Big White Resort is a world class ski hill that attracts skiers from all over the world. It is the second largest resort in British Columbia.
It has the largest night skiing area in all of Canada and the largest totally ski-in/ski-out resort village in North America!
Imagine going anywhere in the village and ski or walk to the doorstep of whatever accommodation you are staying at.
The visitors and guests to the resort just love the convenience this offers them.
Big White Ski Resort has received a long list awards over the years and too numerous in count to list them all here on my site!
A lot of the awards come from Ski Canada Magazine which is very well known in the skiing world.
One of their proudest awards was being named North America's Best Family Ski Resort in 2003.
The average daytime temperature of -5°C (23°F) makes for ideal winter conditions.
There is over over 7.5 M (24.5 ft) of famous Okanagan champagne powder snow that falls here each year.
With an altitude of 1750 m (5741 ft) you will more often than not find yourself skiing above the clouds at Big White.
If you can find paradise in the winter you might agree that after a visit to Big White you will have found it.
There is so much to do and to see up at Big White Resort. The whole family will enjoy the many activities this mountain has to offer.
As you can see the activities are endless and will make it one your best family ski vacations ever.
Whether you are hungry or thirsty when visiting Big White Resort there are plenty of choices for everyone.
There are 18 on-mountain restaurants, cafes, delis, pubs and nightclubs.
There are a variety of restaurants for everyone's tastes.
There is also a market in the village that one can shop for their own food. Many visitors take advantage of the Vacation Food Services that are offered at Big White.
Personal shoppers will shop for you and deliver the groceries to your accommodation unit. They will even unpack the groceries for you and stock the fridge and cupboards!
I for one would definitely use this service.
After a day on the slopes you might want to relax and unwind in one of 8 different bars and lounges in the village.
Snowshoe Sam's is one of the coolest bars you might ever visit. It was voted the #1 ski bar by Ski Canada Magazine and best après ski venue in North America by the Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide.
Wherever you decide to go here you will enjoy your dining in a great atmosphere.
Big White Resort has everything you need to enjoy your ski vacation. Some of these services include:
is an excellent company that offers ski and snowboard improvement
courses in collaboration with the Big White Ski and Board School.
To get to Big White Resort take Hwy 97 from anywhere in the Okanagan Valley. Come into Kelowna and follow the highway until you get to Hwy 33.
Follow Hwy 33 for 32 km (20 mi) until you reach Big White Road. Take this road for another 24 km (15 mi) and in no time at all you will be in the main village.
Kelowna International Airport has many major airlines that come in with daily direct flights from many major cities in Canada and Seattle in the United States.
There is a quick shuttle available that will take you from the airport to Big White in about 55 minutes.
Check with Big White Resort for hot deals and special savings on airfares if you are planning on traveling from out of town.
Bus trips are offered from Vancouver and Seattle on most weekends during the ski season.
When you get here there is a variety of accommodation options available to you. There are:
Big White Central Reservations will find something for you that will fit any budget and any taste.
Contact them at:
(250) 765-8888 or
Toll Free 1-800-663-2772
Big White Resort is usually open from Mid-November to Mid-April.
Most lifts are open from 8:45 AM to - 3:30 PM
Night skiing hours are 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday
Mega Snow Coaster hours of operation are:
4:00 - 9:00 PM Monday to Friday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM Weekends
Make sure to check with Big White for times and days they are open as they do vary during their season.
The address at Big White is
Big White Ski Resort
5315 Big White Road
Canada V1P 1P3
To contact the resort:
Phone - (250) 765-3101
Snow Phone - (250) 765-7619
Fax - (250) 491-6122
Big White is one of the family vacation resorts you will want to spend time at while you are in the Okanagan.
It provides everything you need for a great ski holiday.
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