10 Best Things to do in Big White Over the Holiday Season

Santa Skiing on Christmas

Twinkling fairy lights, snowy footpaths, endless Christmas trees and Christmas carols blasting over the speaker. Big White Ski Resort is one of the best places in the world to celebrate Christmas – the only difficult part is deciding which activity to take part in!

Saturdays at Big White: S'mores, carnivals and fireworks

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Saturdays at Big White are one of our favourite days. It's the weekend, everyone's happy and there are a whole heap of activities on for everyone to enjoy.

Big Reds at Big White: Here's how we celebrate wine

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Big Reds at Big White is one of our most popular events of the year - and for a great reason. It's a celebration of the wines of British Columbia's Okanagan, and a celebration of the winemakers who craft them.

BIG WHITE FOR THREE GENERATIONS.

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As the countdown continues for all of us to Jet set off to Big White the boys are becoming more excited.They have been checking out the web site for all the great activities available to them, apart from all the great skiing, things such as the kids ski school having its own ski run without any adults, apart from the instructors.

Big White for Three Generations

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Well the real countdown is on, only 47 more sleeps until we arrive in Big White.  The kids are looking at the Website daily and have never seen so much snow growing up in Australia, and this early in the season.  The list of what to take is already well on the way, and so are questions from the kids, “how long will it take to get there” asked Nick, he’s my impatient one.  “How long are the runs and are there any jumps” asked Bradley, “the trees are different to our trees at the snow” was another question from Bradley, he is my more inquisitive and observant one.  Dave (Dad) is the sensible one, he is thinking what games, music and movies can we load onto electronic devises, along with inflight entertainment, for the flight over, as the excitement rises for us all.  Me, I am thinking I might need a new pair of Ski Boots, should I buy them here or there??

Big White for Three Generations

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Bringing Ice Climbing to the Masses at Big White

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“Let’s go Ice Climbing!” are not words you usually here coming out of your kid’s mouth but here at Big White this can regularly be heard around the resort. With our impressive 60 foot ice tower located in the Happy Valley Adventure Park it is no wonder. Constructed out of 4 telephone poles this giant ice cube with 3 foot thick ice is something to behold!

February 25th - Big Whites at Big White

EVENTS-BigReds9.jpgThe hugely successful 'Big Whites at Big White' is less than a month away and already whispers of excitement is in the air.  Carla Waden from Kelowna has attended the 'Big Reds' for the past five seasons and is thrilled to attend the Big Whites for the first time. "It's such a fun event to discover great local wines and enjoy delicious food," Ms Waden said. The event showcases the best white wines the Okanagan Valley is producing and gives the attendees an opportunity to taste the variety, quality and individuality coming from the area. Trevor Hanna, Director of Food and Beverage commented, "Big Whites at Big White offers the perfect backdrop to entertain our mountain guests while giving the Okanagan wineries another opportunity to show the world how special this area really is." Big Whites will be held on March 23 from 6.00pm - 9.00pm at the Village Centre Mall, featuring a great selection of delicious local Okanagan wines such as Calona Vineyards, Peller Estates, Nk’Mip Cellars, Silk Scarf Winery, Little Straw Vineyards and Cassini Cellars just to name a few.  Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at the Big White Concierge Desk or contact them at concierge@bigwhite.com

For more information CLICK HERE

February 18, 2013 - Record Turnout for Cruz the Blues

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This weekend Big White hosted Cruz The Blues for the third time this season. Over 1,100 people registered. The youngest being only four years old and the oldest an incredible 89. Saturday's weather tested our participants navigation skills with a thick fog covering the mountains for majority of the day - but no one complained since it was snowing and was much more adventurous! Whilst Sunday's weather was overcast with clear visibility which helped people collect their stamps a lot faster. By 3.30pm, Happy Valley's Day Lodge was completely full with families and groups of friends lining up for their Cruz The Blues t-shirt. The presentation commenced, hosted by the Guest Services Crew, and random participant's names were drawn out and were given prizes. The Crew also threw out prizes such as sunglasses, clothing, stickers, belts and mascot stuffed animals to the crowd who were lucky and quick to snatch them up! Grand prizes included a GoPro, Oakley Snow Goggles, an iPod Shuffle and Nintendo DS Games. It was great to see everyone receiving something. The overall weekend was successful and fun. The next Cruz The Blues weekend will be held 16th to 17th March and is sponsored by Stutters Disaster Kleenup, Wind, Fire and Water Kleenup and Big White.

First Annual Ice Climbing Series

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Ice climbing is typically considered an extreme and niche sport, left to those brave few willing to venture into the back-country in search of a frozen waterfall suitable for climbing. However, guests at Big White are able to swap skis for crampons within minutes since the opening of their man-made ice tower in 2010.  In response to growing enthusiasm, Big White will launch an “Ice Climbing Series” this winter. Three winter clinics, led by Canadian ice climbing experts, will culminate in a thrilling Ice Climbing competition. From beginner to expert, Big White is the only ski resort in North America offering this unique experience for all to enjoy. They are also offering 10% off accommodation to course participants and a lift & lodging special from $81 per person, per day.

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