Panorama BC, 2005
As might have been guessed from my lack of posting last week, ET and I were away last week skiing at Panorama British Columbia, about 2 hours west of Banff. The flight out was interesting, the Skiing was good, although they were lacking in the expected snow (predictably they have gotten more snow since we left, but Toronto?s had more!) and much fun was had.
We booked this trip thru Club SkiCan and the local SkiCan hosts Julia & James did an outstanding job letting us know what was going on and advocating for us when necessary. Thanks Guys!
The Panorama resort had seen some improvement, in particular the Quad chair to the Summit (a vast improvement over the old T-bar!), and the whole new Taynton Bowl runs.
The outstanding dining experience of the week belongs to the independently owned Early Grey Lodge, set menus (~$CND70 per person + liquor +tax), advance reservations a must, but well worth it.
We also did a day trip out to the relativity new Kicking Horse resort on Panorama?s Wednesday shuttle (see village guest services). Despite a very late departure (someone screwed up) we had a good time and enjoyed the challenging bowl runs and better snow.
All in all a very enjoyable time.