Ski options at Big White
Titled Canada’s favourite family resort and for good reason, Big White Ski Resort provides family-friendly ski options for all ages and abilities. Big White is the second-largest family ski resort in British Columbia, with 2,765 acres (1,118 hectares) of skiable terrain waiting to be explored.
With 119 designated trails across a range of ski abilities a terrain park and night skiing, Big White Ski Resort will have you skiing to your heart’s content – and returning for more!
Want to learn more about the snowboarding and skiing available at Big White? Check out the abundance of options this favourite resort has to offer for you and your tribe.
Home to TELUS Terrain Park, Big White offers a free-style haven for skiers and boarders alike to thrive in and enjoy. Teaming up with TELUS to develop one of the country’s top ski and snowboard parks, it spreads across 50 acres and serves as a playground of jumps, boxes, rails, skiercross and pipes. This Terrain Park is world-class, having hosted The Barrels & Berms Snowboardcross World Cup in 2020 and the 2017 World Para Snowboard Championship.
This world-class facility boasts a progression system that focuses on small, medium, large and extra-large features. It has everything for beginners, intermediate and advanced guests to get lost in. As it is an extensive terrain park, it has played host to Olympic & World Cup events.
Not only is Big White well designed and renowned for ski-in ski-out accommodation, but it also has one of the most thought-out layouts regarding the groomed runs. With families being the priority, it has designated options for all ski abilities. Spread across all skill levels, the trails are 18% beginner, 54% intermediate, 22% expert and 6% extreme.
In fact, so no one misses out, each Big White ski hill has a green, blue and black run option at the top of every lift. This way, all members of your family can ride the chair together and ski back down at their respective skill levels.
Are you more of an expert group of skiers or boarders? Don’t worry, the resort is filled with plenty of chutes, glades and off piste runs for the advanced! Our recommendation is to head to The Cliff for those looking for a challenge.
Also known as tree skiing, Big White Ski Resort offers glade skiing for those looking for a more advanced ski or boarding experience. Offering some of the best glade skiing in BC, the legendary glades, also known as ‘Snow Ghosts’ (snow-encrusted glades), cover 1,525 acres (618 hectares), creating a wonderland of thrilling tree trails.
For some quality glade riding, head for the Black Forest Chairlift and conquer the Easter Chutes or head west to Gem Lake. The number of glades will blow your mind!
Cross Country Skiing
If you’re a keen cross-country skier, you’ll love Big White! You’ll find an incredible 25km (16 miles) of combined Nordic and Wilderness trails within the valleys. With a set track, you can go at your leisurely pace; it is the perfect option for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
A solid 14 kilometres of trails are groomed each day with state of the art grooming equipment, allowing both skate and classic technique. Serving from beginner to advanced skills, the resort has something for all levels of cross-country skiing.
Does a night-time ski adventure sound like your kind of fun? Big White is the place to be for night owls looking for adventure! Under the bright lights, you can take to the slopes and extend your time on the white powder in the largest night skiing area in Western Canada.
The Bullet Express and Plaza Chairs lights come on at night, catering to over 5000 people per hour. This drops skiers to the top of the longest vertical drop of all-night skiing areas in North America, measuring at 1955 ft (596m). In addition, the TELUS Terrain Park offers other night fun from Thursday to Saturday nights.
Please note, night skiing may be suspended or restricted subject to operational reasons or health orders. Always best to check the Lift Status report.
Delivering endless ski fun, Big White is Canada’s favourite family resort for a reason. It is definitely the place you want to be for your next family ski vacation!
In addition to its extensive ski and snowboard options, it also has a range of accommodation and lodging choices to suit your group. If you are looking to stay at Big White, let the expert team of travel consultants from Stonebridge at Big White help you plan your best ski vacation yet. We know the resort from front to back with firsthand knowledge and will deliver you the dream escape you desire.
Enquire now to start the ball rolling.