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Savvy Sassy Moms visit Big White

March 07, 2013

Savvy Sassy Moms recently visited Big White Ski Resort, here's a snippet of what they had to say:

2012 BC Alpine Awards - Event of the Year

January 26, 2013

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.

New Snow + Ski Shows = Brisk Sales

October 25, 2012

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.”

Big White hosts United Airlines Vacations/Ski.com!

September 14, 2012

Big White hosts United Airlines Vacations/Ski.com!
Friday, September 14th, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Air Canada Increases Daily Flight Service on its Sydney to Vancouver Non-Stop!

July 24, 2012

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.

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.

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