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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.
What’s on Your Bucket List? The Okanagan Bucket List Unveiled at YLW
(KELOWNA, BC) – A new era of partnership in marketing and promotion of the Okanagan Region to visitors from around the world was officially launched today during a special ceremony at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW).
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.
Each year at the BC Alpine Awards Banquet the coveted award for the Event of The Year is presented to a ski club that has demonstrated the ability to host an outstanding event, whether it be a race, special event or a festival. 2012 the Big White Racers together with the Big White Ski Resort pulled out all the stops for the BC Alpine Teck K1 Provincial Championships winning this prestigious award. Voted on by their peers this truly was a feather in the cap for the club and the resort.
A total of 205 racers ages 11-12 competed in 3 day event that included Giant Slalom, Slalom and Ski Cross races under glorious sunny blue skies Mar 16-18. To execute an event of this magnitude is not for the faint of heart as it takes 120 volunteers a day with a can do attitude under the leadership of a dedicated Race and Social committee. Race courses groomed to perfection, timing that was flawless and race officials that radiated pride were eminent all weekend long.
Topping off these first class races were social events, starting off with a thank you to the backbone of a race event the volunteers with a gathering at the end of the day with pizza and brew. The crowning jewel was a fantastic VIP appreciation party held in the Village Centre Mall for parents, coaches and volunteers.
All the while the young athletes were dancing the night away down at Happy Valley after their own dinner banquet. They too went home with great results, memories and swag bags compliments of the various sponsors. Everything was done right and nothing left to chance.
“This was one of the best provincial ski events ever, every little detail was thought of and the races were extremely well executed, a job well done. How anyone can top this event is beyond me” commented Teresa C. Fernie Alpine Ski Team Mom.
Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna, BC is reporting brisk tourism sales of its winter accommodation and ski product. With new snow at nearly every BC resort, consumers are starting to secure their place for a winter ski holiday. “Sales at Big White Central Reservations were reported up substantially after Monday’s 15cm snowfall,” commented Michael J Ballingall, Senior Vice President, Big White Ski Resort Ltd. “The phones, emails and paid deposits are significantly higher than this time last year. Ontario, Australia, Hawaii, Alberta and BC have all proven to be target rich geographical locations for Big White Ski Resort,” continued Ballingall.
This weekend will see Big White attending no fewer than 5 travel trade shows in London, England, Seattle, Washington, Spokane, Washington, Vancouver, and Edmonton. “Staff on the road is a brilliant way to develop one on one relationships with interested consumers looking for the ultimate winter getaway,” said Jim Loyd, Director of Sales, Big White Ski Resort Ltd. from London, England. “With the help of Air Canada’s positive pricing strategy to Kelowna we have seen an upswing of interest from holiday makers requesting quotes for 7 and 14 day holidays.”
Friday, July 23rd, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIn anticipation of another EPIC snow year, Big White is working with Air Canada to promote the increase of daily non-stop service to Vancouver. Starting December 15th, Air Canada will be complementing its daily Boeing 777 service by adding 3 additional flights per week from Sydney to Vancouver; the gateway to Big White.