Outsider Magazine named Big White Resort one of its Top 30 Best Ski Resorts in North America today in their latest, list of the Top 40 Best Ski Resorts in North America. Big White Resort, unlike Whistler-Blackcomb, receives a different kind of powdered snow, known as Champagne Powder. Amongst the skiing community, this has made Big White Resort a very popular alternative to some of the more prestigious resorts in BC and Western Canada. The snow conditions, along with the 118 trails, 2,550 ft vertical drop, and Big White Telus terrain park, make Big White Resort a growing world class resort.
Unique Attractions Attract Thousands…
It’s also home to Canada’s highest-elevated ice-skating rink, an outdoor Olympic-sized hockey rink. Big White’s 60-foot-high ice-climbing wall is also a unique attraction compared to many of its local competitors, along with their outdoor family offerings of sleigh rides, snowmobiling and dog-sled tours, snowshoeing, and a tube park. For parents, they can also drop their kids off at Tot Town Daycare, ranked by SKI Magazine as “the best place to be abandoned by your parents.” It’s no wonder why Big White is also frequently mentioned as one of the best family ski resorts in North America.
Located in Kelowna, BC, Big White is 280 miles east of Vancouver, a short 4 to 5 hour drive from the Olympic city. For residents of southern California or Australia, United Airlines now offers direct flights from Los Angeles to Kelowna, the closest airport to Big White. With this news, and the fact that Big White Ski Resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary, the accommodation for this years winter season is going fast.