Panorama Mountain Village Trail
The Panorama Mountain Village Trail is a 6.4 km hiking loop at the top of Panorama Mountain Resort near Invermere, BC, that will expose you to seriously scenic views that look out over the rugged subalpine landscape. With moderate changes in elevation and relatively easy terrain, both casual and experienced hikers will be able to utilize the trail and admire the sights of the neighbouring mountains of the Purcell Range. To reach the trailhead, hikers will need to either travel up the mountain by foot or utilize the Mile 1 chairlift.
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Route Description for Panorama Mountain Village Trail
Nestled snugly within the Purcell Mountain Range, the Panorama Mountain Village Trail is an excellent opportunity to explore the beautifully scenic subalpine terrain while using the amenities of the nearby Panorama Mountain Resort. Due to the trail’s location within the ski area, hikers will need to either make their way up the slopes by foot to reach the trailhead or use the chairlift for a quick access route to all of the fun. The route itself features a nice mix of forest terrain and scenic meadows that shouldn’t present too much trouble, even for inexperienced hikers.
The trail sets out from the top of the Mile 1 Express chairlift and heads south on a route that intermittently dips in and out of the tree cover as hikers make their way across ski runs. As you climb steadily uphill, you will have some pretty spectacular views looking down onto the Greywolf Golf Course and across the valley to Mount Catherine and the Sultana and Red Line Peaks. Working your way east along the loop, you will pass by the Elkhorn Cabin, which is a great place to grab some refreshments if you are so inclined. After crossing over several mountain streams, you will descend through the forest before breaking into a scenic alpine meadow. From here, follow the trail as it heads west to return to the Mile 1 Express chairlift that will provide your ride back down to the base of the mountain.
Getting to the Panorama Mountain Village Trail Trailhead
To reach the trailhead for the Panorama Mountain Village Trail from Invermere, drive northwest on Panorama Drive for 1.3 km and continue onto Toby Creek Road for another 18.0 km. Make a left turn onto Panorama Drive and after 160 m, make a slight right to stay on the same road. In 500 m, turn right on Summit Drive, where you will find the parking lot on the right. To get to the trailhead, you will need to either hike up the mountain or use the Mile 1 Quad Express chairlift.
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