Big White Ski Resort Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Kelowna, B.C., May 20, 2015 – Big White Ski Resort, Canada’s most family friendly ski resort, has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor looks at destinations that are consistently and frequently reviewed highly. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.“We’re delighted to be recognized by TripAdvisor, but most importantly we’re thrilled with what our guests have written about their experience,” said Michael Ballingall, Senior Vice President of Big White Ski Resort. “As a family-owned, purposely built ski resort we’ve always been fully committed to providing a world-class winter experience in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Now we just wait for Mother Nature, champagne powder and the weather so we can do it all over again!” "TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travellers on the site,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives both large and small businesses the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

Where in Europe would you like to go? YLW wants to know!

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One of the “perks” to living in beautiful Kelowna is the convenience of having an International Airport right in our backyard. Here is your chance to let the folks at YLW know "where in Europe would you go if you could fly there tomorrow?" OR if you're currently living in Europe, tell us where you are what it would take to get you here to Kelowna!

Busiest Spring Break on Record

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With direct and easy connecting flights and excellent snow conditions, we've had the busiest Spring Break on record. Have a look at what some of our recent guests had to say about their Spring Break at Big White.

Tour White Spirit Lodge at Big White courtesy of Go Okanagan

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White Spirit Lodge at Big White Ski Resort, is an award winning log home, built on the side of the ski run, Sundance.  This spectacular private residence features 1,800 year old, hand scribed red cedars and has drawn much media attention.

Drone Filming Service comes to Big White

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Big White Ski Resort and Cape Productions have brought a brand-new drone filming service to the resort.

Sun Rype Bowl named Second Best Powder Run in Canada

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Big White’s Sun Rype Bowl has come in second place on Ski.Canada.Travel's list of “10 awesome deep powder runs in Canada”.

Kettle Valley Steakhouse wins Open Table Diner’s Choice Awards

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Big White Ski Resort’s Kettle Valley Steakhouse has been selected by customers to be a winner of this month’s OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards.

Big White Delivers Champagne Powder

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In late February, The Globe And Mail featured Big White Ski Resort.

QANTAS confirms more seasonal direct flights

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Australian airline QANTAS has just announced some great news for every Australian that's hoping to visit Canada. Qantas has just confirmed more seasonal direct flights between Sydney and Vancouver - this time for both winter and summer travel. A grand total of 33 direct flights are available, including 13 return services in June/July 2014, plus another 20 direct flights from mid-December 2015 through to January 2016. Fares are available from sale from today, with launch pricing starting at $1990 valid for sale until 09 Feb. A direct flight right to Vancouver, followed by a direct flight from Vancouver to Kelowna, can get you from Sydney to Big White in well under 24 hours!

OnTheSnow.com recognizes Big White

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Thank you to OnTheSnow.com, who recognized Big White as a destination resort for family holiday fun this week. In part, they wrote: "Top-notch kids lesson programs, childcare for the wee ones and plenty of family activities are only the start."

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