Who doesn’t love a stroll through the forest? Hearing the birds chirp, watching the squirrels jump between trees, feeling the breeze as it whistles through the leaves. Now, imagine, during that stroll, instead of stumbling across a patch of wildflowers, you stumble into a pile of trash.
We know Big White is the best – how could we not? An average of 750cm of dry, fluffy Okanagan Champagne Powder in the Winter and fields upon fields of alpine wildflowers in the Summer? Sounds pretty epic to us... and, guess what, the rest of Kelowna seems to think we’re the best, too!
It's well known that Big White Ski Resort is an award-winning destination, recently nabbing the 2019 Pursuit Adventure & Attraction Award with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada – and now, the resort is being recognized for its commitment to ensuring everyone has the chance to fall in love with snowsports.
“From my experience, I don’t jump in a lesson without looking at the person," says Big White ski instructor Ken Sinclair. "I let them get a little bit warmed up on their skis so I can actually get a real look at what they're doing."
Big White Ski Resort is known in North America for its easy ski-in, ski-out access to restaurants, bars, accommodations, and pretty well everything else on the resort – in Canada, it’s the Largest Totally Ski-In, Ski-Out Resort Village! – and now, it’s known worldwide.
Big White had plenty to celebrate this New Year’s – fresh powder, more open runs, and a spot on Reader’s Digest list of 13 “ski resorts to visit” in 2020! Our family-owned, family-friendly destination was listed as number two alongside resorts from around the world.
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.