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Panorama Mountain Village

Panorama Mountain Village

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

89

Rank in
Region

13

Rank in
State

13

This resort is often compared with:

Kicking Horse Resort
Revelstoke
Whistler
Best time for snow at
Panorama Mountain Village
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Panorama Mountain Village

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 188" per year
Snow Quality Rank

88

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

166

Panorama Mountain Village is ranked No. 166 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

48.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

166

Panorama Mountain Village is ranked No. 166 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

88

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Panorama Mountain Village

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
59
score
39.8
Snow Quality
rank
88
score
56.1
Overall
rank
89
score
60.9

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

4000 ft

7875 ft
Base Elevation: 3875 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Panorama Mountain Village

Panorama's snow reputation is low for destination resorts. We accept the resort claim of 188 inches as accurate for the mid and upper mountain. The lower mountain is snowmaking dependent. Snow density is very light. Deep powder skiing is rare but can be very good in the expansive summit terrain and Taynton Bowl.

Accumulation and Preservation

Panorama has a cold continental climate, so we expect that all snowmaking runs are well covered by Christmas. Natural snow terrain takes longer to cover so the steeper areas, even up high, are usually sketchy before February. Panorama's peak elevation of 7,800 feet is high for western Canada and the area is nearly 2/3 north facing, so snow preservation is excellent. Panorama is best skied from February through the early April closing.