Christmas Holidays

Snow covered trees with twinkling lights, the sound of sleigh bells and the magical winter wonderland of Big White creates the perfect setting for an unforgettable Christmas vacation. 

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Holiday Events

Adventure Activities

Christmas Parties

The holiday season is our speciality. With lots of events happening on and off the slopes the only challenge will be deciding what to do next!

Experience the winter wonderland of Big White! We have activities to suit anyone with an appetite for adventure.

Looking for a unique place to hold your holiday party? Look no further than Big White!
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Holiday Accommodation

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There is nothing quite like celebrating a white Christmas. We have lodging options for every budget.  Forget the pots and pans, let us do the cooking so you can just relax and enjoy your holiday.   

Big White Holiday Experience

Big White is a magical place during Christmas & New Years and during the holidays, there's even more to do at Big White Ski Resort! We love Christmas so much we extend our celebrations from December 18th all the way to January 4th! Don't miss the annual Big White Holiday Experience and family festivities on New Year's Eve.

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Hot Chocolate & Bonfire

Mega Snow Coaster Tubing

Ice Skating

Daily - Join us beside the Skating Rink at Happy Valley between 5:30pm to 6:30pm for a cup of hot chocolate. 

Daily - Feel the wind in your face
as you cruise down our exhilarating tubing park.This is a perfect family activity over the holidays.

Daily - Take a spin on Canada’s highest skating rink. Play hockey or simply glide around the rink enjoying the scenic views.

Activities & Events


December 5th - Big White Light Up FREE-banner-icon.jpg

Bundle up the family, invite your friends and join us for our annual Big White Light up in the Village Center. There will be hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts for everyone as we kick off the holiday season with thousands of LED lights.  

December 24 - Christmas Eve Torch Light Parade 

Our Christmas Eve Torch Light Parade is a wonderful tradition and the perfect way to celebrate Christmas with your friends and family. Our very own ski pros will speed down the mountain through the Village; you'll see their torches flow in the dark as they ski down the mountain. Followed by our famous fireworks. Parade begins immediately following the service approximately 5:30pm.



December 19th to 24th - Photos with Santa FREE-banner-icon.jpg

Santa knows if you've been naughty or nice. From December 19th to 24th, Big White's photographer willl be snapping commemorative photos with Santa in Santa's Workshop. You are never too old to get your photo taken with Santa Claus! From noon - 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 4:00pm daily right up until Christmas Eve stop by with the kids so they can tell Santa what they really want for Christmas.



December 21st - Dress Like Santa or Mrs. Claus & Ride for FREE

Bring the festive season to the slopes! Dress like Santa or Mrs. Claus on December 21st and a free day lift ticket will be awarded to the first 30 people to arrive at the Village Centre Mall in full Santa or Mrs. Claus attire. All Santa and Mrs. Claus's will ride or ski down Hummingbird at 9am to the bottom of the Ridge Rocket Express for a group photo. 



December 23rd & 24th - Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to town! Join Santa in the Happy Valley Day Lodge from 8am-10am. He'll be munching on his favourite breakfast pancakes with maple syrup and hanging out with the Loose Moose. This will be a great opportuntiy for you to get your last minute requests in!


December 24th - Christmas Eve Service at Big White FREE-banner-icon.jpg

Come and enjoy Christmas with your friends and family at Big White Ski Resort!  Start the evening with our Christmas Eve church service which takes place in the Village Centre Mall at 4:30pm. Enjoy a special service from Pastor Jack and music provided by the Rookie Ski School choir.



December 25th - Ski & Snowboard with Santa 

After Santa's grueling night of delivering presents he makes a special stop at Big White for a ski! This is your chance to ski and snowboard with Santa Claus. Meet Santa at the Village Centre Mall at 10:00am to head out for a few Christmas Day runs. 



December 31st - Ring in the New Year with Big White FREE-banner-icon.jpg

Say goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015 at Big White! Families - Join us for an evening of alcohol free family entertainment and celebrations!

4:00pm - Family Après Ski in the Happy Valley Day Lodge 
5:00pm-6:30pm - Bonfire and Hot Chocolate around the skating rink in Happy Valley
8:00pm - Dazzling Fireworks in Happy Valley
Midnight - Famous New Year's Fireworks in the Village Centre

Holiday Tips

Whether you are travelling alone or with your family and friends, vacationing during the holidays can be stressful so here are our tips to get the most out of your holiday.

Get Up and Stay Up

Arrive at the mountain early to enjoy the fantastic morning conditions and miss line ups. Or stay overnight and be the first one out in the morning.
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First Tracks 

Head out with one of the pros from our Ski and Snowboard School and be the first one carving down the slopes. 
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Eat Smart 

Enjoy lunch before 12 or after 1 to avoid the crowds and busy period. Don’t forget there are lots of take away options, and the Restaurants on the mountain can accommodate everything from a quick bite to a full sit down meal.  For our guests with special dietary needs, there are lots of fantastic options! 
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Free Mountain Tours 

New to the mountain? Get out and explore the runs with our Snow Hosts – Tours are offered daily at 10:30am for skiers and snowboarders of all skills and abilities.  Tours leave from the Village Centre.
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Mega Snow Coaster Tube Park 

This super fun activity is a great way to enjoy the snow without strapping on skis and snowboards.  The tube park is open daily for your enjoyment. (open until 9:00pm nightly during the holidays).
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Take a Lesson 

This is a great way to learn a new sport, or to improve your technique.  Our instructors will show you some of the local secret spots, while perfecting your turns.
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Rent Smart

Our rental shop is outfitted with the latest gear maintained by a Wintersteiger precision tuning machine.
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Give the Gift of Big White

Purchase a Gift Card to give the gift winter. Works at all Big White operated retailers (available at the Ticket Office).
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Explore the Mountain

With more than 7,355 acres of terrain to explore check out the variety of runs on the mountain. Go up the Alpine T-Bar, head over to the Gem Lake Express or test your skills at the Cliff.
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