Two new electric vehicle charge stations are scheduled to be online and charging vehicles for the 2023/24 winter season.
Food service is returning to a renovated Ridge Daylodge, Happy Valley Daylodge is receiving a series of menu adjustments including specialty coffees, Black Forest Daylodge will include more international flavours, and bringing this all together is the return of former Big White Executive Chef Boddie Macklin-Shaw.
WHAT'S NEW FOR THE 22/23 SKI SEASON
When’s the last time someone spent millions of dollars to show you a good time? It’s been a tough couple of years for the ski industry, but we’re on the road to recovery. We’re investing millions in machinery, resort infrastructure, lift maintenance, staff accommodation upgrades, and more to ensure your visit to the resort isn’t just back to normal, but better than ever before!
NEW (and OLD) at Big White Ski & Board School for 2023
The Big White Ski & Board School is excited to announce new program offerings, and the return of some old favourites, starting in January! After a couple of challenging years recruiting instructors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ski & Board School is now fully staffed and ready to welcome skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, ages and aspirations for 2023.
Whether it’s your first time visiting Big White Ski Resort or your twentieth, this program is for you! Get to know the resort as well as our instructors do as they show you hidden gems, and give you tips on the terrain based on your ability level. From green runs to cliff drops, powder bowls, glades, moguls, and everything in between, our Visitors Tool Box program will help you build confidence and show you how to use your equipment to your advantage, all while ensuring you have a great time doing it! This program runs Monday to Friday, 9am to 12:30pm
This one’s for you, locals! Set your “Out of Office,” and head up the mountain for four consecutive Fridays in January, February, or March. Our Escape the Office program is designed to match your work/life balance by providing four-hour lessons on Friday mornings, giving you the afternoon to answer emails and wrap up your work week. You’ll be grouped with others based on your ability level, and have the same instructor for all four sessions, with an après event on the final Friday to meet all of the other participants in the program. Four sessions available in January, February or March.
Can’t keep up with the kids anymore? Or worried you’ll injure yourself even trying? Join our Ski & Snowboard pros over the span of nine consecutive Saturdays starting January 7 to improve your skills, gain confidence, and learn how to make your equipment work for you – all with the added benefit of learning from the same instructor. The only person who will be shocked by your improvement besides your kid (or kids) will be you! This nine-week program is available for Level 4 to Level 7 skiers and snowboarders, includes two après events with all of the other participants.
Looking to up your park game? Join Park Chics, a team of female snowboard and ski coaches that take female-identifying riders through the terrain park every Friday night. Run by girls for girls, Park Chics caters to all levels, from beginners through to advanced. Single sessions or a Park Chics Pass available for purchase. Join any Friday night of your choosing from January 6 until the end of the season.
Mondays are for the Masters! If you are 50-plus, join us for Masters’ Mondays! Come meet like-minded snow-sports enthusiasts and take your skiing or snowboarding to a whole new level, whatever your ability! The day includes a 2-hour group lesson with our world-class instructors, followed by a healthy lunch (plus a glass of wine!) prepared by Big White’s expert chefs, single session or a four-session pack available.
Calling all ladies! Wednesdays are for the girls – join other female skiers and snowboarders of similar abilities for a 2-hour group lesson, light healthy lunch and a glass of wine every Wednesday for $120 per session, or $400 for a four-session pack.
Big White Ski Resort’s Masters’ Weeks are week-long sessions designed specifically for the 50-plus skier, beginner or expert. Held three times throughout the winter season, Masters’ Week evolved from Big White’s well-established Masters’ Monday program, combining the best conditions the resort has to offer with exclusive après events. Session dates are: January 23-27, February 20-24, and March 27-31.
Can’t find a program for you? Check out all of the Big White Ski & Board School offerings, including Private Lessons, Group Lessons, First Track lessons, and more, here.
Our world-renowned Kids Centre will return to its pre-pandemic glory this upcoming winter season.
The Rental Shop in the Village Centre Mall is expanding by approximately 350 sq. ft. to make the guest check-in experience run smoother.
Our events team is bringing back our much loved weekly event schedule, including Tuesday Bingo Nights, Moose Tube Time on Friday nights, and Saturday Kids’ Carnival!
Lara’s Gondola will have 16 shiny new cabins for you to enjoy on your trip from Happy Valley up to the Village Centre and back!
Love corduroy? Well, do we have a treat for you! We’re adding two, brand-new grooming machine to our already impressive fleet, bringing the total to 12. If you know of any drivers, please have them apply!
We’re setting the industry standard in the ski world for wages – so our staff will not only love playing in the snow, they’ll love working in it, too! In all areas managed by Big White Ski Resort, we’ll be increasing hourly and salary wages.
Not only did we make you a new skier bridge at the Black Forest, we’re also paving the road to the Black Forest Day Lodge!
Expect to see a new roof while riding up the Plaza chairlift! We’ve replaced the roof on the Administration building. We’ve also upgraded our staff accommodation, painted the outside of the Village Centre Mall and renovated the Ski School Call Centre!
We’re installing state-of-the-art environmentally friendly, anti-spill fuel delivery systems made especially for alpine environments.
The haul rope on the TELUS Park Chairlift will be replaced in time for the new ski season.
After a two-season hiatus, our night skiing program will return for the winter 2022/23 ski season. Big White is home to the largest area of night skiing terrain in Western Canada, offering up 38 acres, 15 hectares, of lit-up terrain once the sun goes down. Night skiing is accessible via the Plaza Chair, Bullet Chair, and TELUS Park Chair on select evenings of the week.
BC’s newest lift-accessed bike park continues to improve, expand and become a hot destination for mountain bikers from all over North America.