Top 10 Reasons to Visit
1. It's the Snow
At Big White, "It's the Snow" is our motto - and you'll see why when you arrive in resort. With over 750cm of light, dry, fluffy powder falling annually, our mountain is a true winter wonderland. Come and ski or ride in the world-famous 'snow ghosts', our frosty, snow-caked trees; wander through the Village and take in the mountain views while enjoying a cup of warm coffee; or go on a snow adventure in Happy Valley, whether it's snow-shoeing, tubing or a dog sled or horse sleigh ride through the wintry forest.
2. Canada's Largest Totally Ski-in Ski-Out Resort Village
Whether you choose economy or luxury accommodation, you can ski right from your door to a chairlift! As Canada's largest ski-in, ski-out village, we have something to suit every style and budget. Forget about getting a bus to the ski slopes or having to drive to a chairlift - it's all about convenience at Big White.
3. Your Own Private Hot Tub
Always dreamed of having your own private hot tub on the balcony of your on-snow accommodation? We can make that dream come true. After a big day on the slopes, enjoy the breathtaking views from your private balcony as you relax and watch the snow fall (hopefully while sampling some local Okanagan wine, or a craft beer from our Big White Beer & Wine Store!).
4. Daytime & Après-Ski Family Entertainment
Big White offers family-friendly activities and events for all ages, just steps away from your accommodation every day! Enjoy daily live après entertainment in Happy Valley, go ice-skating, play hockey, try tubing, or gather around the bonfire to watch the fireworks. Don't forget about our regular schedule of free weekly events - kids (and kids at heart) will love watching the weekly fireworks, checking out bingo night, and getting their face painted at our Carnival Nights.
5. Epic Winter Weather & Elevation
You may just be pleasantly surprised by the temperature at Big White. Thanks to our positioning in British Columbia's interior, our daytime temperatures average -5ºC – perfect for a wide range of winter activities! With a moderate base elevation of 1,755 meters, the only thing that will take your breath away will be the views. And if you’ve forgotten any layers to keep you warm in our winter environment, everything you could possibly need is sold in our on-mountain retail stores, located in the Village Centre Mall.
6. It's Easy to Get Here
It's surprisingly easy to get here, with non-stop flights to Kelowna International Airport from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Whitehorse, Toronto, Seattle, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Take a regularly-scheduled Big White shuttle from the airport, and you'll be on the slopes in less than an hour. Just contact Central Reservations to book in for the shuttle.
7. Massive, Wide Open Terrain
Unfolding our mountain trail map, you'll discover 118 runs, 15 lifts, 5 alpine bowls and TELUS Terrain Park. See if you can challenge all 2,765 acres of terrain during your trip to Big White! The vast terrain creates a natural thrill, with a huge variety of options on offer to suit everyone from beginners to expert skiers and snowboarders. Beginners - there's a green run from the top of every chairlift, meaning you can confidently explore the mountain. Intermediates - 54% of terrain is geared towards you, with everything from perfectly groomed cruisers to moguls and tree runs. Advanced and expert riders - you'll love areas such as The Cliff and the advanced runs over at Gem Lake. And let’s not forget about night skiing. With a night lift capacity of over 5000 people per hour, we’ve got the longest vertical drop (596 meters) of all night skiing areas in North America!
8. Taste More Than The Champagne Powder
With 19 on-mountain restaurants, cafes, delis, pubs and nightclubs, there's no shortage of places to relax or replenish your energy level when it's time for a break. You'll find everything from a tapas bar to a high-end steakhouse, an Irish pub and a classic Canadian pub - to name just a few! Be sure to check in with our Concierge team on-mountain to ask about their top dining recommendations, and don't leave without trying one of our Gunbarrel Coffees - a show and a drink all in one, involving a double-barrel shotgun, flames and, of course, liquor...
9. Award-Winning Grooming, Kids Centre and Ski & Board School
It's a parent's vacation too! Cruise down our immaculately groomed runs, knowing that your children are being introduced to the exciting world of mountain fun at the Big White Kids Centre. Having been voted 'The Best Place To Be Abandoned By Your Parents' by UK's Telegraph Magazine, they'll love everything from the fresh meals to the rock-climbing and Lego table on offer. You can even arrange for our Kids Centre staff to come and pick your children up from your accommodation in the morning for their lessons, leaving you more time to get out for first lifts... or have a bit of a sleep-in.
10. Fast, Convenient, Modern Lifts Mean No Waiting in Lineups
At Big White, we believe that 'time is your ultimate luxury, so use it well.' With 15 lifts and an uphill capacity of 28,000 skiers and riders per hour, you'll never wait more than a few minutes in a lift line - even at the busiest times.