RESORT OPERATIONS UPDATE

Important annoucements.

The Panorama team is excited to welcome you back to the mountain for another snowy season.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues and each day comes with announcements from mountain destinations about their operating plans for winter. Panorama is an independent resort, working closely with industry through the Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA). Decisions about our operations are made here but always in accordance with public health orders and guidelines, and industry best practices.

What will the rules be at Panorama this winter? As of November 2, 2021, here's what you should expect:

  • Masks are mandatory in all public indoor spaces for people aged 5 and older. There are no exemptions.
  • Mask use is not currently required outdoors or when riding lifts (it's your choice).
  • Proof of Vaccination must be presented to enter village Food & Beverage establishments. A government issued, valid photo ID is also required at entry.
  • Proof of Vaccination is not currently required to ride chairlifts or surface lifts.

Everything is subject to change without notice. The latest information about Panorama's operations can always be found below.

Latest News Bulletins

  • PANORAMA VILLAGE FOOD & BEVERAGE OUTLETS ARE SUBJECT TO PROOF OF VACCINATION - Monday, October 21, 2021, 3:00 PM (MST)
    PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS AT VILLAGE FOOD AND BEVERAGE OUTLETS. 

    Monday, October 25, 3:00 PM (MDT)

    Protecting the health and safety of our community and guests has always been our top priority. Since day one of this pandemic Panorama Mountain Resort has rigorously upheld Provincial Public Health orders, and closely followed all guidelines and industry best practices.

    Government of British Columbia COVID-19 orders remain in effect. These apply at Panorama Mountain Resort and in the Columbia Valley. Orders and guidelines change regularly but the latest information can always be found here.

    Like leading resort destinations across the country we’ve implemented a vaccination policy for all employees. This will be in full effect by the start of the winter season on Friday, December 10, 2021.

    Looking ahead to winter, this is what we understand:

    • Any COVID-19 vaccination requirement will be in effect until at least January 31, 2022.
    • Two doses of an approved vaccine are required (with the second dose received at least 7 days before access).
    • The vaccination requirement applies to the Great Hall, Alto Kitchen & Bar, the T-Bar, the Fireside Cafe, indoor organized gatherings like weddings, conferences, group events, etc., and gym and fitness facilities.
    • The mandate applies to all people aged 12+. There are no medical exemptions or exceptions.
    • To enter any facility, proof of vaccination and a valid photo ID is required. If both documents can't be presented, entry will be refused. 

    Other things to note:

    • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for all people aged 5 and older. There are no exemptions to this requirement.
    • At this stage, outdoor masking is not required to access lifts and the ski area this coming winter. This could change without notice.
    • At this stage, vaccination is not required to access the mountain, ski lifts or other facilities not currently included in the mandate. This could change without notice.
    • Information about vaccination requirements to enter mountain huts like Hut One, the Elkhorn Cabin and the Summit Hut will be available soon.
    • RK Heliski does require proof of vaccination for entry into the Heliplex or helicopter. Unvaccinated skiers and riders cannot fly with RK Heliski at this time.

    Travellers entering Canada from overseas are encouraged to fully understand vaccination requirements before paying for tickets and vacation components. Currently all travellers aged 12 and older must have two doses of an approved vaccine to enter the country. The definition of full vaccination in your home country may differ from that of Canada. Canadian regulations apply. Up-to-date and complete information can be found on the Government of Canada website.

    Panorama Mountain Resort respectfully asks that all community members and visitors understand BC rules before travelling or heading to any venue. Our team will strive to provide the best possible service and experience, while adhering to all health orders.

    Panorama continues to work closely with the Canada West Ski Areas Association, federal and provincial officials.

  • CANADA & BRITISH COLUMBIA PROOF OF VACCINATION - Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:30 PM (MST)
    PROOF OF VACCINATION AND OPERATIONAL IMPACTS - WHAT WE KNOW.

    Friday, October 15, 12:30 PM (MDT)

    Government of British Columbia COVID-19 orders are in effect. These apply at Panorama Mountain Resort and in the Columbia Valley. Orders and guidelines change regularly but the latest information can always be found here.

    Proof of vaccination is required to enter and use some resort facilities. Looking ahead to winter, this is what we understand:

    • Any COVID-19 vaccination requirement will be in effect until at least January 31, 2022.
    • Two doses of an approved vaccine are required (with the second dose received at least 7 days before access).
    • The vaccination requirement applies to Alto Kitchen & Bar, the T-Bar, indoor organized gatherings like weddings, conferences, group events, etc., and gym and fitness facilities. 
    • The mandate applies to all people aged 12+. There are no medical exemptions or exceptions.
    • To enter any facility, proof of vaccination and a valid photo ID is required. If both documents can't be presented, entry will be refused. 

    Other things to note:

    • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for all people aged 5 and older. There are no exemptions to this requirement.
    • At this stage, outdoor masking is not required to access lifts and the ski area this coming winter. This could change without notice.
    • At this stage, vaccination is not required to access the mountain, ski lifts or other facilities not currently included in the mandate. This could change without notice.
    • RK Heliski does require proof of vaccination for entry into the Heliplex or helicopter. Unvaccinated skiers and riders cannot fly with RK Heliski at this time.

    Travellers entering Canada from overseas are encouraged to fully understand vaccination requirements before paying for tickets and vacation components. Currently all travellers aged 12 and older must have two doses of an approved vaccine to enter the country. The definition of full vaccination in your home country may differ from that of Canada. Canadian regulations apply. Up-to-date and complete information can be found on the Government of Canada website.

    Panorama Mountain Resort respectfully asks that all community members and visitors understand BC rules before travelling or heading to any venue. Our team will strive to provide the best possible service and experience, while adhering to all health orders.

    Panorama is working closely with the Canada West Ski Areas Association and provincial officials. We'll provide updates as more information comes to hand.

RESORT PROTOCOLS & OPERATIONS


For More Information on COVID-19

If you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, please complete the online British Columbia COVID-19 Self Assessment or call HealthLink BC at 811. 

Federal

Government of Canada – This website includes information about COVID-19 symptoms and treatment, preventative measure to limit the spread, travel advice, statistics on outbreaks and Canada's response. The Government of Canada has a COVID-19 Hotline 1.833.784.4397 or you can contact them by email at phac.info.aspc@canada.ca

Provincial

BC Centre for Disease Control and HealthLink BC - More specific to the Province of British Columbia these links include information regarding spread, prevention, symptoms, advice and commonly asked questions. The HealthLink BC also provides information on Provincial Health Orders.

Regional

Interior Health provides information specific to the Interior Health region which Panorama and the Columbia Valley are a part of. You'll find information about testing and statistics for the Interior Health region. 


Local Health Resources

Medical services including clinics and pharmacies are located in the town of Invermere, 25 minutes from Panorama. 

Invermere Medical Clinic 250 342-9206

Chisel Peak Medical Clinic250 341-6900

Invermere COVID-19 testing facility (Interior Health) - by appointment only book online or call 
1 877 740-7747

Invermere & District Hospital (Interior Health)
250 342-9201
850 10 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A1K0

Emergency - 9.1.1
Police + Fire Department + Ambulance

Columbia Valley Taxi250 342-5262

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