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2011 - 2012 Season

October 27th, 2011

tp-website_launch_2011_web.jpgBig White Ski Resort is proud to share with you the launch of its latest terrain park feature: the new TELUS Park website.

Big White’s roots in snowboarding go back nearly thirty years with local pioneer snowboarders hiking the slopes. Since then, Big White has developed some of the industries top Pros including the founder of Stepchild Snowboards, Sean Johnson. The Big White terrain park saw its beginnings in 1988 with a few small features and a hand-shaped half pipe. In 2000, Big White fully committed to the terrain park program installing an 1,800-foot long double chair and dirt work structures. Today, Big White finds itself with a $10,000 investment in rails & boxes, summer grooming, and dirt work in the terrain park, as well as host to a pumping local scene passionate about their sport.

With the evolution of the terrain park, Big White wanted to have a tool that guests, skiers and snowboarders could tune into on a regular basis. The idea behind the site is to include more than just condition reports but to take you deep inside the local scene.

The new site will cover in depth information on park builds, staff bios, local rider profiles, park culture, events and much more. Skiers and snowboards can drop into the site, take a look around and see what really happens in TELUS Park and see how it all comes together. From the rails to the ski cross course, every feature will be displayed, and you’ll be able to watch all the great videos made in TELUS Park.

“Park users can have a communication tool with staff and become educated on our park philosophy and understand how we operate on a daily basis,” comments Flynn Seddon, Director of Terrain Parks and Events at Big White Ski Resort.

Big White’s new terrain park site will become your go-to forum for all the content a terrain park junkie could hope for. 

Get ready for La Nina, she’s on her way with tons of fresh Pow for us this winter!

November 30th, 2011

Early season opening for Dec 1st, 2011!!
We will have a jib park set up on Lower Freeway located below TELUS Park on Saturday Dec 3rd.

Check out the first of many "Big White Park Life" edits, highlighting the latest builds, repairs and shreds going down by Big White's TELUS Park Crew.

Don't forget to go "Join" the New Official Big White Park Facebook page and keep up to date with crew posts, comments and shenanigans."

November 23rd, 2011

The entire park crew was just led from top to bottom of the TELUS Park by Flynn Seddon, Director of Terrain Parks and Events at Big White Ski Resort, explaining the terrain and showcasing some of the most useful techniques as we begin our first builds of the season. Combined with many handy tips from the Park Supervisors and Vets, we plan on increasing our efficiency and quality of each and every build to give you the best possible terrain park experience at Big White Ski Resort.

Keep checking back to BIGWHITEPARK.COM for possible early opening date!!

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November 18th, 2011

Today we held our first of many training sessions for the upcoming 2011/2012 season. We have a large return of 2nd, 3rd and 4th year vets to the 11/12 line up, not to mention the 20 years of experience between our supervisors, Dave Ingleton, Chris Smylski and Greg Kleemola. Add that to the more than 25 years of park and events experience of Flynn Seddon, Director of Terrain parks and Events, who is very excited to see such a talented group of people come together for this upcoming season.

The staff consists of both skiers and snowboarders so we will get a good representation of both groups in or park development. Stay tuned for the new faces and new features for a new season at Big White's TELUS Park.

November 16th, 2011

tp-content-park-scene-update-billabong-flaunt-it.jpgOn February 18th, 2012 Big White Ski Resort, will be host to the Billabong Flaunt It Series, presented by Sony Ericsson.

The Flaunt It series is open to ALL female riders from around the globe as the first 6 stops have friendly courses that cater to all levels. The contest format is designed to be stress free as the “jam format” allows each girl to ride all day long and continually progress and throw down tricks. The top Slopestyle and Rail Jam winners will be rewarded for their talent, with additional prizing including the ‘Dakine Best Trick’ and ‘Nixon Style Award’. Gift bags and lunch are provided to all competitors. Last years tour stop at Big White provided one of the best venues in Canada.

For all tour information, including registration, visit www.billabong.com/flauntit or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/billabongflaunit

November 14th, 2011

With over a foot of new fresh up at Big White on the weekend, the TELUS Park crew supervisors have been more or less "feeling the heat" to get last years jibs back to new  condition for all ya'll. Photo's taken by Greg Kleemola, showcasing these guys hard at work replacing a piece of puck board on the 40 ft down rail.

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Big White is proud to announce two new features from Stepchild Snowboards to be introduced into TELUS Park this upcoming season. Built by Darrin Schmitz, owner of Snow Park Solutions.

Stepchild snowboards founders, Brad Richmond and Sean Johnson, have deep roots at Big White going back to the early early days. Second wave local rippers.

Heavy supporters of The Neil Edgeworth Memorial Banked Slalom since its inception, Stepchild has expanded their on going support to Big White's TELUS Park.

"We are very proud to have a relationship with this core company" Flynn Seddon comments.

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Joe Sexton and the Stepchild team designed this handrail to the be the perfect park handrail.

2' flat donkey x 30' down x 2' flat donkey at 2' high



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E-man helped Neff design a 2 piece feature that can be setup in many ways for endless possibilities.

8' x 16' x 3" deep

November 3rd, 2011

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Big White. Living up to the name. Here we have a photo taken yesterday by good friend and local pilot, Woodrow Rochlin. Shot taken at 7500 ft

Woke up this morning to a white out, with almost a foot of fresh on the ground. Looking like well be opening with a very decent base!

Go check out The Big White Park facebook page to view some more photos of the stairset build and all the snow we've been getting.

 

 

 

November 2nd, 2011

Almost time to enjoy the fruits of our labour. Here is the most recent picture of the 15 stair set, including a down bar and down box. She's all finshed up and just getting ready to be transported up to Big White. You'll be seshin this sooner than you can say "Big White's TELUS Park".tp-content-park-scene-update-stairset.jpg

November 1st, 2011

Hope everyone had a very fun and safe Happy Halloween over the weekend!

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SNOW IS HERE! and here is a shot from the 10cm we got yesterday on the mountain. Flynn & the DV8 crew were caught in a hail storm loading up and doing some last finishing touches on the 15 stair and the new tube features yesterday afternoon. If you haven't signed up yet you probably should! SUPER-STOKER Park Opening Giveaway. All you need to do is click the link below, fill out your name/email and click "submit".

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December 31st, 2011

Happy New Years from your friends at Big White's TELUS Park!! Hope everyone had a great time at the last TELUS RAIL JAM of 2011! Take a look at the podium results and more photos for Dec 29th TELUS Night Rail Jam.


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Also, take a peak at the winners from the RBC Riders Day coached by World Class X Games Silver Medalist, Kevin Hill.

Don't forget about next weekends BCSA Slopestyle event held on Saturday Jan 7th and 8th, 2012. Head to the Events page for more information.

December 29th, 2011


tp-channel-5-railjam-dec29.jpgFRIDAY!! We are very pleased to announce that Kevin Hill, a National SBX Team Member and 2011 X Games Silver Medalist, will be a guest coach at our upcoming RBC Riders event on December 30th. Kevin started his Snowboard Cross career in the BC Snowboard Provincial Open Age Categories right here at Big White! He quickly moved into the more competitive FIS category, then it was on to the BC Provincial Snowboard Cross Team, NorAm Events, World Cup races and now he is a full member of the National Team. Kevin has volunteered his time to help provide young athletes with an introduction to coaching and competitive snowboarding at the December 30th RBC Riders event at Big White.

tp-channel-5-rbc-riders-day.jpgRBC Riders is a young and exciting program executed by Canada~Snowboard and the Provincial/Territorial Snowboard Associations, with support from principal sponsor Royal Bank of Canada. RBC Riders was developed to fill a gap in the availability of grassroots competitive snowboarding events. It is a national event series that combines snowboarding basics with fun competition. The program is designed for kids of all ages who are interested in experiencing an introduction to competitive snowboarding. Participants will be divided into age groups and abilities. We will be hosting a boardercross style event in our world class boardercross coarse in the TELUS Park. It’s a great day to meet new friends and have fun. For more information on how you or your kids can start out in the exciting world of competitive snowboarding and to register in the RBC Riders, visit www.bcsnowboard.com.

Go check out the TELUS Park Events page for more information.

December 24th, 2011

Happy Holidays from your Big White TELUS Park Crew! Take a look at this new edit from last Sundays World Snowboard Day and Stepchild Rail Jam on the Videos Page.

Wishing you all a very-
Feliz Navidad
Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
Joyeux Noel
Fröhliche Weihnachten
Merry Christmas

December 19th, 2011

camps-poster-ver2web.gifHope everyone had a great time at World Snowboard Day!! A huge shout out to Stepchild Snowboards for making such an awesome day possible!

This Friday is the beginning of the Rugged Riders 'Kinky Rail Jam' All-Girls Freestyle Camps, in partnership with Nitro snowboards and L1TA outerwear. Hosted at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, B.C. Carrying the theme of the nationally successful 'Kinky Rail Jam' clinic and contest series, this program will launch this winter with a schedule of 2 camps at Big White.

These camps are for girls who already love snowboarding but want to improve their terrain park skills. Campers will ride with other girls like them in a fun, chill environment during these 6-week programs. Professional female coaches will show campers the basics of the park and help them progress to the next level of freestyle riding. They will also be introduced to the exciting world of competitive snowboarding with entry into a local 'Kinky Rail Jam' contest included in the fee!* Whether they have never been in the park, or they want to learn new tricks and perfect their style, riders must be prepared to have a good time, shred hard, and win huge prizes from Nitro snowboards and L1TA outerwear!

Price: $299 +tax (does not include lift access).

Includes:
    - 6 nights of coaching with trained professional female coaches
    - Entry into a 'Kinky Rail Jam' contest or
      similar
    - BC Snowboard Association one-year membership
    - Goody bag
    - Chance to win a Nitro snowboard or a L1TA outerwear jacket or pants and more!

* Camp A includes entry into the’ Kinky Rail Jam’ on January 21st.
* Camp C includes entry into ‘Big White's Night Rail Jam’ on March 31st.

Schedule:

 Friday nights from 5-8pm
    - Big White Camp A       Dec 23rd to Jan 27th
    - Big White Camp C       March 9th to April 13th

*dates and times subject to change

Space is limited, sign up online at: www.ruggedriders.com!

December 14th, 2011

Come celebrate snowboarding and the great people and culture on this special day - World Snowboard Day on December 18th. This worldwide event, is growing bigger every year with participants from over 40 countries, check out www.world-snowboard-day.com to see all the great events happening all over the globe!

Big White is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with Stepchild Snowboards as they celebrate their 10th year in the snowboard industry.

There will be a demo tent set up all weekend for riders to try out the latest Stepchild boards as well as 2 new rail features to session all weekend.

Never strapped on a board? Never tempted fate standing sideways? Our Ski & Board School has a great Discover Program to get you started. Rentals, group lesson and beginner lift pass are all included, the only thing you need to worry about is having fun and falling in love with a new winter sport!  See the Ski & Board School desk in the Village Centre Mall or call 1.866.491.9040 for more info.

After shredding all day, join us Saturday in the Happy Valley Day Lodge at 4 pm for a special screening of the new 'Peoples' film; 'Good Look'.


Join us December 18th in the TELUS Park for an action packed day celebrating all snowboarding has to offer, Sunday-Funday! In the meantime, check out the 2011 opening of Big White's TELUS Park video.

December 12th, 2011

tp-contest-winner-2011.jpgWe hope everyone had a great opening weekend in Big White's TELUS Park!

Congratulations to our Park Opening Giveaway winner, Larsen Reynolds!! Larson has won a Go-Pro HD Hero Camera, a 2012 Stepchild Snowboard, a 2 Night stay at the Inn at Big White and a free custom stance alignment at Dizzy's Big White Shop.

 

Stay tuned for more contests and prizes throughout the season!

 

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Go join our group on Facebook today to voice your suggestions, ideas and comments.

December 10th, 2011

Big White’s TELUS Park is proud to announce we are scheduled to open our small, medium, and large lanes TODAY! Saturday, December 10th, 2011. With many new features coming to TELUS Park this 2011/2012 season, Big White’s Park Crew is really excited for opening day to showcase all their hard work and creativity.

Go take a look at the latest Big White Park Life edit and check out the Conditions page for newest features and lane descriptions.

   
December 8th, 2011

Who is coming out to the BC Development Team tryouts this Saturday, Dec 10th at Big White?! It's completely free to tryout! Ages 12-17, meet at Big White Village Centre Mall at 9am. Male or female welcome!tp-bc-snowboard-devel-team.jpg
For More Information: Go to BCSNOWBOARD.COM or contact the BC Development Team head coach Mathew Galina at [email protected] or call 250.718.5940.

December 2nd, 2011

Yesterday Big White Ski Resort opened for their 2011/ 2012 season with a bang! Take a peak at this Opening Day video showcasing some of the highlights from Dec 1st, 2011.