Competitors in TELUS Park
We welcome all competitors here for the Para Snowboard World Cup and Sport Chek Canadian Snowboard Cross Championships including: Tyler Mosher (CAN) - 2009 World Champ, Evan Strong (USA) - 2011 World Champ / XGames 15 Gold, Mike Shea (USA ) - World Cup Gold 2013, Keith Gabel (USA) - World Cup Silver 2013. See what they had to say about the course at Big White.
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!
Ski Tips #012 – Starting a Parallel Turn
The other day I was skiing with some people and we were working on parallel skiing. We were focusing at the start of the turn because that’s where something new needs to happen. To turn your skis parallel you need to simply do that, turn them together. Sounds easy enough eh? Well, it is if you can do one thing first, your skis need to be flat against the snow.
Sport Chek Canadian Snowboardcross Championships presented at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, BC, March 25 - 30
BIG WHITE, BRITISH-COLUMBIA (MARCH 25, 2013) – Canada’s best Snowboardcross athletes will take part in the Sport Chek Canadian Snowboardcross Championships from March 25 - 30 at Big White Ski Resort. Spectators will have the opportunity to watch performances from 2010 Olympic Champion and 2013 FIS World Champion Maëlle Ricker from Squamish, BC as well as Blue Mountain FIS World Cup victor Chris Robanske from North Vancouver, BC.
Alongside the Sport Chek Canadian Championships, the two last stops of the IPC World Cup tour will also be presented on the same course. These races will feature Canadian medal hopefuls Tyler Mosher from Whistler, BC and Ian Lockey from Arnprior, ON at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.
Ski Tips #011 – The Pole Plant
A pole plant is a useful tool, here’s a couple things to keep in mind to make sure you’re using it effectively. A well timed pole plant can give your skiing a smooth and effortless feeling. To make sure that it’s happening in the right spot try to imagine that the plant is the last thing that you do with your turn, after the plant you move on to the next turn. Keep your poles moving by matching the speed that they move forward with the speed that you’re bending your legs at the end of the turn.