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So, you’re looking at vacationing at Big White Ski Resort for your next ski trip?

A resort that ticks all the boxes, Big White is a reputable Canadian ski destination that many adore and for a good reason. Having established an impressive reputation for being family-friendly, it is a favourite for many skiers. But is it the right place for your next vacation?

Why don’t you see for yourself? Keep reading below to see what you should know about Big White Ski Resort and why the British Columbia resort will be one you will love!

© Andrew Jay BW
© Andrew Jay BW

There is a selection of skiing and on-snow activities

Big White has plenty to offer in terms of skiing and snow activities. Receiving over 26.5 feet (750cm) of light, fluffy dry powder annually, there is no shortage of snow on this mountain! The place also boasts a stunning terrain suited for all abilities and has an array of non-skiing activities for you to select from when you’re exhausted from the slopes.

In total, there are 119 groomed runs to race down. Spread across beginner (18%), intermediate (54%), expert (22%) and extreme (6%), there are runs for all skill levels.

Are you done with the runs? With 525 acres (618 hectares) of its famed snow-laden trees, known as “snow ghosts”, glade skiing is also available. Furthermore, cross-country skiing and night skiing are also there, so you’ll never be bored!

If freestyle is more your thing, there is also the dedicated TELUS Terrain Park for skiers and boarders to enjoy. A playground of jumps, boxes, rails, ski cross and pipes spread across 50 acres (20 hectares). This world-class facility is so extensive, it’s played host to both World Championship and Olympic warm up events!

After skiing to your heart’s content, you can enjoy a range of snow activities. A great way to see Big White, we recommend guided dog sled tours for an authentic experience, nobody will forget.

Further off-mountain, you’ll find other winter activities such as Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, fat biking and the Happy Valley Adventure Centre, where there is ice skating, tubing, sleigh rides and more!

©Big White Village, Gavin Crawford Photography
©Big White Village, Gavin Crawford Photography

The resort has plenty of facilities and hosts seasonal events

One of the best things about Big White is its family-friendly atmosphere. In addition to its snow activities, it also has a vast range of facilities and hosts fun events throughout the year.

All winter long, you can enjoy the wide range of convenient facilities located within Big White Ski Resort’s pedestrian and ski village. Shadowed by the iconic clock tower, you’ll find the Village Centre Mall, where you can indulge in retail therapy.

You’ll also find the best boot fitter in all of Canada, essentials supplies from the well-stocked supermarket; and liquor store featuring the world-class locally sourced Okanagan Valley wines.

For those wanting to relax and unwind after a day of skiing, we recommend a massage in the comfort of your accommodation, or head to the Day Spa for an afternoon of indulgence and pampering.

Too hungry to relax? There are plenty of après ski options with over 20 different choices in pubs, cafes and restaurants located throughout the village.

©Village Centre Mall, Andrew Jay BW
©Village Centre Mall, Andrew Jay BW

From seasonal activities to one-off events and holiday celebrations, Big White likes to go BIG! A great example of this is their Christmas celebrations, where they go all out to deliver a white Christmas you’ll never forget. It’s complete with workshops, festivals and so much more. A week later, they celebrate New Year’s with a colourful array of fireworks and parties!

There is also a series of events between holidays that will make your trip special, such as Cosmic Skating, the Saturday night fireworks in winter or the frequent Moose Cruz challenges. No matter the month you visit, all ski holidays to Big White, Canada, are ones you’ll remember for a lifetime!

There is a selection of accommodation choices

One of the best things about Big White? It offers convenient accommodation with easy access to the snow! Stonebridge Lodge, Big White is a popular accommodation choice and it will not disappoint. These luxury ski-in, ski-out condominiums have everything you need at your doorstep.

©Stonebridge Lodge, Andrew Jay BW
©Stonebridge Lodge, Andrew Jay BW

Located in the centre of the village, Stonebridge Lodge boasts the best position, with the village, ski school, chairlifts, runs and more only a few steps away.

Lodging in the area is an incredibly easy stay. Stonebridge was architecturally designed to enhance the panoramic views that span across the slopes and the Monashee Mountains. To deliver a comfortable home away from home, each self-contained luxury condominium has executive finishes, with the majority including a private hot tub. The complex consists of three interconnected buildings offering a list of facilities, including:

  • A fitness centre
  • An indoor/outdoor heated plunge pool
  • A physiotherapy clinic
  • A yoga studio
  • Sushi Bar & Bistro
©Stonegate Resort, Gavin Crawford Photography
©Stonegate Resort, Gavin Crawford Photography

Are you looking for a more family-friendly choice? Try Stonebridge’s sister property, Stonegate Resort, Big White. Stonegate also enjoys an enviable and sought after ski-in, ski-out location in the village centre, within a short 3-minute walk from the village, perfectly positioned on Hummingbird Run – which accesses three chairlifts.

These luxury condos provide more room for larger groups, accommodating up to 12 guests, with most suites also featuring a private hot tub.

Built by the same developer, Stonegate is ideal for families, in part due to its exceptional Amenities Centre, home to a range of family-friendly recreational facilities such as a theatre, games room with pool table, guest lounge, and indoor and outdoor whirlpools, the kids will continue to be entertained once they are done with the snow.

There is also a selection of other accommodation choices for guests looking to stay at Big White. There are luxury cabins, modest town homes, private condos and other stays located in nearby precincts within the Resort, easily accessible by foot or the Gondola from Happy Valley. Working with you, the team at Stonebridge at Big White can help determine the right stay to fit your group size and budget.


Are you ready for your best ski vacation yet? Book in Big White before it is booked out! For more information such as when to visit Big White and the best place to stay for your group, enquire with Stonebridge at Big White. We are a specialist travel agency, dedicated to ski holidays in Big White, British Columbia.

Sue Thorley, the Founder of Stonebridge at Big White, lives on the mountain each winter, and has called this winter wonderland her home for the past two decades. With guaranteed personal firsthand experience and extensive knowledge of the resort, we can help you plan the best ski vacation. Contact us to get the ball rolling on your next trip.

About Sue Thorley

About Sue Thorley

Sue Thorley, the Founder of Stonebridge at Big White, lives on the mountain each winter, and has called this winter wonderland her home for the past two decades. With guaranteed personal firsthand experience and extensive knowledge of the resort, we can help you plan the best ski vacation. Contact us to get the ball rolling on your next trip.

We are the Big White snow specialists because we live and ski here every winter. We’re both IATA and AFTA accredited, so you can plan your trip, book your lodging, lift tickets and ski adventures, with confidence knowing we’ve got you covered.

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