Welcome Summer! Big White Opens for the 2020 Summer Season
“After being closed for 114 days we are so excited to be open for Summer,” says Michael J. Ballingall, Senior Vice President of Big White Ski Resort Ltd. “With record crowds on Opening Day, we’re expecting that people want to get out and about.We look forward to being that space they escape to with the family.”
The resort will be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays until September 7, 2020. Resort staff have been busy preparing for this day – setting up hand sanitizing stations, additional outdoor seating, outdoor washrooms and outdoor public spaces – to ensure the health and safety of all guests, staff and on-mountain residents.
Guests are invited to take a Scenic Chairlift Ride up to the spectacularly blue Rhonda Lake and explore Big White’s network of hiking trails – or, bring their bike or rent one at the resort, and check out the Bike Park and Slopestyle Centre.
With Opening Day landing on a Friday, mountain bikers can take advantage of Bike Big White’s Extended Play, which runs every Friday until 7pm. Join us for our Toonie Race, Freeride action down at the Slopestyle Centre, or hang around on The Woods’ patio drinking $4 PBR's after 4pm!
On Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12, hikers scoured the mountain for clues with our FREE Geo-Hiking Scavenger Hunt. This year, we’ve put a fun spin on our past Geo-Hiking events, and have hidden mystical creatures out in the alpine. Geo-Hiking events will also take place August 1 and 2, and September 5 and 6. Visitors must register in the Village Centre with the Guest Services team between 10:00am and 1:00pm each day to partake and receive a clue sheet.
Guests won’t need to worry about packing a lunch for their visit – Big White’s Village has five great restaurants to choose from, all within walking distance of the biking and hiking trails and with plenty of outdoor seating. The Woods, Globe Cafe & Tapas Bar, Snowshoe Sam's, Underground Pizza and the Tea Bar Cafe will all be serving up delicious snacks, meals and beverages – find additional details and Hours of Operation, here.
Essential food service staff are equipped with CovidSafe Food Services training and, we’ve introduced a new online ordering system, meaning visitors can order off their phone, pick up their food, and have limited contact with restaurant staff!
Our on-mountain grocery store, The Market, will also be open, and will be scooping up ice cream to cool visitors off on those hot summer days.
Big White's overnight RV Parking will be open throughout the summer, with reservations only, at the Black Forest. In an effort to ensure the safety of our guests and employees, there are no services available at this RV park.
All of us at Big White Ski Resort are committed to having a fun and safe summer – and we can’t wait to share it with all the outdoor adventure seekers headed our way over the next two months!
Be sure to follow Summer Big White and Bike Big White on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest resort updates.