When one thinks of mountains, adventure and exploration come to mind immediately, closely followed by skiing and snowboarding. Now families and guests of all ages can experience all of that through the Panorama Explorers program at Panorama Mountain Village.
Panorama Explorers is an all-new, first-of-its-kind activity at a Canadian ski resort. It takes the classic scavenger hunt to a whole new level by adding an online and photo component, and is free to all resort guests with a valid lift pass.
Panorama Explorers will have families and guests out and about on the ski hills, solving clues, snapping photos, getting active, enjoying and touring all that Panorama has to offer outdoors.
“We are very excited to have this program,” said Jamie Hurschler, marketing co-ordinator of media relations and promotions at Panorama. “The online interactive component is really unique.”
Skiers and snowboarders of all ages can pick up a clue sheet from the Guest Services Desk. The sheet contains hints as to where various activity stations are located around the mountain, and will take participants down the various slopes that Panorama has.
When guests solve a clue and find an activity station, there will be a photo challenge to complete. Each of the six activity station signs will given a command, such as “Spell it out!” or “Fast on your feet!”, followed by an explanation of what to do.
Guests perform the activity, snap a photo, and then record the letter on each sign.
Afterwards, participants unscramble the sign letters and enter their answer to receive the secret password at panoramaresort.com/explorers.
Doing so can enter participants into a draw to win a prize.
You can also upload your activity station photos to the website. The season’s best Panorama Explorers photo will win a prize.
If the clue sheet is giving guests trouble, additional clues and hints are available at Guest Services. Cameras are also available on loan from the resort for those who wish to participate, but don’t have a camera (a $150 security/damage deposit is required for on-loan cameras).
“A virtual ride and go seek,” described Jeremy Neill, marketing manager at Panorama.
“The activity can be simplified into five words: solve, locate, photo, upload, win.”
For more information about Panorama Explorers, visit www.panoramaresort.com/explorers