"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

Set deep in British Columbia’s ski country, Big White is an easy-going ski destination with great terrain and even better powder. Popular with families thanks to its ski-in/ski-out village and fantastic amenities, this gorgeous resort is somewhere you can really unwind.

Explore the slopes

With over 2,750 acres of ski terrain and regular dumps of the famously fluffy, dry BC powder, Big White offers plenty of opportunity for play. The terrain is varied, boasting slopes to suit everyone from young learners to experienced freeriders. It’s also famous for its “snow ghost” trees, which stay white all winter long.

Families are superbly catered to in Big White. From the award-winning ski school to the abundance of wide, open beginner slopes, it’s easy to keep everyone happy. The state-of-the-art children’s ski zone is the ideal place to master those early skills in a safe, fun environment. Expert skiers and boarders can enjoy the resort’s more demanding black diamond runs and amazing off-piste terrain, especially the renowned Cliff Area with its huge stashes of ungroomed powder, the enormous Sun Rype bowl, and Gem Lake with its tranquil gladed trails. Meanwhile, freestylers can head to TELUS Park for pipes, groomers, rails and a fast-paced cross track.

Enjoy the resort

Big White continues its family-orientated ethos off the slopes, offering a wealth of kid-friendly activities, events and accommodation in its picturesque resort village. Set right next to the slopes, it couldn’t be easier to access all that you need for a wonderful holiday. The choice of activities on your doorstep in Big White is immense. Whizz down the ‘Mega Snow Coaster’ (the resort’s snow tubing slope), explore on a dog-sled, or scale the 60-foot ice climbing tower. And for something more relaxed, enjoy a magical sleigh ride, a soak in a serene mountain spa or a snowshoe hike through snow-laden forests.

Big White’s local cuisine covers everything from incredible gourmet steaks to cheerful Canadian classics like poutine, and with the local Okanagan area being home to over 130 wineries, the restaurants here are known for their fantastic local wine lists. When it comes to après-ski bars, don’t miss a visit to lively Snowshoe Sam’s, voted the country’s favourite by Ski Canada magazine.

Where to Stay

Big White is home to a wonderful choice of ski-in/ski-out accommodation across a range of budgets. You can opt for luxury condos and suites, cosy private homes or friendly mountain lodges. At the most luxurious end of the scale, Big White offers beautiful upscale condos with a sophisticated touch. Enjoy unrivalled access to the slopes, ease aching legs in your private outdoor hot tub and relax in spacious home-from-home accommodation. While many families love the flexibility of self-catered properties, you’ll also find some superior hotels and inns in Big White. Because sometimes there’s nothing better than being completely off-duty on holiday.

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
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Distance from airports
Kelowna 45mins