Tom and Tiffany in France
Tom and Tiffany are experiencing French culture in Paris, and some truly memorable experiences. Tom has written us a blog from the past few day, read on!
Homeless World Cup Soccer Team
Tiffany and Tom Maxwell, two Big White employees have been training a local homeless street soccer team in Kelowna. Two of their team members are on Team Canada for the homeless World Cup Soccer tournament. Here's the first blog entry from their adventure!
Ballingall appointed to CTC National Experts Advisory Committee
TOTA Past Chair Michael J. Ballingall has been appointed to a high-powered national committee of tourism industry experts whose role is to advise the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) on strategy for increasing business with emerging markets around the world.
Ballingall, who is Senior Vice-President for Marketing & Sales at Big White Ski Resort and Silver Star Mountain Resort, was named to CTC's 13-member Emerging Market Advisory Committee in July.
SLOPESTYLE: Now an Official Olympic Sport
On July 5th 2011, the sport of Slopestyle became an official Olympic sport and will be included in the 2014 Olympic Winter games in Sochi, Russia.
Ski and snowboard terrain park enthusiasts can now take their tricks to a new level with the potential to compete in future Olympics.
Big White making news in The Australian
Down under in British Columbia
Big White's Vancouver Canucks fans in Boston
Our very own Blake Crocker and Al Reid are potentially the most devoted Canucks fans as they have travelled to Nashville, San Jose, and now Boston to support their beloved Vancouver Canucks in their path to the Stanley Cup. This is a huge year for Vancouver Canucks fans as they haven't been in the Stanley Cup Final playoffs since 1994. It is their turn to bring home the Cup.
Kelowna Area CSPS Patrollers Named Best in Canada!
(Kelowna, B.C.) – The members and leadership of the Kelowna-area chapter of the Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS) have been honored with the highest possible designation by Canada’s national ski patrol organization, named as the best CSPS zone in Canada.
Lara's Gondola Gets a Bath
Lara's Gondola cabins got a bath. Every year the cabins get a thorough cleaning inside and out. This is in preparation for any fiberglass repairs and a wax and polish job. Next week hopefully the weather will be good and we will be able to put the 'Goblin' covers on the cabins. The covers are put on the cabins to protect them from fading in the hot Okanagan sun.
Big White's Stephanie Haines gets to the Billabong Flaunt it Finals in Lake Tahoe
Billabong’s Flaunt it is an all-girls slope style and rail jam snowboard series with 7 stops across North America and over $30,000 worth in cash and prizes up for grabs. Big White Ski Resort hosted Flaunt It in TELUS Park on February 26th. The finals were held in Lake Tahoe on April 9th, where one winner from each event won flights and accommodation to the event.
This was Big White’s first year of hosting Flaunt it, and it’s success was enormous. The park crew had created a great setup with good rails and jumps. There was a great showing of talented girls from Kelowna as well as Whistler and Calgary. The format was a slopestyle event in the morning followed by the rail jam in the afternoon. The girls could do as many runs as they wanted throughout the day showing who had the skills.
Big White Girls at Canadian Snowboard Nationals in Lake Louise
The Canadian Snowboard Nationals took place April 5th to 10th in Lake Louise, Alberta with a Parallel Giant Slalom, Snowboard Cross, and a Slalom race. Snowboard cross is a competition where four riders race down a course with banked turns and big jumps. The world of Snowboard Cross has exploded with popularity since it became an Olympic sport in 2006.