Big White British Columbia


4.2 / 5

based on 31 reviews


Advanced / Expert


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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4.2 / 5

based on 31 reviews

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DRDaniel R.
advanced skier

4.5 / 5

Nov 18, 2017
Big white has excellent skiing/boarding from top to bottom. At some other mountains I find myself just skiing the top lifts for the good snow. Big white has a great variety of terrain, and lots of it!... More
BLBen L.
advanced snowboarder

4.5 / 5

Nov 18, 2017
About 8 friends and I rented a cabin for 3 days in 2016 and absolutely loved it! Although the prices were pretty steep, there was great service and a good vibe throughout the mountain. The lift waiting lines were long but worth it when you get to the top. If the pass and... More
intermediate snowboarder

4.8 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
I love big white, it’s the best local mountain and the only one for me for now. I would love to go up every day and spend as much time on the hill in the champagne powder. ... More
JWJack W.
advanced skier

4.5 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
Love the resort, about an hour drive away, would love to go as much as possible every year. Really enjoy everything about the place. Problem is simply the costs, even though they are always worth the money... More
advanced snowboarder

3.7 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
Big white is an awesome resort! i've had a seasons pass for the past 6 years in a row and always go upwards of 20-30 times in a year. Lots of different terrain for every skill level. If only families didn't bring their kids to the gem lake chair, which would really only be for... More
JDJesse D.
intermediate snowboarder

4.7 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
I’ve always wanted a seasons pass but can never afford one, big white is the mountain 45 minutes away from my home and I would love to be able to ride there all season.... More
JTJon T.
advanced snowboarder

3.1 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
Big White is closest to me on the list. It could be a great hill if it wasn't fogged in all the time. Locals call it Big White Out, but still has some great terrain... More
THTony H.
advanced snowboarder

3.9 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
Long Runs, awesome for beginners and families. Cool bars and restaurants! Nothing like a white Christmas at Big White. Make sure to travel over to the Black forest chair to check out the Easter shoots!... More
LBLeo B.
advanced snowboarder

4.5 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
Not the biggest but certainly a very fun resort. Lots of natural features and rollers to play around on. On powder days, there is some awesome tree skiing and also steep terrain at The Cliff. ... More
JSJackson S.
expert skier

3.8 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Big White is a great family resort very close to Kelowna, BC. It has lots of fun runs for beginners and intermediate skiers. The hill gets quite crowded at times, but there are many lifts and lots of different terrain throughout the mountain. As a more advanced skier big white is... More


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


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


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