If you’re looking for a good ski-in/ski-out destination for your next stay in Western Canada, I highly recommend Big White in British Columbia.
Located a mere 30 minutes from the Kelowna airport, this particular resort is the perfect choice for families thanks to its pedestrian village, wide range of accommodations, restaurants, boutiques and lots of other services, many of which are designed for children.
Skiing is, of course, at the top of the list. Snow here is abundant and of very good quality. Once winter is well underway, the mountain peaks are invaded by endless snow ghosts (snow-covered trees that resemble strange-looking mummies). Big White caters to skiers of all levels—32% of its runs are mechanically groomed and 28% of the ski area is dedicated to advanced or expert skiers. Note that access to certain bowls can also be quite treacherous.
During the 2018–2019 season, 3.9 million dollars were invested for the new Powder Chair, providing access to over 100 runs. Big White also added a new run called The General, a double black diamond run, which is a great option for more adventurous types. It’s crazy steep, incredibly narrow and lined with inviting glades on either side. What more could you ask for?