Big White is the largest family friendly ski resort of Canada with Ski-in / Ski-out Accommoation.
Big White is one of the most family friendly ski resorts in Canada. Most accommodation options are ski-in / ski-out, with shops and restaurants are also located within walking distance.
Big White, is located 56km away from Kelowna, in the Souhern Interior of British Clumbia, Canada and is also the largest city in Okanagan Valley. It is recognized as best "family ski resort" with being a exclusively ski-in / ski-out village but also attracts skiers and boarders with its dry powder snow.
|How to get there|
|Closest International Airport: Kelowa Airport:||under 1 hour by shuttle|
|From Silver Star:||2 hours drive|
|From Vancouver:||5.5 hours drive|
The Kelowna Airport is the closest airport to Big White ski resort, which is the most common way for travellers to access Big White. There are regular flights by various airlines from Vancouver, Calgary and Seatle Airports including Jazz, Air Canada and West Jet.
|Ski Season:||November to April|
|Mountain Elevation:||2319 meters (Summit) , 1508 meters (Base)|
|Snowfall Average:||7.5 meters|
|Longest Run:||5.6 km|
|Numbers of Courses:||7.2|
|Number of Lifts:||16 lifts, 1 Gondola, 1 Six Pack, 4 High-Speed Quads|
|Terrain:||Beginner: 18%, Intermediate: 54%, Advanced: 22%|
|Big White Trail Map Click link to PDF file|
Shuttle services run regularly from Kelowna Airport to Big White which takes less than an hour. There is also the Big White Telus Park Express which runs between Kelowna Airport and Big White.
Chartered pick-up and Okanagan limousines are also available with extra money without waiting for other travellers. There is also shopping shuttle that take you from the resort to Orchard Plaza Shopping Centre departs every Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings and Wednesday evenings for $12.00.
Restaurants & Nightlife
There are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes in Big White ski resort and most of them are walking distance from accommodations (total 19 restaurants, cafes and delis).
Big White offers enormous range of activities and day tours for you and your family including snowmobiling, snowshoing, ice skating and helicopter tours. Non-skiing activities are also available for small children. Drop in at activity desk and friendly staffs will assit you. There are great spas that allow you to relax and take a break from skiing and snowboarding. They offer high quality treatments, massages and more.