"It's the Snow" Nick Laver, Product Manager

"When I visited Big White for the first time I couldn't get over how family friendly it was - everything is on your doorstep. The village is ski-in/ski-out and you have a wide choice of self-catered and hotel accommodation. Things I love: Snow Ghosts; Snowshoe Sam's après-ski bar; and a genuine, friendly atmosphere."

Big White Ski Holidays

In 2015 Big White received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award which celebrates excellence in hospitality and is only given to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews - high praise indeed!

Located in the heart of British Columbia’s ski country, Big White is a firm favourite with families and offers a relaxed easy going vibe with superb resort amenities.

There’s over 2,750 acres to play on in Big White and all of it regularly blessed with falls of fluffy, dry BC powder. The terrain here offers something for everyone. The focus is on family skiing but there’s still runs and off-piste to challenge even expert skiers. Big White village is all ski-in/ski-out making it super convenient, especially with children and there’s a superb choice of lodging to suit all budgets. Lots of wide open slopes, an award-winning ski school and a fast and efficient modern lift system make Big White the perfect place to learn to ski for adults and children. And off the slopes there’s a huge range of activities to keep everyone amused long after the lifts have stopped turning.

Skiing in Big White

Advanced skiers can head to the Cliff Chair, accessing Big White's famous Cliff Area which leads to an abundance of untouched powder stashes. The Gem Lake and Westridge area offers the longest runs and some fantastic glade skiing, along with Sun Rype bowl, which is a ‘must ski’ at Big White!

Whilst Big White has its fair share of demanding terrain, the open alpine terrain and well-spaced glades are ideal for beginners and improvers, and the modern high speed lift system means you can take full advantage of your time on the mountain.

There is also a special effort when it comes to the kids, and this is characterised by the state of- the-art children’s centre, ski school and learning zone. ‘Magic carpets’ in the Happy Valley area are utilised to ensure that children take those first snowploughed turns in a perfectly safe and secure environment.

We offer a full range of discounted Big White lift tickets, ski & snowboard rentals and snow school lessons and we always recommend you book early for our very best prices.

Client Reviews
Pamela, Peterhead, April 2013

With over 60cm of snowfall during our stay and an alpine base of over 300cm it certainly didn't feel like Spring. We had a brilliant holiday with lots and lots and lots of skiing. The boys enjoyed their time at ski school too.

Valerie, Oxon, March 2012

I had a fantastic time at Big White, it certainly isn't just for families. Slopes were great, and I did snowmobiling, an ice climb and dog sledding - so there certainly is enough to do.

Important information
Season 27 November–10 April
Ski Area 2,765 acres
Annual Snowfall 25ft
Number of Lifts 16
Ski Range 4,950–7,606 ft
Green Runs 18%
Blue Runs 54%
Black Runs 28%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
Snow report
Cloud -4°C
Weather
Overcast skies
5cm Last snowfall
Piste conditions
Lower slopes good, excellent up high
14/15 Lifts open
Piste:
Excellent
Off-piste:
Varied
Runs to resort:
Good
179/179cm Lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed:
16th Feb
Report date:
17th Feb
Distance from airports
Kelowna 45mins