BIG WHITE SKI RESORT - WELCOME
It’s the Snow...
Big White is Canada’s Favourite Family Ski Resort, and there are plenty of reasons why. Whether you’re on a week-long family holiday, or coming up from the Okanagan to enjoy a day on the mountain, there’s something to suit everyone. For 15 YEARS, we have helped visitors to Big White Ski Resort, enjoy their stay to the fullest and take home a piece of their holiday with this guide. We hope you enjoy your stay and the memories you make – and, if you get the chance, please support the advertisers you see in this guide and tell them where you saw their ad! Katie Jenion, Publisher
Opening Day Annual Snowfall Total Runs Total Nordic Trails Village Elevation Vertical Drop Restaurants Bars Average Temp
November 28, 2019 750 cm / 24.5 ft 119 25km 1,755 m / 5,757 ft 777 m / 2,550 ft 20 8 -5ºC / 23ºF
Business Directory pages 78-79
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It’s the Snow
@Big White Hailed as Canada's largest totally ski-in ski-out resort village. Guests can glide to their doorstep or stroll through the Village, shopping at one of the many retail locations or dine in the world-class restaurants and pubs. Big White provides everything you will need for a great vacation, all within walking or skiing distance to your accommodation.
Last season, the resort gave a recordbreaking five million rides up its lifts. It saw a total of 682 cm of snow, with the largest dump received in a 24-hour period, 28 cm, on February 22. The 215 instructors at the Big White Ski & Board School gave 62,000 lessons in 13 languages throughout the season. The Kids’ Centre had over 28,000 registrations in group lessons alone and there were 31,857 rides down the lanes at the Tube Park. Clocktower Coffee made 41,555 shots of espresso and sold 6,234 chocolate chip cookies. At Globe Cafe, 3,240 house-made marshmallows were toasted table-side and enjoyed by children and their parents last season. And, the Gunbarrel Grill fired up 2,569 of its famous Gunbarrel Coffees – 151 more than the previous season.
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@Big White From weekly events to a special seasonal calendar, there’s a lot happening at Big White this winter to keep the whole family entertained. From Big Reds the wine festival, to the Big White Light Up, our incredible Christmas Festival and the multiple Coast Capital Savings Cruz the Blues weekends, there’s something for everyone. See below and page 6. If attending an outdoor event this season, be sure to dress accordingly – bring your warmest toque, jacket and mittens. It can get cold on the mountain, but there’s always a chance to warm up with a hot beverage and a warm snack on the mountain!
December 6 to 8: Big White Winter Rally December 6 to 7: Big Reds see page 42 December 1-12: Walk, Wine & Dine Culinary Journey February 22: TELUS Kelowna Cup March 9 to 12: Gourmet Ski Week April 3 to 5: Peak Pride Date TBD: Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom Coast Capital Savings Cruz the Blues December 28 to 29 January 11 to 12 February 15 to 16 March 17 to 18 March 28 to 29 Masters’ Weeks Jan 27 to 31, Feb 24 to 28, Mar 30 to Apr 3
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Big White knows how to celebrate – whether it’s enjoying Christmas festivities, bringing in the New Year or spreading the love on Valentine’s Day. If you’re heading up the mountain for a holiday, rest assured that it’ll be one to remember! November 30: Light Up Big White
December 13: Tube with Santa
December 14: Skate with Santa
December 19 to 24: Santa’s Workshop
December 23: Breakfast with Santa
December 24: Christmas Eve Festival
December 25: Ski with Santa
December 31: New Year’s Celebration/Cosmic Skate
January 26: Australia Day
February 14: Valentine’s Day
February 17: Family Day (BC, AB and ON) March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
April 11: Easter Egg Decorating
April 12: Easter Egg Hunt, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Decorating
BIG WHITE SKI RESORT - CELEBRATE
Time to Eat
@Big White Restaurants When the tummies start to rumble, satisfy your appetite at one of the more than 20 different mountain establishments. Check out the wide variety in this section.
BLACK DIAMOND BAR & GRILL | 250.491.7750 Enjoy fresh steak & seafood cuisine. Tastefully prepared in-house for the most distinguished palette. www.blackdiamondbarandgrill.com | see page 60
BLACK FOREST DAY LODGE Big Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best mountain views At the base of the Black Forest Chair Open daily 7:30am-4pm | see page 56
THE BLARNEY STONE IRISH TAVERN Hearty breakfasts and dinners Family friendly and a great pint of Guinness! Inn at Big White | 250.491.2009 | see page 60
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Nightlife Put up your ski boots at a slopeside cafe, lounge or pub. Warm fires, live entertainment and good vibes are what evenings are all about. See pages 44-45. Horse Drawn Sleigh Dining Tours For a culinary experience unlike any other, jingle through the backcountry on an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh to a cozy cabin in the woods for a gourmet meal. See page 29.
THE GUNBARREL GRILL Located upstairs at Snowshoe Sam’s Village Centre Mall | 250.765.1416 email@example.com | see page 60
CLOCKTOWER COFFEE CO. Big White’s newest specialty coffee outlet Village Centre Mall Open daily 7am | see page 58 & 61
GLOBE Café, Tapas & Trattoria Mediterranean inspired dining with a difference Coffee, Cocktails & Conversation | 250.765.1501 Whitefoot Lodge above The Market | pg 58 & 60
HAPPY VALLEY DAY LODGE Full lunch and dinner menu Made-to-order family favourites Open daily 10:30am | see page 54
MOOSE LOUNGE Live Apres entertainment from 4pm to 6pm Happy Valley Day Lodge Open daily 10:30am | see page 54
KETTLE VALLEY STEAKHOUSE and WINE BAR Largest steak selection & wine list in the resort Happy Valley Day Lodge | 250.491.0130 Open daily at 5pm | see page 54
MOONLIGHT BISTRO A delicious respite from an action packed day At the base of Gem Lake Express Open from 8am-4pm
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SK8ERS Only steps away from Canada’s Highest Skating Rink Happy Valley Day Lodge Open daily 8am | see page 54
SNOWSHOE SAM’S PUB Celebrating 40 Years This Season! Village Centre Mall | 250.765.5959 snowshoesams.com | see page 60
THE WOODS Upscale, family dining in the heart of the Village Village Centre Mall Open daily 11am | see page 58 & 61
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Jeremy Keogh Jeremy’s introduction to food begun as a young teen when working alongside his mother at her restaurant, based in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. Jeremy joined the 6 Degrees Bistro team in 2013 and quickly progressed through the ranks in a matter of weeks. John Mooney, owner of Mooney Supply Group and industry expert, says “it is rare that you see talent like this, especially at such a young age. He has an exceptional understanding of flavour that many chef’s do not obtain during their career. Our customers really do appreciate the time and effort that goes into producing such exceptional food”. Jeremy is now the Executive Chef for Mooney Supply Group, including The BullWheel, 6 Degrees Bistro and Underground Pizza, all located at Big White Ski Resort. “The options we have available range from fine dining, casual family dinners/lunches and for nights you just need to sit on the couch and eat pizza”. 6 Degrees offers a truly unique fine dining experience with over 200 local Okanagan Wines. Jeremy and team have put a lot of effort into the whole experience at this outstanding restaurant; “Not only do we have exceptional food, we now have the new Riedel performance stemware - this is the loudspeaker for wine. It’s like listening to your favourite music in stereo”. The BullWheel caters for all palates creating something for everyone all day. Beano’s Coffee always provides the caffeinated start you need to start your day. And in case you didn’t know – there are three happy hours. For that essential protein snack Jeremy has created our staple special, duck wings, which are a great twist on a Canadian classic. Jeremy has now made Canada his full time base, “I love Big White Ski Resort and the Okanagan, it is one of the world’s best kept secrets. I am very proud to work in an area that excels in food and beverage”
@Big White Big White is committed to the safety of everyone staying and playing at the resort. The responsibility codes are the basic rules of conduct and must be followed by all using the mountain. The information below is here to keep you and your loved ones safe while enjoying the slopes. Ski and ride with care and above all, have fun! Wear a Helmet Big White Ski Resort recommends that everyone educates themselves in the uses, advantages and limitations of helmets. Protect Your Skin and Eyes UV rays are reflected from the snow surface. Use sunscreen and wear sunglasses or goggles. Dress Appropriately Dress in layers. The base layer should wick moisture away from your body. Footwear Ski boots can be difficult to walk in and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offer good traction. Bring snow boots. Meeting Points When skiing in a group, make sure you have a designated meeting place if you become separated. The Buddy System Ski with a friend. If you ski or ride with a buddy, it's much safer and usually more fun! Call Ski Patrol or 911 In the event of an emergency on the mountain from 8am-9pm daily, contact the ski patrol at 250-491-6160. For all other emergencies, call 911. 14
IMPORTANT NUMBERS Fire/Police/Ambulance RCMP Community Police Whitefoot Medical Clinic Poison Centre BC Nurseline 24 Hr Health Info Crisis Line Big White Concierge & Activities Big White Ski Resort Big White Ski Patrol
911 250-765-3549 250-765-0544 1-800-332-1414 1-866-215-4700 1-888-353-2273 250-491-6111 250-765-3101 250-491-6160
@Big White A ski holiday is a magical way to bring families and friends together and create lasting memories. When planning your next trip, it’s essential to choose the right place to stay. Big White Ski Resort offers plenty of options with capacity for 17,000 guests in hotels, condominiums, private chalets and hostels. Looking for a quiet get-away with a private hot tub, prefer to be right in the heart of the action? Either way, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a solo traveller or a large group. Often you’ll find a fireplace in the shared lobby or restaurant, but for real luxury, consider booking a place with a fireplace in the room or suite. It’s the perfect place to sit and sip drinks, read or talk the night away with friends.
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See individual maps (pages 52-63) for a more detailed view of each area. Street Directory page 79 Name Alpine Timbers Aspens Bears Paw Black Bear Blacksmith Lodge Bullet Creek Cabins Chateau Big White Chateau on the Ridge Copper Kettle Lodge Crescent Eagles Resort Edge Feathertop the Forest Glacier Lodge Grizzly Lodge Grizzly Ridge High Forest Inn at Big White the Legacy Monashee Inn Perfection
Location Kettleview Monashee Heights Kettleview Kettleview Happy Valley Map White Forest Estates Village Centre Kettleview Feathertop Map White Forest Estates Kettleview Happy Valley Map Feathertop Map SnowPine Estates White Forest Estates White Forest Estates SnowPine Estates SnowPine Estates Kettleview Map Kettleview Map Monashee Heights Kettleview Map
Nearest Run Hummingbird Easy Street Hummingbird Perfection Happy Valley Way Bullet Alley Hummingbird Perfection Shortcut Happy Valley Way Hummingbird Happy Valley Way Sundance or Millieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mile Serwas Happy Valley Way Bullet Alley Serwas Serwas Perfection Hummingbird Easy Street Hummingbird
Grid I-12 A-12 J-11 I-11 J-14 G-16 G-12 J-10 D-17 I-13 I-12 J-14 C-16 N-3 I-14 G-14 M-3 N-1 H-11 J-11 C-13 J-10
Name Pinnacles Plaza on the Ridge Ponderosa Ptarmigan Inn the Raven Rock Ridge Estates Silver tip Landing Snowbird Lodge Snowcrest Village Snowfall Lodge Snowy Creek Snow Ghost Lodge Solano Ridge Solitude Southport Spyglass Stonebridge Lodge Stonegate Resort
Location Whitehorse Map Kettleview Map Monashee Heights Map Village Centre Happy Valley Map Whitehorse Map Snow Pine Estates Happy Valley Map Monashee Heights Happy Valley Map White Forest Estates Kettleview Map Monashee Heights Happy Valley Map Happy Valley Map Happy Valley Map Village Centre Village Centre
Nearest Run Woodcutter Perfection Easy Street Easy Street Happy Valley Way Woodcutter Serwas Happy Valley Way SunRun-Easy Street Happy Valley Way Bullet Alley Perfection Easy Street Happy Valley Way Happy Valley Way Happy Valley Way Easy Street Hummingbird
Grid J-14 H-10 E-13 F-12 L-13 I-13 J-6 L-13 E-12 M-14 F-14 H-10 B-13 K-14 K-15 L-14 F-14 H-13
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Name Sundance Resort Sunridge Tamarack Terraces Timber Ridge Timbers Ten Skiers Towering Pines Trailside Heights Trappers Crossing WinterRidge Whitefoot Lodge Whitetail Townhouse Woodcutter Cabins
Location Bullet Express Monashee Heights Monashee Heights Monashee Heights Monashee Heights Happy Valley Village Centre White Forest Estates Happy Valley Village Centre Monashee Heights Village Centre Happy Valley Whitehorse
Nearest Run Sundance Easy Street Mogul Track Easy Street Mogul Track Happy Valley Way Hummingbird Bullet Alley Woodcutter Perfection Perfection Hummingbird Woodcutter Woodcutter
Grid E-16 E-12 E-11 F-16 B-12 K-15 F-11 G-14 M-12 G-11 G-10 G-12 M-13 K-13
See individual maps (pages 52-63) for a more detailed view of each area. Street Directory page 79 23
@Big White It's so easy to get to Big White that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about whether or not you have a car. Big White is 56 km (35 miles) southeast of Kelowna, the largest city in the Okanagan Valley, making it easily accessible. You can fly into the Kelowna International Airport and take a quick shuttle (55 minutes) to the resort. Many of the major airlines have daily direct flights from many major cities, so you have plenty of travel options. Find details about ground transportation, parking, driving directions and information on road conditions at bigwhite.com.
WEATHER AND TRAVEL INFORMATION ESTIMATED FLIGHT TIMES TO KELOWNA CANADIAN CUSTOMS INFORMATION www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca Kelowna Airport | ylw.kelowna.ca From Vancouver BC From Victoria BC From Calgary AB From Edmonton AB From Seattle WA From Toronto ON From Montreal PQ From Las Vegas NV From Denver CO From Los Angeles CA From Honolulu HI From Hong Kong HK From Sydney AU From Brisbane AU From London GB From Auckland NZ 24
52 minutes 55 minutes 57 minutes 1 hour 8 minutes 1 hour 5 minutes 4 hours 40 minutes 6 hours (connection) 1 hour 57 minutes 4 hours 45 mins (connection) 3 hours 45 mins (connection) 6 hours 40 mins (connection) 12 hours 20 mins (connection) 18 hours 30 mins (connection) 17 hours 15 mins (connection) 10 hours 59 mins (connection) 14 hours 15 mins (connection)
Weather & Road Report Road Conditions Information BCAA Emergency Road Service ICBC Dial-A-Claim 24 Hours
www.drivebc.ca 1-800-550-4997 1-800-222-4357 1-800-910-4222
ESTIMATED DISTANCES | DRIVING TIMES 1 km = 0.62 miles Fuel: 3.78 litres = 1 US gallon. KELOWNA TO BIG WHITE (approx.) 56 km | 45 minutes to 1 hour PENTICTON TO BIG WHITE 126 km | under 2 hours KAMLOOPS TO BIG WHITE 218 km | 3 hours VANCOUVER TO BIG WHITE 450 km | 5 hours 15 minutes CALGARY TO BIG WHITE 654 km | 8 hours 15 minutes EDMONTON TO BIG WHITE 947 km | 11 hours SEATTLE TO BIG WHITE 631 km | 7 hours 30 minutes
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@Big White It's your holiday and you should be relaxing in style. Whether you’d like to unwind in a luxurious spa environment or have a massage in the comfort of your own home, Big White has you covered.
Elevation Village Spa The treatment menu at Big White Ski Resort’s Elevation Spa is designed to accommodate every aspect of wholebody care. Choose from an array of customized massage and bodywork treatments, and enhanced esthetics performed by our dedicated and highly trained therapists and estheticians. Waxing and Tinting Services with our Estheticians are also available by appointment. Located in the Village Centre Mall by Central Mountain Check-in. Mountain Massage Mountain Massage is a mobile service which sets up a portable table right in the comfort of your lodgings at Big White Ski Resort. After a day on the slopes, outdoor activities or just for the love of that feeling of well-being, you can relax in your room while receiving a deep tissue or relaxing massage.
"I had a few hours to spare while my friends went snowboarding. I decided there was nothing more I'd like to do than to relax, read a book and treat myself to a spa day. And that's exactly what I did. I went to the restaurant upstairs for a quick glass of chardonnay and then headed in for my hot stone massage.”
BIG WHITE SKI RESORT - RELAXATION
So Much To Do
Ice Climbing Tower
Ice climbing is adrenaline-pumping! The impressive 60-foot ice tower, located in the Happy Valley Adventure Centre, is constructed out of four telephone poles, covered in three feet of ice. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced climber, there’s always a way to the top!
Side X Side Tours
Single Climb $25/pp | Day Pass $65/pp
Come explore with us and see some of Big White's stunning backcountry in a SXS - Side by Side all terrain vehicle with snow tracks. This family-friendly activity is suitable for everyone and is a safe way to explore the backcountry. 1 Hour 2 Hour
$189 + $6 govt fee +GST $289 + $6 govt fee +GST
Please note, these prices are based on single riders, not including optional insurance
Snowmobiling is an exhilarating way to enjoy Big White’s stunning backcountry. A variety of daily Canadian snowmobiling tours take place on trails catered to all skill levels from family cruising to advanced powder riding. Drive your own snowmobile or double up with a friend and see Big White in a new and exciting way.
Explore Big White's backcountry terrain on a fat bike! Yet another way for skiers and non skiers alike to enjoy and explore the mountain. Fat biking is a new opportunity for adventure enthusiasts of all types – check out Trapping Meadows, our Fat Bike designed trail - you’re sure to enjoy the adventure.
1 Hour $139 + $6 govt fee +GST 2 Hour $189 + $6 govt fee +GST 3 Hour $229 + $6 govt fee +GST 4 Hour $259 + $6 govt fee +GST Twilight Tour $179 + $6 govt fee +GST Please note, these prices are based on single riders, not including optional insurance
Adult/Youth+13/Senior Trail Day Pass | $15 Trail Season Pass | $119 Child (6 - 12) Trail Day Pass | $15 Trail Season Pass | $99 Tubing Feel the wind in your face as you zoom down the lanes at Big White’s Tube Park. Located in the Happy Valley Adventure Centre, the Tube Park offers tons of fun for all ages. No skill required - just a sense of adventure and a desire for excitement. Full Day Tubing Pass $23/Youth/Adult | FREE/Tots (under 5) 5 Day Unlimited Tubing (5 consecutive days) $79/Youth/Adult | FREE/Tots (under 5)
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Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides Take a step back in time with a ride on an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh through the winter wonderland that is Big White. Cozy up under a blanket and enjoy hot chocolate while gliding through snow-covered forest trails. All ages are welcome, making it the perfect family activity. Kelowna Rockets Games Experience the excitement of the Kelowna Rockets WHL hockey team in action. Known for their exciting, gritty, Canadian hockey style, Rocketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; games are a fun time for all. Big White arranges the tickets and transportation so all you need is team spirit! Book tours online. Game Ticket and Transportation $48/pp
1 Hour Tours $30/Adult | $25/Child | FREE/Tots 1/2 Hour Tours $20/Adult | $15/Child | FREE/Tots Brunch Sleigh Rides* $40/Adult | $33.30/Youth | $10/Tots Dinner Sleigh Rides* $82/Adult | $57/Youth | $15/Tots *There is an increase in price for Sleigh Rides December 22 to January 3
Dog Sledding: Experience the thrill of mushing through Big Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous backcountry as the enthusiastic and powerful Canadian sled dogs take you on an unforgettable winter excursion. Tours (up to 2 people) are $295 +GST For more information call 250-491-6111 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org Prices subject to change without notice
So Much To Do
@Big White Weekly Events During Ski Season For kid-friendly fun see pages 32-33 Monday Masters’ Monday | 9:30am to 11:30am Those 50 plus can join in a two-hour group lesson followed by a gourmet lunch at Kettle Valley Steakhouse.
Blarney Stone Pub Quiz Trivia Night | 8pm. Pit your knowledge against other teams of 2 – 8 people in music, movies, sport, history and general knowledge!
Wednesday Ladies Day | 10am | Join other ladies of similar skill level for a two-hour skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing group lesson, followed by a luncheon at Happy Valley at noon with wine tasting and prizes. Available Every Day Family Après Ski | 4:00pm to 6:00pm Happy Valley | Kick back and relax in the family atmosphere of the Moose Lounge. Info 250-491-6111 | www.bigwhite.com Events subject to change without notice For Summer Events see pages 66-67
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Fun For Kids
@Big White Looking for something to entertain the family, or do as a group? These weekly activities have the answer. Take the kids to our famous Carnival Night featuring bouncy castles, free cotton candy, games, prizes and more; join in on our weekly Trivia Night in Happy Valley; or try something completely different by going for a snowshoe tour or exploring the backcountry in a side-by-side! Weekly Events During Ski Season For more Reasons to Play see pages 28-29 Tuesday Kids Craft Corner | 3pm to 5pm Happy Valley Day Lodge | Fun for the whole family with live entertainment for adults and free popcorn and craft supplies for the kids. Bingo Night | 6:30pm to 8pm Happy Valley | Get ready to yell BINGO! You can win some great keepsakes! Wednesday Bonfire & Hot Chocolate | 5pm to 6:15pm Ice Skating Rink | A great ski holiday wouldn't be complete without a steaming cup of hot chocolate by a roaring campfire. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Forget the Lyrics | 6:30pm to 8pm Happy Valley | Calling all music lovers! Join us for an evening of sing-alongs, music trivia and prizes! Thursday Carnival Night 6:30pm to 8pm | Village Centre Mall An evening of carnival activities, prizes, face painting and of course, carnival treats. For Summer Events see pages 66-67 32
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Thursday Trivia Night | 7pm to 9pm | Happy Valley Pit your wits against our quizmaster at our weekly Trivia Night! Take part in our authentic, British-style ‘Pub Quiz’ with prizes and drink specials every week. Friday Bonfire & Hot Chocolate 5pm to 6:15pm | Happy Valley Moose Tube Time Grab a tube and race Loose and Lucy Moose down the lanes in the Big White Tube Park! Tubing passes not included. Saturday Bonfire, Hot Chocolate & S’mores 5pm to 6:15pm | Ice Skating Rink Carnival Night 6:30pm to 8pm | Village Centre Mall Firework Display | 8:15pm | Happy Valley Enjoy the world famous fireworks show! Sunday Interdenominational Church Service 8:30am to 9am | Join Pastor Jack. Catholic Church Service 3:30pm to 4:30pm | Join Father Wayne. Available Every Day Family Après Ski | 4:00pm to 6:00pm Happy Valley | Kick back and relax in the family atmosphere of the Moose Lounge. Info 250-491-6111 | www.bigwhite.com Events subject to change without notice
@Big White Big White has 25 kilometers of combined Nordic and Wilderness trails perfect for Canadian cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Big White offers all levels of cross-country skiing, from beginner to advanced, making it a fun outdoor activity for everyone!
Helpful Information Snowshoe on Wilderness Trails Only All participants must have a valid Trail Pass, Alpine Ticket or Season Pass to use the trails. Trail Passes can be purchased from the Ticket Office in the Village Centre Mall. Nordic ski equipment and snowshoes are available for rent through the Rentals department located in the Happy Valley Day Lodge. Dogs are permitted on the Wilderness Trails, but must remain in control and on leash at all times. How To Get There From the Village Centre - take Lara's Gondola to Happy Valley, turn left across the bridge into the Adventure Centre and proceed to the trail head behind the Ice Tower. By Vehicle-park in the Happy Valley Parking Lot, proceed across the bridge into the Adventure Centre and proceed to the trail head below the beginner's slope. Facilities 25 km (15.5 miles) of trails. Ticket Sales: In the Happy Valley Day Lodge. Hot snacks/beverages also available for purchase, including Belgian Waffles, hot dogs, hot chocolate, snack foods and beverages. Heated washroom facilities in the Happy Valley Day Lodge. 34
Snowshoeing Rent a pair of snowshoes and wander through Big White's winter wonderland at your own pace â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or, join one of the fully trained snowshoe guides for an instructive and active adventure! No matter your ability level, snowshoeing is a magical way to explore the backcountry terrain.
@Big White It’s called BIG White for a reason! With 7,355 acres, of which 2,765 acres is rideable terrain, an annual average of 750cm (24.5’) of epic Okanagan Champagne Powder, 119 runs, five powder bowls and seemingly endless glades, there’s always fresh tracks to be found. The way the terrain wraps around the mountain makes Big White incredibly snowboard-friendly and fun for all skill levels! With natural jumps and crowd-free slopes, Big White is a mountain that freeriders become obsessed with. Big White’s roots in snowboarding go back 30 years. The same year that freestyle skiing debuted at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, one of the first snowboard playgrounds in Canada appeared at Big White. Today, Big White continues to deliver with one of the country’s best terrain parks. In 2016, TELUS Park was named ‘One of the Best Terrain Parks in North America’ in USA TODAY's 10 Best Awards. In 2018, Newschoolers named TELUS Park in the Top 5 Parks in the Northwest. The self-lifted park features a 700m chairlift, and is open for night riding Thursday to Saturday. TELUS Park features include a pipe, a variety of different sized jumps, an interesting flow of jib features and a public board and ski cross course. This past season, TELUS Park continued to invest in developing athletes by hosting 20 amateur sport events, including rail jams, boardercross and slopestyle. One of the largest events of the year is the Neil Edgeworth Memorial Banked Slalom, which, over two days, sees around 300 snowboarders compete. This is the best weekend to be a snowboarder at Big White! 36
2020 Barrels and Berms Big White Ski Resort is stoked to be hosting the first Snowboardcross World Cup in Canada since 2013! The Barrels and Berms SBX World Cup will take over the mountain from January 20 to 27, 2020! Don't miss out on watching the world's best snowboardcross athletes battle it out for the title of World Cup Champion.
BIG WHITE SKI RESORT - TELUS PARK
Small and Medium Park Lane Medium and Large Park Lane Large and Extra Large Park Lane
Standard Halfpipe Snowcross Course
@Big White It’s all about skiing and snowboarding at Big White. With 119 runs serviced by 15 lifts, and some of British Columbia’s best ski terrain, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re doing laps on the magic carpet or exploring the incredible glades and bowls across the mountain.
Abundant snowfall, mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine make for ideal conditions. Day Skiing Lifts Open 8:45am to 3:30pm $109/day Adult (19-64) Youth/Senior/Student $94/day $69/day Child (6-12) Online Reload Pricing Adult $104/day Youth/Senior/Student $89/day Child $64/day Peak Season Dec 21-Jan 5 & Feb 15-21 Adult $129/day Youth/Senior/Student $114/day Child $89/day Multi-day and Season Passes available Visit www.bigwhite.com for more details Night Skiing Available Tuesday to Saturday, weather permitting. Check online for pricing. Plaza Lift Bullet Chair TELUS Park
3:30pm to 8pm 3:30pm to 8pm 5pm to 8pm Thur-Sat
Starting in January Friday Night Amazing $12 Deals! $12 Night Skiing | $12 Ski/Board Rentals $12 Tubing, Skating | $12 Dining Specials 38
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@Big White Calling all wine lovers! You're invited to the 12th Annual Big Reds Wine Festival, the wine-tasting event of the season. Big Reds features a wide selection of handcrafted wines made by the talented winemakers of the Okanagan region. The intimate atmosphere allows you to sample cellar-worthy wines while interacting with the winemakers in a relaxed and informal setting. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about what makes these wines so uniquely 'Okanagan'. Whether you love your big Cabernets, complex Bordeaux style blends or "old world" style Pinot Noirs, you'll have the opportunity to sample new releases from notable, award-winning Okanagan wineries and a wide range of black grape varietals - such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Big Reds is so popular, Big White hosts it over two nights!, December 6 and 7, from 7pm in the Village Centre Mall. Ticket cost $65 per person. Purchase tickets online at bigwhite.com, or contact email@example.com for more details.
Staying Up Late
@Big White When the sun goes down, the fun continues at Big White. With some of the best après venues in Canada, there’s a lot to enjoy on the mountain after dark.
Moose Lounge Located in the Happy Valley Day Lodge, The Moose Lounge is a great spot to enjoy après ski, offering a delicious appetizer menu and daily drink specials. The Moose Lounge is also known for its live entertainment from 4pm to 6pm daily. Be sure not to miss Trivia Nights every Thursday starting at 7pm! After skiing, tubing or skating, the Moose Lounge is the place to be. Snowshoe Sam's Voted Canada’s #1 Ski Bar by Ski Canada Magazine and Best Après Ski Venue in North America by The Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide, Sam’s has a great pub atmosphere. The Gunbarrel Grill is located upstairs and features a big stone fireplace, superb food - and don’t miss the famous "Gunbarrel Coffee" show. It's a show and a drink all in one featuring a double barrel Montgomery Ward & Co. shot gun from the early 1900s and flames! Open daily from 11am – 1am.
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@Big White What’s a vacation without a new vacation wardrobe? With a number of retail outlets selling everything from ski gear to ski accessories, souvenirs and unique gifts, you can pick up a new pair of ski boots, a fridge magnet or just about anything in between. Don’t leave without picking out a Big White toque in your favourite colour – there’s a lot to choose from! See map page 58. Dizzy's One of Canada's leading ski shops with the world’s best bootfitters. Head over to have your ski and snowboard boots fitted or have custom orthotics created. Dizzy’s also has a great selection of skis from leading brands. Mountainside Located on the lower level of the Village Centre Mall, Mountainside boasts a large selection of the latest outerwear and gear for kids, as well as all your Big White logo souvenirs, unique gifts and a selection of international candy. The Rider This is where you’ll find a huge selection of the latest snowboarding gear from the top brands. The knowledgeable staff will get you geared up with everything you need to enjoy the mountain. Altitude This shop brings you the very best with a huge range of ski apparel along with all the major brands, goggles, gloves, mitts, thermals and logo souvenirs. From Far and Wide Gives guests the opportunity to take home a unique piece of Canada with gifts created by talented artists from coast to coast. 46
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Living and Buying
Welcome to Big White! Enjoy the world famous Okanagan Champagne Powder! Whether this is your first visit to the mountain or it’s an annual ski vacation, Big White Ski Resort is sure to keep you coming back year after year. The fun doesn’t have to stop on the ski slopes. Keep the good times going and make aprés ski memories that will last a lifetime by considering a real estate purchase. Real estate buyers come to Big White Ski Resort from all over the globe and the best news of all is the prices are reflective of a world-class mountain resort poised to gain international acclaim. It’s safe, it’s affordable, the winter weather is mild (average temperature of -6 C), and it’s conveniently located close to an international airport in Kelowna, BC, Canada. Big White has every kind of ski home that an owner/investor could ask for… Affordable options such as studio sized condos, town homes, multi-family and stand alone executive chalets. So whether you want a little mountain getaway or want to celebrate a huge Christmas dinner with room for all your extended family, Big White Ski Resort has you covered! Jason Neumann | jasonneumann.com
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@Big White Wonder what’s under all that snow? Fields of wildflowers, hiking trails, biking trails and so much more! Enjoy a scenic chairlift ride up the mountain and take in the spectacular, 360° views at the top of the mountain, then hike back down to the Village for a tasty summer treat. Summer also brings great events such as beer festivals, live music and Geo Hiking! Or you can just relax with a picnic at the top of the cliff. See pages 66-71 for more summer details. Scenic Chairlift Rides Summer scenic chairlift rides take place on the Bullet Chair. Head on up to the top of the mountain and check out the beautiful views of the Monashees, plus enjoy the downhill ride on the chairlift – something you don’t get to experience in the winter. Your furry best friends are welcome – and they ride for free! Hiking There are plenty of trails for every ability level, including the Rhonda Lake Trail which winds its way along the base of the Cliff or the Falcon Ridge Trail which meanders its way up the face of Big White. Mountain Biking Welcome to Bike Big White, BC's Newest Bike Park! The trails have been built by bikers looking to create a truly unique riding destination that speaks to the soul of mountain biking. Big White has trails to suit every level of rider, and also offers bike rentals and lessons at the Bike School. Summer Events When the snow melts at Big White enjoy a jam-packed calendar of events that will keep the whole family entertained. See pages 6667 for more. 64
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@Big White From beer tasting festivals to mountain bike competitions, hiking challenges and more, Summer at Big White is over two months of non-stop fun for the whole family. As the summer approaches, check out bigwhite.com for further details on each of the below. Summer Opening Weekend | June When the sun shines and the snow clears, Big White opens for the summer season! Get ready to hike and bike the picturesque landscapes that Big White has to offer and explore what’s under the snow. Canada Day Celebrations | July Celebrate Canada’s Big Day at 7,000ft above sea level – the highest elevation Canada Day festivities in the country! Stop by for a slice of birthday cake and a high five from Loose Moose. Every July | Craft & Country, Beer & Music Mountain Festival This July, Big White hosts a weekend of country music and craft beer tastings with over 20 BC craft breweries and cideries in attendance, famous local entertainers and a kids’ fun zone. L’Alpe de Grand Blanc | July This challenging 60km road bike ride from Kelowna to Big White is open to all cyclists – from casual to competitive – and is sure to push any rider to their limits. Ciderfest | July Every summer, Big White invites cideries from all over the Okanagan to bring their delicious, thirst-quenching beverages up the mountain for you to taste. Come on up and enjoy a weekend of sunshine, cider tastings, and great live music! 66
Big White Invitational FreeRide | August Watch as the world’s best slopestyle riders battle it out on our custom-built course in Happy Valley. This event is huge and so much fun for the entire family to watch. Geo Hiking | August Don’t miss this fun weekend activity the whole family will enjoy! Geo Hiking is a free GPS scavenger hunt with hidden treasures and great prizes. The more treasures you find, the greater your reward!
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Huckleberry Festival | August August is festival season, and Big White thinks the huckleberry deserves a festival of its own! Enjoy a slice of BC’s biggest huckleberry pie – made up of over 100 lbs of fruit – as well as music, an outdoor BBQ and craft vendors! Movie on the Mountain Nights | July – Sept On select weekends throughout the summer, Big White projects a full-length film on its 25ft outdoor screen! Admission is free, but be sure to bring your own blankets and a snack! 67
@Big White Welcome to Bike Big White, BC’s newest bike park. Going into its 4th season of operation, the bike park offers top-to-bottom lift access for riders of all levels via the Bullet Chair. Rentals, Service & Valet Make the most of your day by hitting the trails on Big White’s top-of-the-line, downhill-specific rental bike fleet, located in the Village Centre Mall. The bikes are serviced daily and are ready to hit the dirt. There’s even bikes for the kids! You can also securely store your bike overnight with the valet. Bike School Looking to learn how to mountain bike or improve your skills? Sign up for a Discover Downhill program or Private Lesson through the Bike School in the Village Centre Mall. Big White also has complimentary bike park tours daily at 11am, and women and youth biking camps throughout the season. Village Pump Track The Resort’s Village Pump Track is free for the public to access! If you’re new to mountain biking, this is a great way to find your balance and gain confidence before venturing into the bike park. Set up with a series of rollers and berms, it is designed to help all levels of bikers practice looking ahead, working the terrain and improve cornering. Big White Slopestyle Centre Big White is proud to have this elite training facility for up-and-coming slopestyle riders and established pros alike. Located in Happy Valley, the Big White Slopestyle Centre allows for safe progression for those new to mountain bike slopestyle while giving experienced riders all of the tools and features they need to achieve their goals. 68
Freeride Days This is Bike Big White’s biggest biking event of the season! Watch the world's best mountain bike athletes as they battle it out on the custom-built course. Watch bigwhite.com for dates, times and athlete announcements for 2020.
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Okanagan The Okanagan is popular for reasons beyond Big White. The Okanagan Valley has a current population of over 360,000 people and is continually growing, fueled by the region's agreeable climate, thriving wine and fruit production and virtually limitless opportunities to explore! The Okanagan Valley is home to over 200 wineries – meaning it’s more than worthwhile to do a wine tour. The wines of the region are steadily gaining worldwide acclaim. Many wineries remain open throughout the winter to enjoy and explore. Breweries, cideries and distilleries are also becoming major hotspots in Kelowna. Cheers Okanagan Tours is an award-winning tour and event transportation company with a matchless reputation for successfully delivering extraordinary high-value experiential tours and seamless transportation solutions. See ad below To keep you comfortable in the cold, visit the “warm and fuzzy store,” Sheepskin Boutique, which sells mitts, hats, slippers and so much more - see ad this page.
Photo: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kristine Polley
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Okanagan Depending on the time of the year, you can play a round at one of the many beautiful golf courses in the area. Not a golfer? There are many other Okanagan activities open throughout the year, including shopping and dining at world-class restaurants. Energyplex is the perfect spot to give the kids a break from shopping and is located right beside the movie theatre. All of this is conveniently located within a 55 minute drive off the mountain. See ad opposite page. Come and cheer on the Kelowna Rockets, the local WHL hockey team. Ask about the VIP Rate for Big White Customers. See ad opposite page. Before the game stop, in to Players Choice Sports to check out their massive sportscard and memorabillia collection. See ad this page. Talk to the Concierge Desk in the Village Centre Mall for further details and recommendations. In town, pick up one of our other Map Guides to find out all about what the Okanagan has to offer - see Guides below.
Photo: Gallagherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canyon Golf Club - 6th Hole
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DIRECTORY Businesses are listed alphabetically under the related heading. Be sure to visit these businesses and tell them you saw their ad in the Guide! Please note some numbers are not in use during the off season.
ACCOMMODATIONS pg 16-23 Allura Direct | Mountain Vacation Rentals www.AlluraDirect.com | 1-866-425-5872 pg 21, 62 Big White Central Reservations | 1-800-663-2772 see back cover & pg 19 ChaletsAtBigWhite.com | 1-888-491-9496 pg 20
GROCERIES & FOOD SERVICES The Chef Instead | Events & Private | 250-878-8500 pg 75 Vacation Food Services | 778-363-1870 pg 11
REAL ESTATE Sunset Ranch | Acorn Homes pg 80, 62 www.sunsetranchkelowna.com | 1-866-942-2676 3824 Riviera Dr, Kelowna | www.acornhomes.com Grizzly Ridge | www.grizzlyridgeestates.com pg 49, 52 Predator Ridge | 1-866-578-2233 Inside Back Cover, pg 62 A truly unique ownership opportunity in the Okanagan Real Estate Market. Visit us at www.PredatorRidge.com Stonegate Resort at Big White www.stonegatespa.com | 250-491-8200 pg 43, 61 Weninger Construction & Design Ltd | 250-765-6898 pg 59
REAL ESTATE AGENTS C21 Jason Neumann | 250-808-7700 pg 60 C21 Joan Wolf | 250-869-0101 pg 50, 55
Luxury Mountain Vacation Rentals | 1-877-246-8820 pg 18
Royal LePage Steve Nicoll | Inside Front Cover, pg 51, 58 & 67
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals | 1-888-869-6377 pg 20
Royal LePage Gary Turner | Inside Front Cover, pg 51, 58 & 67
The Urban Retreat Hostel | 250-765-7920 pg 18
RESTAURANTS, PUBS and COFFEE pg 10-15
ACTIVITIES Big White Concierge/Activities Desk 250-491-6111
6º Bistro | www.sixdegreesbistro.com pg 12 Black Diamond Bar & Grill | 250-491-7750 pg 8, 60 Black Forest Day Lodge | Black Forest Chair pg 8, 56-57
Big White Kids Centre 250-491-6101 pg 33
The Blarney Stone Irish Tavern | 250-491-2009 pg 8
Big White Ski Club | 250-863-5884 pg 39
The Bullwheel | www.thebullwheel.ca pg 12
Big White Ski School | 250-491-6101 CRIS Adaptive Adventures | pg 52 Energyplex Kelowna | 250-765-4486 pg 77
Clocktower Coffee Co. | Village Centre pg 9, 61 Globe Café, Tapas, Trattoria | 250-765-1501 pg 9 The Gunbarrel Grill | 250-765-1416 pg 9, 45, 61 Happy Valley Day Lodge | pg 10
Kelowna Rockets, Kelowna | 250-979-0853 pg 77
Kettle Valley Steakhouse | 250-491-0130 pg 10
Kid’s Snowmobile Track | 250-807-2897 pg 32
Moonlight Bistro | Gem Lake Express pg 10
Okanagan Observatory | 250-300-8759 pg 54 Outback Snowmobile Tours | 250-491-6111 pg 31 Powder Hounds | 250-861-3302 pg 52 Sleigh Rides | 250-491-6111 pg 30 78
Moose Lounge | Happy Valley Day Lodge pg 10 Sk8ers | Happy Valley Day Lodge pg 11 Snowshoe Sam’s Pub | 250-765-5959 pg 11, 45 The Underground | www.undergroundpizza.ca pg 13 The Woods | Village Centre pg 11
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SERVICES, MAINTENANCE and MORE
ABC Bookkeeping at Big White Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Altitude | 250-491-6133 pg 46
Big White Electrical Ltd | 250-765-0505 pg 54
Dizzy’s | 250-491-6142 pg 46
Big White Fire Department | 250-765-3090 pg 62 Big White Owner Relations | 250-491-6185 pg 51
Big White Beer and Wine | 250-491-6105 pg 58 Far and Wide | 250-765-7666 pg 46 Mountainside | 250-491-6127 pg 46 Players Choice, Kelowna | 250-862-2737 pg 76
Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna Office | 1894 Ambrosi Rd 250-765-3101 | 250-491-6262 | www.bigwhite.com
The Rider | 250-491-6126 pg 46
Big White Spa Services Ltd | 778-797-2117 pg 60
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Big White Telus TV and Internet | 250-491-6185
Elevation Village Spa | 250-491-7799 pg 27
BrainTrust Canada | 1-888-762-3233 pg 35 Canadian Ski Patrol | pg 38 Catholic Independent Schools 3665 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna | 250-762-2905 email@example.com | www.cisnd.ca The Chef Instead | Events & Private | 250-878-8500 pg 75 Cobalt Design, Kelowna | Plans, Furnishings, Décor pg 18 Dan’s Locksmithing and Maintenance | 250-863-6653 Majordomo Property Services | Hot tub services, sales and repairs. Full service rental property cleaning & maintenance 250-861-4117 | www.majordomopropertyservices.com Mile High Painting | 250-869-7280 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.milehighpainting.ca Mountain Snow Transport | 250-300-3284 pg 15 Okanagan Map Guides | 250-763-4848 pg 74, 76 OkTire Rutland, Kelowna | 250-765-7416 pg 25 Peak Performance Camp | 250-300-3284 pg 15 Regional District of Kootenay Boundary | pg 63 Serwa Bulldozing | 250-860-2388 | 250-861-0675 pg 53 Stonebridge Clinic | 250-765-0544 pg 15 Total Restoration Services Inc | 250-491-3828 pg 53
Sheepskin Boutique, Kelowna | 250-765-2300 pg 74
Mountain Massage | 250-470-1086 pg 27
TRANSPORTATION and TOURS Big White Shuttle | 250-765-8888 | 1-800-663-2772 pg 25 Budget Car & Truck Rentals | 1-888-368-7368 Cheers Okanagan Tours | 250-717-8452 pg 74
STREET DIRECTORY • MAPS PAGES 52-63 Bear Foot Place page 56 Berezan Way page 53 Big White Road page 52-63 Crescent Kap page 53 Feathertop Road page 56-57 Feathertop Way page 57 Forest Lane page 52 Grizzly Ridge Trail page 52-53 Happy Valley Road page 54-55 High Forest Court page 52 Kettleview Road page 59-60 Lower Snow Pines Road page 52-53 Moonshine Crescent page 56 Porcupine Road page 59, 63 Raven Ridge Road page 56 Rock Ridge Road page 54 Snowbird Way page 54-55 Snow Pines Road page 52-53 Snow Pines Way page 52-53 Snow Pines Crescent page 52-53 Whiskey Jack Road page 59-61, 63 White Horse Lane page 54 Wolverine Road page 59-61, 63 Lighted Walkway Path page 53, 56-57
Valley to Summit | Housekeeping, Maintenance, Security Checks 778-215-5170 | email@example.com Whitefoot Medical Clinic | 250-765-0544 pg 15 79
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