On January 25th the Olympic Torch will make it’s way into Kelowna, BC. In total the torch relay is expected to draw 15,000 to 20,000 people out for the event.
Big White is on the list of destinations for the torch while it’s in the area, and to celebrate Big White threw a pre-celebration today in the village. With a chance to win prizes, red Olympic mittens and Olympic tattoos, the event was fun for the entire family.
Big White always has something organized to keep a wide variety of options open during your stay at the resort. Visit Big White’s weekly events to learn where you can find a bonfire with free hot chocolate, or check out the main events calendar to find out events like the famous Cruz the Blues event.
The closing issue of Okanagan Home for the year of 2009 featured Crescendo on the front page! The magazine featured Apchin Design Corp, the company behind Crescendo’s design, and discusses some of the hurdles involved in building a unique luxury ski chalet at Big White, an environment that experiences an average of 24.5 feet of snowfall every winter!
You can view the December 2009 issue of Okanagan Home online, or learn more about the Apchin Design’s at their website – www.apchin.com.
As the holidays approach new runs are opening and new lifts are getting ready to start spinning. The Powder Chair at Big White is next on the list to open, joining seven other lifts that are already operational. The Mega Snowcoaster tubing park has also opened, along with Canada’s highest altitude skating rink in Happy Valley at the bottom of Lara’s Gondola.
The Christmas lights are twinkling in the village and a host of dining and entertainment options are getting ready for Christmas and New Year’s. Visit the Holiday Specials page on Big White’s website to weigh all of your options. If you want our opinion, you can’t go wrong with the Kettle Valley Steakhouse on New Years! Let the servers pamper you with a 7 course extravaganza with live music all night from a guitar soloist. Reservations are required, if interested call the steakhouse at 250.491.0130.
Big White’s Beyond Wrapture Spa also has a couple’s signature massage offered over the holidays, something you will definitely want to check out after a day on the slopes!