It is a beautiful place and a very nice resort. Any accomodation on the hill is great after a day skiing and this resort has lots of nice on-hill accomodation.
In terms of skiing, there is a huge flaw in their planning, however, and I am surprised they have never done anything about it. I stayed mainly on the back of the mountain because the front was sun baked and had poor snow coverage (which I have heard is not uncommon on this mountain). The back was much better skiing but after each run we had to traverse to the front and then take 2 lifts to get back to the top (3 if you miss the first traverse). I hate traversing every run and the down time to get back up really impacts the number of runs. They need a lift on the back otherwise it will remain a intermediate ski run destination.
In terms of the resort, I have always heard it was a great "family" resort but I beg to differ. There was a massive party on our floor that went well into the wee small hours. Also, there was screaming and yelling outside all night long by drunken people. Finally, they have those hotel doors that slam whenever they close. The party was between two rooms and they went back and forth all nigth long, slam, slam, slam... The resort did nothing about it that I could tell. I was with friends and not family so it was not a big deal to me, but I am not going to bring kids to that. They will be up all night then difficult all day. Hire security and make them do rounds!!
Also, there was not enough underground parking by any stretch. In my complex there were 5 or 6 floors and at least 11 units on every floor, but there was mabe space for 15-20 cars in the underground. There is no street parking so I had to drive quite a way to park my car in the main day lot. If it was cold, would my car have sarted? It was not, but for a winter sport it is an issue.
Also, they do not take dogs at all, I asked on my way out. This was a "friends" trip so I did not bring a dog, but when I travel with the family we always bring our dog. Most resorts now accept dogs, these guys need to get out the 1980's. I don't mind paying a bit more for a lesser room or a bad view, but I my dog is part of my family.
A small thing but I see it all the time in these condo type rooms: the worst coffee maker of all time was found at this hotel, the worst!! After listening to slam slam slam, party party party all night long I really needed coffee. I am paying 100's of dollars a night for goodness sake, coffee makers are cheap, get something decent.
Otherwise the rooms were nice and well appointed but everything seemed "builder grade". The rooms were "nice".
All the staff were lovely however, great service and very great people there. Also, the food at the T-Bar bar and grill was excellent, this was not bar food this was fresh and made in kitchen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the B.C. Rockies, Panorama Mountain Village is a family year-round resort. During the winter season Panorama features true slope side lodging with one of North America’s biggest vertical descents. Panorama offers daily shuttle service from the Calgary International Airport. The winter brings skiers from afar in search of Rocky Mountain powder and Panorama’s famed long groomed cruisers. The mountain is over 4000 vertical feet and has nearly 3000 acres of terrain. From the resort, guests can also Nordic ski, snowshoe, snowmobile and relax in Canada’s largest slope side hot pools.Also operating right out of the Village is rk heliski. Over 40 years of experience in the back country ensure safe and unforgettable skiing. rk heli-ski specializes in heli-ski adventures for intermediate and first time heli-skiers. During the summer season Panorama is home to the acclaimed Greywolf Golf Course. Designed by talented Canadian architect Doug Carrick, who has built many of Canada's best courses in the past decade, Greywolf features many holes that will be seared in your memory bank for a long time. Panorama is also home to the Panorama Bike Park. The park has a number of downhill trails to challenge riders of all levels. There are endless opportunities for family fun activities including: kids adventure camp, horseback riding, ATV tours, white water rafting, hiking, cross-country biking, mini-golf, fishing and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panorama Mountain Village Hotel Panorama
- Mountain Village Hotel Panorama
- Mountain Village Resort Panorama