Panorama's Controlled Recreation Area

The land we manage in partnership with the Province of British Columbia


A Controlled Recreation Area license of occupation is the legal mechanism that gives the right to the Developer to control access and use by other persons within the defined boundaries of the CRA. The CRA enables the Developer to:

  • Establish and delineate a recreation area boundary within the CRA and designate that boundary by notices, posted signs, fences or otherwise.
  • Regulate and prohibit the access, and entry of persons and vehicles to the CRA.
  • Control, prohibit and direct the movement and activities of persons and vehicles with the CRA, and:
  • Take trespass action against persons who are in non-compliance with the above.


Non-motorized use such as hiking and biking is welcome.

Motorized recreational vehicles including snowmobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, cars and trucks are not permitted within the Panorama Mountain Resort Controlled Recreation Area.

Any persons entering this area for the purpose of motorized recreation will be considered trespassers within the Panorama CRA.

Hunting, trapping, and shooting activities are also not permitted within the CRA.

Nordic Skiing

In the winter months the Nordic trail network is open for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. A trail pass is required for these activities on our maintained trails. Passes are available at the Panorama Nordic Centre located in the lower village just across the Toby Creek bridge (near the lower parking lot).

Alpine skiing & snowboarding

When not in winter operation, alpine skiing is permitted inside the Panorama Mountain Resort CRA. The following guidelines apply:

  • First Aid services are not provided.
  • Avalanche control has not been performed (the ability to evaluate terrain and snowpack as well as self rescue is imperative).
  • Machinery such as snowmaking equipment, snowmobiles and snow cats are likely to be operating and have the right of way.

Panorama Mountain Resort reserves the right to, and will implement a ban on alpine skiing in the CRA if and when it is deemed unsafe for public use.

Current information on the status of alpine skiing in the CRA can be obtained through the Mountain Operations Department: 250.341.4121


The PMV CRA includes all lands south west of Taynton Creek, over Panorama Mountain and Mount Goldie extending to the height of land above Hopeful Creek. In addition to this, the entire Placer Road is under a road use permit issued to Panorama Mountain Resort with permission to install and lock a gate located at the western end of the road.

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