Tuesday April 6, 9:00 AM (MDT)
We’ve made our last turns for the winter under bluebird skies and the slopes are now closed. Thank you for a wonderful season! No public access of any kind is permitted to the ski terrain.
As we pack up our winter ops and switch to summer mode, heavy machinery, vehicles, and crews are out on the mountain. Our Avalanche Team is no longer assessing the snowpack, and with fluctuating spring weather the stability is constantly changing. The alpine is extremely dangerous.
For your safety and that of our staff, please respect the mountain closure and stay off the slopes. No turn is worth serious injury or worse.
Panorama Mountain Village Ltd. has the authority granted by the Province of British Columbia, and in accordance with our lease, to prohibit access within the boundaries of our Controlled Recreation Area in the interest of public safety.
Saturday April 3, 1:15 PM (MDT)
With the BC Government deeply concerned about the surge of COVID-19 in our province, and now two positive cases at the resort (both in self-isolation), we have made the decision to end the 2020-21 season a few days early. We’ve all enjoyed a winter well beyond expectation, so with the health and safety of our guests, community and employees an absolute priority, we will close at the end of skiing on Monday, April 5 (4pm MDT).
We’re ending on a high! Since kicking off in early November, we’ve had 149 wonderful days on snow. Even though the world was tipped upside down by COVID-19, we've enjoyed day upon fantastic day of skiing. We’ve seen big storms deliver epic holiday powder, picture perfect bluebird skies, and incredible conditions through a January when we felt like we had the mountain all to ourselves. Our season passholders have logged more days on the slopes than any year before.
Despite everything the pandemic has thrown at us these past five months, this season sure didn’t disappoint! As we scroll through Instagram, these memories will fuel our excitement for winter 2021-22 and hopefully easier times.
Guests who purchased tickets for the period from Tuesday, April 6 through Sunday, April 11 will be refunded automatically. No further action is required. Guests with lodging bookings for the same period will be contacted by Panorama Central Reservations. Those with existing bookings can stay on the resort if they wish, understanding that the mountain and other services will be closed. If you’d like to call us, 1.800.663.2929 will connect you to a reservations agent.
The Panorama Mountain Resort team is wholeheartedly grateful for the support we’ve had from skiers, riders and our community. Your dedication in following our safety protocols has enabled us to deliver an incredible experience in challenging times.
A massive and heartfelt thank you to Panorama staff and volunteers who worked incredibly hard all winter and had to adapt to COVID driven change every day. Your patience, tireless optimism and commitment is what helps make this place so special. It has been a total team effort and one that I look back on with immense pride.
Stay safe, stay well and enjoy the last couple of days on the slopes. Here’s to many more great days in the mountains, starting with the opening of Greywolf Golf Course on May 7. The Bike Park and summer operations kick off on June 26 and we look forward to seeing you then!
Steve Paccagnan - President and Chief Executive Officer
COVID PROTOCOLS AND RESORT OPERATIONS
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 email@example.com
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
Panorama is an independently owned and operated resort. Our management team lives in BC’s Columbia Valley and have their boots in snow or on dirt every day. Our plan is guided by federal and provincial guidelines and best practices, agencies like Interior Health and associations like the CWSAA (Canada West Ski Areas Association). We also stay in close contact with resort operators around the world and sincerely thank our colleagues in Australia and New Zealand for sharing learnings from the Southern Hemisphere winter. They’ve already experienced what we are about to.
We are in this together. Our team will follow the guidelines set out in our operating plan and protocols and we expect you to do the same. You're at the resort to relax and have fun. If everyone follows the rules, then we'll avoid unpleasant discussions and ensure that our season is a long one.
When it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic, each day comes with new announcements, policies, guidelines, or unexpected situations. Know that we’ll do all we can to ensure you have a fantastic winter experience, while placing absolute priority on the health and safety of our community. Things can and probably will change; we’ll be sure to let you know if they do.