BIG WHITE SKI RESORT
Big White Ski Resort is rated one of the top five family ski resorts in the world and delivers the best in winter fun both on and off the slopes. BIG WHITE SKI RESORT, KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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Big White’s progressive terrain offers 118 runs, 5 alpine bowls, the TELUS Park terrain garden, 25km of Nordic trails, snowmobiling trails and Canada’s biggest tubing park. The terrain also offers the haunting, snowencrusted glades of the world-famous ‘Snow Ghosts’ that span over 1,525 acres and have been repeatedly recognized by Ski Canada for ‘Best Tree Skiing’ and ‘Best Glade Skiing’. Since its early beginnings, it’s always been about family fun and creating lasting memories at Big White. The resort’s Ski and
Tucked on the west side of Canada’s Rocky Mountains in the heart of the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley lies Big White Ski Resort. Known worldwide for its local climate that provides the much sought after dry, light, champagne powder, Big White offers spectacular and varied terrain for all, 18% beginner, 54% intermediate,
22% expert and 6% extreme. With a daily action packed program filled with family friendly activities, and the largest ski-in/ ski-out accommodation in Canada, it’s no wonder that Big White has proudly collected international accolades for being one of the world’s top family friendly ski destinations. Big White experiences an impressive annual snowfall of 750cm of light, fluffy champagne powder that the region is so famous for, and a moderate base elevation of 1,755m/5,758ft that provides mild average daily temperatures of -5°C/23°F.
TOP 10 REASONS TO VISIT BIG WHITE 1. It’s The Snow At Big White, “It’s the Snow” is our motto, with over 750cm of light, dry, fluffy powder falling annually! Come and ski or ride in the world-famous ‘snow ghosts’ – our frosty, snow-caked trees that resemble haunting, phantasmagoric shapes. For the other 9 click here.
Snowboard School offers progressive group and individual lessons to adults and children of all abilities. The new ‘Family/Seniors Zones’ program provides designated gated zones that target families and seniors looking to explore the mountain on intermediate runs - just at a slower pace. Off the slopes, Big White offers a wide array of winter-fun family activities including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, tubing, ice wall climbing,
ice-skating and Kids Centre. There is also no shortage of places to relax and replenish at the end of the day, with a choice of over 17 on-mountain restaurants, cafes and delis offering a quick bite to eat or a fine dining experience to cater for every occasion. Located in the picturesque Okanagan Valley and a short 55-minute drive from Kelowna International Airport, the award-winning Big
White Ski Resort is British Columbia’s second largest resort village mountain and boasts the most ski-in, ski-out accommodation in Canada. Blessed with sunny weather, dry powder and a mild average temperature, Big White is best known as a family friendly resort where kids and adults can all have fun. For more information, visit www.bigwhite.com or call 1-800-663-2772 for reservations and bookings.
What's New at Big White Ski Resort NEW FAMILY/SENIORS SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING ZONES Slow Safety and education is always foremost at Big White Ski Resort and with that in mind a new program with rotating “Family/ Seniors Skiing and Snowboarding Zones” will be set up each day throughout the season. Three runs will be selected each day and these runs will have signage, gated entry and the addition of extra slope watchers to ensure that speed, safe skiing and riding are monitored so that the most senior guests as well as families with small children can explore more than just the green runs on the mountain.
A CHILLING GOOD TIME: CHALLENGE YOURSELF ON BIG WHITE’S NEW ICE CLIMBING TOWER Big White has got a brand new activity this year: an Ice Climbing Tower in the Adventure Park at Happy Valley. The Ice tower will become a main attraction with a height of 60 feet! The structure is built with 4 telephone poles cross-braced together then flooded with water that freezes into 3 feet of thick blue ice. There is a beginner side and three other sides for more advanced climbers or anyone who is looking for a challenge. This is an activity for all fitness levels and can satisfy anyone with an appetite for adventure! The Ice Tower will let you test your skills on the ice or watch others as they attempt to reach the top.
FAST FACTS: Looking for more on Big White? From the number of lifts, to ski school and on mountain accommodations, these fast facts will give you the low down on Big White at a glance. CHECK THEM OUT
RESTAURANTS Big White has a wide variety of dining options for your dining pleasure. From casual dining in one of the pubs, to an on-mountain bakery with fresh artisan breads. The resort offers a feast of restaurants, lounges, coffee houses and delis with great food to dine-in or take out. There is a total of 20 restaurants, cafes and delis on the mountain, which includes 6 lounges and bars. LEARN MORE
Published on Feb 15, 2011
Big White Ski Resport is rated one of the top five family ski resorts in the world and delivers the best in winter fun both on and off the s...