Every year we eagerly anticipate the return of winter and this year that anticipation is stronger than ever. We're ready to feel the rush of that first powder day in Taynton Bowl, and we know you are too.
Our absolute priority continues to be keeping our community safe from the spread of COVID-19, while ensuring a fantastic winter experience. We can't do that alone. Please do your part by staying home if you feel sick and by following our protocols when at the resort.
We have developed our operating plan and safety protocols to align with BC Interior Health and our Provincial Government's regulations. Know that when you visit you may find that Covid-19 practices are different to what you are used to in your home province. These plans can and likely will change as the current situation continues to evolve. Updates will be posted here and we’re committed to giving you the best information possible so you can make your winter plans with some certainty.
Canadian ski resorts have joined forces to create a guide to safety in the mountains this winter, so check out Ski Well Be Well before you hit the road this season.
Before we talk about what to expect this winter, here’s a message from Panorama President and CEO, Steve Paccagnan.
October 6, 2020 4:00 PM MDST
We are really excited about winter, knowing that we can pick up where we left off and get outdoors on this amazing mountain!
The Panorama Mountain Resort team worked incredibly hard to adapt our operation this past summer, ensuring the season was a success on all fronts. Our people did everything possible to run a safe operation, while following government guidelines and industry best practices. We tested our operating procedures continuously and learned about what worked best for our valued guests, employees and the greater mountain community. Our work continues through the Fall months as we get ready for an anticipated opening on December 11, 2020.
The effectiveness and success of our winter operating plans under Covid-19 rely on all of us working together and cooperating when it comes to face coverings, social distancing, and crowd management on and off the mountain.
All resorts are subject to regulations and guidelines set by the BC provincial government. We ask that you understand what these requirements are and work with our team to make winter happen. We all need to be patient with each other and adjust to any changes, day by day. Some of the changes are for now, not forever - together we can have a fun and safe mountain experience.
These are incredibly difficult times and we all wish things could quickly return to normal. That said, we are lucky to live where we do, with an opportunity to escape right on our doorstep. Panorama Resort is one huge playground and there’s plenty of room for all. I intend to spend as much time as I can on the mountain, enjoying the best that winter has to offer.
Most importantly, let me thank you sincerely for your support, your understanding, and your help. A resort is nothing without its community and ours is a strong one.
We’re in this together!
Steve, President and Chief Executive Officer
Panorama is an independently owned and operated resort. Our management team lives in BC’s Columbia Valley and have their boots in snow 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.
Government of Canada – Your first go-to source, it includes regular updates, travel advice, how to prepare, symptoms and treatment, prevention and risk and Canada’s response. Government of Canada COVID-19 Hotline 1.833.784.4397 or by email at email@example.com
BC Health Link - More specific to the Province of British Columbia this link is where you can find answers to common questions or by calling 8-1-1 health service navigators and registered nurses will answer COVID-19. Learn how it spreads, how long after exposure symptoms take to appear and what symptoms to look for. Self Assessment Tool.
BC Healthline (call for direction if you feel ill and suspect coronavirus) - 8.1.1
Invermere & District Hospital (Interior Health)
850 10 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A1K0
Emergency - 9.1.1
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