Canada’s Favourite Family Resort
It’s the snow, “Okanagan Champagne Powder” to be precise, and an average annual snowfall of 7.5 meters of ‘Mother Nature’s’ finest that draws people to Big White.
Deep powder bowls, world renowned snow ghosts and long cruising slopes offer everything any snow enthusiast could wish for. Plus, the mountain is expansive with over 118 runs, five powder bowls and a resort area of 3052 ha.
Voted ‘Best Weather’ by Ski Canada Magazine, with an average daytime temperature of - 5 Celsius and plenty of sunshine it’s no surprise that Big White is Canada’s Favourite Family Resort.
Big White takes pride in being a top winter destination for families worldwide, after all it is Canadian family owned and operated since 1963.
While the skiing is superb with enough terrain to suit all levels, it is all the extras that define Big White as a must visit destination.
Like being Canada’s largest ski in – ski out resort village with over 17,000 on-mountain beds where there’s something to suit every taste and budget and all with the delightful boutique village at your front door.
Choose from full service hotels, luxury self-catering apartments, modern vacation homes to themed classic log cabins with most accommodations offering private outdoor hot tubs to take in the mountain vistas after a great day on the slopes.
For skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts there’s so much to do to make your visit to the Okanagan region a truly memorable holiday.
Add to your mountain experience with an authentic Canadian dog sledding adventure. Here you experience the thrill of mushing through the forest with the huskie dogs who are just as excited as you to be out for an adventure.
For a romantic evening or something unique for the family, climb aboard your own personal sleigh ride where you can take in the ambience of the wilderness as you meander through the snow covered pine trees.
You can also conquer the 60ft ice climbing tower, test your skill on the outdoor ice skating rink and the kids can never have enough of sliding fun on the snow tubing. There is adventure snowmobiling or take in a live “Kelowna Rockets” ice hockey game…. an Australian favourite.
For those who want to advance their skills and be one with the mountain, a lesson from the pros is the perfect option. The Big White Ski & Board School is made up of an international staff consisting of some of the best coaches and instructors in the world who call Big White their winter home.
From kids lessons to advanced skiers and boarders, you will be carving the mountain better than ever after some expert tuition.
Big White is proud to also be the home of Olympian Kelsey Serwa, GOLD medallist in ladies ski cross at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
New for 2018/19 season is $10 Million in various resort upgrades and construction of the $3.9 million Powder Chair. This new lift will increase upload capacity by 1,900 passengers per hour allowing more skier and snowboarders to access and enjoy the amazing terrain.
A new PistenBully groomer has been added to the family to keep the winter runs perfectly groomed. The skier tunnel on the Hummingbird run will expand from its current width of 25 feet to 60 feet accommodating increased skier and foot passenger traffic.
FUN: Big White is perfect for a family snow holiday.
STAY: Your perfect ski in-ski out location.
CHAMPAGNE: Float through some of the lightest powder snow.
THRILL: Mushing through the forest with the huskies is a Canadian tradition.
LAUGH: Who doesn’t enjoy a slide on the snow tubes.