Big White Ski Resort

There aren't many great undiscovered ski resorts left in the world, but Big White ski resort is one them.

A purpose built ski village in the heart of Canada's British Columbia province, Big White is a totally ski-in/ski-out wintersports destination. In addition to the doorstep skiing all facilities of the modern resort are within walking distance. As with many North American ski resorts the vertical drops are relatively short, but the efficient lift system gets you up the mountain quickly.

Big White is located in the Monashee mountain range in Canada's Okanagan. This area of lakes and rolling hills is famous locally for mild temperatures, ice wine and champagne powder. Snowfall is plentiful with historical records showing an average of 24 feet (7 metres) each winter.

Thanks to the sunny, dry climate the area typically enjoys the snow is fine and light and responsible for creating the resort's world famous 'snow ghosts'. When to go? February is a good choice. While European ski resorts are in the grip of school half term fever, Big White is relatively quiet: the March spring break is the resort's peak holiday period.

Big White Rating

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Big White Statistics

  • CountryCanada
  • RegionBritish Columbia
  • Base1,755 m
  • Peak2,319 m
  • Vertical777 m
  • Ski Area1,119 ha
  • Ski Lifts16 
  • Gondolas
  • Chair Lifts10 
  • Surface Lifts
  • Riders per hour 25,400 

5 Day Snow & Weather Forecast

  • 20th Sunny 13° 2° Sunny skies New Snow 5cm
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  • 24th CloudRainThunder 11° 5° Moderate or heavy rain with thunder New Snow 5cm