10 Reasons You Need To Visit Big White This Summer

Posted On: June 18, 2024 |
Get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure at Big White!

This is your invitation to experience action-packed fun and create lasting memories with your family. From exhilarating alpine hikes and thrilling mountain bike rides to exciting disc golf rounds and delightful casual dining experiences opening June 27, there's something for everyone.

Whether you prefer peaceful strolls or adrenaline-fueled bike adventures, Big White offers a wide range of experiences to enjoy this summer. Discover the top 10 reasons why Big White should be your ultimate summer destination:

1. Enjoy Lots of Live Music & Events
Get ready to groove to the rhythm and make lasting memories during the Summer Music Series! Every Saturday during our Summer Season, the Village stage will come alive with an extraordinary lineup of talented musicians who are set to captivate your senses. Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated annual Craft and Country Mountain Festival on July 13! Prepare your taste buds for a tantalizing adventure as we welcome an array of exceptional breweries and even some outstanding cideries to join the party. Plus, gather your crew for Big White’s inaugural Family Carnival on July 20 and enjoy an unforgettable celebration of artistry and creative entertainment in the heart of the Village. Follow all the action on the Summer Event Calendar.

2. Conquer the Downhill at Bike Big White
Are you ready to challenge yourself on Big White’s gnarly single tracks and super smooth flow trails? Bike Big White caters to everyone, from beginners to the most seasoned riders. Whether you prefer rocky descents or flowy jump lines, the absence of lift lines means you can ride lap after lap all day, maximizing your time on the trails. Looking to gain experience? Test your skills on the modular pump track in the Village Centre or start out at the Beginner Skills Area in Happy Valley. Want some lessons? Check out the Bike School, which offers programs for all ability levels. Never miss a beat by following @bikebigwhite on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We've got your back with the latest updates, thrilling event announcements, and a whole lot more at bikebigwhite.com.

Bike Park

3. Unleash Your Competitive Spirit
Gear up and unleash your competitive spirit with Fiv'r Fridays, your ticket to Friday fun with friends on the dirt. Then, on August 17, join us for the thrilling pinnacle of your 2024 biking season at our third annual Bike Big White Enduro event. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a weekend warrior, this enduro race offers two course options for a wide variety of family-friendly fun. Freeride Days MTB Festival is back August 8 to 10, with the coveted FMB Gold Invitational Slopestyle event, hosted by Tom van Steenbergen. This event promises an action-packed showcase of skill, creativity, and adrenaline-fueled performances for riders and spectators! Follow all the 2024 bike events on the Summer Events page.

4. Set Out on a Colorful Journey Amidst the Wildflowers
When the ski season wraps up, Big White reveals a hidden treasure beneath its majestic three-meter snow blanket – a breathtaking world of vibrant wildflowers! Get ready to witness nature's captivating spectacle along our scenic trails, with Falcon Ridge stealing the show! Don't forget to pack your camera and join us for an adventure. Hop on the Bullet Chair with a Sightseeing Chairlift Ticket and let it carry you to Big White's lift-assisted alpine trails, where you'll discover a paradise blooming with awe-inspiring floral wonders. Bring the whole family along and prepare to be enchanted by the wonders of nature. Check out all the trail information on the Hiking Trails page.

5. Unwind and Savour the Village’s Casual Patio Dining Experience
Who says après is only for snowy days? After an exhilarating day of thrilling hikes, unwind at The Woods' all-new patio in the heart of the Village Centre. This picturesque haven, with its revamped summer menu, invites you to find a cozy chair, bask in the warm afternoon sun, and enjoy the crisp mountain breeze. For added convenience, park in Happy Valley with available overnight RV parking, and take a complimentary gondola ride (operating on Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays) to the Village Centre. Here, indulge in diverse culinary delights at The Woods, Globe Cafe, Snowshoe Sam's, the BullWheel, and Sasquatch Sushi. If you're short on time, swing by The Market for supplies or delicious to-go treats. Check out all the dining options available on the Summer Food and Dining page.

Woods patio
Woods patio
Disc golf
Fairy doors

6. Embark on a Whimsical Quest Discovering Enchanted Fairy Doors
Prepare for an adventure with the whole family as you enter a world where magical creatures have found their abode amidst the majestic alpine landscape. A delightful hike or a thrilling chairlift ride will transport you to their hidden dwellings. Gather the entire family and explore the mountain's enchanting trails in search of our captivating fairy doors. Let curiosity guide your path, and let the magic unfold on the mountain's spectacular hiking trails! Discover more on the Fairy Doors page.

7. Become a Disc Golf Warrior
Round up your pals, gather your throwing arm, and prepare for fun on the magnificent nine-hole disc golf course nestled conveniently between the Village and Happy Valley. The best part? It won't cost you a dime to play if you bring your own disc! Need a trusty disc? Fear not! Swing by the Village Centre Mall and rent one to ensure you're fully equipped for the ultimate disc golf showdown. Get ready to unleash your skills and have a blast! Find out everything you need to know about Disc Golf here.

8. Discover the Beautiful Birds of Big White
Birdwatching at Big White is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in nature and stay connected to the awe and mystery of the natural world. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, sniff the wildflowers, and experience the uplifting effects of simply being outdoors. Among the forest, you'll find a variety of birds, including the Steller's Jay, Whiskey Jack, Red Tail Hawk, and Pine Siskin. All you need are two feet and a heartbeat to explore the birds of Big White, but if you have a pair of binoculars, bring them along for easier viewing. Learn more about birdwatching here.

Dog friendly chairlift
Pool IBW

9. Embrace Adventure with Your Fuzzy Companions
No need to bid farewell to your four-legged pals! Big White welcomes pets with open paws, from exhilarating chairlift escapades to exciting hikes and chilling on the patio. Plus, our pet-friendly accommodations are designed with your furry friend's comfort in mind, offering cozy retreats to relax after a day of adventure. Looking to take your tail wager for an alpine adventure? Uncover the secrets of embarking on unforgettable experiences while Hiking with Dogs here.

10. Enjoy Hot Deals on Accommodation
Experience the ultimate summer adventure by staying at The Inn at Big White, perfectly situated in the heart of the village. With easy access to hiking and biking trails, it's the ideal spot to enjoy the village and retreat. Hotel rooms start at just $130 per night and include amenities such as a galley kitchen, complimentary parking, bike valet, a pool and free WiFi. Stay up to date on the Hot Deals page for great weekly specials for a last-minute getaway! Need help planning your trip? Start here.

Summer adventures await! Follow Summer Big White on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest news, weather reports, and event updates.

Check out local videographer Noah van der Eerden's recent adventures, as he visits for a weekend to experience summer at Big White.


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