Panorama Mountain Resort is located 30 minutes west of Invermere, BC in the Purcell Mountains. I am offering 4 night snow shoe trip scheduled for March 4 to 8, 2019. We will rent a private home and stay 4 nights at the house. There will be 3 full days of snow shoe hiking. The elevation of the area is 1150 m and it is situated along the Toby Creek where we will access to terrain both in the alpine and in treeline. We will never be travelling avalanche terrain. The house is large and very comfortable and sleeps a maximum of 10 snow shoe hikers. There are 7 bathrooms and 8 bedrooms and 12 beds. There is an outdoor hot tub and spacious common living area. We will have an awesome view of the mountains from our deck!
The price includes accommodation, all catering and guiding services and all applicable taxes. The price also include a one ride lift ticket. To confirm, we require a deposit of 400.00 per hiker. Rooms are set up for couples and singles. There will be a maximum of 2 people per room. For a group of a group of 10 hikers, the cost is 968.00 per person. This trip is fully catered with nutritious meals and snacks.
Folks should be comfortable with spending several hours outdoors and be familiar with their equipment and dressing for winter travel.
MONDAY MARCH 4, 2019: We will arrive at the house after dinner, settle in and review the plan for the weekend.
TUESDAY MARCH 5, 2019: We will have a hot breakfast, pack a lunch and depart for a full day of snow shoeing. We will start with a lift assist by the Panorama Chairlift. The terrain from the chairlift follows a trail through the wood to a nearby lake. We will travel across the lake and then follow a mostly downhill path to the village below.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 6, 2019: Just outside the village, we will have options for easy long distance hikes. There are distances and objectives that would interest many folks. The day will allow some folks to return to the house for early tea. It also allow others folks to use most of the daylight hours on the trails.
THURSDAY MARCH 7, 2019: We will drive 30 minutes to the valley near the town of Invermere. The day will be separated into 2 half day hikes. There will a 3 hour snow shoe in the morning and another 2-3 hour snow shoe in the afternoon. These hikes will be in open forests and fields with a great view of Lake Windermere,
FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2019: We will have breakfast, pack up and depart before 11 am.