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November 18, 2015

Our guides love Big White because you can always find powder. Our newbies love Big White because you can find very forgiving runs that are great to learn your turns. This place is special because you will always find forests of “snow ghosts” (pine trees that have been completely covered in packed snow and ice) all over the resort.

Terrain Difficulty

18% Beginner
54% Intermediate
22% Expert
6% Extreme

Location

56 km (35 miles) from Kelowna to Big White Ski Resort

Winter Hours of Operation

Day Skiing: 8:45am – 3:30pm Daily
Night Skiing: 3:30pm – 8:00pm Tuesday to Saturday
*Night Skiing times vary at different times of the season

Annual Snowfall

750 cm (24.5 ft) average

Total Uphill Capacity

28,000 skiers per hour
20 million Vertical Transport Feet (VTF) per hour

Terrain

Resort Area: 7,355 acres (3,052 hectares)
Patrolled Area: 2,765 acres (1,147 hectares)
Groomed Area: 905 acres (367 hectares)
Alpine and Glades: 1,525 acres (618 hectares)
Western Canada’s Largest Resort Night Skiing Area: 38 acres (15 hectares)

Elevation

Summit: 2,319m (7,606 ft)
Village Centre: 1,755m (5,757 ft)
Westridge Base: 1,508m (4,950 ft)

Runs

118 Designated Trails
18% Beginner
54% Intermediate
22% Expert
6% Extreme
Longest Run: 7.2 km (4.5 miles) – Around the World Route – it runs from the top of the T-Bar to Bottom of Gem Lake
Total of 105km (65 miles) of marked runs

Vertical Drop

777 m (2,550 ft)

TELUS Park

Boarder/Skier-Cross course that can be tuned up to run regional, national, and World Cup events
Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced lanes combined with Rails and Jumps

Cross Country

Big White offers 25 km (15.5 miles) of incredible Nordic trails groomed with state of the art grooming equipment for both skate and classic technique

Snow Phones

Kelowna: 250.765.7669
Vernon: 250.542.1745
Salmon Arm: 250.832.1181

Accommodation

3 Village Hotels
25 Condo/Town Home Complexes
244 Vacation Homes and Luxury Cabins
1 Ski-in ski-out Youth Hostel

Retail

Dizzy’s, home of North American’s finest bootfitters. Located in the Village across from the Village Centre Mall.
Ski Dazzle Ski Shop is in The Village Centre Mall and carries a wide range of clothing, equipment and souvenirs.
Envy, located upstairs in Ski Dazzle, is Big White’s Women’s shop.
The Village Rider located downstairs in the Village Centre Mall features an array of snowboards, snowboard paraphernalia and trendy styles.
Down Under gift shop situated on the lower level of the Village Centre Mall carries an eclectic array of knick-knacks.
Big White Kids, located in the village, has everything for kids 12 and under.
Mountain Gear Specialist located in the Whitefoot Lodge above the grocery store, offers special gifts and Big White memorabilia

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Restaurants and Bars

Full array of facilities ranging from cafeterias to fine dining. A total of 19 restaurants, cafes and delis, which includes 8 lounges/bars.
Entertainment and nightlife includes regular après-ski with live bands in bars and pubs.

Ski and Board School

Over 100 qualified instructors. Ski, Snowboard, Telemark; Private and Group Lessons. Special Improvement Camps; Kids Ski School voted #1 in Canada; Ladies Day, Seniors’ Ski Club; Recreational Race Camps; TELUS Park Flight School & Heavy Metal Shops.

Daycare

Big White’s Tot Town Day Care is unique, exciting and filled with activities and adventures. Children are kept busy with a mixture of indoor play and (weather permitting) outdoor activities. The Tot Town Daycare is for children aged 18 months to 5 years.

Snow Hosts

Complimentary mountain tours offered by our Snow Hosts. Snow Hosts meet daily in the Village at 10:30am.

Other Information

General/Deli/Liquor Store
ATM
Lockers
Internet Access
Rental Shop
Ski and Board Repair Shop

Skiing
Ice Climbing Tower
Mega Snow Coaster Tube Park
Snowmobile Tours
Mini Z Children’s Snowmobiles Ice Skating
Snowshoeing
Dog Sledding
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Cross Country Skiing
Spas: Elevation Village Spa & Beyond Wrapture Day Spa
Fireworks
Family Events, Carnival Nights