Big White Ski Resort, awarded North America's #1 Family Resort, is Canada's largest, totally ski-in ski-out resort village. With over 2,765 acres (1,147 hectares) of skiable terrain on 118 runs serviced by 16 lifts, you'll be entertained at any level. Big White is home to Canada's longest six-passenger express chairlift, 4 high-speed express quads and an 8 passenger express gondola boasting a lift capacity of 28,000 skiers per hour - which means no lift line-ups. At an average temperature of -6'C (21'F), Big White receives over 750 cm (24 feet) annually of the Okanagan's finest 'champagne' powder. Skiers and boarders alike are invited to take advantage of the TELUS terrain park featuring a super pipe, a half pipe, boarder/skier cross rails, and a progressive terrain park; all serviced by a double chairlift. The TELUS terrain park is fully equipped with a state of the art sound system and is part of our 1,600 feet vertical night skiing area - the largest in the West. Big White is famous for keeping you entertained on and off the slopes with options to suit every family member. If you're not an alpine skier, try the thrill of the slopes in the comfort of a personal Snow Limo, guided by one of our trained professionals. You can also try tubing the Mega Snow Coaster, cross country skiing through the mountains, enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, unwind at the spa or take the kids to carnival night. Big White is home to Canada's largest outdoor alpine skating rink and operates snowmobiling and dog sled tours. To relax after a busy day, be sure to snuggle-up by the bonfire with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Big White is your winter family destination. With room for over 17, 000 guests, Big White can accommodate everyone with a variety of lodging from standard hotels to private chalets fully equipped with gas fireplaces, and private outdoor hot tubs. For added convenience, Big White's main street is actually a ski run. Guests can ski to their doorstep or stroll through the village where shopping, spas, restaurants and apres entertainment await to amaze.
Ice climbing is an exhilarating winter sport filled with the challenge to climb to the top. Big White has expertly trained and avid climbing staff to help and encourage you all the way. Our impressive 60 foot ice tower located in Happy Valley Adventure Park is constructed out of 4 telephone poles with 3 foot thick ice, with beginner to advanced options. All ages are welcome to participate in this exciting activity to conquer to the top, making this a fun family experience. Big White provides the climbing gear for your ice climbing adventure.
Enjoy the delight of snow-gliding downhill in a comfortable and environmentally friendly, gravity powered and chauffeur driven “Sno-Limo”. This a great option to be with family on the slopes if you are a non-skier/border, not missing any of the day’s fun. Parents or Grand Parents can now witness the exploits of family youngsters firsthand, ''live - on the slopes''. Dress for the snow, wear your smile, and come ride the slopes with ''Sno-Limo''.
Dog Sled Tours
Kelowna Rockets Hockey
Apres & Nightlife
TELUS Sweater Ball
-ALPINE RESPONSIBILITY CODE
There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Regardless of how you decided to use the slopes, always show courtesy to others. Please adhere to the code listed below and share with others the responsibility for a safe outdoor experience.
Always stay in control. You must be able to stop, or avoid other people or objects.
People ahead of you have the right-of-way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol.
Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
Keep off closed trails and closed areas.
You must not use lifts or terrain if your ability is impaired through use of alcohol or drugs.
You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the lift attendant.
PERSONAL WELL BEING
Big White Ski Resort has commitment to safety for everyone using the resort. The responsibility codes are the basic rules of conduct and here are some tips to keep you comfortable and safe on the slopes.
-WEAR A HELMET
Big White Ski Resort recommends that all skiers and riders wear helmets. We recommend that everyone educates themselves in the uses, advantages and limitations of helmets.
-PROTECT YOUR SKIN
UV rays are reflected from the snow surface. Make sure to put sunscreen on exposed skin. Wear sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes.
Dress in layers so you can remove or add layers depending on your body temperature. The base layer should wick moisture away from your body. Synthetic fabrics that are specifically designed and merino wool make great base layers. Avoid cotton as it won’t keep you warm when wet. Middle layer – think insulation! Down vests, wool sweaters, fleece pullovers are all great options. Top layer should be wind and water resistant and breathable.
Ski boots can be difficult to walk in and do not offer good traction. Use extra caution when walking around base areas.
-STAY HYDRATED; DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS (WATER, JUICE)
-EAT SNACKS & GOOD MEALS
When skiing in a group, either with friends or family, make sure you have a designated meeting place. The meeting place should be a spot that everyone can easily find and access. If you become separated head to your designated meeting place.
-SKI WITH A FRIEND
If you ski or ride with a buddy, it's much safer and usually more fun!
-CARRY A WHISTLE
A whistle blast can carry further than the human voice if you get into trouble in the trees.