Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Big White

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Overall Rating: 4.1

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.0
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 64.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.8
  • Nightlife
  • 3.4

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 34%
  • Beginner
  • 37%
  • Families
  • 55%
  • Intermediate
  • 47%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 37%
  • Advanced
  • 26%

Helpful Highlights:

We visited Big White for the first time for President's week and stayed at the Plaza on RIdge condominiums. The unit was spacious and clean but extremely n...

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  • 5

    Powder is great - March 2009

    by amhey - 18th March 2009

    Pros: Varied terrain, beginner run from each lift, low altitude, powdery snow

    Cons: No grooming on newer Gem Lake runs, Falcon Chair closed some days

    We have been on 13 trips to Big White from the San Francisco Bay Area (hint to the airlines - we would like direct flights from SFO to YLW). People come ... Full review

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  • 5

    Big White, Big Fun, Big Dump

    by essteeyou - 12th March 2009

    Pros: Snow, Accomodations, Snowshoe Sam's, Weather

    Cons: Staying in the village gets noisy on a Friday night

    March 2 - March 7, 2009 First couple of days didn't really get any snow, but Wednesday it dumped. Big time. Had first tracks on about 4 runs. Got choppy by... Full review

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  • 2

    Big white the big blow

    by Garrettspiess - 12th March 2009

    Pros: powder

    Cons: stupid lay out

    Big White Was the big blow the only thing good about the hill was that I was not at working as bad as the hill was it was still better than going to work. w... Full review

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  • 3

    Went up Fri, Sat & Sun

    by shredder007 - 9th February 2009

    Pros: Can still find pow, 4 cm Fri

    Cons: 28 buses Sat & 36 Sunday

    Found some OK powder on top of a very icy base. Have to go a bit further into the trees Gem lake was closed Sun am due to high winds. The snow that fell ... Full review

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  • 3

    17 cm fresh snow

    by shredder007 - 2nd February 2009

    Pros: finally getting some snow

    Cons: It's been 3 weeks since fresh snow

    Went up today, fresh snow was nice. Still lot's of exposed rocks, at least the ones on the green runs are now marked Quite icy up high as wind has blown sn... Full review

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  • 4

    waiting for the snow

    by 2hi4low - 1st February 2009

    Pros: Variety of terrian, touring possibilities

    Cons: waiting for the snow to come

    It's been a low snow year ALL over lower BC, Whistler and Revy included. Take heart, it's only the end of January, and we're bound to see more snow come in ... Full review

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