Big White British Columbia

Fabulous

4.2 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Trails

Beginner
18%
Intermediate
54%
Advanced / Expert
28%

Overview

The Good

  • Champagne powder - one of the best spots for powder skiing
  • Western Canada's largest night skiing area (38 ac)! 
  • Closest Ski Resort to Kelowna - just 1-hour drive away
  • Canada's largest ski-in/ski-out village 
  • Family-friendly resort

The Bad

  • Often low visibility - nicknamed "Big Fog" and "Big White Out"
  • Terrain on east side can get icy
  • Slopes can get crowded

Find Freshies: All over the mountain, that's why its Kelowna's powder paradise! Stashes can be found between the Snow Ghosts (snow-covered trees) and if you like face-shots then Mustang Sally is just perfect!

Ditch the Crowds: Most of the crowds ski on the east side which is closer to the village. Avoid them by skiing over at the Gem Lake Area. 

Local's Pick: The real gems are at the Gem Lake Area; be sure to check out Powder bowl here. The runs off Cliff Chair are also a treat!

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Fabulous

4.2 / 5

based on 31 reviews

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WGWilliam G.
advanced snowboarder
Good!

3.6 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
Really fun family orientated mountain. Accessibility is pretty darn good, with most places being ski in/out. Snow can be deep and fluffy, although it can get socked in by cloud. Head to the trees and you will be okay!... More
SDStan D.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
The 3rd largest in Canada, and it's a great time always! You NEED to do this place if you snowboard or Ski in Canada! It's a must try and enjoy! Powder days are the best here.... More
JBJohn B.
advanced snowboarder
Good!

3.6 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
Pretty good hill overall, many different styles of trails or runs over a wide mountain, best thing about it is small natural features everywhere! Small jumps over the entire resort! Very close to kelowna which is a great city to visit if you are vacationing!... More
TMTerry M.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 28, 2017
Great family resort with lots of varied Terrain options with great snow. Plenty of family apres Ski activities. Close to Kelowna international airport and the powder highway. Most accommodations are so in ski out and very acceibke to village centre. ... More
CCody
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Always a blast. Great terrain for all levels. Family friendly and still rad for a boys stag weekend. Sweet powder on groomed runs or in the back country. Hot tubs on every deck in the hotels and the larger house accommodations have every thing you could need. ... More
JBJeffrey B.
advanced snowboarder
Average!

3.5 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
Big White is an excellent all aroubd resort. Despite the frequent inclement weather, a day spent at Biggie is always a good one! Freedom from the crowds during the week and the typical weekend crowds allow you to ride however you may please. Make a friend on the lift and enjoy... More
APAndreas P.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 22, 2017
Big White is a North Anerican powder gem. Located close to Kelowna, a bumping and fun-filled town, this mountain offers up some of the best waist deep pow I’ve ever ridden in. Definitely worth the flight into K-town.... More
BLBen L.
intermediate snowboarder
Good!

3.7 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Really good family resort. Good for beginner and intermediate skiers with lots of blue runs. Some fun tree runs but could get boring for an advanced skier or boarder after a while. Good terrain park for all levels.... More
MTMaxx T.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
I loved my trip to Big White! My whole family was able to find a suitable run, from my grandparents on the Greens to my sister and parents skiing the “fall down and walk bowl” from the very top! ... More
NJNolan J.
advanced skier
Good!

3.8 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
Big white is known as a great family destination, but also friendly for those adventure seekers that like to delve deep into the trees and find tons of hidden pow stashes!... More

Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
High Speed Six
1
High Speed Quads
5
Triple Chair
1
Double Chairs
3
Surface Lifts
5

Elevation

Base
4,947 feet
Summit
7,608 feet
Vertical drop
2,661 feet

Terrain

Total runs
118
Terrain Parks
1
Longest Run
4 miles
Skiable Terrain
2,765 acres
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