To help make 22/23 that much sweeter, we’ve turned up the fun with 7 brand new destinations, including this British Columbia standout, Panorama.
A rewarding international experience, this landscape has long secured a place as pure Canadian legend. Featuring one of North America’s Top 10 verticals, a culture built out of deep fun, and an après scene that never quits, British Columbia has just claimed another bucket list destination in Canada’s sweet spot.
For three must-have memories, start with a tour of the 1000 Peaks trail. This incredible ridge-top run lives up to its name with soaring peaks in all directions, a massive vertical drop, and regularly groomed snow. Then, move on to the sweet, deep spots found from the top of the Summit Quad, a former heliskiing area that now requires no hiking while delivering all the goods of Taynton Bowl ridge. And when that end-of-day hunger hits, tuck into the Summit Hut, the only place in the world that offers a cheese and chocolate fondue experience where you fly up and back down by helicopter after the ski area is closed for the day.
INSIDER PRO TIPS FOR A VISIT TO PANORAMA
SOAK IT UP
Available to all overnight guests, the Panorama Springs Pools are Canada’s largest slopeside soaking tubs, perfect for relaxing tired muscles while prepping for another day of adventure.
Take the free shuttle to Invermere on the lake. There, you’ll be able to take in artisan galleries, cafes, restaurants, and the Guinness Book of World Records longest maintained skating trail in the world — The Whiteway at a stunning 21.4 miles.
Yes, you read that right – we’re talking about Heli-Fondue. And, yes, we did touch on it above. However, it simply can’t be overstated how special this experience is. Panorama is the only place in the world that offers a cheese and chocolate fondue course that is accessed by helicopter after the lifts have closed for the day.
POP THE TOP
Just off the top of the Champagne Express Chair, you’ll find a run called Picture Perfect. With such a fitting name, this is the best spot to strike a pose with Panorama’s Matterhorn-esque mountain, Mt. Nelson, dominating the skyline.
In the coming weeks, stay tuned to learn more about all the new Ikon Pass landscapes, including:
Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, France
Lotte Arai Resorts, Japan
Sun Valley, Idaho
Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada
Grandvalira Resorts, Andorra