While all of us at Big White Ski Resort know just how great our mountain is, according to Snowpak, experts in the business think it’s great, too! In a recent article on the “11 Best Canada Ski Resorts” Big White was named as number three, coming third to Whistler Blackcomb (2nd) and Lake Louise (1st).
Big White Ski Club was given an honourable mention as “Club of the Year” in this year’s Audi Canadian Ski Racing Awards. Dispersed annually, the awards recognize the best in Canadian ski racing for that season, with nominations and votes submitted by the public.
The Barrels & Berms Snowboardcross World Cup at Big White Ski Resort will make its inaugural debut in the beautiful Okanagan region January 20 - 27, 2020. This will be the first Snowboardcross World Cup in Canada since 2013.
When you visit Big White Ski Resort, you’ll interact with a lot of the resort’s employees – from ticket officers to Ski & Board School instructors to restaurant servers and more. Each one has a name tag that includes their hometown and country – and this year, you can find 27 different countries on those name tags.
For the first time in decades, dozens of racers ripped down the Lower Perfection run at Big White Ski Resort on Saturday for the chance to be named Team Supreme. The Ken Mitchell Memorial Team Supreme, presented by RE/MAX Kelowna, raised $18,132 for the BC Cancer Foundation through team fundraising, silent auction bids and entry donations.
On Sunday, March 17, Big White Ski Resort Ltd. honoured the life and legacy of Canadian ski legend Jimmie Spencer with a special bridge dedication ceremony. The skier bridge over Hummingbird run was named the “Jimmie Spencer Memorial Bridge,” with a plaque commemorating the man who developed the Canada West Way.
Seventeen-year-old Gabby Guarducci dropped into the sport of freeride skiing by chance. “My former coach put us into groups, and we didn’t know what they were. Some were in park, some were on moguls, and some were in freeride,” she says. “He took us out on to The Cliff and we did two laps there and I never wanted to leave.”
We wrapped 281 empty boxes and cooked 549 kilograms of turkey. We decorated 38 trees with 2.27 kilometres – or 315 strings with 22,050 bulbs – of lights. The 271 songs on our Christmas playlist in the Village Centre Mall each played 5 times, and Santa heard wishes from 1,229 good girls and boys, big and small, from as many as 12 different countries – as well as wishes from 31 4-legged good girls and boys.