Annual Events

Come join us for Big Reds at Big White, Big White's Absolut World, Big Whites at Big White, The Okanagan Springs Annual Film & Photo Contest, and the Dummy Downhill each season!

Annual Dummy Downhill

April 13th - 12:00pm
Mega Snowcoaster Tube Park

As part of our final day of the season celebrations the Dummy Downhill continues its legacy. Watch the homemade contraptions speed down the Mega Snowcoaster Tube Park in Happy Valley or get involved and build your own!

Have your team build the ultimate downhill dummy machine, fasten your crash test dummy, set loose and see what happens! 

Rules & Regulations

For more information or to register, please contact the Activities Desk 250.491.6111.

Event Photos

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Big White is pleased to announce their 5th Annual Premier Wine Tasting Festival - Big Reds at Big White. We have added Friday night to the lineup so that you have a full weekend of wine tasting to look forward to! Over 20 wine makers team up with the finest chefs at Big White to prepare a night of sensory delights on each evening. Try newly released local wines from the Okanagan region, chat with the makers, enjoy appetizers prepared by our on-mountain restaurants, and Tweet your favorites with the hastag #EatDrinkSki. Big Reds takes place in the Village Centre Mall, December 7th & 8th, 2012 and tickets are $60 or $100 for both evenings and include a take away souvenir tasting glass!

For ticket information, please call toll free: 1.866.491.9040 or email and be sure to check out the great Accommodation & Package Specials offered during these events.

TASTE – Hosted at the Village Centre Mall

Friday, December 7th & Saturday, December 8th
6pm - 9pm

Now held over for a second night, the Big Reds public tasting is hosted over 2 nights. The weekend gets kicked off with a collection of over 40 wineries from the BC wine industry all pouring their recent releases. Pair your favorite red wine with some of the delicious offerings from our local restaurateurs and discover what our resort guests have come to know… If you are looking for a serious food and wine scene Big White is the place to be.
$60 per person includes a souvenir 50th Season commemorative wine glass and tasting program.


Tapas, Tempranillo & Tunes at Globe                     

Globe Café and Restaurant: Friday, December 7th
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy delicious Mediterranean tastes from our new season of Globe chefs! Sample Spanish wine varietals from both the Old World and the New. Sip, savour and chat with the winemakers and sommeliers who will bring these delicious varietals to life for you. Chill, relax, enjoy the wine and food, and meet Globe's fabulous staff team - familiar and new! Upcoming Vancouver artist Hayley Turner will be playing her unique blend of acoustic from 8 pm onwards!

Tickets $30. Reserve your seat at 250.765.1525 or

reserve_button.jpgApres Tea with Moteas

Kettle Valley Steakhouse: Saturday, December 8th
2pm - 5pm

Come in from the cold and warm up with a wonderful Apres ‘Mountain High’ Tea experience. Cherished the world over as a luxurious break in your day, treat yourself to a delicious menu of tea inspired menu items.  Alongside these tasty treats, we have paired a special selection of Moteas fair trade, organic blends and a few unique cocktails with tea as a featured ingredient. The cost is $24.95 per person.

reserve_button.jpgGray Monk Odyssey Brunch

Kettle Valley Steakhouse: Sunday, December 9th
10am - 2pm

Gray Monk will be celebrating 30 years of producing exceptional VQA wines this year. The Kettle Valley Steakhouse is partnering with this renown winery for a delicious Sunday brunch that will include a glass of the award winning Odyssey Brut sparkling wine. Prices are $24.95 per adult and kids under 12yrs eat free.


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Big White’s ABSOLUT World

February 2nd, 2013 Big White hosted it's inagural Absolut World Bartenders Showdown. It was an exhilarating evening of mixology mastery with 13 of British Columbia's best bartenders competing in front of spectators eyes for their chance to be crowned champion. Spectators enjoyed samples of craft beer, international wines and world renowned spirits at this fun night of innovative cocktails, delectable food samples and a great show.  

Grant Sceney from the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver took top prize in the competition with his Absolut Beta cocktail which was a unique mix of citrus and basil.

Stay tuned for details of next year's event.


Big Whites at Big White

March 23rd - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Village Centre Mall

Big White Ski Resort is following up the hugely successful event 'Big Reds' with its third annual "Big Whites at Big White". This event will showcase the best white wines that the Okanagan Valley is producing and give our guests an opportunity to taste the variety, quality and individuality coming from this area.

Big White's Kettle Valley Steakhouse, 6 Degrees Bistro, Carver's Restaurant, The BullWheel, Globe Café & Tapas Bar, Santé Bar & Grill and The Black Diamond Bar & Grill will be on hand to prepare locally inspired appetizers to enjoy.

"In addition to being well known for our incredible snow conditions, the Okanagan is perhaps most celebrated for its outstanding wines." says Trevor Hanna, Food & Beverage Director at Big White.

"The Big Whites at Big White event is a great way for skiers and wine lovers alike to enjoy the finest the Okanagan has to offer."

The event will take place on March 23rd from 6:00pm - 9:00pm in the Village Centre Mall. Tickets are $60 per person and available by contacting the Concierge desk at

Want to make a weekend out of it? Check out some of our great lift and lodging specials here.

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Big White 8th Annual Photo Contest

April 2nd - 8:00pm in Happy Valley Day Lodge

This is one of our most popular events of the season! Come and check out everyone's great photos from the 2012/2013 season! This is a free event held in the Happy Valley Day Lodge at 8:00pm, but come early because it will get busy!

Voting is now under way, choose your favorite daily: Vote Now!

Conditions of entry:
• All photos must be taken during 2012/13 season
• All photos must be owned by contestant
• All photos must be taken at Big White Ski Resort

Screening starts at 8:00pm at Happy Valley Day Lodge on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Grand Prize: The BUBBA is the widest ski in Armada’s line designed for bottomless powder - $850
2nd Prize:
GoPro HD Hero 2 Surf Edition - $300
3rd Prize:
Crowbar Snow Oakley Goggles (Matte White & Emerald) - $150
4th Prize:
Limited edition Big White iPod Shuffle - $50

Once all photos are submitted by March 25th, public voting will begin March 26th - 31st allowing each person one vote per day. Big White staff will then vote and announce the winner at the screening at Happy Valley Day Lodge.

Big White Ski Resort holds the rights to use, reproduce, distribute, display, in whole or in part, for any reasonable purpose including without limitation for this contest and for future advertising, marketing, promotional material, without compensation and without notice and without consideration, review or approval from the entrant. 

Vote Now!