Big White

Big White – with 118 runs spread across 2,765 acres of terrain there are plenty of places to test your snow skills on your next ski holiday at Canada’s largest family friendly ski in ski out resort. Enjoy the convenience of being close to the ski runs and village where you don’t have to walk far to find family friendly winter adventures and après ski to keep you entertained.

Overview

Big White is the place that’s BIG on everything: Big for terrain. Big hospitality – its purpose-built village allows for an easy stroll to over 20 restaurants, bar and pubs and BIG on snow.

Each year the mountain receives an average of 7.5 metres of amazing Okanagan Champagne Powder where you can test your skills on 118 runs, 5 alpine bowls,16 lifts, a terrain park and beginner trails spread across 2,765 acres of vast and varied terrain.

It is also an incredibly popular ski holiday resort for families with plenty of opportunity for slope time on the beginner runs and loads of daytime and après-ski family entertainment on offer.

    • Canada’s largest totally ski-in/ski-out resort
    • 100% Natural Snow – over 7.5m per year = a guaranteed snow destination
    • Fast, convenient and modern lifts
    • Award winning ski school
    • Huge variety of ski terrain for all levels

The fun doesn’t stop off the slopes! Take a horse drawn sleigh ride, ice skate under the stars or enjoy the thrill of dog sledding through Big White’s back country trails. From tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice climbing or ice skating there are fun filled adventures for the whole family.

Get to know the mountain better and improve your skills at Big Whites Ski & Board School. At Big White, the whole family can learn to ski and there is a dedicated Kids’ Centre offering lessons and full and half day programmes for all ages and ability.

Mountain Statistics

Statistics

Top Elevation 2,319 Metres
Village Elevation 1,755 Metres
Vertical Drop 777 Metres
Skiable Terrain 2,765 Acres
Lifts 15 lifts
Runs 118
Avg. Annual Snowfall 7.5 Metres
Terrain Beginner 18%
Terrain Intermediate 54%
Terrain Advanced 22%
Terrain Expert 6%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Map

Other Activities

At Big White there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.


Dog Sled Tours

Open your eyes to the beauty of Big White’s pristine back country with a dog sled tour. This is an experience like no other!
Your tour will begin with an orientation introducing you to the dogs, the sled, and the harnessing process before heading out on the trails for an unforgettable winter experience.


Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Try a traditional Canadian Sleigh Ride through the wilderness and winter’s landscape covered in deep snow. Cozy up under a blanket and take a step back in time with a ride on an old fashioned horse drawn sleigh. Enjoy hot chocolate while gliding through snow covered forest trails on a daylight or evening tour. All ages are welcome, making this the perfect family activity.


Skating

Rent some skates and test your hockey skills on one of two fantastic outdoor ponds. If you’re not a hockey player there is plenty of room for you and your whole family to enjoy the rink with a leisurely skate.


Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is an exciting way to explore Big White’s backcountry. Enjoy the stunning scenery and open untouched snow fields. Suited to all ability levels. Drive your own snowmobile or double up with a friend.


Snowshoeing

Tour wooded trails on foot, allowing you to fully appreciate the mountain’s breathtaking beauty.
A great way to enjoy the outdoors with the whole family. Suited to all ages and ability levels. Explore Big White’s snowshoe trails
in the secluded wilderness, encountering nature’s splendor and wildlife. Experienced trail guides will tailor the route to suit the
needs of your group.


Tubing

Jump in a tube and speed downhill on North America’s largest resort tubing park. Located in Happy Valley you’re just a short gondola ride from the Village Centre. With friends or by yourself, this exciting ride should not to be missed during your stay on the mountain.


SXS – Side by Side ATV Tour

Explore Big White’s backcountry in an SXS – Side by Side all-terrain vehicle with snow tracks. An exciting and safe way to explore the backcountry, a perfect mix of easy riding and stunning scenery. Ideal for thrill seekers, first timers, and families


Winter Festivities and Events

There is plenty to keep you entertained with an action-packed calendar of festivities and events from opening day and Christmas celebrations, carnivals and fireworks. A perfect way to explore the best of Big White is the family friendly Cruz the Blues event where you can take the challenge to ski as many blue runs as you can in two days!

Getting There

Big White Ski Resort is located 56 km southeast of Kelowna, the largest city in the Okanagan Valley, central British Columbia,

The closest airport is Kelowna’s International Airport and then it is just a short transfer or drive (50 minutes) to reach the resort.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.

Accommodation

Big White has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

About Big White Snow Sports Training Camps

With 10 years’ experience in athlete training with NZ and Australian kids, the Big White Ski and Board School has been the training ground for former and current Olympians and World Champions.

The training camps at Big White cater to the level of each competitor – from entry level to seasoned competitor. If your young athlete is training for ski racing or looking to take skiing or riding to the next level, then the Ski & Board School at Big White Resort offers comprehensive race and/or freestyle training programs. These programmes are a great way for young children to develop their passion for snow sports and for older athletes to challenge themselves and prepare for the slopes in a fun and progressive environment. The training programmes provide exclusive access to skier/snowboard cross course training courses, Telus park terrain to develop freestyle skills and even a purpose built moguls course!

It goes without saying that your young athlete is going to have a great experience training here on the mountain (Big White Resort) with everything from moguls, slopestyle, ski and snowboard cross to alpine racing.” – Josh Foster | Director of Snow Sports, Big White Resort

Programmes take place at Big White Ski Resort and use world-class terrain with video training and assessment. Athletes are coached by specialist instructors who use their extensive experience to provide racers or freestylers with all the tools they will need to maximise improvement combing the best practices in coaching and training from around the world.

There are a variety programmes available for different age groups and ability levels with a choice of week long or weekend training options. Families can also share the experience with special Parents Coaching Programmes while their kids are in training. In addition, participants can specialise across a range of disciplines including: Snowboard Giant Slalom and Alpine Giant Slalom, Skier Cross, Snowboard Cross, 
Moguls, Slope-Style/Terrain Park, All Terrain Technical Skills & Cross Training.

Courses typically include:

  • Experienced specialist coaches/instructors
  • 6 hours On-Snow training per day
  • Exclusive course access
  • FIS-rated permanent skier/snowboard cross course
  • Purpose built moguls course
  • Huge range of amazing terrain and features
  • Video training and analysis

Programmes are available in age ranges 5-7, 8-12 & 13-16 and ability levels from advanced-intermediate to expert.

Week-long Race Camp 

2019 dates: Dec 31-Jan 4, Jan 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, Mar 11-15 | April 1-5

Weekend Race Camp

2019 dates:  Jan 5-6, 12-13, 19-20

Week-long Freestyle/Moguls Camp

2019 dates: Dec 31-Jan 4, Jan 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, Mar 11-15 | April 1-5

Weekend Freestyle/Moguls Camp

2019 dates: Jan 5-6, 12-13, 19-20

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