Big White, big fun When the weather turns to summer a snowsport lover’s eyes turn to Canada
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 the choice of 118 designated runs across 3052ha of spectacular terrain.
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 1755m that provides mild average daily temperatures of -5°C/23°F.
Big White’s progressive terrain offers 118 runs, 5 alpine bowls, the TELUS Park terrain park, 25km of Nordic trails, snowmobiling trails and Canada’s biggest tubing park.
The terrain also offers the haunting, snow-encrusted glades of the world-famous ‘Snow Ghosts’ that span over 618ha and have been repeatedly recognised by Ski Canada for ‘Best Tree Skiing’ and ‘Best Glade Skiing’.
This year Big White was awarded ‘#1 ski resort in Canada for Best Family Resort, Best Grooming and Best Snow’, Ski Canada Magazine.
Since its early beginnings, it’s always been about family fun and creating lasting memories at Big White.
The resort’s Ski and Snowboard School offers progressive group and individual lessons to adults and children of all abilities.
The ‘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.