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Big White Ski Resort

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Big White Ski Resort

Big White Ski Resort is one big winter playground. Here, at Canada’s largest ski-in/ski-out resort village, you’ll find loads of deep Okanagan champagne powder, 15 lifts, 118 runs, and 1,119 hectares (2,765 acres) of skiable terrain for powderhounds of all ages and abilities.

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers can choose from 25 kilometres (16 miles) of Nordic and wilderness trails, while families can add dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice-climbing, and skating to their winter holiday.

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Resort Details

  • Terrain 1,119ha/2,765ac
  • Elevation 2,319m/ 7,606ft
  • Annual Snowfall 749cm/295in
  • Vertical 777m/ 2,550ft
  • Lifts/Runs 15/118
  • Longest Run 7.2km/4.5mi
  • Nearest Airport Kelowna International Airport

Difficulty

  • Beginner 18%
  • Intermediate 54%
  • Advanced 28%

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Most Recent Travelers Reviews
  • May 1, 2018: “Big white has a great ski school with super friendly instructors. There is a lot of great terrain to ski on and provides everything for all people, from beginners to the advanced! There are so many great runs and picturesque scenes. I would definitely give Big White a 5 star review!”
  • Apr 23, 2018: “We flew into Kelowna and used Discover Okanagan Tours for our shuttle services. We stayed at the Black Rock Manor which is a condominium unit. We usually book stand alone homes or chalets so this was a new experience for us. Was slightly noisier than we are use to especially when the new neighbors arrived. Skiing was super excellent with a record amount of snow for the end of March. Will definitely visit Big White again in the future. Kelowna airport is small, calm and relaxing.”
  • Apr 15, 2018: “We have visited Big White twice now - December 2016 and December 2107 and each time we have had a ball. The snow is fantastic and we were blessed with a number of bluebird days. Even though we were there over Christmas, it never felt full and the longest we ever waited for a lift was about seven minutes. The Christmas decorations were wonderful. As it's billed as a family resort, we found it wonderfully quiet - no loud drunken parties to deal with. We were very happy and have booked tickets with Air Canada to go there again for this Christmas too.”
  • Apr 13, 2018: “Big white is a good all round Mountain to ski. Good supply of various terrain for all levels of ski experience. I would say it more family orientated than for the purist! ”
  • May 27, 2018: “We thought that we would take a drive to Big White to see what it looked like, as we have never been there before. With it being off season in between the Winter and Summer season, it was quite quiet up there, with just a few work people around, but it is definitely a place that I would recommend during the summer, or during the winter when there is a lot of activity going around! For those who would like to tour around right now, keep in mind that there is still a lot of snow up there, and it is also quite cool in temperature up there right now with about 3 feet of snow still up on the top in the alpine! So if you're going to tour around make sure that you have proper footwear, and that you have a map of the surrounding areas. Take a camera up there too! A lot of great scenery!”
  • Jul 13, 2018: “Intermediate/ advanced snowboarder. Big white has a range of great slope options from black runs to novice. In my last visit we enjoyed the off piste part big white has to offer. The field is so big there is never a big wait for lifts. You could spend a day checking out runs in the Black Forest or go right over to Gem lake. There is a food grocery on the resort or you can order food drop offs. The resort runs a shuttle bus a couple of times a week down to Kelowna. In addition the resort runs a evening bus down mid week for ice hockey games including ticket. I have spent 4 weeks snowboarding here in total and still rate this as my favourite ski field. I’ve ski’ing in NZ , Europe, Canada. ”
  • Jul 28, 2018: “We took Bullet chairlift to top and then ventured up to the peak of Big White. All the trails were well-signed. Make sure you wear good shoes/boots as this is not flat terrain. The views are spectacular. Due to wildfires, there was a bit of a haze but not enough to reduce the experience. As we moved over to the Jamieson Loop we came across an attendant (Kai) at a trail junction. He was very informative and great to talk to. He really knew the area and the sites and the flora/fauna. He lives in area and loves it. Great ambassador to the area. We went back into village after being up the mountain for quite a long time. The weather on the hill was perfect (about 25c with a slight breeze). The festivities in the village livened things up for what is essentially the off-season. Interesting to see things without the snow. We stayed for a refreshment and meal and headed back to Kelowna. Well worth the trip. The lift was $15 each for a one time trip (up and down). Lifts are equipped for bikes and they appear to be adding even more trails but what they have already appear well built and lots of variety. I think you have to pay for bike park and then for lift if you plan to go biking on hill. Great summer activity and so close to Kelowna.”
  • Sep 3, 2018: “Our family has gone to Big White on many occasions. This year we had our 5 year old and 3 year old starting to ski. The resort has a great bunny hill and lots of easy green runs for them to learn on. The only downside to this resort is the fact they do not a family season pass. Considering they sell themselves as “Canada’s Best Family Resort”, I find it unusual that they do not offer this. The lines for the lifts are typically short (less than 3min) but on long weekends they can be unbearable (>30min). ”
  • Sep 17, 2018: “From December to March our family thoroughly enjoys what we believe is a very affordable pastime! Whatbalways amazing me is how much the kids want to hang with us verses taking off with there friends. This Is a beautiful multi activity resort for all ages!”
  • Jul 20, 2018: “Went to the downhill mountain bike park at the Big White ski area in BC near Kelowna today (July 20). the Bike Park is not on Trip Advisor yet as it's own activity (not skiing), but it should be. One lift (bullet express) is open for bikes and riders (as well as hikers). Went with my son and 2 friends (me just over 50 yr and 3 teenagers). we all had a blast and none of us had done this before, but all had mountain biked without a lift. the green dot (easy) runs were challenging enough, and by the end of the day we all tried one blue square (intermediate). The temperature was almost 20 degrees colder (28 vs. 10) than Kelowna at the top of the lift so bring a long sleeve jacket. We rented everything we needed (bike, helmet, body armour). they do not rent goggles or gloves, so bring them if you got em (we did not). For beginners, you should know that the downhill mountain bikes are very different from normal bikes and pretty well mandatory for this activity (just rent one of you don't have one). Restaurant and pub were open for drinks and food. lift tickets were reasonably priced as it was half price for some reason ($39 for all 4 of us). If you need a break from the Kelowna heat, and enjoy adventure, then head up the mountain!!”
  • Jul 18, 2018: “Champagne Powder. Need I say more? Ok. Only because I have to: Nice lift operators, pretty decent food, gorgeous terrain. ”

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