Panorama Mountain

 Posted by on July 19, 2003  Columbia Valley, Purcell Range  Add comments
Jul 192003
 

Saturday July 19 2003

Well I didn’t know this was an official mountain, otherwise I would have included it in my list of peaks last summer.

I was browsing over my maps when I noticed that it was named.

So hear I go with the explanation of what it was like with the exception of the usual bulky route description as on my Mount Goldie page but not without disclaimer of course !

As I remember, last summer near Invermere BC was a beautiful summer experience. I tagged along on the trip with others that were going out there for a trip plus a Tennis Alberta sanctioned seniors event.

Why they call them seniors I don’t know. Some of the participants are very alert, other
are very capable and still other are smashing!

It certainly was nice to watch Kathleen and Katie in the finals round of the seniors tennis event. Mind you Kathleen and Katie are at the very lower boundary of the seniors tennis in Alberta, age wise that is. It seems some how cruel to label a healthy pair such as K&K seniors especially when the pair are such a healthy pair pair pair.

Any-who back to Panorama Mountain.

Panorama Mountain is at the top of the Panorama Ski Hill. At the summit is a new Ski Chalet and Coffee Bar. As well a new (no doubt high speed quad) chair lift is in place.

To get there you have to grin and grind up your own selection of ski runs. Take your pick.

This is of course the way you go in the summer, you know, when your scrambling, not skiing. No free ride here, this is “HEALTHY”!

When you get to the top don’t expect any coffee dude, this is Canada eh? ….. Closed in summer Ya!

For more information see my Mount Goldie page to download other pictures and movies.

Mount Goldie Panorama

Mount Goldie Panorama

It’s
amazing how much of this is mental. Everybody’s in good shape. Everybody knows
how to ski. Everybody has good equipment. When it really boils down to it, it’s
who wants it the most, and who’s the most confident on his skis.

Reggie Crist
American Skier

Tennis is more than just a sport. It’s an art,
like the ballet. Or like a performance in the theater. When I step on the court
I feel like Anna Pavlova. Or like Adelina Patti. Or even like Sarah Bernhardt. I
see the footlights in front of me. I hear the whisperings of the audience. I
feel an icy shudder. Win or die! Now or never! It’s the crisis of my life.

Bill Tilden
1893-1953, American Tennis Player

I let my racket do the talking. That’s what I am
all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.

Pete Sampras
1971-, American Tennis Player