Panorama Resort Blog

Laura Matthew

Laura is new to Purcells having spent the past 7 years bopping around the Pacific Ocean and Coastal Mountains. After completing her studies in Vancouver, Laura headed for the mountains where she applies her passion for marketing to what she truly loves; skiing. You can often find Laura ripping around the mountain with a snow-caked smile and camera in hand trying desperately to capture the perfect powder shot for the Panorama website or Facebook page. In the off-season Laura loves to hike, bike, camp, or just kick back at the lake in her inflatable boat. Favourite run: Jekyll & Hyde

Recent Posts

Summer Adventures To Keep You Cool

Posted by Laura Matthew on Aug 3, 2017 10:50:01 AM

Summer in the Columbia Valley is always epic. Whether you’re up in the mountains immersed in the wildlife and stunning alpine flowers, or down in the valley scoping out the local shops and farmers markets, there is no shortage of activities to strike off the list.

However, with consistently hot temperatures throughout July, the beaches and lakes have been hopping this summer with those trying to escape the heat. With the long weekend on the horizon and more 30+ degree weather in the forecast, we’ve got an option to help you stay cool and out of the beach lounger.

Be adventurous and take a break from the lake!

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Topics: Helpful vacation tips, Columbia Valley

Sky's the Limit - The Best Summer Hikes up Panorama

Posted by Laura Matthew on Jul 7, 2017 10:27:00 AM

Situated on the doorstep of Kootenay National Park, Panorama is the perfect home base for exploring the stunning natural beauty and vast wilderness of the East Kootenay's . However as we know Canada’s beauty extends far past Park borders, and with the Canada's 150 free park access this year we know that the park trails will be overwhelmed with visitors. So go ahead, branch out from the crowds this summer and join us in BC's Kootenay Rockies as we explore the mountains on our own schedule, in the true laid-back Kootenay fashion . What's our favourite part? The Mile 1 Express is turning all summer long, so we are never more than a 10 minute chairlift ride from mountain biking and hiking trails surrounded by postcard views.

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Topics: Helpful vacation tips, Columbia Valley, Hiking

The Joys of June: Upcoming Events this Month

Posted by Laura Matthew on Jun 2, 2017 10:24:05 AM

As summer rolls into the mountains, our calendars quickly begin to fill up with the seemingly endless list of awesome events and activities happening in the Valley. This summer is no exception! However, there are two events returning to the resort this month which are always annual favourites, and deserve a spot on your June calendar.

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Topics: Columbia Valley, Events

Do It Right with our May Long Weekend Bucket List

Posted by Laura Matthew on May 12, 2017 4:01:54 PM

Summer starts here and we're putting on three days of activities and relaxation for the May Long Weekend. With endless opportunities for adventure and exploration we have narrowed it all down to a short list of must-dos while visiting the mountains on your Victoria Day holiday.

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Topics: Helpful vacation tips, Bike Park, Trail Building, Golf, Hiking, Events, May long weekend

Soak up Spring With These 4 Tips

Posted by Laura Matthew on Mar 9, 2017 3:48:47 PM

Spring is a beautiful time at Panorama; the sun shines a little brighter, the days are getting longer, and the goggle tans begin to show up. After a long and abnormally colder winter in BC and Alberta, we personally cannot wait to get some laps in under the sun without our balaclavas, toe warmers, and puffy jackets. Don't miss a moment with the short but sweet spring ski season with our local’s tips on how to rock the end of winter at Panorama.

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Topics: Ski, spring skiing