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Posted: November 22, 2016

Pano opening with expanded terrain, new events

Home to one of North America’s top 10 verticals and Canada’s largest outdoor on-mountain hot pools, Panorama Mountain Resort is is gearing up for the 2016/17 snow season.

panoramaLaunching December 9, the resort will open with expanded terrain, new festivals and events, and a recent nomination as North American Resort of the Year in The Telegraph’s 2016 World Snow Awards.

Panorama’s 2,847 acres of patrolled terrain boasts 125 trails, the Taynton Bowl, Extreme Dream Zone, and two terrain parks. New for this season, the resort will unveil an additional 16.2 acres of expert double black diamond backcountry-style terrain in Taynton Bowl, bringing this epic territory in-bounds.

An investment of $120,000 improves Panorama’s off-piste offering with new glading on both the front and backside of the mountain, which will further open up Panorama’s massive acreage to provide new experiences for guests.

Panorama will also host its first-ever alpine music fest this season, with the High Notes Festival taking place from March 17 to 19, 2017.

Jim Byrnes
Jim Byrnes

This two-day event features some of the best independent artists in Canada, including the legendary blues musician Jim Byrnes, along with Barney Bentall, Leeroy Stagger, Shred Kelly, Speed Control, The Lion The Bear The Fox, and the beautiful harmonies of Edmonton folk duo 100 Mile House.

High Notes will launch Panorama’s popular spring event series, which includes late celebrations such as The Easy Rider Snowboard Cup and Super Hero Sun Fest.

Also debuting this season is the inaugural Women’s Ride Camp on January 20 to 22 and March 17 to 19, which offers a ladies-only all-level weekend of skiing with top female coaching, and includes a fun cocktail mixer and a rustic alpine lunch at the Elkhorn Cabin.

“It’s an exciting time at Panorama,” said Steve Paccagnan, resort director and CEO. “Serious investment has gone into improving on-mountain and entertainment experiences for guests, and our combined offerings set the benchmark for resort vacations in the Canadian Rockies region.”

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