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. 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.
Friday, July 13th, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
We'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!
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.
Top Ski Villages in Canada
The Flake District
Read this Daily Mirror article discussing "While some resorts struggle, Big White has never had a problem with snow".
"...like the resort itself, it’s a name that does not mislead. This extraordinary phenomenon is the result of the unique snow conditions on the higher slopes of this family-friendly resort in western Canada where nature provides as much fun as any man-made attraction ever could. Take the Snow Ghost Express chairlift (what else?), ski between the trees and set your mind free about the images you can see formed by the dry and light snow sticking layer upon layer to the trees through the winter."
Ice Tower at Big White
Photo: Beth scaling the Ice Tower at Big White
More B.C. Resorts Open for Skiing and Riding!
Check out this article by Becky Lomax from OnTheSnow.com. - Definitely worth a look for the powder video in the article!