Big White is located approximately 60 km (36 miles) from the Kelowna International airport (YLW), and is known for its world class skiing and their winter events and activities. A shuttle runs directly from the airport to Big White Ski Resort and must be booked prior to your arrival.
Skiers and riders of all abilities will enjoy this world-class mountain with great variety, excellent grooming, and simple navigation. Families will love the easy, rolling terrain at Black Forest and The Bullet chairlifts. Intermediates can safely enjoy endless cruisers and the upper meadows.
Expert skiers will appreciate the long bump runs and tons of very challenging tree skiing on Powder Chair or Gem Lake. Huge steeps and couloirs await the truly adventurous skiers on The Cliff. There are also several hidden powder bowls for those willing to hike and traverse a little.
Big White has 16 lifts that accommodate 28,000 skiers and travel 20 million vertical transport feet per hour. There are 118 designated trails, with the longest being 7.2 km (4.5 miles). Runs range from Beginner to Extreme so there are plenty of choices for all skill levels. The ski hill offers night skiing at varying times during the season and boast Canada’s largest night skiing area at 38 acres.
The resort area is 7,355 acres with 905 acres groomed and 1525 for alpine and glades skiing. Those hungry for rails and big air will gravitate to TELUS Park, one of BC’s top terrain parks. They also have over 14 km (8 miles) of amazing groomed Nordic trails for both skate and classic technique.
Big White offers ski and board school, daycare, has several retail outlets and 19 restaurants, cafes and delis, eight being lounges/bars. Après-ski includes live bands in the bars and pubs.
Big White has events and activities throughout the season ranging from wine tastings to snow board and skiing competitions. There are plenty of other fun activities to keep the whole family busy. Even if you don’t ski, you’ll have plenty to do here:
Here at Big White, there’s something for everyone! Come and enjoy the mountain.
Photos courtesy of 'Big White Ski Resort'