Panorama Resort, Canada | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 13 | Canada

Ditch the crowds and strap on your skis for seemingly endless back country slopes in this secluded and magnificent resort skiing destination. Panorama Resort has jaw-dropping views and offers ski-in and ski-out access, a luxury sought out by ski fanatics. For those looking for the ultimate in first tracks, take advantage of the highest landings in the Canadian heli-ski industry with RK Heliski. Some days, landings at 11,000 feet are possible, meaning you start your run 3,000 feet above the tree line! After skiing epic powder all day, you’ll be happy to know you can kick your feet up back at the resort with Canada’s largest slope-side pools, on-mountain massage and spa, lively nightlife, and delicious restaurants steps away from your room. While you’ll have all you need from dining and entertainment on the property, a trek to Invermere for shopping and a meal is just 20 minutes away.

 

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Why Canada? | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Why Canada? | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Let’s ignore the fact that much of Canada is gorgeous, uninhabited wilderness, home to friendly people and loads of things to do on a family vacation or adventure-seeking getaway. The place is just plain convenient, with landscape, charm, language, and quirkiness befitting a foreign country right in our backyard. And right now is an excellent time to plan a vacation to our northern neighbor.

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Panorama, British Columbia | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 13 | Canada

Panorama, British Columbia | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 13 | Canada

It’s not a short drive to Panorama, but it’s a beautiful one. And once you arrive, park your car for the week and forget about it. This resort offers ski in and ski out access, meaning you can ski right up to your accommodations, a luxury that means true relaxation after an exhilarating day on the slopes. And at Panorama, they’ve got 4,000 vertical feet of fall line skiing in the pristine Purcell Mountains, with 3,000 acres of terrain ranging from backcountry powder bowls, to corduroy cruisers, to family friendly zones.

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Panorama, British Columbia | Dining

Panorama, British Columbia | Dining

Panorama meals on the mountain or in town

Eating at the resort or in town, deliciousness isn’t far to be found. You’ll find plenty of meal options to suit any taste in Panorama. Choose something convenient at the resort, or take the free shuttle 20 minutes into town to check out the local fare.

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Nainaimo Bars | Recipe | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Nainaimo Bars | Recipe | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Much conjecture has been raised on the actual origin of the Nanaimo Bar recipe. The famous no-bake dessert definitely came from the west coast town of Nanaimo, British Columbia, but it’s not clear who exactly invented it. In 1986, Nanaimo Mayor Graeme Roberts, in conjunction with Harbour Park Mall, initiated a contest to find the ultimate Nanaimo Bar recipe. During the month long contest, nearly 100 different variations of the famous Canadian confection were submitted. Here, straight from the city of Nanaimo, is Joyce Hardcastle’s winning recipe:

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Panorama, British Columbia | RK Heliski

Panorama, British Columbia | RK Heliski

World class heli-skiing awaits you right at the resort’s front door: Imagine a perfect bluebird skiing day with endless fresh tracks laid out before you, gliding along in knee deep powder with an endless view of a thousand peaks stretched out before you. In operation since 1970 with 100 drop zones and 370,000 acres filled with every type of terrain imaginable, RK Heliski provides phenomenal heli-skiing that will spoil the lift lines for you forever.

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Panorama, British Columbia | Attractions

Panorama, British Columbia | Attractions

Dinner at altitude makes for an unforgettable experience: End your day with a unique to Panorama experience: a summit fondue dinner in your choice of three warm mountain hut locations with gorgeous mountain views! You’ve got to work for your supper though, due to challenging terrain and conditions, this après ski program is limited to very experienced skiers and boarders.

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Panorama, British Columbia | Activities

Panorama, British Columbia | Activities

Come to Panorama for the skiing, but return again and again for the variety of activities offered at the resort and in the area, from snomowbiling and wagon rides through the snow, to glass bead making and spending time in Lake Windermere.

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