On May 6, Panorama Mountain Village was awarded the prestigious Mountain Resort of the Year award.
The award was given by the BC Alpine Association during a presentation at the Association’s Spring Annual Meeting in Kelowna.
Chairman of the board Robin MacFarlane and board member Bruce Holliday presented the award.
To accept on behalf of the Panorama owners, managers and staff was Race Training and Mountain Events Manager Bruce Hamstead.
“Everyone is very excited by the BC Alpine Association Mountain Resort of the Year award, it is a very prestigious award,” said Hamstead.
Panorama was honoured with the award for its above and beyond service, said Hamstead.
“It’s for upstanding performance, our ski community and also for improving on the clubs and the quality of our events,” Hamstead said.
“Panorama works closely with the race community, from racers to coaches, officials and volunteers, ensuring that needs are being met and that we provide a supportive environment. This year we received substantial snowfalls just before and during race events, making racing conditions challenging. We went the extra mile with our grooming to get the courses in race-ready shape.”
This is not the first time Panorama has achieved this quality-savvy award: the resort won the award in 2007 as well.
The 2011 award trophy will be passed around through various Panorama departments and will eventually be on display in the administration office.
An official display location for the trophy will be chosen and set up at a later date.
“Panorama Mountain Village would also like to acknowledge the support it received from the two local ski clubs, Windermere Valley Ski Club and Team Panorama, in helping us to win this award,” added Hamstead.
This summer, Panorama will be continuing its seasonal support of sporting and racing events.
Five major mountain bike races will be held on the Panorama trails.