Big White British Columbia – It’s in the Snow!
Looking for your perfect ski vacation? Then look no further than Big White, British Columbia, the greatest ski resort in the whole of Canada!
Big White used to be BC’s best kept secret, but not anymore… Now, it is well-known as being BC’s best Family Ski Resort.
Indeed, British Columbia’s best resort has come a long way since opening in 1963 with just a single T-bar lift. Now, it’s the world class ski resort everyone’s talking about!
Here are 5 reasons why Big White Ski Resort is the place to be this winter:
1. Getting Here is a Breeze
Just 50 kilometres from Kelowna International Airport, Big White is an easily accessible resort that ticks all the boxes for your next ski holiday.
Big White operates an airport shuttle bus and Express bus to Kelowna, and if you’re driving up to resort, parking is easy.
Getting to Big White is quite simply a breeze, and you’ll be on the slopes before you can say, “Best Ski Holiday Ever!”
2. A World Class Resort
Big White is the third largest ski resort in British Columbia, after the Rockies’ resorts of Whistler/Blackcomb and Sun Peaks.
With high speed chairs, and over 100km of marked runs, Big White, Kelowna is a skier and snowboarder’s heaven!
And with 18% beginner trails, 56% intermediate and 26% expert, Big White has enough to keep everyone at every age and at every level happy!
Can’t get enough of skiing? Big White Resort, is also known for its extensive night skiing, so you can ski all day and into the night!
More into tricks and big air? Then look no further than Big White’s world famous Telus Park. This brilliant park was awarded second place in USA Today’s ’10 Best in North America’. With rails, jumps, and border-cross, even the most extreme winter sports enthusiasts will be able to take their riding to the next level!
3. Champagne Powder
‘It’s in the snow!’ That’s Big White’s tagline, and an understatement.
Champagne powder, in fact, is probably Big White Mountain Resort’s worst kept secret.
The heights of the Okanagan Highlands has become famous for a special kind of snow, known locally as ‘Champagne Powder’, with over 24 feet of it dumping in the resort every year!
Champagne powder is unique to just a handful of North American resorts. It’s a rare, dry, smooth snow, which ensures brilliant conditions for skiing and creates a powder dreamland!
Try to make a snowball when you arrive and you’ll see what we mean. There’s something strangely different about our snow!
4. Fun for Everyone
Big White has something for everyone.
From corporate executive retreats to family fun, you’ll never be bored at Big White on the slopes, or at Crescendo off the slopes.
Big White’s host of activities include:
Outdoor movie screen
5. Luxury Ski Accommodation
So, we’ve proven that Big White is the resort that has everything. But no ski holiday is complete without an incredible luxury ski accommodation, right?
Big White Ski Resort is home to Crescendo, a luxury rental providing the perfect vacation for your large group.
Crescendo sleeps up to 22 people and provides more than just a roof over your head…staying here is a 5-star experience!
Our luxury Big White ski rental has an indoor/outdoor hot tub, a stunning contemporary fireplace, underfloor heating, and wall-to-ceiling windows with views of the breathtaking Monashee Mountains.
With over 5,000 square feet of pure luxury, Crescendo is not your ordinary ski accommodation. Find out more about the chalets’ features.
Book Your Big White Ski Vacation Today!
Want to book your luxury stay in Big White, Kelowna? Book your luxury ski break here!
We’re happy to answer all your questions about Big White and tell you why Crescendo is the place to stay for your Big White luxury ski holiday.
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New Guest Review - "Crescendo WAY exceeded our expectations"
Crescendo is perfect for your next corporate retreat, but don't take our word for it ...
Tina & Brad (December 2017) - West Bank, BC, Canada
We are so grateful for an amazing stay at your beautiful home! Our guests were so impressed. Many of our younger crew have never had the chance to stay in such luxury. This made the experience even more special for us. The ping pong table, games etc were all put to good use. Oh..and that hot tub is amazing!
Your extra touches - like the cups, vinegar, and coffee - are so appreciated. Thank you! Those cups are so neat!
Upon arrival, the garage door opened and there were three people there to greet us and help unload our vehicle. This WAY exceeded expectations. Sheila did a great job showing us how the home functions.
We hope to be able to do a repeat next year.
Tina and Brad
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We know, you’re looking forward to finding your ski legs and hitting the slopes. When counting down the days to your trip, though, you might also be wondering what Big White’s brilliant mountain village has to offer?
Well, don’t sweat that one. Big White’s full events programme is up-and-running, and we have some great news…
This year it’s a beauty…!
Let’s Get Quizzical! Huh?
Big White is famous for its BIG hospitality. Throughout the ski season, for example, Happy Valley plays host to weekly competitions and events for the entire family. Special highlights include Bingo and Family Gameshow nights, where you your group can battle together or against each other (and where you or your group can win bragging rights for the rest of your stay).
This year, too, we celebrate the long awaited return of the infamous ‘Quizzly Bear’. So, start boning-up on all that trivia: that is, if you want to take home the prizes at the weekly quiz hosted by a Big White legend!
Check out all the events at Big White ski resort this season here.
Big White, Big Screen, Big Night Out
What’s your favourite winter-themed movie?
The Polar Express? Miracle on 34th Street? Love Actually? Men with Brooms?
Cool Runnings is one of our favourites – hilarious, actually, and you can watch it in THX Surround-Sound on Crescendo’s outstanding 110” screen. In fact, we have just about all of the latest movies, and we load more to our server as they are released (and while you’re asleep).
This year, Crescendo isn’t the only one that’s gone Big. With its giant outdoor movie screen, Big White has gone Big, too: ginormous, really. With classics and blockbusters throughout the season, your family can relax and enjoy Big White’s winter wonderland (and grandma can sate her movie fix).
Oh, did we mention Big White’s screen is outdoors? Hmm. I thought we did. Anyway, our advice? Wrap yourselves up, grab hot chocolate or coffee (or something stronger) from the Mall, and start a Wave in the crowd to ensure you can still feel your toes!
Big Night In!
One might assume that the best ski chalet at the best ski resort would have the best indoor entertainment. That assumption would be correct.
So, for those days when you’ve skied your butt off, and your legs have voted for a night in, we’ve got you covered.
- Theatre, with 110” screen, streaming more than 1200 movies
- Games Room, with 55” TV (and movie streaming)
- Xbox One X & Nintendo Wii gaming systems
- Poker Table
- Bumper Pool
- Ping Pong
- Jacuzzi, Swim Gym
- Fitness Equipment
Can you Take It!
Can you take all that fun? I hope so, because Big White and Crescendo are certainly ready to dish it out.
The snow is falling, the lifts are open, and the winter season well underway at Big White, BC! So, pack those bags and come experience what Crescendo and Big White, Canada has to offer!