Explore Big White with Google Maps
Google has announced an exciting update to their Google Maps product. You can now visit Big White Ski Resort within Google Maps and see the lifts, the runs, and even use the Street View feature to virtually slide down a ski run.Walk through the village and explore down to Happy Valley. Or you can start at the top of Gem Lake Express (see below), Canada's longest vertical quad chair, spanning over 8000 feet, with an elevation change of over 2,300 feet (that's 500 feet taller than the CN tower).
2012 BC Alpine Awards - Event of the Year
Each year at the BC Alpine Awards Banquet the coveted award for the Event of The Year is presented to a ski club that has demonstrated the ability to host an outstanding event, whether it be a race, special event or a festival. 2012 the Big White Racers together with the Big White Ski Resort pulled out all the stops for the BC Alpine Teck K1 Provincial Championships winning this prestigious award. Voted on by their peers this truly was a feather in the cap for the club and the resort. A total of 205 racers ages 11-12 competed in 3 day event that included Giant Slalom, Slalom and Ski Cross races under glorious sunny blue skies Mar 16-18. To execute an event of this magnitude is not for the faint of heart as it takes 120 volunteers a day with a can do attitude under the leadership of a dedicated Race and Social committee. Race courses groomed to perfection, timing that was flawless and race officials that radiated pride were eminent all weekend long. Topping off these first class races were social events, starting off with a thank you to the backbone of a race event the volunteers with a gathering at the end of the day with pizza and brew. The crowning jewel was a fantastic VIP appreciation party held in the Village Centre Mall for parents, coaches and volunteers. All the while the young athletes were dancing the night away down at Happy Valley after their own dinner banquet. They too went home with great results, memories and swag bags compliments of the various sponsors. Everything was done right and nothing left to chance.“This was one of the best provincial ski events ever, every little detail was thought of and the races were extremely well executed, a job well done. How anyone can top this event is beyond me” commented Teresa C. Fernie Alpine Ski Team Mom
New Snow + Ski Shows = Brisk Sales
Big 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 Easier.com 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/Ski.com!
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. 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: