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Big White Ski Resort

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Big White at-a-glance

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Ski-in Ski-out


Family Vacation


Intermediate Skiing


Mountain Stats

  • Skiable Area:

    2765

    acres
  • Vertical Drop:

    2549

    ft
  • Snowfall:

    294

    in

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Low:43°F
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Those on the hunt for a laid-back Canada family ski destination will find a Big White ski vacation high on their list. Located in British Columbia's picturesque Okanagan Valley, Big White is uniquely blessed with sunny weather, dry powder and mild temperatures. With 118 marked runs fanning from the summit, 2,565 acres of skiable terrain, 16 lifts and 25 feet of snowfall annually, there‘s a great selection of terrain for everyone, from deep-powder bowls, wide-open glades and great fall-line cruising, to the ultimate park experience at Big White’s award-winning Telus Terrain Park.

Take advantage of Big White’s most unique scenery and ski among “snow ghosts,” or snow- and ice-caked trees, which create a magical backdrop in this winter playground, and provide perfect photo opportunities.

Save BIG on a 16-17 ski trip

U.S. skiers can take advantage of early-bird deals plus historically low Canadian exchange rates, saving you an extra 20-25% on a Big White ski trips. 

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As a premier family destination, Big White boasts Canada's largest and most acclaimed ski in, ski out village. The car-free village and conveniently placed mid-mountain slopeside accommodations take the guesswork out of a family ski vacation, making Big White an easy favorite of families and large groups. The resort offers has a great range of events and activities for the entire family including snowmobiling, exploring the backcountry on cross-country skis or snowshoes, wilderness tours via sleigh or dog sled, night-skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, mini z’s, fireworks and carnivals, just to name a few. After a day on the slopes, enjoy Big White’s buffet of restaurants, lounges, coffee houses, delis, bakeries, cozy pubs and bars to choose from. Whatever you’re after, Big White has a scene to suit your pace.

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Located just 35 miles southeast of Kelowna, getting to Big White is easy and the travel options are plenty. Major airlines fly daily into Kelowna’s international airport which is the major gateway into interior B.C.About 32 percent of the Big White ski area is groomed, making it a haven for intermediates, families and beginners. Big White may not be hailed as an expert-skier or snowboarder destination, but the reality is that thrill-seekers have plenty of black diamond runs, steep alpine bowls and off-piste terrain.

Start planning the ultimate family ski vacation and call—or chat with—Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Request A Group Quote

From air, lodging and excursions to ground transfers, lift tickets and equipment rentals, We will manage all your trip components so you and your group can get the most out of your time playing in the mountains and building memories that will last a lifetime.

Call Us At

1-800-908-5000

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Expert Reviews (1)

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  • 5.0
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  • 4.0
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  • 3.0
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Expert reviews are written by our seasoned mountain vacation specialists based on their first-hand experiences.

Reviews

Bill Kelly
Bill Kelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X 3692

Big White is Canada's Favorite Family Resort

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When I toured Big White, I found it nestled in the Okanagan Highland - an upland area between the Monashee Mountains and the Okanagan valley. It is about 35 miles southeast of Kelowna, B.C. Big White benefits from storms coming in off the Pacific, which drop consistent and considerable fresh powder every winter. The focus here is on families with everything from the Mega Snow Coaster tubing to night skiing and everything in between. I found that they also have ice skating, snowshoeing, ice climbing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling and there are even mini snowmobiles for the kids! Of course they also offer both nordic and alpine skiing, as well as snowboarding. Tired from all of these activities? Try the Sno Limo with your own private chauffer who will whisk you around the mountain to see the sights. At the end of the day sample one of the 23 bar and dining options or check out the many Spa services that are offered. What really surprised me , however was the abundance of deluxe properties at value prices. At Big White I found dozens of ski-in and ski-out options and many of these with private hot tubs. They have condo's, hotels and private home, Big White has it all. Call me today to discuss a package to this all in one ski destination.
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