The clue is in the title - Big White is home to amazing snow and lots of it.
With a vast ski area, there are plenty of varied pistes available to keep all levels of skiers happy. Hardcore, snow-savvy experts should head to the highest peaks to experience some of the best off-piste powder in the world. In the village, Big White offers the most ski-in ski-out accommodation in Canada, making it easy to take advantage of the superb skiing. This family-friendly playground also has plenty of fun activities outside of skiing to keep you busy throughout the day. Make sure to look out for the spectacular ‘Snow Ghosts’ whilst in Big White. Coined by locals, these unique snow-caked trees are famous due to their eminence and magnificent beauty.
Resort Altitude: 1,755m
Resort Skiing: 2,319m
Total Ski Area: 105km
Blue Runs: 19km
Red Runs: 57km
Black Runs: 29km
Cross Country: 25km
Hosting a varied ski area of over 105km with 15 lifts and 118 tracks, combined with guaranteed, snow conditions, Big White challenges. With its expansive slopes, it's easy to understand why it's an award-winning resort.
A huge amount of diversity in the pistes means that there is a run for everyone. Whilst skiing on the piste is the main feature of the resort, exquisite off-piste offers more advanced skiers the opportunity to experience waist deep powder until your heart's content.
Wide cruising runs which are rarely busy all across the resort are perfect for carving and to warm up on before you head into the powder. Big White's off-piste will amaze even a veteran, with untouched powder everywhere you look. The Telus Park is a well-equipped snow park for all levels with plenty of jumps, pipes and rails to attempt.
The Ski & Board School offers daily group or private programs to learn, get tips and hone in on your ski skills. The school specialises in boosting your confidence as well as showing you what the Big White resort has to offer.
The Big White Resort offers the popular 'Big White Kids' Center' where children's clubs range from age 3 to early teens. They are learning new techniques while exploring the resort in a fun and enjoyable setting.
An abundance of dining options presents the opportunity to trial some of Canada's best cuisine and a variety of local Okanagan wine is a popular feature of most restaurants. Kettle Valley Steakhouse specializes in fine local cuisine and serves succulent Canadian beef and fresh seafood with an extensive selection of local wine. The contemporary 6 Degrees bistro offers an alternative tapas style culinary experience in an intimate and unique setting.
There is a number of bars around Big White but Snowshoe Sam's is by far the best and the only bar to go to if you're looking for a lively night in the mountains. Voted after the ski bar in North America there is no reason to go anywhere else.
For those who do not ski, there is plenty to do throughout the day to keep you entertained. Being an excellent family there is a great deal of family-friendly activities to take part in. Snowshoeing, tubing, skating, snowmobiling, dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides and Nordic skiing are just some of the activities available. Additionally, there is a wide selection of restaurants, shops and spas to check out during your stay.