Some Tips For Beginners From The Ski & Board School:

As a newcomer to the exciting world of skiing and snowboarding, you will enjoy lots of new and interesting experiences. Everything here is geared towards making you a life-long skier or snowboarder!
The Big White Ski & Snowboard School employs some of the best instructors from around the world to help you get the most out of our world-class terrain. Combine that with a host of fantastic programs and full ski in, ski out accommodation, and we have what it takes to make the most of your experience!

Here are some of the common questions from our Beginner Tips:

Once I Arrive at Big White Where Do I Go?

Once you arrive at the resort, you will either “check in” at your hotel or at Central Reservations which is located downstairs in the Village Centre Mall (we call it the VCM for short, it's the big green building in the center of the village with the big clock tower). To speed up this process, please have your booking confirmation number and credit card ready for the reservations agent. During check-in be sure to pick up some brochures to help familiarize yourself with all there is to do at this world class resort, if you're not sure, ask the staff, it's their specialty.
If you are driving to the resort for the day, you should park in the Happy Valley parking lot which is on the right-hand side just after you drive past the Ridge Rocket, Snow Ghost, and Plaza chairlifts. From there, jump on Lara's Gondola for a free ride right to the center of the village.

The Village Centre Mall is located directly to your left as you step off the gondola. Here, you can purchase Tickets, Rentals, & Lessons from the designated counters on the main floor as well as clothing, gear, and souvenirs from any of our several retail stores here and around the village. If you're hungry after arriving, you can also taste some of what Big White has to offer at Beano’s Coffee shop or the Underground Pizzeria & Bakery.

Where Do I Start?
Before I Step Outside, What Should I Wear?
Do I Have to Take a Lesson?
What Can I Expect?