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Big White

Big White

Kelowna - British Columbia , Canada

Snowboard, Ski

Big White lies in Okanagan Valley, forty five minutes from the vibrant city of Kelowna, in the southern interior of the British Columbia province. It’s one of the largest resorts in the world and is the second biggest in Canada after Whistler Blackcomb. Big White is a resort where the sun shines onto kilometres of terrain for all levels, 118 pistes in total, and five powder bowls between the snowy woods. Various investments over the past few years have meant that the station has been noticeably remodelled with the opening of new routes and hiking trails in the woods and also the addition of fast, cutting edge technology to improve the lift infrastructure. These investments have launched Big White into the world and it has since won numerous awards for reasons such as being the best ski resort with trees, for having the best snow quality and for being the best family resort.

Advanced skiers and boarders have a multitude of pistes to choose from, including routes between trees and the possibility of night skiing from the middle of December until the end of March, from Thursday to Saturday at 15:30 until 20:00, on the Bullet Express and Plaza Chair. There are some good off piste routes to be found in Gem Lake Extreme, and there you’ll also find the Sun Rype bowl and lots of natural kickers before descending through the woods. Intermediates can have fun in West Ridge where there are plenty of blue runs. For those that love to carve, the pistes aren’t particularly wide but they are long, you’ll find the best ones in Cougar Alley. Beginners are also catered for, with plenty of gentle slopes to navigate. There are numerous ski schools in the resort and you can rent equipment at a very good price.

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Beginner freestylers can explore the Telus Snowpark, which is also open Thursdays to Saturdays, 15:30 until 20:00, from the middle of December until the end of March. It’s focussed on slopestyle and has small lines with four modules, five boxes and small kickers to practice your take off and landing skills. The Medium and Large Terrain Park is perfect for progressing as it has two large jumps, two funboxes, four rails and four elements including donkeys. Finally, the Large and Extra Large Terrain Park Lane comprises of a perfect mix of kickers, pipes and rails, along with other original elements such as water tanks. The halfpipe, although relatively short, is extremely valued as after ten years, the station now caters for all demands. The snowcross course is an excellent and fun alternative. You can challenge your friends and family on the long run with big turns and jumps.

Conditions

With more than half a century of history and recent investments, you’ll always find the station in perfect condition. The start of the season is annually forecasted for the last week in November, and the closure around mid-April. January and February are the favoured months to enjoy the 1.100 hectares of terrain.
Characteristics
  • Runs
    120
  • SnowPark
    1
  • Summit
    7.605 ft
  • Lifts
    16
  • Base
    4.950.8 ft
  • Vertical Drop
    2.549,2 ft
  • Terrain
    1.119 Ha
  • Longest Run
    4.349,6 mi

Difficulty level of the pistes

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