That’s how long it takes to get in my car from Kelowna and drive out to where the snow just keeps falling, giving us more and more powder to play in. Even on a bad day, I can leave my house and be geared up and riding the Gem Chair in under an hour, and with so many people holding out for bluebird days, there are no line-ups!
Hard to believe there are only a few weeks left of the season – why does it always go by so fast?
So, if you’re sick of the rain and gray skies in Kelowna, remember, the precipitation is falling in form of champagne powder on the hill. You’ve got all summer to golf and garden, time for a few last good turns before the season ends!
There are some great deals going on right now as well with tickets and accommodations and fun stuff going on in the Village Centre and Happy Valley, with Wine Lovers event at the Globe tonight and an Evening with a Winemaker at Kettle Valley Steakhouse on Friday night.
Candle Creek Dog Sledding Expands its Operations and Leads the Way towards the Ethical Treatment of Sled Dogs
Due to popular demand, Candle Creek Dog sledding will be adding an additional daily trip to their schedule for the 2012/2013 season. A family-run operation, Tim and his wife Kerry will be offering a total of 6 trips into Big White's stunning backcountry. With only one sled per tour, Candle Creek ensures an intimate, hands-on experience for guests to experience the sport as well as spend quality time with the dogs.
A leader in the industry, Candle Creek helped write the legislation for the new BC Sled Dog Code of Practice that ensures proper treatment of the dogs. The code will be in full compliance at Candle Creek well before operations next season. In addition, Candle Creek spearheaded the formation of the Professional Mushers Association of BC, a society formed of commercial dogsled operators interested in improving the perception of dog sledding in general through proper care and public education.
Are your kids still bursting with energy after a day of playing in the powder? Are they climbing the walls in your condo or, worse, do you feel like you're climbing the walls trying to deal with their excess energy? You might want to check out the Big White Kids Centre where they really can climb the walls!
Every Friday 5pm - 8pm, kids are invited to get harnessed up and come climb at the climbing wall inside the Kids Centre, eat pizza and then watch a movie – all for just $20.
We had some friends arrive from out of town who’d never skied Big White before, and with the glorious powder that was falling, one of them, who shall remain nameless, decided he couldn’t wait for the rest of us to get going and off he went.
Did he ask for a map? Did he have a clue where he was going? Thinking he could do the ski-in and ski-out from the door thing on his own, off he went.
Thankfully he met up with one of the Snow Hosts, who are greeting people and handing out maps at the tops of the Ridge Rocket, Bullet Express and at the top and bottom of the gondola every day between 9 and 10am each day.
Let your creativity run wild and join in the fun with the Big White Colouring Contest. While it’s true, you have to be a kid to win prizes, there’s nothing stopping you from joining your kids at the colouring table and having some fun too – just make sure you share the red crayon!
Have you ever watched your brother stick a Skittle up his nose? That was the memory I thought of as I watched contestants in Big White’s Minute to Win It contest try and suck up Skittles off the table through a straw to stack them during one of the crazy timed competitions.