Ski Lifts in Big White

Big White’s ski lift system is to the skiing world what might be a town planner’s dream: orderly and well-laid out.

Big White Ski Lifts

Ski lifts run in logical vertical lines up the mountain, in a snakes and ladders formation from Gem Lake at the western end to the Black Forest Express. Big White’s lift system is one of North America’s most modern. The Snow Ghost Express 6-man chairlift was added in late 2006 and runs alongside the Ridge Rocket Express on the left edge of the ski village. Together they guarantee almost no lift lines to get up the mountain from the village. As with most North American ski resorts the skiing day ends early and the last lift closes around 3:30pm. There’s night skiing from 5-8pm every Tuesday and Sunday from the Bullet Express chairlift and 3:30-8pm Tuesday to Saturday on the Plaza chairlift adds on more ski time.

Big White Ski Lift Passes

Lift passes can be bought at four points: the Village Centre Mall, the Happy Valley Day Lodge, the Ridge Day Lodge and the Gem Lake Warming Hut (001 250 491 6121). Children aged 5 and under ski for free and there are discounts for children aged 6 to 12 years old, teenagers up to 18 years and seniors over 65 years. The lift pass also includes a day’s skiing in Silver Star. Lift pass discounts are also available when booked with resort accommodation through the Central Reservations.
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