It’s the time of year when nothing tastes better than a cold, frothy pint on a sun-soaked patio. The craft beer movement has taken hold of North America, and Big White Ski Resort is no exception. Use this guide to help you navigate Big White’s craft beer scene – from our very own on-mountain brewery to beer-centric festivals to slope-side patios.
When you’re training ground is your backyard, a career as a professional skier doesn’t seem all that farfetched. “I could just walk out the back door and jump on a ski run,” says 17-year-old Lewis Brunt.
Brunt, whose been skiing at the age of three, is well on his way to becoming a professional freeskier – a feat he attributes largely to his upbringing at Big White Ski Resort and time at the Big White Community School.
All ye hooligans, rejoice! St. Patrick’s Day is here again, and that means green pints and shamrocks galore – plus plenty of good Irish fun for the whole family. We’ve put together a list of all of the shenanigans at the resort to help you celebrate this lucky day. You dig?
Oh! And don’t forget to wear green out there on the slopes, unless ye fancy a pinch!
Spring is upon us, and while the rest of the Valley might be thawing, Big White Mountain is still covered in snow! With the sun hanging around a lot later, you can get your goggle tan on while enjoying some of the best snow conditions all season long – not to mention a craft beer or two on one of our spectacular outdoor patios.
Seventeen-year-old Gabby Guarducci dropped into the sport of freeride skiing by chance. “My former coach put us into groups, and we didn’t know what they were. Some were in park, some were on moguls, and some were in freeride,” she says. “He took us out on to The Cliff and we did two laps there and I never wanted to leave.”
Sanded and painted and moved halfway across the province, TELUS Park’s newest features, delivered by semi-truck to the resort on February 14, aren’t just pieces of metal welded together – they bring with them a chapter of snowboarding history.
Here at Big White, we know one day of family time just isn’t enough – that’s why we have non-stop fun planned for the days leading up to and following BC’s Family Day on February 18. Because at Canada’s Favourite Family Resort, we treat every day like it’s Family Day.
Big White Ski Resort is known for being exceptionally family-friendly, but what you maybe didn’t know, was that we include pets in our definition of family. So, if you’re thinking of coming for a visit, don’t let your four-legged family members hold you back!
Initially destined for the mountain’s annual equipment swap, Big White Ski Resort’s old rentals have instead found a new home in a small ski area called Summit Lake, just a few hours northeast of Kelowna – an exchange prompted by a chance encounter between Summit Lake Director Dan Paul and Big White Mountain Manager Mike St. Clair at last spring’s Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) conference in Lake Louise.