We recently spent 10 days at Big White and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Our accomodation was at the Chateau Big White and whilst the location was fantastic and staff were brilliant, the rooms and facilities weren't quite up to the same standard, dollar for dollar, against other ski resort hotels we have stayed in. Unfortunately the mountain lived up to it's "Big White out" reputation for a couple of the days however we found that there were plenty of other activities to keep you entertained until it was clear enough to feel like you were no longer skiing through yoghurt. When the sun did come out we were treated to clear blue skies that were simply indescribable. On days like that you just couldn't take the ski's off and with the benefit of top to bottom night skiing you didn't need to until well into the evening.
Our favourite ski runs were off the Black Forest Chair with plenty of intermediate runs to suit our level but challenging enough to keep the heart pounding. We only ventured over to the Gem Lake Express on one day which was much more exposed to the conditions, at the time, and was predominantly ungroomed black runs. At least it gave us a taste of what we can look forward to when we come back !
The Village mall is one of the best day lodge facilities we have ever experienced with a great atmosphere and all services under the same roof. We spoilt ourselves and booked private lessons for a couple of days and would have paid twice the amount of money for the experience. What should have been a 3 hour lesson on one day went well over 4 hours and what we learnt in that time would have taken weeks with a lessor instructor.
All round it was as rewarding a holiday as you could ever dream to have.