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.
Taking Tuning to the Next Level with Wintersteiger Mercury Tuning Machine
Big White Ski Resort is excited to announce the purchase of a Wintersteiger Mercury Ski Tuning machine. This state-of-the-art $300,000, robot is the only one of its kind in the Okanagan Valley. Specialty skis require precision maintenance. Today's equipment has specific tolerances, including edge bevels, base structures and edge finishes that are designed to increase the performance and rideability of our guest’s equipment. Learning to ski will come easier to our customers due to a consistent precision tuning of Big White’s rental fleet which will be exclusively maintained by the Wintersteiger Mercury robot. This advanced piece of robotic tuning equipment offers guests of the resort the highest maintained rental fleet in the Okanagan Valley.
Snowpack Summary - 2012/2013
Kris Hawryluik, Big White's Ski Patrol Operations Manager, has put together the following snowpack summary for the 2012/2013 ski season.
Record Snow at Big White - 305cm Base!
With one week left in the ski season we have surpassed the 3 meter base mark, one of the highest bases the mountain has seen in the past 15 years! As all other mountains are closed for the season Big White has the powder people are searching for. Receiving over 51 cm in the last 7 days the conditions on the mountain are outstanding. Big White has had an abundance of snow receiving over 840cm of World famous Okanagan champagne powder over the course of the season.
16th Annual Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom
April 5th to 7th will be the biggest weekend to be a snowboarder at Big White Ski Resort, with the 16th Annual Neil Edgeworth Memorial Banked Slalom competition.
Alpine Ski Racer Zane Torres named U14 Provincial Champion
Easter 'Eggcitement' at Big White!
March 27th, 2013Big White Ski Resort is the perfect place to spend Easter with the family this weekend. Come up for the weekend or just the day. There are lots of free Easter activities planned for the kids. Visit our Spring Calendar for all the events and activities this Easter.March 29th to 30th - Egg DecoratingJoin us for an egg-cellent Easter activity! Bring the kids down to the Happy Valley Day Lodge for some Easter Egg Decorating from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. The Easter Bunny will be on-hand to give his best decorating tips!March 31st - Easter Sunday ActivitiesKids Scavenger HuntStop by the Activities Desk to pick up your clues for the Kids Scavenger Hunt at 8:00am. The clues will lead you to your favorite treats!Easter Egg HuntThe Easter Bunny loves visiting Big White, and often leaves some treats behind! We've got two egg hunting areas in the Village Center designated for the kids to scrounge for goodies between 8:00am and 11:00am. *The Easter Egg hunt will be paused for the duration of the Easter Service, from 9:00am to approximately 9:30am.Church Service Village PlazaA Church Service will be held in the Village Plaza at 9:00am. All welcome. A short communion will be held afterwards in the Big White Chalet. *If the weather is not appropriate for an outdoor service, we will move the service into the Big White Chalet, opposite the top of the Gondola.Skiing with the Easter BunnyCatch the Easter Bunny skiing from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and he'll have some chocolate treats for you!Stop by the Bakery downstairs in the Village Centre Mall for Hot Cross Buns and Challah for Easter!
Dave Zerr Experiences Big White... Again!
Dave Zerr Experiences Big White... Again!
It was with a great deal of excitement and anticipation that I returned to Big White with my two son's after having worked there many years ago. To say that what I found was "unbelievable", would be an understatement!
Opening Ahead of Schedule!
The day you have been waiting for has finally arrived - Big White Ski Resort is opening 2 days ahead of schedule for the 2012/2013 season! The lifts will be spinning for the first time for eager skiers and riders at 8:45am tomorrow morning! The excitement on the hill is apparent and we cannot wait to get the season underway.