How to Make the Most of Big White Ski Resort on a Budget

Posted On: October 19, 2023 |
So, you've decided to hit Big White Ski Resort but are on a shoestring budget? No worries! We've got you covered.

This snow-covered wonderland offers more than just the thrill of skiing and snowboarding. Let's dive into some pocket-friendly adventures that won't compromise the fun:

Moose Cruz
Jon Bos

Glide 'n' Slide: The Ice-skating Experience
Where? Happy Valley
What's the buzz? Boasting the title of Canada's highest-elevation skating rink at 1755m, this Olympic-sized rink offers an incredible outdoor skating experience.
Tips: BYOS! (Bring Your Own Skates) and access is absolutely FREE. Rentals? Super affordable, ranging from $6-$12/hour. The skating rink is open until 8:30 p.m. daily. More details...

The Moose Cruz Adventure
Where? All over the mountain
What's the buzz? Think of it as a mountain-wide scavenger hunt. If your observation skills are super sharp, you’ll be rewarded with an array of prizes!
Tips: Team up with friends or family for a day of fun and exploration. Keep an eye on the events calendar to know when the next Moose Cruz is happening. More details...

Groove to Live Music
Where? Globe & Happy Valley Day Lodge
What's the buzz? More than just a dining destination, it's an experience with live performances from local talent, Jon Bos.
Tips: Arrive early. While you're there, indulge in their extensive list of beverages and global delicacies. Catch Jon Bos live in Happy Valley Day Lodge every Friday and Saturday from 4 to 6:00 p.m. More details...

Snow ghosts
Hot Chocolate

Tour de Mountain: The Snow Host Way
Where? Village - outside Dizzy's Ski Shop
What's the buzz? A guided tour of the mountain by seasoned experts. They'll introduce you to the hidden powder stashes on the mountain.
Tips: Perfect for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Large groups are to book ahead by emailing More details...

Evening Carnival Fun
Where? Village Centre Mall
What's the buzz? Step right up to Big White's renowned Carnival Night. An evening filled with games, treats, and family joy, this is a festivity that promises thrills for visitors of all ages.
Tips: Don't miss out on the FREE popcorn and cotton candy. And if you're lucky, you might even spot The Loose Moose for that perfect selfie! Carnival Night runs every Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., starting January 6 until March 30, 2024. More details...

Chocolatey Warmth by the Bonfire
Where? Skating Rink & Tube Park in Happy Valley
What's the buzz? End your ski day sipping hot chocolate by a roaring bonfire.
Tips: A daily treat, make it a ritual after your runs on the slopes. Available Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Skating Rink and at the Tube Park Fridays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. More details...


Test Your Knowledge at Trivia Night
Where? Upstairs in the Happy Valley Day Lodge
What's the buzz? Think you've got what it takes to be the next Trivia Master? Head to the Happy Valley Day Lodge and match wits with fellow enthusiasts. With an array of prizes waiting to be won, it's not just about the glory – it's about the goodies too!
Tips: Participation is absolutely FREE. Secure your spot early because seats are snatched up fast! And while you're there, check out the tempting food and drink specials at Alpine Burger Co. Trivia Night is every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., from December 14, 2023, until March 28, 2024. More details...

Bingo Fever at Big White
Where? Upstairs in the Happy Valley Day Lodge
What's the buzz? Elevate your Tuesday evenings with a riveting game of bingo at Big White. From seasoned players to novices, everyone's welcome to join in the fun. With engaging bingo callers, special bonus rounds, and a plethora of prizes waiting to be claimed, it's no surprise that Bingo Night is a crowd favorite.
Tips: Hungry or thirsty? The Alpine Burger Co. has got you covered until 8:00 p.m. Make sure to come early – bingo cards are in high demand and can run out! Bingo is underway every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., from January 2 until March 26, 2024. More details...

Weekly Dose of Sparkles: Saturday Night Fireworks
Where? Happy Valley
What's the buzz? Because who says fireworks are just for New Year's Eve?
Tips: Get a cozy spot in Happy Valley or simply enjoy from the comfort of your own patio. More details...

Lara's Gondola: A Sky-High Experience
Where? From Happy Valley to the main Village
What's the buzz? Experience the resort from a bird's eye view as you ride Lara's Gondola.
Tips: Perfect for catching a glorious sunrise over the Monashees. Don't forget to grab a snack at the Happy Valley Day Lodge once you're down. The gondola runs until 9:00 p.m. daily. For updates, check the hours of operation online. More details...

Who said you need to splurge to have a good time at Big White Ski Resort? These activities are proof that you can have an unforgettable experience without burning a hole in your pocket. So pack your bags, gather your pals, and get ready for an awesome snowy adventure!

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