BIG WHITE

Big White is situated mid-mountain above the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, making it a great ski-in/ski-out resort village. Located about an hour from the Kelowna airport, the resort is known for its great terrain, sunny mountain, and friendly service. Big White is a modern day ski resort with a village center providing everything needed […]

Big White is situated mid-mountain above the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, making it a great ski-in/ski-out resort village. Located about an hour from the Kelowna airport, the resort is known for its great terrain, sunny mountain, and friendly service. Big White is a modern day ski resort with a village center providing everything needed for a great vacation within walking distance.

Big White boasts 112 trails covering more than 2,000 acres and has a reputation for great powder. Trails are designated 18% beginner, 56% intermediate, and 26% expert. Big White is a good resort for beginning skiers who have their own area to practice. Once the beginner feels comfortable enough to move on, there are beginner runs to try higher up the mountain.

Intermediates rule the mountain with green and blue runs off of nearly every chair. Skiers can take the Gem Lake Express Gondola up to Kalina’s Rainbow to try the powder of the Sun-Rype bowl or try tree skiing off the Black Forest Express, as well. Experts enjoy nearly one-third of the mountain with some 460 acres of open bowls of dry inland powder, 27 unmarked trails, natural hits, chutes and gullies.

Snowboarders of all skill levels find adventure at Big White. For freestylers, there are three snowboard parks and two half-pipes. The resort is home to a world-class Super Pipe with a 17-foot transitional pipe and a full length of 425 feet. There are also 714 acres of powder bowls and 527 acres of open glades.

Big White offers the largest night skiing area in Western Canada. Other winter activities include tubing at the resort’s Mega Snow Coaster in Happy Valley, helicopter tours, ice skating, backcountry touring, sleigh rides, dog sledding, and evening bonfires enjoyed with roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Most properties in Big White ski resort are ski-in/ski-out; others are only steps from the nearest run or lift. For your Big White ski holiday there are three hotels in the village centre; the rooms are all privately owned so the décor and amenities do vary. There is also a huge number of condo buildings, also of varying age and quality. The main day lodge has a restaurant, snack bar, ski shop, and kids’ centre. Big White ski resort offers a selection of restaurants and bars; Snowshoe Sam’s is a lively spot in the centre of the village which usually hosts a live band or some kind of evening entertainment.

Resort Statistics
Base elevation

4,950 ft

Top elevation

7,606 ft

Vertical drop

2,550 ft

Number of runs

118 + bowls

Longest run
4.5 miles

Advanced
26%

Intermediate
56%

Novice
18%

Lifts
1 x 8pax, 1 x 6pax

High speed quads
4 + 1 beginner

 

 

Doubles
3

Triples
1

Magic Carpet
1

Surface
2

Tube lifts
2

Lift capacity
25,400 per hour

Terrain Park
Rail park, Olympic size superpipe, snowcross course

Average snowfall
294 inches

Skiable terrain
3,052 acres

Ski season
Nov 22 – Apr 8

 

 

 

CHATEAU BIG WHITE, 3+ star
The Chateau Big White is ideally situated in the heart of the resort with views of the village or ski slopes.
Beautifully decorated with standard features including gas fireplace, microwave, mini-fridge and in-room safes, you can choose from kitchenette, loft and one bedroom suites.
The hotel features an outdoor hot tub, lounge, free underground parking, and Beyond Wrapture: A European Day Spa. The Swiss Bear Restaurant is conveniently located on the main floor. 
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THE INN AT BIG WHITE, 3 star
Situated in the heart of Big White Village Center, the Inn at Big White features both excellent ski-in/ski-out, with great resort amenity access. Set amidst the spectacular Monashee Mountains. The Inn at Big White is a full amenity building including Hot tub and outdoor swimming which offers the breathing taking view of the mountains, Carvers family restaurant, and Powder Keg Bar, Fitness facility located near the pool, and a 24 hour receptionist during winter ski season. Underground parking is provided to each unit. 
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STONEBRIDGE LODGE, 4 star
This brand new development features 75 fully equipped condominium-style suites. Stonebridge Lodge is located beside the Bullet Express chairlift, providing guests with incomparable ski-in/ski-out access, in the heart of the Big White Village.
Common Hot Tub, indoor/outdoor mineral pool and fitness facility. Spectacular view of the Monashee Mountains. Granite counter-tops, heated slate floors. These condos come fully furnished, most with hot tubs, excellent rentals. 
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WHITE CRYSTAL INN, 3 star

Voted “Best in Canada”, this hotel features excellent ski-in/ski-out convenience and is ideally located next to the Gondola and Bullet Express chairs. Rooms are spacious with a range of standard, kitchenette and loft rooms available. Hotel amenities include hot tub, sauna, ski storage, restaurant, lounge, conference facilities, and free underground parking.

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