Spring is upon us, and while the rest of the Valley might be thawing, Big White Mountain is still covered in snow! With the sun hanging around a lot later, you can get your goggle tan on while enjoying some of the best snow conditions all season long – not to mention a craft beer or two on one of our spectacular outdoor patios.
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.”
Sanded and painted and moved halfway across the province, TELUS Park’s newest features, delivered by semi-truck to the resort on February 14, aren’t just pieces of metal welded together – they bring with them a chapter of snowboarding history.
Here at Big White, we know one day of family time just isn’t enough – that’s why we have non-stop fun planned for the days leading up to and following BC’s Family Day on February 18. Because at Canada’s Favourite Family Resort, we treat every day like it’s Family Day.
Big White Ski Resort is known for being exceptionally family-friendly, but what you maybe didn’t know, was that we include pets in our definition of family. So, if you’re thinking of coming for a visit, don’t let your four-legged family members hold you back!
Initially destined for the mountain’s annual equipment swap, Big White Ski Resort’s old rentals have instead found a new home in a small ski area called Summit Lake, just a few hours northeast of Kelowna – an exchange prompted by a chance encounter between Summit Lake Director Dan Paul and Big White Mountain Manager Mike St. Clair at last spring’s Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) conference in Lake Louise.
As if the Okanagan Champagne Powder, the snow ghosts and the completely ski-in-ski-out Village weren’t enough to make Big White Ski Resort stand out, we are also the first ski resort in North America to have our very own chocolates – dreamt up, designed and distributed by Executive Chef Rob Walker.
In light of a recent incident that left two Big White snowboarders lost in backcountry terrain, we want to remind our guests to stay within boundary lines. While we know backcountry can be tempting, and, if you are trained, prepared and carrying the proper gear, can be explored safely, our number one priority at the resort is ensuring guests enjoy our beautiful terrain responsibly.