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Big White Ski Resort

British Columbia, Canada

Conveniently located just a 45-minute drive or shuttle bus ride from Kelowna airport, Big White Ski Resort offers a multitude of holiday options and is a particularly popular family destination. It is the largest entirely ski-in ski-out destination in North America, which means no matter where you stay, quick and easy access from the door to the slopes is a possibility.

The mountain offers wide open terrain with plenty of nicely groomed runs at varying degrees of steepness. Known for the Okanagan powder, which is dry and light, Big White was awarded 'Best Powder' by Ski Canada Magazine in 2008. To top it off, slalom through the spectacular snow ghosts (snow covered trees) which create a magical backdrop to this winter playground. Big White is very popular for families, with a wide choice of condo accommodation, a huge range of beginner and intermediate terrain as well as Kids Ski Free lift ticket deals. Night skiing, the ice rink and various family oriented events off the slopes make for a well-rounded and action packed family ski holiday destination.


This resort lives up to its ‘big’ name as Canada’s largest ski-in/ski-out resort village –everything you need is right at your doorstep! Mother Nature blesses Big White with over 750cm of 100% natural, dry and fluffy snow every year, providing endless days of fresh lines and winter fun. At Big White, you’ll find activities for the entire family including night skiing, snow tubing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and ice-skating to name a few. The focus at Big White is to make your holiday as easy and stress-free as possible, with kids clubs, a world class snow school, crèches and après activities aplenty.

Skiable area

1119 hectares




Terrain parks



3 years

Minimum age for ski lessons

5 years

Minimum age for snowboard lessons

Child minding for infants

Grading of runs

Beginner: 18%
Intermediate: 54%
Advanced: 28%

2319 meters

Summit height

Length of season

Late November
to Mid April

7.5 meters

Average snowfall


On-mountain family activities


Cross-country skiing

Snow shoeing


Family Events (Christmas Eve/ New Year’s Eve)

Off-mountain family activities

Ice climbing tower

Big White tube park

Snowmobile tours/ children’s snowmobiles

Ice skating

Horse drawn sleigh rides

Summer activities

Mountain bike riding



Voted "Best Place to be Abandoned by Your Parents" by Ski Canada Magazine, the Tot Town Daycare and Big White Kids Centre is perfect for the beginner skiers to little rippers. Ski Canada rates the centre as the "Best Resort Feature for Kids in Canada" and the UK’s London Daily Mail has rated the ski school as one of the top five in the world! Big White is the ultimate kids’ playground, a fun and safe environment featuring wide open runs, perfect for learning new skills that can get your children up and around the resort.



Big White is very popular for families, with a wide choice of condo accommodation, a huge range of beginner and intermediate terrain as well as Kids Ski Free lift ticket deals. Big White accommodation includes some full-service hotels as well as a wide range of condominiums which are well fitted to make you feel right at home. A private hot tub on the deck and a real fireplace will be waiting for you after a hard day's skiing.


With 18 on-mountain restaurants, cafes, delis and pubs, there is no shortage of places to relax or replenish your energy level when it's time for a break. Enjoy a luxurious lunch, sit for a social drink to warm your soul, have a 'dinner date', or treat the family to a wonderful meal. To thoroughly enjoy the BC Okanagan Valley's offerings, be sure to savour some famous local wines. You can also order your groceries and have them delivered to your chalet before you arrive.

Happy Valley Day Lodge

For a fast, yet fulfilling meal, zip down to Happy Valley and visit the Cafeteria. The Cafeteria has a full lunch and dinner menu to choose from, hot and cold beverages and deserts. Serving the best made to order burgers, wraps, salads and more.

The Bull Wheel Gastro Pub

Conveniently located in the heart of the village next to the gondola. Join Big White and experience some of the best food and views on the mountain in the family-friendly restaurant and sports bar.

Black Forest Day Lodge

The Black Forest Day Lodge is a slopeside eatery with a contemporary global menu. The kitchen is happy to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free diets and is perfect for little ones with a kids menu.



Nearest city:
Kelowna - 62km

Nearest airport:
Kelowna International Airport - 62km

Distance from village
to mountain:


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Phone: 02 9810 1000


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