Nearly 10 years after Hawaiians started to flock to the Big White, the ski resort has announced plans to host a Hawaiian themed week in March. Dating back to 2002, the days when Vancouver-based Harmony Airlines flew direct flights from Honolulu to Kelowna, Hawaiians have been flocking to the popular powder ski resort. Even after the direct route was cancelled when Harmony Airlines was forced to shut down, the loyal flying Hawaiian’s have continued to bring their surfing skills to the powder skill hills of Big White.
With a small, but extremely loyal and passionate group of Hawaiian families who own property in Big White, the resort sees about an influx of 400 to 500 Hawaiians in March. Some families have also been known to bring 200 pounds of seafood for cookouts, as well as chocolate and other Hawaiian delicacies. In appreciation of the islanders’ loyal and fun-loving spirit that changes the resorts atmosphere each March, the team at Big White is throwing an annual Hawaiian week-long festival. This year’s Hawaiian Week runs at Big White Ski Resort from March 20-27th with activities happening every day!
Hawaiian Week Activities at Big White Ski Resort.
Wednesday – March 20: Hawaiian themed Minute to Win It!
Thursday – March 21: Hawaiian Carnival Night in the Village Centre Mall
Friday – March 22: Surf’s Up in Happy Valley! Trade in the board for a night of surfing on the Wii and hang ten with the Hawaiians.
Saturday – March 23: Hawaiian Carnival Night at Happy Valley
Sunday – March 24: Check out Big White’s first ever Triathlon as the ski resort celebrates the birthplace of triathlon on the Hawaiian Islands.
Monday – March 25: Hang ten for another night of Surf’s Up in Happy Valley!
Tuesday – March 26: Head down to Happy Valley for a night of BINGO!
Wednesday – March 27: Hawaiian themed Minute to Win It!
With 400-500 Hawaiians flocking to the Big White Ski Resort for the recently announced Hawaiian Week, be sure to reserve your vacation rental now before you miss out on the surfing good-time!