Spring is in the air at Panorama carnival

Although the snow is melting there's still time for some-last minute adventures at Panorama Mountain Village.

It’s been an exciting season at Panorama Mountain Village, and although the snow is melting there’s still time to get in some-last minute adventures at Panorama.

From April 6 to 8, Panorama hosts the final of four festivals, Panorama Mountain Spring Carnival. This festival follows the popular Panorama Stampede, Panorama Mardi Gras and Panorama Snowflake Festivals earlier in the year.

For anyone familiar with the aforementioned festivals, the activity schedule won’t surprise you, however there is one new feature that could seriously interest the more avid skiers among us. The Spring Ski Demo Day takes place on Saturday April 7, and features the best of the new 2013 products from Salomon, Rossignol and Nordica. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. skiers can partake in a free demo with the new gear from the upcoming season, although a credit card will be required for a deposit.

“It gives people an opportunity to try out next years skis,” marketing co-ordinator Jamie Hurschler said. “People have been skiing all season long, and after a full season of skiing it may be time to get some new gear, or maybe people are thinking about it for next year, and this is the perfect time to try out the latest and greatest.”

For those not familiar with the festivals, the schedule begins on Friday April 6 with free lift-accessed tobogganing from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The following day at noon, there will be a barbecue and free carnival games on the Great Hall deck, while inside the hall there will be spring inspired food stations. Then, beginning at 2 p.m., live music at the Great Hall begins with the musical stylings of The Swillbillies, while families can get their photos taken and enjoy some cotton candy. That evening, the final Syndicate Boardshop Rail Jam with complimentary hot chocolate runs from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at the base of the mountain.

The next morning, Panorama gets into the Easter spirit with a Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10 a.m., before live music and carnival games begin anew at noon.

“I think the festivals have been really good,” Hurschler said. “People have reacted to them really well, it’s just that little bit more that we’re doing to provide an exceptional guest                experience.”


For more information, visit panoramaresort.com.