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5 Reasons Your Family Will Love Big White Ski Resort

When snow blankets the mountains and valleys below, it’s time to get outside and embrace the pristine powder. Big White Ski Resort, is a multi-season destination perfect for a family fun adventure. Here is our list of 5 Reasons Your Family Will Love Big White Ski Resort.

Check out the other Mountains and Resorts throughout Route 97 to start planning your winter adventure. 


1. Terrain for Everyone and Anyone

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Whether you’re a veteran or new to powder, Big White Resort has the terrain for you. With 15 chair lifts, 118 runs, and comfortable winter temperatures averaging around -5°C/23°F, no wonder families love skiing or boarding at Big White.

2. Unique Winter Activities

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If après just means cocktails and hot tubs to you, Big White is here to change that. Off of the hill you are able to go ice climbing, snowmobiling (they even have kid-sized sleds), fat-biking, tubing, dog-sledding and more. If you’re exhausted from the slopes, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride into a rustic cabin in the woods for dinner (or brunch) – a culinary experience you won’t soon forget.

3. Lots of Free Family Fun Activities

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Big White Ski Resort has lots of great free weekly family activities for you to take part in. Skate around their outdoor rink, sip complimentary hot chocolate while you roast marshmallows around a fire, or take part in one of the family game shows or carnival nights.

4. Affordable Lessons and Day Care

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We have all been there, that moment at the top of a run where your kid refuses to go down and an inevitable tantrum ensues… So why not boost their confidence with a quick lesson from the Big White Ski School? With lessons starting as low as $10, Big White offers a wide array of options to help you go from pizza to pro. Big White is also participating in Never Ever Days, a Ski Canada initiative offering the ultimate beginners package for just $25.

5. Proximity to Kelowna

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Located in the Monashee Mountains, Big White is just 56 km from the largest city in the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna. Kelowna also has a well-connected international airport – making this resort easily accessible from all over the world. With convenient shuttles that depart from YLW and the Kelowna Greyhound Station – accessing this Winter Wonderland is easy.

Inspired to start planning your winter getaway? Looking to do a powder road trip? Check out this itinerary where you can ski our region’s 3 largest resorts in 1 week!

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