After 20 years away, Darlene Kentel has once again found a home at Big White Ski Resort. “It’s been amazing to be able to come back,” says Kentel, who worked in the resort’s marketing department in the mid-to-late 90s and now manages the newly acquired Elevation Spa. “To go away and practice and then come back to Big White and actually work the spa – it’s really exciting.”
The prospect of learning how to ski was daunting to 30-year-old Brazilian-native Raquel Rodrigues. At first, anyway. “I was scared,” she said, but she thought to herself: “I better be fearless and give it a try.”
A tree well is a hole or depression that forms around the base of a coniferous (pine) tree. The holes are formed when low branches stop the snow from compacting and settling around the trunk. The hole is hidden from view by the other branches on the tree. There is no easy way to identify if a particular tree has a dangerous tree well by sight, due to the fact that the low lying branches block sight of the hole. Therefore, treat any tree you cannot see the base of as a potentially dangerous tree well situation.
It's time to start thinking about what you would like to change in the New Year, and while we know it can be hard to make good on those resolutions, luckily Big White is here to help. From losing weight to trying something new to reconnecting with nature, whatever your resolution is, let's resolve it together!
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.
Throughout the winter season, Big White is teaming with visitors from around the world. With guests flying in from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico and so many other far-off locations, we know that adjusting from a long-haul flight can be a drag.
To make your stay at Big White as comfortable and “Canadian” as possible, it’s important to know the ins and outs of tipping etiquette here in the Great White North. (And no, we don’t mean the “don’t eat yellow snow” kind of tips).
Australia's most popular morning show, the TODAY Show on channel 9, was at Big White Ski Resort Tuesday, December 18 as part of a five-resort tour of B.C. The show's weather host, Stevie Jacobs, did six live hits from different locations around the mountain, including Dizzy's, Clocktower Coffee and from inside a hot tub! Jacobs, who felt at home with all of our Australian employees, learned what a "toque" was, took a snowmobile tour, and tried Kettle Valley Steakhouse's famous Tomahawk steak!
Even though the most magical day of the year is just a few sleeps away, there’s still time to plan your holiday escape to Canada’s Favourite Family Resort. No snow where you’re at? We can guarantee it’ll be a White Christmas at Big White Ski Resort, and if the promise of snow doesn’t convince you, we’ve put together a list of other reasons you should mark us down in your Christmas calendar – and ways to save money while you’re here!
The wait is over! Big White Ski Resort’s brand new, $4-million Powder 2.0 Quad Chair started spinning Friday morning – bringing hundreds of skiers and boarders to 13 fresh runs within the first hour of operation.