What’s New

WHAT'S NEW FOR THE 21/22 SKI SEASON

 

Well, we can all address the one “new” elephant in the room for this upcoming ski season - the vaccine passport. As we head into our second season with COVID-19 a very real, and influential threat, we want to ensure all of our guests, staff and on-mountain residents continue to feel safe – and have fun – while they visit the resort! We are working on creating a guide and scheduling to ensure everyone, vaccinated and not, can come and enjoy our beautiful, snowy mountain.

But, COVID aside, here are a few other goodies you can expect upon your arrival to Big White Ski Resort this winter ski season.

Ice Skating
SKATING & TUBING ARE BACK: While not technically “new,” we sure are excited to announce that skating and tubing will be back in Happy Valley after a year hiatus!

 

Full day groups
SEASON-LONG RENTALS: In addition to our successful seasonal ski rental program for the 12 and under passholders we’re delighted to advise that we’re offering seasonal SNOWBOARD rentals for them this year. And, while we’re sharing good news, we’re adding in season-long ski rentals for passholders aged 13-18. Numbers are limited so make sure to get in soon, as these rental packages will sell out before the start of the season - don’t miss out!

 

Groomers
NEW GROOMER: Yep, that’s right! Our already-close-to-perfect corduroy is about to get more perfect. We usually replace at least one groomer a year, but due to the pandemic, we skipped a year. You can expect to see this beauty zippin’ up and down your favourite blues and greens over the season!

 

Day to Day at Big White

UPGRADES TO EXISTING SITES: The Happy Valley Day Lodge is getting a makeover! It’ll look completely different next time you see it, with a new exterior paint job. (PS: the Happy Valley Cabins are also getting a facelift!). The Village Centre Mall is also getting a bit of exterior maintenance, and Dizzy’s and The Woods, just across the way, are both getting new shingles. We’re also putting some work in to make our staff more comfortable while they live on-mountain, replacing furniture and appliances, painting, installing new flooring and making other minor renovations to our staff accommodation.

 

Chair maintenance
UPDATING CHAIRLIFTS: Both the Plaza and Bullet Chair (the gateways to your favourite beginner terrain!) will have brand-new drive equipment installed in time for the upcoming season!

 

 

2020/2021 Resort Developments

Snowghosts
Staying Safe & Clean: Limit your touch points at the resort with automatic sliding doors installed at the Central Mountain Check In, Happy Valley Day Lodge, Black Forest Day Lodge, Ridge Day Lodge, Gem Lake Warming Hut, Dizzy's and Ski School. We've also added 45 new touchless faucets in washrooms throughout the resort, including at the Village Centre Mall, Gem Lake, Black Forest Day Lodge, Happy Valley Day Lodge and The Ridge Day Lodge. All of these washroom facilities will have handicap stalls with foot pulls in addition to the existing handles. You'll find 60 different hand sanitization stations indoors and outdoors using local distillery Forbidden Spirits' Serpent Sanitizer.
Learn more about all implemented COVID-19 protocols & updates >>

 

Snowboarder
25% Off Day Tickets - ONLINE ONLY: Save all season long with our NEW Big White Day Ticket. Simply purchase your day ticket online in advance of your trip, head to one of the TOUCHLESS Big White Ticket Pick-Up boxes, scan the barcode you received upon purchase, and go directly to the lift. There will be pick-up boxes at the resort, locations here. Due to possible limited capacity, there may be limited number of tickets available every day so we recommend that you purchase well in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets MUST be purchased online as ticket windows will not be open.

 

Day to Day at Big White
New Outdoor Washrooms: With limited capacities available in all of our day lodges, we encourage guests to use our new, outdoor washroom facilities and get back out on the slopes in a hurry! Eight single-stalled outdoor washrooms will be located at Happy Valley and at Gem Lake, and a Mens/Womens outdoor facility will be located in the Village Centre.

 

ground transportation
New Parking Locations: While it’s been a difficult, but necessary, decision for us to close our Skating Rink this year, we’re happy to announce a new temporary Parking Lot in Happy Valley for our Club 65 members and those Travelling with Tots! The parking lot will fit approximately 40-50 cars, possibly more, with the entrance and exit close to the Happy Valley Day Lodge. On weekends and during peak season, we will have a staff member in the parking lot directing drivers. This lot is specifically parking for seniors and those with small children.

We're also excited to offer a limited number of GUARANTEED parking stalls at the Ridge Parking Lot exclusive to Season passholders . Parking stalls will be day parking only, and cost $500/per vehicle. Big White Ski Resort Ltd. has leased this property from a private developer, and will plow the property as required, offering guaranteed parking to Season passholders that wish to purchase a parking spot. Stalls must be purchased through our Tickets Office (tickets@bigwhite.com or 250-491-6262.)

 

Squawk Box
Squawk Box: Just got off the slopes from a day of shreddin’ and no one wants to cook? No problem, we’ve got your back. Introducing the Squawk Box – our newest, online food delivery service. At Squawk Box, chicken is the main event – our delicious wings, tenders, and full dinners of BBQ’d, Roasted, and of course Fried chicken. Friendly to all diners, we do offer up vegetarian and vegan options along with something for all Li'l Cluckers out there. It’s as easy as click ‘n cluck... simply order through the online platform, specify your preferred delivery time, sit back and let us bring your delicious dinner to you. We’ve designed this experience so you can feed the clan quickly and easily. More info >>

 

Black forest food
Take Out or Dine In: Order and pay easily and from anywhere on the mountain. Starting to get hungry on the lift? Put your order in for a hot and delicious meal that is getting prepared fresh for you while you enjoy the Okanagan Champagne Powder on your way down! We have increased the locations of outdoor picnic tables for you and your bubble to enjoy a meal at and soak in the epic mountain views.

Looking to dine in? Head to Happy Valley, Black Forest, Moonlight Bistro or The Woods Patio, get seated at a freshly cleaned table from one of our staff. Pre-order some delicious food and drinks. Then, sit back and enjoy! Reservations must be made in advance to dine inside at The Woods. Please be aware that we are implementing a tracing protocol for those dining in our restaurants – one member from your group will be required to leave a name and phone number in the event of a COVID-19 case

 

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Online Booking System for Adventure Activities: Booking your Big White adventure just became a whole lot easier! Enjoy your favourite activities – from dog sledding, to horse-drawn sleigh rides and snowmobiling – with the click of a button. Book your activities in advance to avoid disappointment. And, if you have questions or concerns, our Concierge Desk is on hand to help.

 

Mountain Services
Upgraded Rental Shop with Laser Foot Scanners: Enjoy a whole new rental experience this season! Our Rental Shop has been completely renovated to help promote social distancing, and the way we book our rentals is getting an upgrade too. Guests MUST have a valid ticket (day ticket or Season Pass) before they will be able to collect their rentals. We’ve also installed new laser feet scanners to ensure you get the best, most suitable boot for your time on the snow. This new system will limit staff touch points and speed up your rental process.

 

Retail
New Products in Retail: The Big White toque that everyone knows and loves is back this season with new colours – including limited runs of your favourite national sports teams! We’ll also have Thermic heated jackets and vests for those colder days and new lines from Mountain Hardwear apparel, Ray Ban sunglasses and Canadian made artisan fashion brand Tonia DeBellis. Dizzy’s is taking online bookings for all your ski and bootfitting needs. Make sure you stay tuned for our online shopping announcement!

 

 
 

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