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Big White Ski ResortWith 24ft of annual snow fall, the finest dry champagne powder snow and lots of sunshine Big White Ski Resort is fast becoming the most popular resort in Canada, especially for family ski vacations. Voted “Best weather” by Ski Canada magazine.

There are over 118 ski runs, five powder bowls and the world class Telus free style snow Boarding Park.  The huge outdoor skating rink, the mega coaster tube rides, cross country skiing, snow mobiling and many other activities will keep you highly entertained.

Big White has almost 2,800 acres of terrain making it the second biggest mountain in Canada.  The mountain is geared to all levels of skiing and snow boarding with well groomed runs and 16 fast modern lifts (no waiting in queues).  There are runs perfect for beginners and intermediates as well as above tree-line skiing challenges for the much more advanced. Night skiing is available Tuesdays to Saturdays.

The resort village is Canadas’ largest totally Ski-in Ski-out village. There are 17 restaurants cafes and bars, village shopping, family entertainment including regular après-ski with live bands, fireworks and carnivals. Big White has everything you need for a thrilling and magical holiday.

The Big White Ski Resort sits within the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, it’s around 45 minutes drive from the nearest town Kelowna.  There are non stop flights into Kelowna from Vancouver and Seattle and regular daily shuttle services to the resort.

Big White Ski Resort - Kids Centre

Big White Ski Resort -kidsThe Big White Kids Centre is where kids go to have the time of their lives – it is the ultimate kids playground!  Parents of course get to have the time of their lives too on the slopes without having to worry about their kids.

Big White Ski Resort rated “Best resort feature for Kids in Canada”
by Ski Canada Magazine and the UKs London Daily Mail rated it "one of the top five in the world".

The Kids Centre is structured to provide a safe learning environment for children to improve their skiing and board skills.  There are wide open runs which are perfect for development and getting your children on the slopes and around the resort.  Safety helmets are provided free of charge.

The Kids Centres own chef prepares fresh lunches and snacks from a rotating menu of wholesome nutritious kid-friendly food with juice and hot chocolate.

Big White - Tot Town Daycare

Big White Ski Resort voted: “Best place to be abandoned by your parents”
by Ski Canada Magazine

Ideal for pre-school children 18 months – 5 years and children who do not wish to ski all day. The Daycare centre provides daily activities and adventure both indoor and outdoor. Maximum 24 spaces so pre-booking is essential.

Big White Ski Resort - Activities

25 km (15.5 miles) of incredible Nordic trails groomed for both skate and classic technique.

You can jump in a tube and speed downhill on North America’s largest resort tubing park.

This activity takes you on a guided scenic tour through the forest trails and back country of Big White. Drivers must have a current drivers’ license. Drivers under 19 require parent or guardian to sign a waiver. The tour includes safety gear and hot chocolate.

Tour the wooded trails on foot and see the mountain’s breathtaking beauty

Hire skates and test your hockey skills on one of the two huge outdoor frozen ponds.

A Canadian Sleigh Ride in an old fashioned horse drawn sleigh through the wilderness and wintry landscape covered in deep snow.

Further information about Big White Ski Resort and activities.

Big White Ski & Board School

Big White Ski & Board SchoolAt Big White Ski Resort there are many Ski and Board learning programs which can be tailored and pitched at all skill levels to the needs and abilities of the individual.

With over 100 qualified instructors, programs include:

  • Beginner programs
  • Certification programs
  • Group programs
  • Nordic programs
  • Private coaching programs
  • Racing programs
  • Ski & Board weeks
For further information about these programs and everything you need to know about the school see Big White ski & board school.

Big White Ski Resort vacation rentals

This website lists some of the best Chalets, Condos and Penthouses that the resort has to offer.  Search this site for luxury Big White accommodations at affordable rates.

Useful Ski and Board info

Shop here before you buy your gear. We search the web for cheap snowboards and discounted ski equipment.


The Worx
Winter season opening hours:
  • Mid-November to mid-April
  • Day Skiing: 8:45am - 3:30pm
  • Night Skiing: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday to Saturday Night Skiing times vary at different times of the season
Annual snow fall:
  • 750 cm (294 inches or 24.5 ft) average
Lifts: (16 Lifts):
  • 1 - 8 Passenger High Speed Leitner Gondola (Lara's Gondola)
  • 1 - 6 Passenger High Speed Chair (Snow Ghost Express)
  • 4 - 4 Passenger High Speed Chairs (Ridge Rocket, Village Bullet, Black Forest, Gem Lake)
  • 1 - 4 Passenger Beginner Chair (Plaza Chair)
  • 1 - 3 Passenger Chair (Powder Chair)
  • 3 - 2 Passenger Chair (Falcon Chair, TELUS Park, The Cliff)
  • 1 - T-bar (Summit T-bar)
  • 1 - Children’s Magic Carpet
  • 1 - Beginner 450 foot Magic Carpet
  • 2 - Tubing Lifts (Mega Snow Coaster)
  • Resort Area: 7,355 acres
  • Patrolled Area: 2,765 acres
  • Groomed Area: 905 acres
  • Alpine and Glades: 1,525 acres
  • Night Skiing Area: 38 acres
  • Summit: 2,319 m (7,606 ft)
  • Village Centre: 1,755 m (5,757 ft)
  • Westridge Base: 1,508 m (4,950 ft)
  • 118 Designated Trails
  • 18% Beginner
  • 54% Intermediate
  • 22% Expert
  • 6% Extreme
  • Longest Run: 7.2 km (4.5 miles) Top of T-Bar to Bottom of Gem Lake
Telus Park:
  • Super Pipe: 500 ft long with 17 ft transitional walls
  • Standard Half Pipe: 400 ft long with 12 ft transitional walls
  • Boarder/Skier-Cross course that can be tuned up to run regional, national, and World Cup events
  • Beginner/intermediate and Intermediate/advanced lanes combined with rails and jumps     
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