Big White Ski Resort

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Big White Ski Resort
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Booking a Big White vacation is easy with Big White Central Reservations, Big White's largest on mountain booking agency. Select from a wide range of ski-in ski-out accommodation, from economy to executive with private hot tub units, we have something to suit all budgets and tastes. Take advantage of discounted lift tickets, lessons and equipment rentals, find great special offers, book airport transfers, select airline flights and on mountain activities all through our one stop, full service booking agency. If you're driving, parking in resort and at all properties is FREE!
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jonathanincanada
Toronto, Canada40 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
POSITIVES:
Fantastic views and a great vibe…very family oriented, Aussie’s everywhere…a village atmosphere without the snobby types or those Corp cookie cutter stores/restaurants you see in other places.

Lifts are decent but they do not have protective bubbles and there are no gondolas going to the summit (which is weird).

Good and consistent grooming. Nice mix of skiers and snowboarders, young and old.

Really nice mix of beginner and intermediate runs. Snow was slushy in April so we didn’t get a chance to hit black diamond runs or powder :(

NEGATIVE:
be CAREFUL getting off the lifts your first couple of runs because some chair lifts are VERY low to the ground and awkwardly slow…it’s good for kids but not adults.

At Big White, the lift attendants don’t believe in stopping the lift for crashes or accidents but they are good at slowing it down so you can drag your guts out of the way. Don’t believe me…watch Black Forrest lift for a few minutes.
Written April 8, 2022
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sav
1 contribution
Mar. 2022
My boyfriend surprised me with a proposal at big white. The sleigh ride was beautiful, but the "romantic cottage" and dinner were underwhelming. It left us both disappointed and upset, as this was one of the big moments of our lives. The unprofessional sleigh ride driver was the "waiter" for our dinner. He decided to help himself to the leftover food (croutons) and chew loudly right behind us while we were trying to make this letdown of an experience better. The ambiance was not what was portrayed, with things scattered around and even a roll of toilet paper hanging on the coat hook behind me (how romantic!!!!). We went for a walk on the trail in the snow where my boyfriend proposed to me (which was beautiful). When we came back, the first thing the driver said to me was "are you in a better mood now?". While we will laugh about this one day, it was very upsetting at the time.
Written March 4, 2022
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Don B
1 contribution
Feb. 2022 • Couples
1st trip to Big White and we wanted to be comfortable skiing this mountain. Don took us around the main mountain taking time to point out all the great runs and how to get from A to B and back again. Learned so much. For our second day, Don invited us to return for a trip over to Gem, for another amazing day. Thank you hosts, for making our 1st trip to Big White, an open door for more!
Written February 17, 2022
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jbriverbend
Austin, TX25 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
Thank you Cam, Colleen and Rick for the Big White mountain tour. We appreciate you taking the time for us. Very helpful! Highly recommend
Written February 9, 2022
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mijs1
Vermont South, Australia24 contributions
Feb. 2022
First time/first day at Big White so I decided to take the free 2 hour tour of the mountain with a ski host. It was a great way to get a feel for the layout of the lifts/mountain. My host, Adrian, was a delight and gave me some good tips on where to go. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone unfamiliar with Big White.
Written February 8, 2022
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MSVP
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Family
Amazing family ski vacation at Big White B.C.! We flew from Toronto to Kelowna and rented a car to Big White! Beautiful views from our rental at Whitefoot Lodge (full kitchen suite in heart of village with amazing views), so many ski runs (119 runs) with easy access, we all especially loved the ski in/out! The ski conditions were far superior than Ontario ski conditions, we are so going to miss skiing here! And so many fun activities to experience with a short gondola ride from our lodge: we went skiing every day, all day and also enjoyed skating, tubing, dog sledding, hiking all steps from our lodge! Loved that we could literally start skiing down the mountain from our lodge door! The short drive from the Kelowna airport was great (good car rental rates) and the views of Okanagan Valley were so beautiful! Highly recommend traveling to BC for your next ski vacation, it was absolutely amazing, we made so many beautiful memories!!!! We will definitely be back! ❤️⛷❄️
Written January 31, 2022
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Adam
Canmore, Canada73 contributions
Jan. 2022
Snowboarded one day in January 2022. Bought my pass online two days before (save 25% when doing so, highly recommend!) I parked in the Black Forest parking lot which was nearly empty at 8:30. Pass pickup is easy...scan the QR code at the machine and it spits out the card.

I never penalize anyone in a review if the conditions aren't great on the day of my visit...it was a near white-out at higher levels, which I'm told is not uncommon here, however, the trails aren't very well marked. They could learn a thing or two from Whistler (also famous for marginal visibility) and their system of keeping the orange signs on your left and the green signs on your right if you can't see very well. This place also has a lot of rolling terrain, which can catch you off-guard...just about went full send at least once or twice! It hadn't snowed here in a few days, but the green and blue runs were all nicely groomed.

I did find better conditions over on the Gem Lake Express, albeit a bit too late in the day. At 2:45 I had to start finding my way back to the other side and the Black Forest parking lot. Still, at 712m, it offers some of the most vertical runs out of any resort in Canada, and I managed to knock out 7 laps over there. A must-visit on a powder day.

The village is massive with all the amenities and food/entertainment options you could ever want. I would recommend ponying up the extra money and getting accommodations here (not staying in Penticton like I did...2 hour drive later) I'd also recommend going there with someone who knows the hill as I found the layout and lift system a little confusing.

I will be coming back here (but with my clear goggles next time.)
Written January 21, 2022
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Josh Newlands
Addlestone, UK2 contributions
Feb. 2021
This is an amazing ski resort My Family and I have been to this resort Since 2009. The dinning is the best with 5 star food quality. Staff are kind and amazing, Knowing one of the staff does make the experience a bit better with lower prices but over all this is the best resorts. Come on big white and stay amazing!
Written January 14, 2022
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Joanie C
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Family
Our family trip to Big White Ski Resort checked all the boxes! The flight from Toronto to Kelowna was easy, the Big White shuttle service greeted us at the airport and brought us right to our ski in/out condo on the mountain. Even after Air Canada lost our luggage, the Big White Central Reservations team was there to save the day! They worked with the airport luggage team and our bags arrived hours later so we could experience the amazing snow conditions that first day.

Although it was a busy Christmas season at the resort, the lift lines were minimal, but the village was always buzzing with activity. Skiers taking a latte break while admiring the Okanogan views, parents dropping off kids at ski school, and people shopping for the famous Big White toques - which was a must for our kids who will wear them proudly at school back in Toronto.

The fun filled days on the slopes ended with relaxing soaks in the hot tub or a game of pool in the condo common room, while our kids, with their endless energy, hit the skating rink and the tube park in the evenings.

The worst part of our trip was leaving, but we’ll be back!
Written January 7, 2022
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Christian J
Belleville, Canada1,104 contributions
Dec. 2021
Fantastic Snow Conditions and knowledgeable ski-lesson instructor.

It was our second time after 2019 skiing at Big White. We usually ski in Ontario or Quebec. BW has definitely the better snow conditions.

Also, we had two 3-hours-lessons with Mike from the Big White Ski School. We are both now more comfortable with the steep hills.
Written January 4, 2022
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