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Big White Resort Guide

The Big White resort guide summary is: Big White has 16 lifts within its 1118 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 762m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Big White Resort Guide

The Big White resort guide summary is: Big White has 16 lifts within its 1118 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 762m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 2286m
Arrow
762m
Bot: 1524m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

18%
54%
28%

Hectares of Ski:

1118
Snowmaking: 0%

Big White Lifts:

  • drag lift icon5
  • ski lift icon10
  • cablecar icon1
Total lifts = 16
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Visiting Big White

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Big White.

  • Season opens
    28 Nov 2020
  • Season closes
    4 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    17 | 8
  • Nearest Airport
    Kelowna
  • Nearest Train Station
    Kelowna
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +12507653101

Big White Features

The terrain at Big White includes:

  • Halfpipes
    1
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
    25.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Big White resort?

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.


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Interactive Big White trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Big White?

MarchAverage: 5.4 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Big White is week 1 of March. There are typically 5.4 snowy days during this week with 29cm of snowfall. Check out the Big White Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Big White

Overall: 4.1 Based on 67 votes and 36 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.6
  • Variety of pistes 4.5
  • Off-piste 4.3
  • Scenery 4.2
  • Apres-Ski 3.9
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Bill Smith from Canada writes:

Rather disappointed with Big White resort.
Food: only 1 or 2 decent options.
Kids activities other than skiing start at 3pm
Resort built on the side of a mountain, accessibility poor. Most times you are walking uphill.
Shopping non-existent.
Big White is aptly named as you are virtually in white-out conditions up top.
Pretty difficult to navigate terrain you can't see.
Local skiers claim that this is a regular symptom of skiing here.
Not as kid-friendly as advertised.

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