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Big White Driving Directions

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Driving Directions to Big White

Comprehensive and detailed driving directions so you can spend less time driving and more time skiing at Big White.

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Air Travel:

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is serviced by many of the top Canadian airlines - Air Canada Jazz, WestJet, Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air, and Regional 1 Airlines. These carriers are partnered with many international carriers and fly non-stop to Kelowna daily from Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR), Victoria (YYJ), Kamloops (YKA), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Lethbridge (YQL), Red Deer (YQF) and Seattle (SEA). Airport hosts can be found in the arrivals lounge and are identifiable by their yellow vests. Daily frequent and efficient shuttle service is available between the resort and the airport.

[R50R, Big White] and [R364R, Silver Star] are the closest Western Canadian resorts to Toronto, though "close" in Canadian terms is relative. WestJet offers six non-stop flights per week, as well as daily direct flights from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Air Canada, and Air Canada Jazz flights in and out of Kelowna from Calgary and Vancouver are just 40 minutes. You could be skiing within 1.5 hours of arrival.

By Car:

Take Highway 33 from Kelowna and drive just 35 miles Southeast to Big White. Use Highway 97C from points West into Kelowna and then resume on Highway 33.

Highway 97 from the South takes you along Okanagan Lake into Kelowna and then hop on Highway 33 to Big White.

Ground Transportation:

Big White's Official Kelowna Airport/Big White Shuttle Service will transport you from Kelowna Airport to Big White Ski Resort in no time at all. Big White owns the shuttle service so you can book through Central Reservations ( They will pick you up from the airport and drop you right off outside your accommodation.

You may also use Okanagan Shuttle (250-766-4280; to and from the Kelowna Airport and hotels.

Big White TELUS Park Express runs between Kelowna and Big White. Details on schedule and pricing can be found at

Getting Around:

There is an extensive on-mountain shuttle system serving skiers and riders with two stops per hour at each location. For details, click on

Taxi & Limo:
Okanagan Limo (250-717-LIMO;
Kelowna Cabs (800-375-9848)
Star Taxi (250-807-1111;



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Big White - So deep. Just spent a week there and found deep, fresh tracks daily. Poor visibility most of the time but the snow was epic. Stick to the trees.   - © anonymous
Big White - Black Forrest Express quad chair   - © anonymity
Big White - Clear day, a bit chilly at -21c in the morning, warmed up to -15c in afternoon. Snow was pretty good compared to 2 weeks of no snow in Whistler from a couple weeks ago. Some fresh powder would be nice though.  - © lone wolf

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