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Big White

Big White Ski Resort Guide

Big White, Canada

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,290m7,513ft
Resort Height1,760m5,774ft
 Nearest AirportsKelowna and Penticton
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Big White

The Canadian ski resort of Big White is at an altitude of 1,760m5,774ft.

Summary

Big White has direct access to 112 marked pistes, served by a total of 13 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,760m5,774ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,290m7,513ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

Big White offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Big White is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Big White.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Prudance Bowl'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Big White?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 23 October, with around 1cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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1,895m6,217ft

Ski Area Stats

Big White Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
33
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
64
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
21
Cross Country
Total Length
25km16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
13

Altitudes

Big White Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,290m7,513ft
Resort Altitude (Big White)1,760m5,774ft
Lowest Piste1,510m4,954ft
Max Vertical780m2,559ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Big White
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Location and Map

Where is Big White?

This ski resort is in Kootenay Boundary E, Kootenay Boundary, Canada.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Big White is Kelowna, 59 minutes drive away.

Penticton airport is also within three hours drive.

Kelowna is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 13 ski lifts are able to uplift 234,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 1km1 miles of ski runs, with 2 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Big White open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Big White, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Big White Tourist Office for the latest.

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