Family fun at Panorama Mountain Resort

With peaks in every direction, Panorama's scenery is stunning.

With peaks in every direction, Panorama’s scenery is stunning.

A couple weeks ago we spent the weekend at Panorama Mountain Resort in B.C.’s Purcell Mountains. The ski hill was developed largely by Intrawest in the 1990s and is designed with families in mind: ski-in/ski-out accommodations around a central village. You can walk, ski or ride the village tram just about everywhere. I’m writing all about our weekend for Snowseekers and the stories will be up in the coming weeks. In the meantime, just in time for Family Day, here are some highlights from our family-friendly ski trip.

EuroBungy

Yes, winter bungy is possible. Dress in layers.

Yes, winter bungy is possible. Dress in layers.

Not sure why Europe gets credit for the reverse-bungy contraption, but these harnessed bouncing devices are all the rage at gymnastics places, summer fairs and now, ski resorts. Panorama’s EuroBungy is new this season.

Apres-ski fondue

A post-fondue photo. I'll blame the wine for my silliness (not sure what Bennett's excuse is).

A post-fondue photo. I’ll blame the wine for my silliness (not sure what Bennett’s excuse is).

The cheesy stuff at Panorama’s Mile One Hut (at the top of the Mile One chairlift) is delish. Did I mention the dessert? It’s chocolate fondue. Plus there’s wine, so it’s just as fun for adults as kids.

Night skiing

Avery races her night shadow down Showoff.

Avery races her night shadow down Showoff.

It’s cold and the visibility is extremely poor, but when was the last time you ski-raced your night shadow? That’s what I thought.

The peaky views

Sunset from the Mile One Hut.

Sunset from the Mile One Hut.

The scenery around Panorama is gorgeous; it’s one reason people who come to the resort end up staying on season after season. That, and the skiing.

Thanks for a great family weekend, Panorama!

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