Canada’s Favourite Fam­ily Re­sort

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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.

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