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LIVING LARGE: Last run often starts at noon in the Summit Hut.
LIVING LARGE: Effective bedside manner at the new 1000 Peaks Summit Lodge.
BIG BIRD: Windows to the Purcell peaks.
BIG BIRD: A suspension bridge spans a glacier melt-swollen Toby Creek.
BIG BIRD: Sitting in the catbird seat.
PANORAMA PASTICHE: Telling tall tales on the Great Hall deck.
PANORAMA PASTICHE: Fondue and wine await inside the Summit Hut Cafe.
PANORAMA PASTICHE: Rest stop, Panorama style.
UPLIFTING: Slower than a chopper, but still providing million-dollar views, the new Summit Quad opens the door to 4,000 vertical feet and nearly 3,000 acres of terrain.
PANORAMA PASTICHE: There’s no grade inflation at Panorama, where double blacks are double blacks.
UPLIFTING: The Bell 212 helicopter handles the way up. You take care of the way down.
WINTERSCAPE: Visitors soon realize that Panorama is a mountain of trees and snow, not crowds.
WINTERSCAPE: Indigenous wildlife
WINTERSCAPE: At the Panorama Springs hotel, it’s wake up, gear up and head up the mountain right outside your door.
WINTERSCAPE: What’s better than row after row of 24-carat corduroy? Row after row of 24-carat corduroy all to yourself.
OLD SCHOOL, NEW TAKE: Remember when attitude was a little- used noun, not a lifestyle? Panorama does, serving up old-school skiing on quiet slopes. With world-class vertical (4,000 feet) and employees-and visitors-who sincerely embrace the mountain life, Panorama is a window into skiing’s past.