Big White's unofficial slogan, "It's the Snow", is the key to what makes this a unique alpine destination. It's called Champagne Powder. And it's what happens when high-pressure systems over the Pacific thrust cold air south, washing the Canadian Rockies with a cocktail of seeder and feeder clouds. The resulting powder is drier and fluffier than anything anywhere else in British Columbia. And you thought the lakes were the best part of the Okanaganů
Big White is only 5 hours from Vancouver, 8 and-a-half hours from Calgary and 2 hours from the United States border. And if you're flying in, it's only 60 minutes from Kelowna International Airport (YLW). But there's more to this amazing alpine destination beyond the impossibly good powder and amazing accessibility. Big White boasts the largest ski-in, ski-out resort village in the country with room for over 17 thousand visitors. And with Main Street featuring some of the area's best bars, restaurants and shopping, it's no wonder the mountain is always alive with activity. But let's talk more about what you came forů
Big White enjoys approximately 24 feet of snowfall with over 27 thousand acres of skiable terrain including 118 runs, 5 alpine bowls, 16 lifts, a tubing park, skating rink, cross-country trails, snowshoeing wilderness and snowmobile tracks. The highlights of the Telus Park are a 500-foot long super-pipe, and a 400-foot half-pipe plus a boarder-cross course, rails and all the jumps you could desire. Of course, those Nordically-inclined can enjoy the 15-plus miles of groomed cross-country trails that crisscross the gorgeous Okanagan High Country or even tackle a couple of hours on snowshoe.
Aiming to make unforgettable family memories? The Mega Snow Coaster tubing park is the biggest of its kind in North America! Your younger ones will be safe and happy at the Tot Town Day Care while the Big White Kid's Centre Kids Ski School is considered the best in the country.
There's lot's to keep the grownups happy too. Take advantage of all the support services so you can enjoy a little adult time. Two top-quality day spas provide a welcome break from the strenuous mountain fun while Main Street's bars and restaurants guarantee your apres-massage time will be just as memorable.
Surrounded by Kelowna's beautiful vineyards and orchards, Big White is the Okanagan winter at its finest. Come check it out. There's more here than just amazing snow!