New Snow + Ski Shows = Brisk Sales

Blog-MilliesMile.jpgBig White Ski Resort near Kelowna, BC is reporting brisk tourism sales of its winter accommodation and ski product. With new snow at nearly every BC resort, consumers are starting to secure their place for a winter ski holiday. “Sales at Big White Central Reservations were reported up substantially after Monday’s 15cm snowfall,” commented Michael J Ballingall, Senior Vice President, Big White Ski Resort Ltd. “The phones, emails and paid deposits are significantly higher than this time last year. Ontario, Australia, Hawaii, Alberta and BC have all proven to be target rich geographical locations for Big White Ski Resort,” continued Ballingall.

This weekend will see Big White attending no fewer than 5 travel trade shows in London, England, Seattle, Washington, Spokane, Washington, Vancouver, and Edmonton. “Staff on the road is a brilliant way to develop one on one relationships with interested consumers looking for the ultimate winter getaway,” said Jim Loyd, Director of Sales, Big White Ski Resort Ltd. from London, England. “With the help of Air Canada’s positive pricing strategy to Kelowna we have seen an upswing of interest from holiday makers requesting quotes for 7 and 14 day holidays.”

Big White Named "Best Destination for Families"


As reported by Travel: Big White is a gigantic resort but it’s by far the best for families thanks to the incredible facilities on offer and the incredible range of slopes. It’s got something to suit all levels of ability, a vast array of schools, crèches, nurseries, baby sitters and a fantastic apres ski scene. There are incredible slopes on offer and the area is exceptionally beautiful. The activities on offer for families are brilliant from ice skating, snowmobiling and snow tubing to late night skiing and discos!

Big White hosts United Airlines Vacations/!

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Friday, September 14th, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carvers at Big White Gets Published!


Congratulations to Carvers at Big White!

Located at the Inn at Big White and open daily. Start your day off right with their delicious breakfast buffet and make sure to visit them for their fabulous lunch and dinner service as well. Their chefs provide you with the finest in Indo-Canadian cuisine using the freshest high quality ingredients. You can also enjoy a relaxing apres in the lounge or on their patio on sunny days.On Sunday nights throughout the season you can be delivered to dinner in style by a Horse Drawn Sleigh after enjoying a ½ hour ride. Après Sleigh includes sleigh ride and set menu! For bookings please see the Activities Desk in the Village Center Mall.

Air Canada Increases Daily Flight Service on its Sydney to Vancouver Non-Stop!


Friday, July 23rd, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIn anticipation of another EPIC snow year, Big White is working with Air Canada to promote the increase of daily non-stop service to Vancouver. Starting December 15th, Air Canada will be complementing its daily Boeing 777 service by adding 3 additional flights per week from Sydney to Vancouver; the gateway to Big White. The addition comes at a perfect time as many Australian families are currently planning winter holidays to Canada's award winning family Resorts, Big White.  The additional flights will operate with the following schedule:

Okanagan Triathlon Team has Success in Tune-Up Races Prior to BC Summer Games


The young triathletes that will be representing the Thompson Okanagan Region at the upcoming BC Summer Games had a chance to try on their new uniforms provided by Big White Ski Resort and participate in a tune up race held on Saturday, July 14th in Penticton. The Boston Pizza Triathlon had close to 300 participants and in the girls 14 – 15 years old division members of the Thompson Okanagan Team took first and second place.  Kassidy Todd finished first, completing the 500 metre swim, 10 kilometre bike ride and 4 kilometre run in a time of 45:46, while  Mackenzie Lawrence came in second with a time of 47:27.Girls_Podium_for_blog.jpg In the boys 14-15 year old division, Noah Beglaw of the Thomson Okanagan team completed the course in 40:22 to finish second overall. 

Big White Awarded 'Family Ski Resort of the Year' by Snow Action Magazine in Australia.

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KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, July 13th, 2012 – Adding to its many accolades, Big White Ski Resort has just been awarded “Family Ski Resort of the Year 2012” by Australia’s leading ski publication, Snow Action Magazine.Boasting an impressive 80,000 readers, Snow Action’s newly released ‘Snow Travel Bible’ lists a complete A to Z list of reasons why Big White is the top resort for families. Ranging from “Awesome Accommodation” options across the mountain including ski in-ski out self-catering units or cabins, to luxury full service hotels, and the Mini Z’s snowmobiles providing guaranteed fun for the kids.

United Airlines Announcement: Los Angeles-Kelowna Non-Stop Flight


July 10th, 2012 - For immediate release:

Tommi Tyndall Award

tommi_award_blog.jpgWe're excited to announce that Big White and Silver Star were once again awarded the Tommi Tyndall Award at the 80th Annual Far West Ski Association Convention.

The Tommi Tyndall award is given to the ski area or ski area operator who has made a distinguished contribution to skiing in the USA and Canada in the past year or in prior years. The award has been given out since 1966 and Big White and Silver Star have won it three times, which is more than any other ski area in North America.

Big White Ski Resort Supports the Anti-Bullying Campaign!

Pink shirt day

It might be snowing but the Big White Staff aren’t afraid to take on the anti-bullying campaign!  Big White’s front line staff brave the cold with Boomer the kangaroo, the Loose Moose and two young guests at the resort, Jenna & Mia Stacey.  The Moose and Boomer will be touring the Kids Centre, the Happy Valley Day Lodge and the Big White Community School to raise awareness and collect donations.  All donations will be sent to the “Bullying Stops Here” Campaign at the boys & girls club in the Central Okanagan.

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