Panorama is proud to be a part of the following initiatives.

Local Students Learn to Ski For FREE!

We think that everyone deserves to be a part of the mountains. That’s why we’re offering a free afternoon ski lesson for all local grade 1-7 students. In addition, kids also get a free day pass to use another time.

Here are the details;

Local kids in Grades 1-7 receive a FREE 1/2 day PanoKids Camp group lesson, with Panorama’s Ski & Ride Centre. All lessons take place in the afternoon, from 1 PM - 3 PM (value of $119). Following their lesson, kids are then able to ski another day for FREE (value $41).

Eligible Schools
  • Windermere Elementary School
  • Eileen Madson Elementary School
  • J. Alfred Laird Elementary School
  • Edgewater Elementary School
  • Morigeau Elementary School

How to sign up?

Fill out this form by Thursday, December 3rd, 2015. If you have more than one child you can fill out the survey multiple times.

We must receive a completed form in order for your child to be eligible for the program. Then, contact the Ski & Ride Centre any time after November 30th to book a time for your child’s free lesson.

Simply call the Panorama Ski & Ride Centre at 250.341.4240 or email

Additional Savings on SnowCards

As an added benefit to the program, if you sign your child up for their free lesson you’ll be eligible to purchase a Junior SnowCard at the special price of $79 (regular $89). Please indicate on the form whether you’d like to take advantage of this offer. These SnowCards must be purchased directly with the Ski & Ride Centre by December 26th.

The Panorama SnowCard gets you 3 days of skiing for this one low price plus discounted lift tickets all season long! Once your 3 SnowCard free days are all used up you can show your SnowCard to get $20 off savings on individual day lift tickets for the remainder of the season.

What about rentals?

This is a great deal. We’re offering season-long equipment rentals for your child for just $99 this year. Pick up and take the rental skis home in December and return them in April. Plus, if your kid needs bigger boots or skis during the season you can simply exchange them for a new pair, anytime.

  • Regular Rate: The junior rental package is $23 for a ½ day or $26 for a full day.
  • Lusti’s Little Ripper Rentals Program Season Long Rate: $99 for the entire season.

To take advantage of the Lusti’s Little Ripper Rental Program, simply stop by Lusti’s before December 26th and they’ll get your kids expertly fitted and geared up!

Please note:

Kids Learn to Ski & Ride is a program offered exclusively by Panorama Mountain Resort. This program’s free lessons and lift tickets are not valid for use in conjunction with any organized school program within Rocky Mountain School District 6.

Program Registration Form

Panorama Foundation

The Panorama Foundation is committed to dedicating human and financial resources to charitable efforts and organizations that associate directly with the betterment of the Columbia and Windermere Valley.

The Panorama Foundation provides financial support to local organizations and programs devoted to environmental preservation and protection, human services, health and education, family, children and youth support services, sport and recreation, and arts and culture.

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Mountain of Hope Society

Spearheaded by Panorama's Ski Patrol & Mountain Operations team, the Mountain of Hope benefit dinner raises money to support individuals who are in some way linked to Panorama Mountain Resort in times of need. In March 2007, the first "Mountain of Hope" gala amassed over $11,000 for Panorama's local community.

What started as help from a few friends has now developed into a valuable community organization. A committee was formed to develop an official foundation and create a mandate for donating funds. The annual "Mountain of Hope" gala, a semi-formal dinner and silent auction, now raises money for a local emergency relief fund. The fundraising happens annually regardless of whether or not it is needed and will be available for all people in emergency situations that are connected to Panorama Mountain Resort.

There's More to the mountains.

The experience that matters most to us, is yours.