- Ski resort
At a faraway glance, you might not quite understand why this mountain is called Big White—but, we guarantee that once you get up close and personal, it will become abundantly clear where the name comes from! What a joy to discover this huge mountain and its vast round summit located above the tree line. The pure white as far (and as high) as the eye can see is no doubt the inspiration for Big White’s name. A choice of three lifts– the Falcon Chair, the Cliff Chair and the Alpine T-Bar—will take you to the top of this colossal almost-mythical giant that opens up to the horizon.
No matter which of the lifts you choose, you will be treated to jaw-dropping views on the way down. The landscape at Big White is unlike anything else. It’s somewhat reminiscent of the Valley of the Ghosts at Monts-Valin, only on a much bigger scale! At Big White, a huge army of ghosts stands guard over endless square kilometres of the mammoth summit.
You’ll be absolutely blown away by the surroundings, especially as you ski through the giant phantoms, each one uniquely sculpted by the winds and precipitation. There is lots more to Big White than these cool phantoms. For starters, half the terrain here is considered intermediate. Plus, there are incredibly well organized supersonic lifts that will get you up to the smaller summit lifts in no time flat.
To the delight of glade lovers, there is backcountry terrain aplenty from one end of the mountain to the other. Big White also boasts one of the biggest, most highly renowned ski schools around. And, the crowning glory is the impressive slopeside village, with its hundreds of ski-in/ski-out condo buildings, countless restaurants and bars. With everything it has to offer, it’s no wonder Big White is one of the most popular Western Canadian family destinations, second in line only to Whistler-Blackcomb.
Suspended Services for 2020-2021 season (due to Covid-19)
Big White is suspending the following services due to the challenges with maintaining social distancing, sanitization and the safety of our staff and guests.
- Tot Town Daycare
- Tube Park
- Night Skiing
- Skating Rink
- On-mountain shuttle
- Shopping shuttle
- Dining Sleigh Tours
- Express bus service
- Kelowna Rocket Hockey games trips
- Freeride, Ladies Day, Masters Monday, Masters Week, After School Program, Never Ever Days, cross country (group and private) and snowshoe lessons have been suspended during the 2020/21 season
Big White – A challenge for everyone
Author: Daniel Melançon
Ma mère m’a toujours dit que je suis né avec les skis aux pieds et je suis presque certain que c’est vrai! Moniteur de ski (AMSC) depuis 1983, je fais mon premier voyage de ski en 1985 à La Plagne et à Val Thorens et par la suite, un voyage par année (ou presque) un peu partout dans le monde : Colorado, Utah, Californie, Montana, Alberta, Chili, Suisse, Allemagne et, bien sûr, la Colombie-Britannique. Dans les années 1990, je deviens ensuite patrouilleur de ski et accompagnateur de groupe pour Gendronski. Cette année, j’en suis à ma 5e saison à Big White qu’il me fera plaisir de vous faire découvrir!