- The former heli-ski terrain of Taynton Bowl is now lift-served!
- Ski or ride the 2,847 acres of terrain – ranging from wide-open fall-line cruisers to powder-filled tree lines and the steep and deep exhilaration bowls!
- Stay 7 nights at the ski-in/ski-out Upper Village 1000 Peaks Lodge
- Daily full breakfast buffet
- 5 days lifts at Panorama plus optional 6th day
- OR optional day trip to Kicking Horse or RK Heliski day
- Non-stop flights from Toronto to Calgary plus luxury private coach transfer
Cost: $1805 (cheque discounted price)
Full cost if paid by Credit Card: $1860
Dates: Saturday, March 3 – Saturday, March 10, 2018
Upper Village: 1000 Peaks Lodge, 7 nights. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condominium Units. Based Upon Quad Occupancy.
Meals: Daily Full Breakfast Buffet
Deposit: $500 + cost of insurance if taken due at time of booking. If paying by cheque please send 2 cheques for both deposit and final balance. All cheques payable to "Merit Travel".
Balance due: December 21, 2017
NOTE – ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Lifts: 5 day Adult lift pass
Adult 6th Day of Skiing Add $65.00
Senior 65+ 5 Day Deduct $40.00
Senior 6 Day Add $10.00 (to Adult package)
Kicking Horse ski day (Wednesday), add $104.00 includes transportation and lift ticket
RK Heliski day:
3 runs: $898.80 including tax
5 runs: $1041.60 including tax
Includes certified guide, powder skis or board, hot gourmet breakfast, deluxe picnic lunch, certificate & heli pin. Heliski payments are non-refundable in whole or part. For weather or mechanical related issues, an alternate date may be offered or full refund given. Please specify the preferred date.
No Lifts: Deduct $260
Land Only: Deduct $525
Single: Add $500 (Own room, sharing a 2 bedroom condo)
Complimentary daily guided tours
Flights: (all times local)
Airline, Airports: Non-stop Air Canada, Toronto to Calgary
MAR03 AC137 YYZ YYC 08:30 10:45
MAR10 AC150 YYC YYZ 15:55 21:40
Flights are subject to change.
Fuel charges and taxes are subject to change
Baggage Fees: (subject to change)
1st bag $28.25 (per direction, including taxes)
2nd bag $39.55 (per direction, including taxes)
Skis and boots are considered 1 pc even if in separate bags as long as nothing else is in the bags. (Subject to change, check with your airline.)
Deviation charges: $75 (subject to availability) plus any difference in airfare
Airport and Land Transfers:
Return dedicated ground transfers from airport to accommodation.
Grocery/Liquor Stop included: yes
Passport / Travel Documents:
Canadian Citizens: Travel within Canada – PHOTO ID is a requirement to board all aircraft.
Note: Members are solely responsible to ensure that their travel documents are complete, valid and in order.
Cancellation Policies are set by the Tour Operators, not HPSC. Please consider your commitment carefully before booking your trip.
¨ The Deposits and Insurance Premium are non-refundable.
¨ From 64 days prior to departure, 100% non-refundable.
¨ Single Supplement cost has to be covered
Please note that any unused portion of a ski trip will not be refunded as per conditions above. Passengers must go through insurance, if applicable.
Optional Travel Insurance:
Comprehensive Travel Insurance is available to protect non-refundable payments in the event that participants are forced to cancel their vacation prior to departure or interrupt vacation due to medical reasons. See menu above for HPSC Insurance advice and Tour Operator’s Insurance Table. All Insurance payments must accompany deposit in order to be valid.
Insurance is nonrefundable from date of issuance. Please note that any unused portion of a ski trip will not be refunded as per conditions above. Passengers must submit a claim to their insurance company if they cancel after the above dates.
The Fine Print: Tickets are 100% nonrefundable once issued. Name changes and deviations are not permitted once ticketed. Individuals must ensure that all names are spelled correctly and match their personal identification on their passport. The Tour Operator and Airline will not be held liable for delays or cancellations caused by strikes, labor disputes, government actions, weather or any cause beyond the Tour Operator’s or Airline’s control. The Airline reserves the right to change equipment or schedules. The customer hereby releases and waives any claims against the Airline and Tour Operator regarding cancellation or schedule changes.
Panorama Mountain Resort is a four season destination experience situated in British Columbia's Purcell Mountains. Boasting massive acres of terrain, an intimate village with all the amenities, Canada's largest slopeside hot pools (it's a big deal!) and a huge range of activities. There's nearly 3,000 acres of skiable terrain across 4,000 vertical feet of fall line perfection. The ski area is perfect for many skiers as 75% of the runs are suitable for beginners or intermediates. Think wide open groomers, winding down the fall-line from the summit right to the village base area or to the door of your condo. For black-diamond runs, head to Taynton Bowl. Formerly a heli-skiiing area, Taynton Bowl is now within bounds, so the slopes are patrolled, avalanche controlled and no backcountry gear is needed. Warm up first as the 750 acre bowl is all black runs. It’s a great place to find powder stashes days after a dump.
Accommodation: Upper Village: 1000 Peaks Lodge, two-year-old slope side condominiums. These condos feature an exceptional location in the heart of the upper village area, close to the Panorama Springs Hot Pools & Waterpark. These are some of the resort’s most exclusive lodging and feature fully equipped kitchens, dining room, living room & free wi-fi. Two bedroom units typically have 1 Queen bed and 1 Split King. Some units have 2 Split Kings in each bedroom.
· Vertical Drop: 1225m / 4019 ft
· Base Elevation: 1150m / 3773 ft
· Summit Elevation: 2375m / 7792 ft
· Terrain: 2847 patrolled acres
· Average Snowfall: 500 cm / 196 inches
· Snowmaking: 40% of main named runs
· Trails: 125 named trails
· Terrain: 20% beginner, 55% intermediate/advanced, 25% expert
· Uphill Capacity: 8500 skiers per hour
· Longest Run: 5.5 km, Never Never Land in Taynton Bowl
· Lift System: 10 lifts. 1 Village Gondola, 2 Express Quad Chairs, 2 Quad Chairs, 1 Triple Chair, 1 Double Chair, 1 Platter, 2 Carpet lifts
· Average Winter Temperature: -5C / 25F
All applicable fuel surcharges and taxes in effect as of August have been included in the package price. However in these volatile times the tour operator reserves the right to charge for unanticipated increases in the cost of fuel and taxes imposed by the resort or airline.