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Okanagan Triathlon Team has Success in Tune-Up Races Prior to BC Summer Games

July 18, 2012

The young triathletes that will be representing the Thompson Okanagan Region at the upcoming BC Summer Games had a chance to try on their new uniforms provided by Big White Ski Resort and participate in a tune up race held on Saturday, July 14th in Penticton. The Boston Pizza Triathlon had close to 300 participants and in the girls 14 – 15 years old division members of the Thompson Okanagan Team took first and second place. Kassidy Todd finished first, completing the 500 metre swim, 10 kilometre bike ride and 4 kilometre run in a time of 45:46, while Mackenzie Lawrence came in second with a time of 47:27.

Big White Awarded 'Family Ski Resort of the Year' by Snow Action Magazine in Australia

July 13, 2012

Friday, July 13th, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, July 13th, 2012 – Adding to its many accolades, Big White Ski Resort has just been awarded “Family Ski Resort of the Year 2012” by Australia’s leading ski publication, Snow Action Magazine.Boasting an impressive 80,000 readers, Snow Action’s newly released ‘Snow Travel Bible’ lists a complete A to Z list of reasons why Big White is the top resort for families. Ranging from “Awesome Accommodation” options across the mountain including ski in-ski out self-catering units or cabins, to luxury full service hotels, and the Mini Z’s snowmobiles providing guaranteed fun for the kids.

Big White Awarded 'Family Ski Resort of the Year' by Snow Action Magazine in Australia

July 13, 2012

Friday, July 13th, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, July 13th, 2012 – Adding to its many accolades, Big White Ski Resort has just been awarded “Family Ski Resort of the Year 2012” by Australia’s leading ski publication, Snow Action Magazine.Boasting an impressive 80,000 readers, Snow Action’s newly released ‘Snow Travel Bible’ lists a complete A to Z list of reasons why Big White is the top resort for families. Ranging from “Awesome Accommodation” options across the mountain including ski in-ski out self-catering units or cabins, to luxury full service hotels, and the Mini Z’s snowmobiles providing guaranteed fun for the kids.

United Airlines Announcement: Los Angeles-Kelowna Non-Stop Flight

July 10, 2012

July 10th, 2012 - For immediate release:

Los Angeles - Kelowna Non-Stop!!

Big White’s Loose Moose along with Director of Sales; Jim Loyd, and Guest Services Manager; Emily Oxley are pictured above with Kelowna’s Mayor; Walter Gray, United Airlines representative; Julie Gordon and other Kelowna dignitaries as the announcement of the new non-stop flight was made.

Big White Ski Resort is happy to share the exciting news with skiers and boarders that United Airlines will offer United Express year round daily service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kelowna (YLW) beginning December 19th, 2012. Flights will leave LAX at 6:40pm and arrive in Kelowna at 9:44pm. The Okanagan has often been referred to as ‘Canada’s California’. Now a new route will unite the two regions.

“This is very exciting news for skiers and snowboarders in the Los Angeles area and beyond. The 3 hour flight makes Big White Ski Resort the closest and most accessible ski resort in Canada from the LA region,” said Michael J Ballingall, Big White Ski Resort’s Senior Vice President. “As Canada’s largest totally ski-in, ski-out resort, incredible snow conditions and world famous family friendliness, we are the perfect fit for this ski market.”

“Our new service will not only link Kelowna travelers to Los Angeles and United’s global route network, but will also provide a conduit for travelers from the Los Angeles area and beyond to experience what the Okanagan Valley has to offer,” said Martin Kammerman, United’s senior manager for market analysis. “With a mix of winter and summer outdoor activities and a vibrant business climate, we’re confident that Kelowna will be a popular destination for both business and leisure travelers.”

Located in the picturesque Okanagan Valley and a short 55-minute drive from Kelowna International Airport, the award-winning Big White Ski Resort is British Columbia’s second biggest mountain and boasts the most ski-in, ski-out accommodation in Canada. Blessed with sunny weather, dry powder and a mild average temperatures, Big White is best known as Canada's favourite family resort where kids and adults can all have fun.

For more information, visit www.bigwhite.com or call Big White Central Reservations toll free in North America on 1.800.663.2772 or direct on 250.765.8888 for reservations and bookings.

For further comment on this announcement contact Michael J Ballingall at mballingall@bigwhite.com.

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Big White Ski Resort Supports the Anti-Bullying Campaign!

February 29, 2012

It might be snowing but the Big White Staff aren’t afraid to take on the anti-bullying campaign! Big White’s front line staff brave the cold with Boomer the kangaroo, the Loose Moose and two young guests at the resort, Jenna & Mia Stacey. The Moose and Boomer will be touring the Kids Centre, the Happy Valley Day Lodge and the Big White Community School to raise awareness and collect donations. All donations will be sent to the “Bullying Stops Here” Campaign at the boys & girls club in the Central Okanagan.

The Flake District

January 19, 2012

Read this Daily Mirror article discussing "While some resorts struggle, Big White has never had a problem with snow".

"...like the resort itself, it’s a name that does not mislead. This extraordinary phenomenon is the result of the unique snow conditions on the higher slopes of this family-friendly resort in western Canada where nature provides as much fun as any man-made attraction ever could. Take the Snow Ghost Express chairlift (what else?), ski between the trees and set your mind free about the images you can see formed by the dry and light snow sticking layer upon layer to the trees through the winter."

Ice Tower at Big White

January 13, 2012

Photo: Beth scaling the Ice Tower at Big White

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