Big White Skiing and Snowboarding Guide
Big White was given its name for good reason! This ski resort features over 105km of marked runs, plus additional moguls and off-piste terrain hidden amongst Big White’s famous snow ghosts. Read on to find out everything you need to know about skiing and snowboarding at Big White.
Big White Ski Resort boasts ample and varied terrain leading back to the ski-in/ski-out village full of restaurants, amenities and activities. Big White is especially popular with families because of its huge focus on family-friendly activities and relaxed atmosphere. The entire village is so well laid out that almost all of the accommodation has ski-in/ski-out access. Additionally, walking to an activity, to a restaurant, and back to your vacation rental is incredibly quick and easy.
While Big White is renowned for its family-friendly orientation, it in no way ostracizes those looking for an extreme ski holiday. In fact, Shaun White is known to make an appearance from time to time. The mountain and terrain is massive, with over 105km of marked runs. Challenging out-of-bound terrain through Big White’s famous snow ghosts, and exhilarating single black diamond runs keep the advanced skiers and snowboarders coming back.
Big White Ski Resort
Big White coined its name with good reason. With 118 trails, 105 kilometers of marked runs and 16 ski lifts delivering you to 2655 acres of powder-covered terrain, Big White is seriously big! On top of that, the snow is fluffy and bountiful, and the wind blasts the trees creating unique ‘snow ghosts’ that have become famous at Big White.
Much of Big White’s territory is groomed – almost a third – so it’s wonderful for both beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. A little less than a quarter of the ski area is labeled as advanced terrain, and about 6% is rated expert. There are plenty of moguls and off-piste terrain hidden amongst the snow ghosts, as well as quite a few single black diamond runs to keep stronger skiers entertained and challenged. Skiers out for an extreme experience will be fulfilled by the many steep and gnarly entrances into the alpine bowl.
- Located 58km east of Kelowna, BC
- 2566 acres of terrain
- 24.5′ of snow per season (average)
- 2449 feet of vertical drop
- Skill-level: 18% beginner, 54% intermediate, 22% advanced and 6% expert
Not only does Big White deliver with bountiful snow and wicked terrain, it also boasts a beautifully designed resort that serves up fantastic ski-in/ski-out accommodation. It’s super easy to move around the resort, which offers a plethora of family-friendly activities and amenities. There is also plenty to do aside from skiing and snowboarding, including ice climbing, tubing, hockey, snowmobiling, and ice skating. The cherry on top? Big White is great at hosting regular entertainment for families such as fireworks and festivals.
The mountain village is a car-free zone that hosts quaint bars, restaurants and retail stores. Whether you’re after a café, a pub, or upscale dining, you’ll find whatever you’re craving. You can even order your groceries online and have them delivered to your own kitchen if your plan is to whip up your own meal.
PLANNING A TRIP TO BIG WHITE?
We have a variety of Big White accommodation with convenient ski-in/ski-out access and great amenities. Call our highly knowledgeable Destination Experts who can answer any questions you may have about skiing and snowboarding at Big White, or our fabulous selection of vacation rentals. They’re available 7 days a week!