Calling All Cycling Enthusiasts!
Greetings Cycling Enthusiasts, We’d like to tell you about a new cycling event launching this September, it's called...The Intrepid Stage Ride™ ★ Okanagan. While riding alongside a select group of like-minded adventure cyclists on this fully supported luxurious, half weekend adventure and half cycling challenge, where you will experience some of the most incredibly diverse scenery in BC's Okanagan Valley.
Big White Community Summer Camp
The second annual Big White Community Summer Camp is in full swing on the mountain with an average of 17 kids from 5 to 12 years old attending every day from 10am to 4pm for adventures, activities and fun!
Painting the Powder
The Powder Triple Chair was installed in 1979, by Mueller Lifts. The Mueller Lift Company was started in 1947, by Gerhard Mueller, a Swiss skiing enthusiast. Gerhard Mueller first starting building rope tows in the 1920's, he is also credited with building the first T-bar. Mueller lifts found commercial success in the 1960's and 70's.
Win the Ultimate Okanagan Bucketlist Experience
Buy your Big White Season Pass before August 15th for your chance to win an incredible Okanagan Bucketlist Prize Package from Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, Predator Ridge Resort, Sparkling Hill Resort and Big White. This ultimate Okanagan Bucketlist prize is worth over $6,000.
The Okanagan Bucketlist is about iconic experiences unique to the Okanagan. To find out more about the Bucketlist go to www.OkanaganBucketlist.com.
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.