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Big White Ski Resort Guide

Big White Ski Resort Guide

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Big White

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Getting psyched to drop in, Big White photo

Big White

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Snowghosts by Doug, Big White photo

Big White

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Big White

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 27 Mar

  • Last Snowfall: 26 March 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 228 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 228 cm
  • Piste: Heavy
  • Off-piste: Slush

Today’s Weather (1930 m)

light snow
25 NW25
-2 °C F-Level
light snow
20 W20
1 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
10 SSW10
0 °C F-Level

It's the Snow" is our motto at award-winning Big White Ski Resort! Each year, seven meters (24.5 feet) of Mother Nature’s finest, driest champagne powder blankets over a hundred immaculately groomed cruising runs and spacious alpine bowls. You will instantly feel the difference that natural snow makes as you carve turns on perfectly buffed trails, float through the powder bowls, and slalom through the "snow ghosts" – our signature snow clad glades. In TELUS Park, skiers and snowboarders can ride the rails, or jump and spin off a whole variety of natural and man-made features. Big White's romantic village boasts Canada’s most modern and luxurious ski-in ski-out resort properties, with room for over 17,000 guests. Hotels, luxury apartments, vacation homes and even themed log cabins, (most with private outdoor hot tubs) dot the snowy slopes. The Village Centre Mall is the hub for all Big White activity and fun. During the day, it houses the ski school, rental shop, main ticket office, Activities Desk, ski shops, and Beano's café. Happy Valley – a short gondola ride from the Village Centre – is where you'll find Big White's famous après‐ski programs – many of which are free! Don't miss the Video Nights, Bingo Night, Big White's Got Talent, Nintendo Wii night, ice skating and pond shinny (ice hockey) on Canada's largest high‐altitude skating rink, dogsled tours, the Mega Snow Coaster tubing park, and guided snowmobile tours – we even have 'Mini‐Z's' for younger riders. With a newly expanded runway and an international arrivals lounge being constructed at Kelowna International Airport, flying to Big White will be even easier than before. We can have you out of the airport and up to Big White in an hour's time.

Resorts close to Big White include: Crystal Mountain Resort (41 km), Crystal Resort (61 km), Kingfisher Heliskiing (63 km), Silver Star (66 km), Valkyr Adventures (66 km),

Big White Location Maps

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All Big White Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 118
  • Beginner: 18%
  • Intermediate: 54%
  • Advanced: 28%
  • Cross-country: 25 km
  • Snowmaking: 0%
  • Acres of ski: 2765
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 1


  • Restaurants: 17
  • Bars: 8
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 777 m


  • Draglifts: 5
  • Chairlifts: 10
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 1
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 29 Nov 2014
  • Season closes: 12 Apr 2015

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Information supplied 12 Dec 2013

Visitor Reviews of Big White

Richie from New Zealand writes:

Great skiing, great family resort. Staff all very pleasant and helpful. We had plenty of snow and tree skiing was great. Although (Xmas 2014) they thought there wasn't much snow. If you ski in NZ or Scotland this seems pretty acceptable to me!
We've skied in various other resorts in Canada and this is comparable. Certainly for ski in-ski out and for families this is up there.
Things to do better? How about a more coherent lift system, somewhere to eat on the mountain; better staff training (99% of staff were awesome but some hadn't much of a clue about what they were doing, probably because many of them come from that Mecca of skiing: Australia. So I can understand their snow/lift/ski knowledge is average. Clocks on the lifts would help too!
But apart from those minor points we had a great time.

[note from the editor: some minor alterations have been made so sentences are coherent.]

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City Forecasts
Closest to Big White

city forecasts
Kelowna, Canada 45 km
West Kelowna, Canada 51 km
Vernon, Canada 60 km
Penticton, Canada 61 km
Kamloops, Canada 142 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Big White

surf forecast
Fort. Ebey, United States 332 km
Super green, United States 371 km
Elwha, United States 387 km
Crescent, United States 396 km
Jordan River, Canada 400 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Big White

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Big White

mountain forecasts
Big White Mountain, Canada 6 km
Lightning Peak (British Columbia), Canada 28 km
Mount Boucherie, Canada 50 km
Okanagan Mountain, Canada 53 km
Anarchist Mountain, Canada 89 km