The Great Pineapple Migration
Lara's Gondola was built in 2000 by Leitner Lifts. This is the only Leitner gondola in North America. Lara's Gondola operates from 7:45 am to 10 or 11pm. Lifts can be measured using years and months, but more commonly hours. Since 2000, Lara's Gondola has racked up more than 25,000 hours!
Update: Wintersteiger Mercury Tuning Machine
Work is coming along nicely on our Wintersteiger Mercury Tuning Machine and we cannot wait to have our skis tuned up on the finished result.
Preserving a Taste of Summer
It’s summer in the Okanagan and that means sun, sand and fresh fruit. While most people are lounging on the beach our culinary team at Happy Valley is hard at work preparing for the upcoming ski season, with a little help from the Loose Moose.
A Day in the Life of a Vehicle Maintenance Mechanic
A question that we get asked all the time is; “So what do you do all summer at the mountain?” In light of this we are focusing on different departments and doing a ‘day in the life’ segment on each. This week it’s our Vehicle Maintenance Department’s turn. Thursday starts out with a safety and information meeting for all Outdoor Operations personnel. After the meeting everyone disperses to their work areas.
Fergus has been working on snow-cat number 16. Number 16 is a Pisten Bully snow-cat that was used at the 2010 Winter Olympics. It has a 330 horsepower Mercedes – Benz diesel engine that produces approximately 1200 foot-pounds of torque. What does that mean? Well the snow-cat weighs about the same as a 1 tonne pickup truck with a welder and compressor in the back, but has the torque of a 10 tonne delivery truck. This machine can push lots of snow while ascending or descending 100% slopes! 16 works 16 hours each night moving snow around. All that snow puts stress on the machines, so they go through a comprehensive summer maintenance program.
Kids Store Construction
You may have been watching our Village web cam wondering "what on earth are they building up there?!" Well after a really wet June, the construction on our new kids store, the Loose Moose Emporium is underway!On Thursday July 10th concrete was poured for the footings. This week the carpenters are building the frames for the foundation walls. We expect to pour the concrete on Wednesday or Thursday this week.
Big White for Three Generations
After two trips to Big White with my Dad, finally I get to take my husband, David and two children Bradley and Nick.
The Gold Season Pass is Back!
While the weather in Kelowna for the past week seems to think differently, summer is just around the corner but we still have powder turns on our mind. It’s little wonder that we dream of fresh tracks and face shots after the record breaking season we just had!
Big White Sales Team in Australia 2013
Big White Sales Team in Australia 2013 While the weather heats up in Kelowna our Sales team still has winter on the brain and is celebrating the start of the Australian ski season down under! Rob, Katie, Josh and Michael J. have all made the journey across the world to share our fantastic mountain with our friends in Australia.
Safety + Fun = More Fun
Safety + Fun = More Fun Big White Ski Resort is pleased to announce that we have achieved COR Certification for its Occupational Health & Safety Program. On May 6th Big White was presented with the certification by Michael Guzmicky the Program Manager at the CWSAA Conference.
How Would You Give?
TELUS recently launched the Give Where We Live campaign. The campaign invites Canadians to give back to their local community. The concept is simple – share your stories about how you give where you live and you could win a $10,000 donation to the community organization of your choice.