At a Glance
7,355 acres of skiable terrain
Average annual snowfall of 7.5m
Perfect for learning to ski powder
Quiet, family-friendly resort
Ski-in/ski-out village access
Skiing in Big White
Big White has plenty of terrain to explore with 119 designated trails, serviced by 16 lifts which can whisk up to 28,000 guests up the mountain per hour. It is suitable for all abilities, with over 50% of the runs at an intermediate level and with one of its longest runs at 7.2km. It is also known for its night skiing which is available throughout the winter season.
Powder Skiing Watch
“It’s the snow” is Big White’s motto and is what brings people to ski at this resort, and who could argue with that? With it being further west than some of the resorts in the Rockies, you are likely to find more snow here, as well as that famous champagne powder. It is also a fantastic place for first time powder and tree skiers with lots of intermediate slopes and gladed areas.
How do I get there?
It is only an hour’s drive from Kelowna Airport with daily shuttle buses to and from the airport. Kelowna is accessible by internal flights from either Calgary or Vancouver. Alternatively, our team can help organise a private transfer or a hire car.
Pure Powder Recommends
Chateau Big White
The Chateau Big White is one of the resort’s few hotels with ski-in/ski-out access – making it the perfect place to stay if you’re only visiting on a short trip. Rooms are large and comfortable with modern amenities. The hotel is situated in the heart of the resort so you’re just minutes from the bars and restaurants if you’re up for an explore.
For Alternative Stays…
This popular accommodation is situated above the Bullet Express 4-man chair allowing rapid access to the East Side and The Cliff. Unwind after a hard day’s skiing in the heated swimming pool, one of the many outdoor hot tubs, the steam room or relax in the fireside lounge.
A favourite amongst guests for its big, well-furnished rooms and private hot tubs on the balconies. It is perfectly placed in the village with quick access to the best bars and restaurants and is home to the fancy restaurant 6° Bistro.
Pure Powder Loves
√ Night skiing that takes place from Tuesday – Saturday, a unique experience not to miss!
√ The other winter activities this resort has on offer, such as cross-country skiing, tubing, ice climbing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
Things to consider
– It’s not very challenging for advanced skiers – expert skiers should consider Silver Star as an alternative where you can explore the back bowls.
– You’re quite likely to get a whiteout at Big White due to positioning and altitude – and it’s rumoured that’s where it gets its name from.