Catherine Heathcote has been skiing at Big White for 40 seasons. The resort is special to her for many reasons – it’s where she would take carloads of teenage boys every winter, where she met her second husband and where they were married.
Elaborate timber details, high ceilings and 270 degree views of Big White beauty – it’s no surprise that the new Snowpeaks Lodge at Big White Ski Resort is an award-winning home. The family ski chalet is a finalist in five Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence categories, and was named twice in one category.
You’ve heard about our legendary Okanagan Champagne Powder, our impeccable groomers, the long list of adventure activities, the family friendly atmosphere – and figured it’s time to check it out for yourself. Well, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a guide, from start to finish, to give you the best possible experience during your visit to Canada’s Favourite Family Resort.
The wait is over! Okanagan’s Best Ski Resort and Canada’s Favourite Family Resort is officially open for the 2019/2020 season. On November 28, Big White Ski Resort kicked the season off with two lifts spinning, Lara’s Gondola and the Bullet Express Chairlift, and with three runs open, Sun Run, Easy Street and Freeway. The Kids Carpet in Happy Valley was also open for beginners
In just one week, Big White Ski Resort nabbed three honours: the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s 2019 Pursuit Attraction & Adventure Award, Snowpak’s Best Ski Resort in the Okanagan and top three in Canada, plus a World Ski and Snowboard for “Canada’s Best Ski Chalet.”
After winning a prestigious national tourism award and being named best ski resort in the Okanagan last week, Big White Ski Resort has another reason to celebrate. Local chalet, Crescendo, was voted “Canada’s Best Ski Chalet” at the 7th Annual World Ski Awards in Kitzbühel, Austria this past Saturday.
Big White Ski Resort is honoured to be chosen as winner of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada's 2019 Pursuit Attraction and Adventure Award. The award ceremony, which took place Wednesday night in Ottawa, celebrates the best in Canadian tourism.
Escaping to Big White Ski Resort has never been easier. Big White has teamed up with Air North to offer three-day, three-night Fly, Ski & Stay packages from Vancouver to Kelowna for just $529/person. This covers your airfare, two checked bags, your slope-side accommodation, lift tickets and transfers between Big White and the Kelowna International Airport! As Canada’s largest totally ski-in, ski-out Village, there’s absolutely no need for a vehicle.
While the ski season doesn’t kick into full gear until November 28, Big White Ski Resort has been bustling with activity over the past few weeks. Cast and crew for both a commercial and a Hallmark movie have been staying, eating and drinking on-mountain while they use Big White’s beauty as a backdrop for filming.