Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna, lives up to its namesake: over 24 feet of fluffy white “champagne powder” falls annually giving skiers and boarders an unparalleled resort experience.
With 118 alpine runs, 5 powder bowls, 2550 feet of vertical, and 14 km of Nordic trails, Big White is an outdoor enthusiast’s haven. Lineups are always short with the efficiency of 16 high powered ski lifts moving pedestrians to their favorite powder stashes.
Big White Ski Resort
When it’s not snowing, blue and sunny skies shine bright across the mountain, showcasing the eerie “snowghost” trees dotting the landscape. The average temperature at Big White during the winter is a comfortable -5.0C (23.0F), making it easy to stay out for long periods of time without needing to stop at one of the many day lodges or warming huts. Sick of visiting resorts where much of the snow is manmade? Big White’s snow is all natural, blanketing every corner of the mountain from November to April.
Get to know Big White
Big White sits on the periphery of the Monashee Mountain ranges, and is located just 55 km (35 miles) from Kelowna and 60 km (37.5 miles) from YLW, Kelowna’s International Airport.
The village at Big White offers every amenity a person could wish for: great shopping, cozy coffee shops, tons of family programs and activities, and a spectacular selection of dining options. A variety of shuttles operate between the airport, Kelowna, and the resort, making accessibility easy for visitors and Kelowna residents. For those who don’t wish to ski or walk to their accommodation, a Big White shuttle loops between the village and residential neighbourhoods, making getting home easy after a long day on the slopes.
Visiting Big White Ski Resort with the family? You won’t be disappointed: there are programs and activities for every age group. Skating and tubing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice climbing, and countless ski and snowboard camps for the young and old will keep all your family members smiling.
Summer at Big White
Big White Ski Resort is no longer just about skiing! Mountain enthusiasts can now enjoy a summer hiking trail offering spectacular views and crisp and woodsy fresh air. The walking trail takes you from the village to Rhonda Lake and then loops back to the village. Pick up a trail map before departing and follow the Inukshuks from the trailhead that marks the route.
Big White Ski Resort is no longer just about skiing!
Visit the Blarney Stone Irish pub after your hike at Big White, and enjoy some of their famous pub fare and delicious selection of beers. Visit the Big White Summer web page for more information on their hour.