Big White is one of British Columbia's finest hidden gems. It is perfect for the family with most accommodations being ski-in/ski-out. The resort has excellent snow conditions, boasting an average of 25 feet of perfect fine, dry powder every season. Big White is BC’s second largest ski area and offers everything from easy cruisers right up to some of Canada’s most demanding sidecountry terrain.
The Best of Big White
1. The Snow – Compared to coastal Whistler and Rocky Mountain Banff, Big White is sandwiched in the central Okanagan range which gets the best of both worlds – buckets of the stuff like Whistler, but dry and fluffy Rocky Mountain powder.
2. Quaint – Driving into the resort you could be forgiven for thinking the snow has hidden most of it, but it really is a compact resort. You’ll walk or ski everywhere, and be on first name terms with everyone by the end of the week.
3. For the Kids – Wide open slopes, fun around every corner and ski instructors with skills akin to the Pied Piper are just 3 elements that rates Big White as one of the best resorts for kids in North America.
To make sure you can make the most of the 2,500 acres of terrain, as well as see the famous snow ghosts (trees encased in frozen, wind-blown snow), you’re best bet is to head out at some stage in February.
Sunny weather, mild temperatures, fine, dry snow and quiet slopes make these two resorts a joy to ski. In Big White you can find a slope suitable to all levels from the top of every lift making it ideal for the family and it has been rated the No.1 resort in Canada for children.
A choice of ‘standards’ rather than independent hotels. Accommodations are owned and managed by the resort and are all quite similar in standard, albeit with individual styles.
The 'Chateau Big White' dominates the hotel offering in the resort. The main difference between it and other lodgings is the restaurant and bar, which are large enough to accommodate guests from all over the resort. Wellness facilities, large suites and excellent guest services are as standard.
Self-catering options are all over resort. Suites and apartment condos are large and excellently appointed, many with wood burning fireplaces and balconies. If you’re looking for the quintessential Canadian lodging experience, Big White offers just that.
Ski straight to the bar when the lifts stop turning and make the most of happy hour with cheap beers, cocktails and appetizers all over the resort. Head back to your lodgings for a soak in the hot tub before heading back into the village for some live music and classic Canadian hospitality.
There might not be a huge variety in resort, but every dining experience is different and you’ll want to go back to every restaurant for the service alone. Nothing is too much trouble and the food is delicious, traditional and plentiful!
Dog sledding | Snowshoeing | Horse drawn sleigh rides | Ice climbing | Ice skating | Ice hockey | Snowmobiling | Snow Coaster | SnoLimo tours | Wine tours
We offer a great range of accommodation in Big White. So, whether you prefer to stay in a Hotel, Condo or even Chalet, require ski-in ski-out or easy access to the town, or both, we will find the right accommodation to suit you. For tailor–made options and advice, please give our Ski Gurus a call today on 0330 102 8004.”