RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Big White
The ski resort Big White is located in the Kootenay Boundary Regional District (Canada, British Columbia, Kootenay Rockies). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 105 km of slopes available. 12 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,508 and 2,285 m.
The skier’s paradise, Big White, is located in the middle of the Canadian Rockies about 60 km from Kelowna. Modern quad chairlifts bring guests up to 2319 m. The Big White ski resort is one of the largest in British Columbia with an average of 24.5 feet (7.5 meters) of snow per year. Dry and light champagne powder and comfortable winter temperatures make for a perfect winter.
America, Canada, British Columbia
Season: November – April
Ski pass price: 61 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH UPPER
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH LOWER
| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Wed 13 Mar
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Big White
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Big White?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 14 has been the most insecure with 261 cm snow depth on average in Big White.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Big White
It’s the snow’ says the Big White slogan. And as slogans go, it’s spot on. If you want a good chance of skiing powder on reasonably easy slopes, put Big White high on the shortlist. If you want a suntan (or lively après-ski, or extensive steep terrain), look elsewhere; but if you are an intermediate looking to learn to ski powder or try gladed skiing, there can be few better places. Consider combining it with another BC resort such as Silver Star or Whistler for variety. Big White is a purpose-built resort that has more visitor beds than any other BC resort except Whistler. It’s less than an hour from Kelowna airport.
- Great for learning to ski powder
- Slopes quiet except at weekends
- Convenient, purpose-built village with high-quality condos and a traffic-free centre; good for families
- Lots of non-skiing snow-based activities at Happy Valley
- Visibility can be poor, especially on the upper mountain, because of snow, cloud or freezing fog
- Ski area modest by Alpine standards
- Limited après-ski (but getting a bit livelier)
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain
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