PANORAMA HOSTS EXCLUSIVE EXCURSION TO VIEW HIGH ALPINE COLOURS
Tamarack Ridge Walk event embraces brilliant golden hues of fall.
On September 17 and 24, 2016, Panorama Mountain Resort will host the Tamarack Ridge Walk. An exclusive event that allows guests to witness the brilliance of the Alpine Larch, that transpires in the autumn as these special deciduous trees begin to drop their needles in anticipation of winter.
“The ridge walks occur when the colours of the alpine larch are at their peak. There is nothing quite like seeing vast stands of golden trees stretching out in front of you from your vantage point on top of Panorama Mountain,” said Amy Green, Panorama’s Event Coordinator.
Guests are transported to the summit by three chairlifts and have the option of joining a chaperoned hike to the Taynton Plateau, or to the shale summit of Mt Goldie, or a blue alpine lake. The full day excursion begins at 9 AM. A gourmet carry along lunch is provided and guests will descend back to the village by chairlift at around 3 PM.
The trees are native to the Purcell, Southern Selkirk’s, and the Rocky Mountains, and grow at high elevations of 1,800 to 2,400 metres above sea level. Panorama’s summit lies at 2,365 metres and makes the ideal location for viewing this eye-catching display.
“September is a beautiful time in the East Kootenay’s and the Tamarack Ridge Walk allows people to see a part of the mountains that would otherwise be very challenging to access to those who hike little,” said Ms Green.
The event is now in its second year and was so successful in 2015 that the resort saw the need to add a second date for 2016. An alfresco long table dinner will also take place on September 24, after the Tamarack Ridge Walk. The menu includes local produce, whole spit-roasted pig, season fare and beer by local Arrowhead Brewing Company.
Event guests receive special discounts on accommodation when booking through Panorama Reservations at 1.800.663.2929.