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Big White: British Columbia’s Hidden Gem



The Big White Ski Resort is one of the most popular powder destinations in British Columbia, Canada. Here you will be greeted with vast expanses of the pristine natural environment. The sheer beauty of the surrounding area of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is bound to make your journey to the Big White and your stay as well one of a kind experience.

When it comes to the closest towns and cities the town of Kelowna is quite the closest at 56 kilometers or 35 miles. This ski area is located on the side of the Big White Mountain and offers some of the most amazing terrain options. The resort area is family friendly in all the ways possible. Among the most exciting opportunities available here include – snowshoeing, tubing, skating, snowmobiling, dog sledging, horse-drawn sleigh rides and Nordic skiing. With over 2,700 acres at your disposal and all the amazing facilities and possibilities, there is nothing that will make you go elsewhere. So pack your bags and head straight to this part of the Canadian Rockies.

Big White Statistics



4,947 feet (of the base)

7,608 feet (of the summit)

Vertical Drop: 2,549 feet

Quick Facts and Figures




Elevation: The elevation at the Big White ranges between 4,947 feet (of the base) to 7,608 feet (of the summit).
Trails: The various trails at the Big White Resort can be divided into the following categories:

o    Beginners: 18%

o    Intermediate: 54%

o    Advanced: 22%

o    Expert: 6%

Lifts: There are 16 lifts at this ski area.
Vertical Drop: The vertical drop generated by the lifts is 2,549 feet.
Runs: There are 118 runs at the ski area and the longest of them is 4 miles long.
Terrain Park: There is one terrain park here.
Night Skiing: About 38 acres of the skiable terrain is dedicated to night skiing.
Area: The Big White provides its visitors with 2,765 acres of skiable terrain.

About the Accommodations



When it comes to options related to accommodations the Big White ski area offers everything that suits your taste and budget. You can choose between condominiums, hotels, townhomes, vacation homes and luxury cabins.

Take a look below and find yourselves exploring the various choices:

Bears Paw Condos & Townhomes
Black Bear Lodge Condos & Townhomes
Bullet Creek Cabins Vacation Homes & Cabins
Chateau Big White Full Service Hotels
Chateau on the Ridge Condos & Townhomes
Copper Kettle Lodge Condos & Townhomes
Eagles Resort Condos & Townhomes
Grizzly Lodge Condos & Townhomes
Inn at Big White Full Service Hotels
Plaza on the Ridge Condos & Townhomes
Ptarmigan Inn Condos & Townhomes
Rock Ridge Estates
Rock Ridge Estates Luxury Accommodation, Vacation Homes & Cabins
Snowy Creek Condos & Townhomes
Stonebridge Lodge Condos & Townhomes, Executive Condos, Luxury Accommodation
Stonegate Resort Condos & Townhomes, Executive Condos, Luxury Accommodation
Sundance Resort Condos & Townhomes, Luxury Accommodation
Towering Pines Condos & Townhomes
Trappers Crossing Condos & Townhomes
White Crystal Inn Full Service Hotels
Whitefoot Lodge Condos & Townhomes
Woodcutter Cabins Vacation Homes & Cabins
Discounts, Rentals and Lessons



Well, fun time begins just about when you purchase tickets for accommodation at the Big Mountain. What does this mean? It means that you will receive discounted lift tickets, lessons and rentals as and when you get yourself an accommodation here. This is about flat 10% discounted off your ticket prices. Also once you are there keep your eyes open for discounted multi-day lift tickets. The resort also will assist you through the various reservations processes and other booking related processes.

Furthermore, take a look below to know about the various ticketing rates:

Adults (Between the age group of 19 and 64): These guys pay in accordance with the number of days. If you wish to purchase lift tickets just for 2 days you will pay $153.90, for 3 days $225.90, for 4 days $292.50, for 5 days $359.10, for 6 days pay just $425.70, for 7 days pay $492.30 and for 8 days pay $558.90.
Youth (Between the ages of 13 and 18): These guys pay in accordance with the number of days. If you wish to purchase lift tickets just for 2 days you will pay $130.50, for 3 days $191.70, for 4 days $248.40, for 5 days $305.10, for 6 days pay just $361.80, for 7 days pay $418.50 and for 8 days pay $475.20.
Seniors (Above the age of 65): These guys pay in accordance with the number of days. If you wish to purchase lift tickets just for 2 days you will pay $130.50, for 3 days $191.70, for 4 days $248.40, for 5 days $305.10, for 6 days pay just $361.80, for 7 days pay $418.50 and for 8 days pay $475.20.
Children (Between the ages of 6 and 12): These guys pay in accordance with the number of days. If you wish to purchase lift tickets just for 2 days you will pay $86.40, for 3 days $126.90, for 4 days $163.80, for 5 days $200.70, for 6 days pay just $237.60, for 7 days pay $274.50 and for 8 days pay $311.40.
Furthermore, it is important to note that all the ticketing prices have been presented in Canadian dollars and an additional 5% GST will be charged. Also, these rates are subject to change without any prior notification, however, in general, they remain the same.

Take a look below to know about the other helpful information that you will require:

Multi-day lift tickets of 5 days or more allow for one day off. 10 days or more, two days off.
Multi-day lift tickets less than 5 days must be used consecutively.
Multi-day lift tickets include night skiing when available.
Tots (5 years and under) ski for free. Tot’s tickets can be pre-ordered with your accommodation booking or purchased at any ticket window.
For pricing for 9 days or more, please contact Big White Central Reservations.
All the rental items include skis, boots, and poles in the form of a ski set and the snowboard set includes – snowboards and boots. Also, children who are below the age of 12 can receive a complimentary helmet right from the kid’s centre or it can also be purchased from the helmet rentals from the rental shop. Adult helmets can also be purchased from the rental store.

Take a look below to know about the discounted rental rates –

o    Adults (Above the age of 13): These guys pay in accordance with the number of days. If you wish to purchase lift tickets just for 1 day then you will have to pay $38.70 and similarly for 2 days you will pay $68.40, for 3 days $98.10, for 4 days $127.80, for 5 days $157.50, for 6 days you will have to pay $187.20, for 7 days you will have to pay $216.90, for 8 days $246.60, for 9 days $276.30 and for 10 days $306.

o    Children (Between the ages of 6 and 12): These guys pay in accordance with the number of days. If you wish to purchase lift tickets just for 1 day then you will have to pay $24.30 and similarly for 2 days you will pay $44.10, for 3 days $63.90, for 4 days $83.70, for 5 days $103.50, for 6 days you will have to pay $123.30, for 7 days you will have to pay $143.10, for 8 days $162.70, for 9 days $182.70 and for 10 days $202.50.

o    Tots (Below the age of 5): These guys pay in accordance with the number of days. If you wish to purchase lift tickets just for 1 day then you will have to pay $18.90 and similarly for 2 days you will pay $33.30, for 3 days $47.70, for 4 days $62.10, for 5 days $76.50, for 6 days you will have to pay $90.90, for 7 days you will have to pay $105.30, for 8 days $119.70, for 9 days $134.10 and for 10 days $148.50.

The Snow School




The Ski and Board School at the Big White organises its lessons under 2 categories – for adults and for kids. You can take a look below to know about the various charges:

Day 1: Every 2-hour group lesson will cost CAD $64.80.
Day 2: Every 2-hour group lesson will cost CAD $121.50.
Day 3: Every 2-hour group lesson will cost CAD $178.20.
Day 4: Every 2-hour group lesson will cost CAD $235.90.
Day 5: Every 2-hour group lesson will cost CAD $291.60.
Day 6: Every 2-hour group lesson will cost CAD $348.30.
Day 7: Every 2-hour group lesson will cost CAD $405.

The same for kids who belong to the age group of 3 and 12 years are as follows:

Day 1: Every half day lesson will cost CAD $64.80.
Day 2: Every half day lesson will cost CAD $121.50.
Day 3: Every half day lesson will cost CAD $178.20.
Day 4: Every half day lesson will cost CAD $235.90.
Day 5: Every half day lesson will cost CAD $291.60.
Day 6: Every half day lesson will cost CAD $348.30.
Day 7: Every half day lesson will cost CAD $405.

Similarly, kids who are between the age group of 5 and 12 years and require a full days worth of training they will have to follow the mentioned below rates:

Day 1: Every Full day lesson will cost CAD $91.80.
Day 2: Every Full day lesson will cost CAD $153.90.
Day 3: Every Full day lesson will cost CAD $216.00.
Day 4: Every Full day lesson will cost CAD $278.10.
Day 5: Every Full day lesson will cost CAD $340.20.
Day 6: Every Full day lesson will cost CAD $402.30.
Day 7: Every Full day lesson will cost CAD $464.40.

Some of the related relevant information pertaining to the above are as follows:



Half day kids program is a 2-hour group lesson.
Full day kids program is 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and includes lunch.
Kids snowboard programs for 5-12 year olds only.
For pricing for 8 days or more, please contact Big White Central Reservations.

For your Pets

There are times when you have to leave your pets home and the very thought of it leaves you feeling miserable. So, this time when you come to the Big White Ski area you can get your pets along for this is a one of a kind pet friendly destination. They too can have a great time in the fresh powder of the region.

All about the Lifts


Lara’s Gondola: 7:45am – 11pm Daily
Ridge Rocket Express Quad: 8:45am – 3:30pm
Bullet Express Quad: 8:45AM – 8:00PM until January 1st and Christmas Eve and New Years Eve hours: 8:45AM – 3:30 PM. It is also open for night skiing.
Black Forest Express Quad: 8:45am-3:30pm
Plaza Quad Chair: 8:45AM – 8:00PM Until January 1st and Christmas Eve and New Years Eve hours: 8:45AM – 3:30PM. Open for night skiing.
Powder Triple Chair: 8:45am-3:30pm.
Falcon Double Chair: 8:45am-3:30pm. Open daily until January 2.
Cliff Chair: 9:00am-3:30pm.
Alpine T-bar: 8:45am-3:30pm.
Magic Carpet: – 8:45am-3:30pm.
Kids Carpet: 8:45am-3:30pm.
Tube Park Lift: 2:00pm-9:00pm.
Snow Ghost Express 6 Pack: 8:45am-3:30pm.
TELUS Park Chair: 9:30AM – 8:00PM Until January 1st and Christmas Eve and New Years Eve hours: 9:30AM – 3:30PM. Open for night skiing.
Gem Lake Express Quad: 8:45am-3:30pm.

About the Trails



All the trails at the Big White can be listed as below and also the lifts through which you can access them:

Lara’s Gondola – 7:45 am – 11 pm Daily and you can access the following trails –

o    Green Happy Valley Way groomed

o    Green Nordic Trails

Falcon Double Chair: 8:45am-3:30 pm Daily and you can access the following trails

o    Green Falcon Access groomed

o    Green Falcon Easy Out groomed

o    Blue Powder Bowl groomed

o    Blue Whitefoot groomed

o    Black Grizzly ungroomed

o    Black Falcon Glades

Ridge Rocket Express Quad – 8:45 am – 3:30 pm Daily and you can access the following trails

o    green Easy Out groomed

o    green Serwa’s groomed

o    green Squirrel groomed

o    blue Born To Run ungroomed

o    blue Mogul Track groomed

o    blue Ridge Connector groomed

o    blue Roller Coaster groomed

o    blue Speculation groomed

o    blue Distributor (Lower) groomed

o    blue Distributor (Upper) ungroomed

o    blue Exhibition (Lower) groomed

o    blue Exhibition (Upper) groomed

o    blue Paradise (Lower) groomed

o    blue Paradise (Upper) groomed

o    blue Perfection (Lower ) groomed

o    blue Perfection (Upper) ungroomed

o    blue Kangaroo ungroomed

o    blue Red Hawk ungroomed

o    blue Whitetail ungroomed

o    black Paradise Glades ungroomed

o    black Never Never Glades ungroomed

o    black Piece of Cake ungroomed

o    black Dragons Tongue ungroomed

o    black Goats Kick

Cliff Chair – 9:00am-3:30pm Daily and you can access the following trails

o    blue Cliff Ski Out groomed

o    blue Rhonda Lake Return groomed

o    black Camels Back ungroomed

o    double black Parachute Bowl ungroomed

o    double black Pegasus ungroomed

o    double black The Cliff

Alpine T-bar – 8:45am-3:30 pm Daily and you can access the following trails

o    green Alpine Highway 33 ungroomed

o    green Alpine Sun Run groomed

o    green T-Bar Easy Out groomed

o    green Trappers Trail groomed

o    green Whitefoot Trail groomed

o    blue Enchanted Forest

Magic Carpet – 8:45am-3:30 pm Daily and you can access the following trails

o    green Magic Carpet Beginner Area

Kids Carpet – 8:45am-3:30 pm Daily and you can access the following trails

o    green Kids Carpet Beginner Area

Tube Park Lift – 2:00pm-9:00pm Daily
Snow Ghost Express 6 Pack – 8:45am-3:30pm
TELUS Park Chair – 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM until January 1st and Christmas Eve and New Years Eve hours: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. You can access the following trails

o    green TELUS Park

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