You can’t make it very far at Big White without running into an Aussie accent – in fact, last year, Australian employees made up 37 per cent of total staff on the mountain – and for those reasons, the tragic bush fires affecting Australia is hitting close to home for many at the resort.
"It is more blessed to give than to receive.” That’s what Big White resident Wayne Lyseng says of his 20 years volunteering with Big White’s Community Policing Office. “The community has been very good for us, and to us.”
As temperatures dip below our daytime average of -5°C, Big White Ski Resort wants to remind skiers, snowboarders and visitors about the importance of following certain precautions to stay warm, stay safe and keep having fun out on the slopes.
Catherine Heathcote has been skiing at Big White for 40 seasons. The resort is special to her for many reasons – it’s where she would take carloads of teenage boys every winter, where she met her second husband and where they were married.
Big White had plenty to celebrate this New Year’s – fresh powder, more open runs, and a spot on Reader’s Digest list of 13 “ski resorts to visit” in 2020! Our family-owned, family-friendly destination was listed as number two alongside resorts from around the world.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy an Okanagan red by the fire, sip on a craft beer in your hot tub, or mix up a cocktail with locally distilled spirits for your friends, the Big White Beer & Wine Store is a one-stop shop for all your alcohol needs. Located in the lower level of the Village Centre Mall, the Beer & Wine Store boasts an impressive selection of Okanagan-made wines, brews and spirits – not to mention favourites from beyond BC.