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Related Regions: British Columbia, Canada, Kelowna, North America, Ski Canada

Covid Details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.

Reservations

Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access
Yes

Lift Reservation URL

Is a reservation required for parking
No

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open
Yes

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)
Yes

Are masks required
Yes

Base Lodge Regulation

Day Lodges are open this season, with reduced capacity. Masks are mandatory in all public spaces, indoor and outdoor.

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts
Yes

Lift Regulations

Lift tickets are only available online this year, at a 25% discount. Day tickets must be purchased online and in advance, with the day you plan to ski or snowboard specified. Once purchased, tickets can be picked up at one of our outdoor ticket boxes located around the resort. Masks are mandatory in lift lines, and while unloading or loading the lift. Due to limited capacity, there may be limited number of tickets available every day so we recommend that you purchase well in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining
Yes

Dining Indoors
Yes

If available at less than 100% capacity, please specify %
50%

Dining Regulations

All indoor food facilities will have their table volume reduced by 50%, and tables will be limited to 6 people maximum. Big White has also launched an ordering platform for take out options at a variety of restaurants. Outdoor seating areas and food trucks are also available with extra picnic tables and outdoor heaters.

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school
Yes

Ski School URL

Ski School Regulations

Pre-registration is required for all lessons, and lessons must be taken within your "social bubble."

Ski Rental Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals
Yes

Ski Rental URL

Ski Rental Regulations

Rentals must be pre-booked online and with proof of a valid day ticket for the day in question. The rental shop has been reconfigured to promote physical distancing and limit contact between staff and guests wherever possible. The rental shop will now feature a touchless laser boot measuring system to help decrease the number of touch points of the rental process and ensure the perfect fit. Due to covid-19 the rental of winter clothing, cross country skis, and snow shoes have been suspended.

Transportation

Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation
Yes

Transportation Regulations

Our On-Mountain Shuttle and busing service from Kelowna have been suspended for the season.

Lodging Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging
Yes

Lodging Regulations

As of now until January 8, 2020, Big White Central Reservations is only accepting bookings from the Central Okanagan, local area due to BC Provincial Health Office orders restricting non-essential travel. 

Elevation

  • 7608ft
    Summit
  • 2549ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 4948ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 15
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    18%

  • Intermediate Runs

    54%

  • Advanced Runs

    22%

  • Expert Runs

    6%

  • Runs

    119

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Night Skiing

    38 ac

  • Longest Run

    4.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    2765 ac

Overview

Big White Ski Resort is a great destination for all types of skiers and snowboarders, offering wide expansive terrain, light dry powder, short lift lines and modern facilities. The Big White Village is home to the most ski-in/ski-out accommodations in Canada.

Located in scenic British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Big White is about 56 kilometers or 35 miles outside the town of Kelowna. The ski area is situated on the side of Big White Mountain and offers terrain suited to span the spectrum of ability levels. The resort is an excellent family destination offering a wide array of family-friendly activities, including snowshoeing, tubing, skating, snowmobiling, dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides and Nordic skiing. 

More Info

Located in the picturesque Okanagan Valley and overlooking the Monashee Mountains, Big White is known for having short lift lines and light dry powder. The ski area also serves up a great selection of terrain for everyone with deep powder bowls, wide-open glades and long groomed trails.

Big White contains modern facilities combined with a well-thought-out trail system. The resort has more than 2,700 skiable acres and a good mix of beginner to advanced runs. 

When exploring the terrain at Big White, make sure to look out for “snow ghosts” that haunt the mountain. The snow ghosts are frosty, snow-caked trees that have been dubbed ghosts by the locals. Fear not as these trees are truly a site to behold.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/26/202004/18/2021
  • Days Open Last Year
    138
  • Projected Days Open
    133
  • Years Open
    58
  • Average Snowfall
    295"

Gallery: Big White

Big White Reviews

James Cramer
30th January 20204
I can't complain about the snowboarding conditions... They're excellent. Best snow ever. The lifties are great too. My issue is with some...Full review
Bob Reynold
17th December 20191
Poorly designed village means you are walking on ski runs to get to accommodations, skiers and boarders screaming by as you stumble...Full review
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Current Conditions: Big White

Latest Snowfall

24 HR

0"

48 HR

0"

72 HR

2"
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Current Weather

Feb 25

16°F

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