With direct flights from Australia to Vancouver, and now, a new direct Air Canada flight to Vancouver from Auckland, getting to Big White Ski Resort from across the Pacific has never been easier. The flight between Vancouver and the Kelowna International Airport is just under an hour, with multiple flights arriving and departing throughout the day – meaning you won’t have to spend much time waiting around in the Vancouver airport before grabbing your connecting flight.
There are two rules you need to follow when driving up to Big White Ski Resort from Seattle, WA. Number one: Don’t forget your passport. And number two: Take it all in! The trip across the border is a beautiful one that will take you along rivers, through forests and mountain ranges and valleys – and one that will make you “ooh” and “ahh” from departure to arrival.
At Big White Ski Resort, we love Mother Nature. She’s responsible for our blanket of Okanagan Champagne Powder in the winter and for the fields of wildflowers in the summer – and, of course, the spectacular views of the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges.
The journey from Alberta to Big White Ski Resort will take you through not one, not two, not three, but FOUR national parks – Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, Glacier National Park and Mt. Revelstoke National Park. Plus, the Rocky Mountains are truly staggering to witness from the view of your car!
Since 2014, Big White Ski Resort been the backdrop for numerous love stories – in summer, winter, sun and snow. The event professionals at Big White will make your wedding day story-book perfect, whether that’s hauling benches to your chosen “I do” location, helping you find a wedding planner and photographer, or simply being there for support while you do it yourself.
The trek from Vancouver to Big White Ski Resort will take you through some of the most breathtaking areas of BC – including the Canadian Cascade Mountains and Fraser Canyon. The Coquihalla Highway, an hour-long leg of your trip, also follows the same route as the former Kettle Valley Railway, which has now been transformed into a recreational corridor of walking and cycling trails.
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.
It’s the time of year when nothing tastes better than a cold, frothy pint on a sun-soaked patio. The craft beer movement has taken hold of North America, and Big White Ski Resort is no exception. Use this guide to help you navigate Big White’s craft beer scene – from our very own on-mountain brewery to beer-centric festivals to slope-side patios.
When you’re training ground is your backyard, a career as a professional skier doesn’t seem all that farfetched. “I could just walk out the back door and jump on a ski run,” says 17-year-old Lewis Brunt.
Brunt, whose been skiing at the age of three, is well on his way to becoming a professional freeskier – a feat he attributes largely to his upbringing at Big White Ski Resort and time at the Big White Community School.
All ye hooligans, rejoice! St. Patrick’s Day is here again, and that means green pints and shamrocks galore – plus plenty of good Irish fun for the whole family. We’ve put together a list of all of the shenanigans at the resort to help you celebrate this lucky day. You dig?
Oh! And don’t forget to wear green out there on the slopes, unless ye fancy a pinch!