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.
Big White Voted Best Area Ski Hill in 2013 Best of Kelowna Awards
Wow, we are honored! We just received the news that we have been voted the Best Area Ski Hill in the Best of Welcome to Kelowna Awards. Thousands of people voted and we came out on top!
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.
Gunbarrel Grill at Snowshow Sam's wins Certificate of Excellence
TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Gunbarrel Grill at Snowshoe Sam's with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.
This prestigious award identifies the Gunbarrel Grill in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor!
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.
Okanagan Trestles Tour
We are excited to announce an exciting event taking place this summer that we are involved with – Okanagan Trestles Tour! July 14th ride the historic Kettle Valley Railway starting at the famous Myra Canyon. It is the 10th Anniversary of the Okanagan Mountain Fire and it’s time to celebrate the amazing trail and history.
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.