Big White

This winter, zoom down velvety corduroy, weave between trees and plough through metres of untouched Okanagan Champagne Powder at Canada’s Favourite Family Resort, Big White Ski Resort. Just a 45-minute drive from Kelowna, once you get up the mountain, there’s no need to start the car up again until you leave (that is, if you will ever want to leave!), as Big White is Canada’s largest totally ski-in, ski-out Village. Ski or snowboard to one of the slope-side patios and enjoy a pint of craft brew; to Elevation Spa for a rejuvenating massage; or, to one of the 20 on-mountain restaurants, pubs and cafes to fuel up before heading back on the slopes.

With 119 runs, 16 lifts and an uphill capacity of 28,700 skiers per hour, if you hate waiting in lines and skiing crowded slopes, Big White is the mountain for you.

A new season means new developments, and Big White has plenty of surprises in store for its guests – including a new return trail from Gem Lake that’ll allow the resort to open up the runs on Westridge weeks earlier than normal. Lara’s Gondola is also getting an additional eight cabins, increasing capacity by 50% and making the trip between Happy Valley and the Village quick and easy. And for all you would-be skiers and snowboarders, Big White is adding a brand-new magic carpet to the beginner’s area, giving more newbies the chance to fall in love with snow sports.

If you’re not a skier or snowboarder, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to make the most out of a Big White getaway. Grab your skates and take a lap on Canada’s Highest Skating Rink; strap on a pair of crampons and shimmy your way up the 60-foot Ice Tower; tour the extensive network of snowshoe and cross-country ski trails; jingle through snow-covered forests on a horse-drawn sleigh; rip through powder on a snowmobile; learn the ins and outs of dog sledding with Candle Creek Kennels; and so much more!

Big White hosts kid-approved activities every night of the week, from Bingo Tuesdays to Trivia Thursdays, Family Game Nights, Carnival Nights, and firework displays. Challenge family and friends to a mountain-wide, two-day scavenger hunt with Big White’s regularly scheduled Cruz the Blues. Witness the best snowboarders in the world race through TELUS Park’s snowboardcross course at the Barrels & Berms SBX World Cup from January 20 to 27 – the first Snowboardcross World Cup event hosted by a Canadian resort since 2013. In March, join fellow foodies and ski bunnies at the second annual Gourmet Ski Week, three days and four nights of deliciously curated events and on-hill action. And, from April 1 to 5, celebrate all things LGBTQ+ at the most colourful weekend of the season, Peak Pride.

Looking to stay for a night, two or longer? Book your stay through Central Reservations between Opening Day and December 20, and you can ski for FREE! Email [email protected] to book your trip today.


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