Snow & Cyclocross
Yes for the second week in a row we are talking about snow and biking! This time the snow is the natural kind, the gift from Mother Nature and instead of a road bike race it's a cyclocross. So now you are probably wondering what is a cyclocross?
Bike Racing and Snowmaking
Yep, you read that correctly. What do bike racing and snowmaking have in common, absolutely nothing, other than they are together in this blog.....
Odds and Ends from the Mountain
The middle of September is fast approaching! Things are continuing to move forward here on the mountain in preparation for our November opening. The Powder painting project is finished. (say that 10 times fast) This summer the TELUS Park and Plaza chairs got a fresh coat of paint as well. They now look all shiny and pretty! Great work to Brian, Kirk, Tu and crew!
New Staff Starting in Central Reservations!
It's that time of the year again new Reservation Agents started this week in Central Reservations. These are the first of the seasonal staff to arrive on the mountain. All new staff receive an orientation and training when they arrive on the mountain. The Res Agents (as we call them) will spend the next week or so touring all of the hotels, condos, and chalets that we have in our rental pool. They will be able to answer any questions you have about the rental units. Their training includes a health and safety orientation and procedures, how to use the computer systems, transportation to and from the resort, and general information about Big White Ski Resort and all the amenities up here. The Res agents can help you plan and book an incredible vacation! Make sure you say Hi to them when you call!
Announcing The Woods Wine & Tapas Bar
The Woods located in the heart of the Village across from the Village Centre Mall is the most recent addition to the dining scene at Big White.
CSP Volunteer Patrol Recruitment Night
Do you love skiing, snowboarding or Nordic skiing? Do you enjoy helping people? Do you want to meet a great group of people? If you answered YES to these questions then the volunteer patrol might be for you! The Canadian Ski Patrol, Ogopogo Zone is holding the annual recruitment drive on September 4th at the Ramada Lodge in Kelowna. To join the CSP Patrol you have to be 18 or older, and be a strong intermediate skier, boarder or Nordic skier.
Canadian Ski Patrol Winter Sport Snow Swap
Back for another year! The Annual Canadian Ski Patrol Winter Snow Sport Swap is the perfect place to get all the gear you need for an awesome season on the slopes.
The Four Legged Animals of Big White!
Here at Big White we are lucky to have an abundance of wildlife. The Loose Moose really does have cousins around here, and a new addition to our resident moose population. This young calf was spotted hanging out in a bog while Mom munched on some fresh greens. Deer are a regular sight. Marmots are easy to spot in the village!
Buy Your Pass & Win!
Back to school is upon us which means we are that much closer to the start of the ski season! There are less than 100 days to go before the lifts start turning and you are carving down our famous Okanagan Champagne Powder!
Good Craic, Good Times!
The Things That Make an Irish Pub Great:
Irish Pubs are as popular now in North American drinking culture as Budweiser and beer pong. And they fit perfectly into ski resort culture for so many reasons - all great communities have one or more that have become an institution. There’s the Dubh Linn Gate at Whistler, St James’ Gate in Banff, The Irish Heather in Vancouver and now The Blarney Stone at Big White!