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Kelowna International Airport takes many local and international flights. Most Canadian and many US cities now connect to Kelowna.
Big White BC is just a short and easy 45 minute drive from the airport.
When booking flights, it's worth it to shop around.
Most sites allow you to select your seats and to check-in online, before you go to the airport! Wear good clean socks & get a pedicure - you have to take off your shoes in airport security!
Here is a quick tip list to help you plan your vacation:
We highly recommend that you rent a car from Kelowna International Airport, mostly because of the convenience, savings and selection that comes with buying your groceries & beverages in Kelowna, on your way up to Big White!
Here are some recommended BC companies that are situated in the airport, close to the baggage pick-up counter.
Again, shop around for the best price. Be sure to check online, as well as on the phone. Sometimes you can get a better price one way or the other (internet and phone prices are sometimes not consistent).
Budget - Phone: 250-491-7368
Hertz Car Rentals - Phone: 250-807-7834
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Phone: 250-491-9611
National Car & Truck Rentals - 250-765-2800
Chartering a private limo or small bus (for large groups) is affordable and offers you the benefit of being able to pre-arrange a grocery shop! Check out these great companies below:
Okanagan Limo Charters - Phone: 250-717-5466
Canawest Limo-Coach Service Ltd.- Canawest offers a 20 passenger Executive Entertainer Day Coach for your group & is suitable for multiple families traveling together or many people in a large group. It is an incredible experience with large washroom, vanity, galley, reclining executive chairs, a lounge, dinettes, sofas and an entertainment area. You can charter this luxury fun bus to pick you up from the airport, wait while you get groceries & drop you off at your door at Big White BC!
Big White Airport Shuttle - Scheduled hourly departures from the airport and Big White BC. The first and last airport departures are 8:00 am and 11:00 pm. The first and last Big White Airport departures from Big White are 3:30 am and 5:00 pm.
Our BC ski resort experience has revealed that guests who take lessons generally have extraordinary ski vacation experiences, compared with those who do not. Taking lessons is worth it. We recommend that you take lessons at least 2/3 of the time that you are at Big White, or at any ski resort. Get lift line priority, quickly gain confidence, get to know the mountain really well, and ski/ride with people of your own ability.
Booking Information: Call 250-765-3101 x 238
Big White BC has an excellent childcare program! Book early to avoid disappointment!
Booking Information: Call 250-765-3101 x 238
We highly recommend ski travel insurance, because life happens, and it can happen to you at any time! Make sure that you are covered for lost luggage, as well as flights, lodging and medical. Here are some recommendations:
Books of five lift tickets can be purchased at a slightly discounted rate at various Kelowna sport shops including:
Cheaper mid-week lift tickets (black out dates apply) can also be purchased from Coopers Foods on Highway 33 on your right, shortly after exiting Highway 97.
Please keep in mind that these discounted tickets are non-refundable. We recommend buying fewer tickets than you think you'll need as there is a pretty good chance that you are overestimating the number of days that you will ski/ride. This way, you can take an unexpected day off due to weather or fatigue, without a penalty.
If you book Big White lodging through Central Reservations, you also get a 10% discount, however, your ticket savings will pale in comparison to your lodging savings when you book owner-direct Big White lodging.
If you are coming to Big White BC for more than 16 days, then you should buy a season's pass!
Take the Free Big White BC Guided Mountain Tours - You will get to know Big White Mountain really fast and learn all the local secrets! Tours depart daily opposite the Village Centre Mall at 9am and 1pm daily. Look for the snow hosts in the bright yellow jackets - you can't miss them!
Take Big White Skiing/Riding Lessons - Quickly improve your ability and confidence to ski/ride more diverse terrain, get more skiing/riding time with lift line priority and ski/ride with people of your own ability. It is fun and there is nothing like the joy of personal sport improvement!
Keep your Feet Warm - Make sure that your liners are always dry. Rip them out of the shell and dry them by the fire in the evenings if you have to. Ensure that your socks are dry at all times, and get proper thermal socks.
Keep your Hands Warm - Get Gortex gloves with warm liners. Pre-treat your gloves with Nik-Wax for extra water-proofing.
We highly recommend that you pick up the bulk of your groceries & beverages in Kelowna on your way to Big White. There is a convenience store in Big White, however, selection is limited and you are paying a premium!
Here are some conveniently located Kelowna BC grocery stores, just a few minutes from your driving route between the Kelowna Airport and Big White BC.
Another option is IGA on highway 33 just 5 minutes after the highway 97 turnoff on your left. There is also a liquor and drug store in the same mall.
Costco is a great place for meat, cheese, pre-prepared foods and just about anything you are going to need!
If you pick up groceries at IGA, there is a liquor store in the same mall, making IGA a convenient 1-stop shop for all supplies!
If you organize for delivery ahead of time, please DO NOT give the door code to the delivery people. This compromises your safety and security while in the property. You are also responsible for all missing items in the property at the time of departure. Giving out the door code to strangers puts you and your personal property at risk.
Deliveries are best made shortly after your arrival at the vacation property.
VFS will take your online grocery order and deliver to Big White Ski Resort.
Phone : 1-778-363-1870
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IGA delivers groceries every day of the week to Big White. You must order by noon the day prior to when you want the delivery (eg. order by noon on Thursday for Friday delivery). Groceries are delivered to the resort around 10am - Noon. Delivery charges are $10 for all orders, with a minimum order of $100.
Smart Start Meals
Order nutritious, delicious, ready-to-cook meals to be delivered to your door. Make use of the kitchen/dining space in your property without worrying about spending hours pondering meal preparation on your vacation. Guests who sign up for our Big White Newsletter get a discount with Smart Start Meals.
Big White British Columbia is North America's #1 rated family ski resort. Not only is the skiing/riding amazing, but the apres ski, or non-skiing activities are sensational! Here is a quick list of what is available:
To pre-book any of these activities please email the Big White Activities Desk or phone (250) 491-6111.
Wine tours are an excellent idea for your day off! You can buy some incredible wines that are not available in the regular wine stores. Our favourite is Burrowing Owl!
Exploding Bottles -We're Serious!
Big White is at a much higher elevation than most BC ski resorts and the pressure change is going to wreak havoc in your suitcase!
Whether you are flying or driving to Big White BC, that last 45 minutes from Kelowna to Big White will cause your plastic bottles to explode & liquids/creams to leak out of their containers! Wrap and seal all bottles filled with liquids or creams in plastic ziploc bags!
Here are some great suggestions of things to remember, that we find many people tend to forget:
Big White BC is located in the Monashee Mountain Range, in the dry BC Okanagan interior. Here are some tips:
Average Temperatures: 15-30 degrees F or -15 to 0 degrees C
It is a 45 minute drive from the Kelowna Airport to Big White BC. Here are some valuable tips:
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