"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 2017 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. Big White has recently announced an extension to the winter 2019-20 season - it's now open all the way through until 18 April 2020, making it a great choice for Easter skiing!

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 are double black diamond runs and off-piste skiing 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. Off the slopes there’s a huge range of activities to keep everyone amused long after the lifts have stopped turning.

Big White Skiing

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. As destinations go, this is one of the very best Canadian ski resorts for intermediates looking to build their confidence, and families of mixed ability having the chance to all ski and smile together.

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 (including Masters Weeks) and we always recommend you book early for our very best prices.

One of our top recommendations is Big White’s incredibly popular 'Masters Weeks', which have been designed specifically for passionate skiers and snowboarders aged 50+. These week-long programmes combine the best skiing and riding Big White has to offer with a series of daily lessons, exclusive après-ski events and much more. There are currently three Masters Weeks planned for winter 2019-20 with start dates: 27 Jan, 24 Feb and 30 Mar.

Getting to Big White

Ski Independence offer daily flights to Kelowna via Vancouver or Calgary with Air Canada, and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our holidays to Big White include a short 45 minute shared shuttle transfer from Kelowna airport. We can also offer a selection of bespoke private transfers.

Important information
Season Late November – 18 April
Ski Area 2,765 acres
Annual Snowfall 25ft
Number of Lifts 15
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
Distance from airports
Kelowna 45mins