How To Get To Panorama Mountain Resort
Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies British Columba, Panorama Mountain Resort boasts breathtaking scenery and an impressive 120 trails to explore. But, before you hit the slopes, it’s crucial to know how to get there. With this ultimate guide, we’re unveiling the best ways to reach Panorama Mountain Resort, so you can enjoy your winter adventure with ease.
International Visitors Flying To Canada and Panorama
Panorama is located 3 ½ hours drive away from Calgary Alberta and is situated in British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains with alpine views across to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The closest international airport is Calgary International airport (YYC) which requires a 311 km (193 miles) drive west from Calgary via Highway 1 through the Banff and Kootenay National Parks, followed by a turn south on Highway 93 through to Radium and onwards to Invermere, BC.
From there it’s then a 20-minute drive into the resort.
If you’re planning to travel from afar, air travel is the best option to reach Panorama Mountain Resort. You can land at the Calgary International Airport, located approximately 3.5 hours away from the resort. Alternatively, the Canadian Rockies International Airport is approximately 1.5 hours away. Once you’ve landed, rent a car or take a shuttle service to reach the resort. We can arrange you shuttle service for you when bundling this with lodging.
Checking In To Panorama
Panorama has a central reservation check-in front desk located at 2000 Panorama Drive. The bus from Calgary Airport will stop here so you can check in and collect your pre-packaged passes and vouchers.
Air Access To Panorama Mountain Resort and Driving Distances
Calgary International Airport (YYC) is 193 miles (313 km). Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is 100 miles (161 km). Spokane International Airport (GEG) is 288 miles (464 km). Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, MT is 216 miles (349 km).
There are daily airport transfers to and from Panorama from Calgary Airport.
Shuttle Service To Panorama Ski Resort
If you prefer not to drive, take advantage of shuttle services that can transport you to Panorama Mountain Resort. The Panorama Airport Shuttle is the most popular service, running between Calgary International Airport and the resort. You can book your tickets in advance online, and the shuttle takes approximately 4.5 hours.
Driving and Renting a Vehicle in Canada in Winter?
Firstly, to rent a car in Canada you need to be 21 years old and you’ll pay a young renters’ premium up to the age of 25. Winter in Canada can have hazardous driving conditions with snow, black ice, and frequent hazards. Be sure to check the driving conditions before departing which includes possible road closures. Winter tires are recommended and required by law in some regions and mountain passes, but beware: renting a car in winter doesn’t mean it comes with winter tires, you will need to request these tires at the time of booking your rental and pay a premium.
For those driving to the resort, Panorama Mountain Resort is situated approximately 3.5 hours from Calgary and 1.5 hours from Banff. Follow these directions to reach the ski haven:
- Take the Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 W towards Banff if you’re traveling from Calgary.
- Take the exit for Hwy 93 S towards Radium Hot Springs.
- Follow Hwy 93 S until you reach the Invermere turnoff, which is approximately 2.5 hours from Calgary.
- Turn left onto Athalmer Rd and then right onto 7th Ave.
- Follow 7th Ave until you reach the highway, and then turn left onto BC-95 N.
- Continue on BC-95 N until you reach Panorama Mountain Resort.
Parking at Panorama Mountain Resort
Many of the condos have underground parking bays. There are two car parks for day use. One is in the upper village and the other is in the lower village where you gain access to the village and the main ski lifts via the village gondola.
Other Things To Know About Travelling To Panorama Resort
Traveling to Panorama Resort is a fun and exciting adventure. The resort offers an array of thrilling ski activities with so much terrain to explore, making it a popular destination for ski enthusiasts. If you’re planning to fly, the easiest airport is Calgary but another option from the US is the Glacier Park International Airport, located approximately 3 hours away from the resort. Alternatively, you can drive and head west on the Trans Canada Highway. While driving, you’ll pass by beautiful Lake Louise before arriving at the resort. However, keep in mind that the parking at Panorama is limited, so taking the valley shuttle is recommended to get around the resort with ease. With its stunning scenery and fun terrain, traveling to Panorama Resort is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.