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Big White Ski Resort
Big White Ski Resort on Big White Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the southern Monashees, truly lives up to its name, with well over 100 marked runs fanning out from the summit of Big White. There is tremendous bowl skiing on top, wide-open glades at mid-mountain, and great fall-line cruising virtually everywhere.

Because it is nestled between the sky and the earth at an altitude of 1750 meters, one often skis above the clouds at Big White, on natural snow cover and on an impressive variety of terrain. It goes from the large blue 'boulevards' groomed to perfection, to one of the five bowls where the champagne powder is at its best and where even the less seasoned skiers can venture. The Black Forest sector is a splendor that allows novices and intermediates to glide effortlessly through the trees. Renown for the quality of the service it offers families, for its impressive selection of relatively easy trails and for its programs for kids, Big White nonetheless lives up to its name: it is an impressive mountain for serious skiers. Go take a look along the Cliff, the double diamond sector, or check out the Black Jack, Black Magic or the Talon’s Grip.

You may have come here simply for the skiing and snowboarding, but when witnessing a sunset such as those enjoyed from atop Big White, it seems as if you have made an unspoken appointment with nature to have your consciousness altered. The hoodoo-like bestiary that form each winter near the top of the snow-domed mountain are a distinctive feature at Big White.

You can mush a dog sled, explore snow-covered hills by snowmobile, tour the backcountry on snowshoes, climb the ice tower or treat yourself to a massage at one of the two full service spas. As one of the largest on-mountain villages in Canada, Big White is the place to be for a soak in a hot tub, a skate on an outdoor rink, or a sleigh ride through the wilderness and winter’s landscape covered in deep snow.

Take the Inter-mountain Day Trip Shuttle to give you the opportunity to ski or snowboard two world-class resorts on one affordable lift ticket. The shuttle runs every Thursday from Big White to Silver Star Mountain Resort and from Silver Star to Big White.

Big White is 56 km (35 miles) southeast of Kelowna, the largest city in the Okanagan Valley, making it easily accessible. From Kelowna, follow Highway 33 for 32 km (20 mi) until you reach Big White Road. Another 24 km (15 mi) and you will arrive in the main village where you’ll find Central Mountain Check-In. You can fly into Kelowna’s International Airport and take a quick shuttle to get you to the resort. Many of the major airlines have daily direct flights from many major cities so you have plenty of traveling options.


Contact: Big White Ski Resort
5315 Big White Rd
Kelowna, V1P 1P3
Phone: (250) 765-3101
Fax: (250) 491-6122
Snow Phone: (250) 765-7669
Email:
Website:

Season: Mid-November to Mid-April
Lift Hours: 8:45am - 3:30pm, Half Day: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Night skiing: 3:30pm - 8:00pm Tuesday to Saturday
Night skiing times vary at different times of the season.
Annual Snowfall: 7.50 m ( 24.5 ft)
Vertical Drop: 777m (2,550 ft)
Base Elevation: Westridge: 1,508 m (4,950 ft)
Top Elevation: 2,319 m (7,606 ft)
Skiable Acreage: 2,765 acres
Number of Trails: 118 Designated Trails
Difficulty:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
18%
54%
28%
Number of Lifts: 16
Tubing Lifts: 2 (Mega Snow Coaster)
Lift Capacity: 28,000 skiers per hour
Night Skiing: Yes - 5:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday to Saturday from Mid December to end of March. 38 acres illuminated for night skiing. Extended hours of operation over the holiday periods 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Cross-Country: Yes - 16 miles (25 km) of maintained cross-country trails. Cross-country tours begin from the Happy Valley Daylodge.
Snowboarding: Yes - If the natural terrain isn't enough, check out one of the purpose built terrain parks, and beginner freestyle park areas, plus an impressive 450 ft expert halfpipe, even a beginners pipe under lights.
Terrain Park: Yes
Halfpipe: Yes
Resort Services: Restaurants, Cafés, Bars and Lounges, Ski School, Equipment Rentals & Repairs, Medical Clinic, Daycare, Grocery, Liquor Store & Video Rental.
Nearest Ski Area: Silver Star Mountain Ski Resort, Crystal Mountain, and Apex Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Towns: Kelowna
Recreation: Skiing & Winter Sports: North Thompson & Nicola Valley
Skiing & Winter Sports: Okanagan, Similkameen & Shuswap Lake

Accommodation on or near Big White Ski Resort

Accent Inns Kelowna Accent Inns Kelowna
Kelowna's Accent Inn is right in the middle of the sunny Okanagan, a year-round recreation paradise, ideal for family vacations and ski or golf getaways. Sparkling Okanagan Lake is rimmed by sandy beaches, acres of orchards, famous golf courses and charming estate wineries. In winter, exhilarating downhill and cross-country skiing are nearby. Pet Friendly. Free wireless. Free parking.

EMR Vacation Rentals EMR Vacation Rentals
EMR is a fully licensed Travel Agency offering fully furnished vacation homes, condos, suites, and estates in Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Whistler, the Okanagan, and on Vancouver Island. We have a large inventory of unique properties to select from. This includes properties that feature oceanfront, beach front, breathtaking views, private hot tubs, luxurious settings and more. Toll Free: 0-800-520-0932 UK.

Holiday Park Resort Holiday Park Resort
Nature provides the perfect setting for our four seasons RV & Condo Resort. Located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley on 67 acres. The resort features a wide array of accommodation options ranging from vacation condominiums to fully serviced, landscaped RV sites. Reserve now and enjoy the "Sweet Life". Specials available for first time visitors.

Okanagan Vacation Chalet Rentals Okanagan Vacation Chalet Rentals
OKChalets features the Okanagan’s finest selection of ski-in/ski out accommodation. We specialize in Ski Villas, Resorts, Condos and Chalets for your family holiday or business needs. Imagine yourself, your family and friends cozying up, après ski, in a fabulous chalet on your favorite mountain. Offering luxurious executive properties in The Okanagan, Whistler, Sun Peaks, and Fernie.

Owner Direct Vacation Rentals Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
Looking for a Vacation Rental? Why spend more and get less with a hotel? We offer privately-owned, condos, apartments, bed and breakfasts, chalets, cottages and cabins throughout British Columbia for rent - nightly, weekly or monthly. Owners set their own competitive rates. Great value and selection.

The Lodging Company The Lodging Company
Ski Vacation Rentals: Ski-in/ski-out chalets, condos, and vacation homes at BC’s top ski resorts. The Lodging Company has the perfect condo for your next getaway and can arrange discount lift tickets and airport transfers! View our complete listing of properties online or call us Toll Free at 1-888-676-9977 for personal assistance in planning your vacation.

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