Big White is well known for being one of British Columbia’s top ski resorts. With 750 cm of snow a season, and 118 runs for all skill levels there is something for everybody to enjoy. Perched 62 km south east of Kelowna, 1,700 meters above sea level this world-class resort is the place to be year round. Big White is a gorgeous and impressive alpine village, home to amazing shopping, great restaurants and bars, beautiful homes, and famous champagne powder snow. Big White is not only a winter wonderland! Lush green fields, endless forestry and hot Okanagan sunshine make a stunning summer destination rich in hiking, biking, and panoramic mountain views. Big White is the perfect spot for a year round vacation home, or stunning mountain retreat full of hillside chalets, modern townhomes, and stunning bungalows. If a life full of nature, relaxation, and recreation is calling your name then living at Big White might just be the place for you!
Have you ever dreamed of escaping the city to experience resort living? Best known as Canada’s Favourite Family Ski Resort, Big White is nestled between the Monashee Mountains and Okanagan Valley, only one hour from Kelowna.
With almost 25 feet of champagne powder falling each year, Big White Ski Resort is the largest ski-in, ski-out resort in Canada. Imagine hitting the slopes all day and within minutes being perfectly relaxed in your outdoor hot tub. For avid skiers, the snowy terrain is plentiful and with 118 ski runs and 15 lifts to explore, there is never a dull moment at Big White Ski Resort.
Big White Info
Location: Kootenay Boundary, British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city: Kelowna (56 km)
Coordinates: 49°43′19″N 118°55′44″W
Top elevation: 2,319 m (7,606 ft)
Base elevation: 1,508 m (4,950 ft)
Skiable area: 2,765 acres (11.2 km2)
Runs: 118 Designated Trails
Longest run: 7.2 km (4.5 miles)
Lift system: 16 total (1 gondola, 5 high-speed chairs, 5 chairs, 3 ground/t-bar, 2 tubing)
Lift capacity: 28,000 skiers/hr
Snowfall: 750 cm (295 inches or 24.5 ft) average
If skiing or boarding isn’t of interest, no worries, there is something to do for everyone. There are plenty of walking and hiking trails to discover, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, a 60 foot ice-climbing wall, dog sledding, horse drawn sleigh rides, skating, and if that isn’t enough for you - the Mega Snow Coaster is a crowd pleaser for all ages! Ride the Magic Carpet to the top of a slippery hill, flop into a comfy tube, and scream all the way down! Don’t worry, bunches of hay will stop your tube from going too far!
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Once you’ve spent hours of fun on the Mega Snow Coaster, you can warm up your toes around the outdoor fire pit. The entire resort is so family centric that each and every event is planned with family in mind. You’ll often be invited to play games for prizes, nuzzle up to.
Not all who stay at Big White are on vacation, there are approximately 300 people living up at Big White year-round. It’s quite the community center! There are shops to browse, like Dizzy’s Ski Shop or a favourite for the kids, Mountainside, because of their giant selection of candy to choose from!