go” page for information on the latest travel restrictions, what’s open and more.
To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must:
For detailed information, including the steps you should follow before your trip, please visit the Government of Canada website.
Tuesday August 3, 2:30 PM (MDT)
After steady rain on Monday August 2, the latest update from the BC Wildfire Service highlights a further reduction in threat from the Mineral Creek fire.
We expect this to be the last update for this event. Fire information can always be found on the BC Wildfire Service website.
Monday July 26, 3:30 PM (MDT)
The Mineral Creek burn grew in size over the weekend, but this does not mean increased risk to the Panorama community. Crews, helicopters and heavy equipment are working at the site, aiming to keep the fire at a higher elevation in the mountains and away from the Toby Creek valley. Again, there is no immediate risk to Panorama.
The extreme fire danger has forced some operational changes at the resort. On the mountain, the Panorama Bike Park, the Valley Trail, Cox Creek, Lynx Loop and Fort Hide ‘N’ Seek remain open. All other hiking and biking trails are closed. Information about what is open and closed can be seen here. The Toby Creek / Jumbo road remains closed to public traffic 1km past the resort. Kootenay River Runners is still operating rafting trips in the valley.
Panorama Mountain Resort has launched a new Facebook Page so we can provide you with year-round information about extraordinary events and their local impact. Like, follow and bookmark the page for news about extreme weather, road closures, power outages, and other need to know messages.
The BC Wildfire Service offers a variety of resources. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions and air quality advisories, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca. To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1.800.663.5555.
The Regional District of East Kootenay encourages residents to sign up for their Evacuation Notification System. If you haven’t already subscribed then please take a moment to do so – it’s fast and it’s free.
Saturday July 24, 8:30 AM (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.
The Toby Creek / Jumbo Road is closed just past Panorama (at the 19km mark) due to a forest fire in the Mineral Creek catchment. Crews are working to control the blaze, which is 12km southwest of the resort. There is no threat to the resort community. Kootenay River Runners are continuing to operate rafting trips on Toby Creek with permission from local authorities.
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.
Monday July 19, 5:00 PM (MDT)
On September 7, 2021, provided that Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favourable, the federal government intends to open Canada’s borders for recreational travel by fully-vaccinated travellers from any country. Fully vaccinated travellers are those who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements.
As a first step, starting August 9, 2021, Canada plans to begin allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for recreational travel. This preliminary step allows for the Government of Canada to fully operationalize the adjusted border measures ahead of September 7, 2021.
Fully vaccinated travellers must:
We encourage all travellers to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on-arrival public health and testing requirements both federally and provincially. This includes the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app. Travellers should plan for extra time in the lead up, and upon the arrival of their trip.
For the latest information on travel to Canada including the updated federal requirements and restrictions, please visit the Government of Canada's Travel and Tourism page.
Wednesday June 30, 9:30 AM (MDT)
Summer is well underway, and from July 1 British Columbia is moving to step 3 in the provincial restart plan. This means that;
To view all of BC's updated health measures, click here.
It continues to be a hot start to the summer. Temperatures through July 1 may reach 40 Celsius, which would be an all-time record. It's great to be outside but make sure you spend plenty of time in the shade too. Please take it easy. Luckily we have the Panorama Springs and Toby Pools to help you cool off.
If you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, please complete the online British Columbia COVID-19 Self Assessment or call HealthLink BC at 811.
Government of Canada – This website includes information about COVID-19 symptoms and treatment, preventative measure to limit the spread, travel advice, statistics on outbreaks and Canada's response. The Government of Canada has a COVID-19 Hotline 1.833.784.4397 or you can contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Centre for Disease Control and HealthLink BC - More specific to the Province of British Columbia these links include information regarding spread, prevention, symptoms, advice and commonly asked questions. The HealthLink BC also provides information on Provincial Health Orders.
Interior Health provides information specific to the Interior Health region which Panorama and the Columbia Valley are a part of. You'll find information about testing and statistics for the Interior Health region.
Medical services including clinics and pharmacies are located in the town of Invermere, 25 minutes from Panorama.
Invermere Medical Clinic - 250 342-9206
Chisel Peak Medical Clinic - 250 341-6900
Invermere & District Hospital (Interior Health)
850 10 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A1K0
Emergency - 9.1.1
Police + Fire Department + Ambulance
Columbia Valley Taxi - 250 342-5262