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Related Regions: British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada, Ski Canada, North America

Big White Overview

Season Start/End: 26/11 - 10/4
1508m - 2319m
18%| 54%| 22%| 6%
Lift Tickets
from CAD$38.00 to CAD$87.00
Complete list of skipass prices
An aerial view of Big White Ski Resort. Courtesy of Big White Resort

Big White Ski Resort is a great destination for all types of skiers and snowboarders, offering wide expansive terrain, light dry powder, short lift lines and modern facilities. The Big White Village is home to the most ski-in/ski-out accommodations in Canada.

Located in scenic British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Big White is about 56 kilometers or 35 miles outside the town of Kelowna. The ski area is situated on the side of Big White Mountain and offers terrain suited to span the spectrum of ability levels. The resort is an excellent family destination offering a wide array of family-friendly activities, including snowshoeing, tubing, skating, snowmobiling, dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides and Nordic skiing. 

An aerial view of Big White Ski Resort. Courtesy of Big White Resort

Located in the picturesque Okanagan Valley and overlooking the Monashee Mountains, Big White is known for having short lift lines and light dry powder. The ski area also serves up a great selection of terrain for everyone with deep powder bowls, wide-open glades and long groomed trails.

Big White contains modern facilities combined with a well-thought-out trail system. The resort has more than 2,700 skiable acres and a good mix of beginner to advanced runs. 

An aerial view of Big White Ski Resort. Courtesy of Big White Resort

When exploring the terrain at Big White, make sure to look out for “snow ghosts” that haunt the mountain. The snow ghosts are frosty, snow-caked trees that have been dubbed ghosts by the locals. Fear not as these trees are truly a site to behold.


  • 2319m
  • 777m
    Vertical Drop
  • 1508m


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  • Terrain Parks


  • Night Skiing

    15 ha

  • Longest Run

    7 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    1119 ha

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski Season: 26/11/2016
  • Days Open Last Year: 144
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 10/04/2017
  • Projected Days Open: 144
  • Years Open: 53
  • Average Snowfall: 747cm

Big White Reviews

  • RECT

    • 4
    23rd December 2015

    Full review

      This year has been great for snow at Big White with the season kicking off early. The lifts have more or less...
  • oatesplastering

    • 4
    27th March 2015

    Full review

      awesome mountain I have spent 2 seasons travelling Canadian ski mountains and have skied all my life and as an expert skier...

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Hotels in Big White

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre is situated on Okanagan Lake, within an hour’s drive of Big White Ski Resort. Acco...
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