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About Sue Thorley

Introducing Rob Pollock – New Owner

Since the age of 7, Rob has skied every slope Australia and New Zealand have to offer. With 3 children who have been skiing since they were 4 years old, Rob feels it’s now time to explore and enjoy the ski terrain of the Northern Hemisphere, in particular Canada.

In March 2023 Rob and his ski-loving family will set off on an adventure of a lifetime. Where they will explore Alberta and British Columbia on a road trip, visiting many of the ski resorts along the way with some back country offerings.

Rob and his family will settle in Kelowna in November 2023, where they will be based over the ski season. His eldest child will be completing their instructors course, while the entire family experience what BC and Canada have to offer first hand. Including exploring all the big resorts, hitting the Powder Highway and trying their hand at Cat Skiing, snow shoeing, heli skiing to name a few.

Some exciting changes will evolve in 2023 and Rob is dedicated to providing you with everything you need to know about Canada and planning your perfect vacation.

Founder and Former Owner Sue Thorley

Retired and Living the dream at Big White

Our Australian founder former owner, Sue Thorley, first skied the powder laden slopes of British Columbia’s best ski resorts in 2002, taking her family to Big White. Fast forward to today, Sue lead her expert team of snow travel advisors from Stonebridge at Big White, for 20 years. Booking Big White ski vacations for clients from around the globe.

She received her CSIA Level 2 Canadian Ski Instructors certification, achieved on the slopes of Big White, and calls Big White her Canadian winter home – if you need anything or anyone in Big White and beyond, then ask “Lady Mayoress”!

Sue built a network of local partners in Big White, Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley, which Rob and his team at Stonebridge at Big White continue to access for every aspect of your snow holiday.

Sue Thorley

Sue was passionate about sharing her mountain knowledge with guests looking for the best powder stashes, groomers and gladed trees. Oh, and she knows the local vineyards too – her exclusive winter wine dinners were a must do during a ski vacation.

In 2016, Sue decided to ‘share the love and knowledge’ of more Canadian ski resorts she knows and skis, and expanded her travel agency, establishing Ski Holidays and Tours.

After 20 years our founder Sue Thorley, has now retired to live the dream, skiing and enjoying winter in Kelowna and the off season on the South Coast of NSW.

The new owner Rob Pollock was hand selected by Sue for his passion for skiing and his dedication to continuing the brand, with the same integrity and trust that Sue achieved during her career. So you can be confident that you will receive the same quality service, communication and reputation with Rob, that you have come to expect from us.

Now Rob and his crew book ski vacations to ski resorts across Canada ski vacations across all the resorts in BC and Alberta for first timers, long timers, families, couples and independents looking to experience the famed powder of Big White.

Stonebridge at Big White Ski Resort

Rob and his team at Stonebridge at Big White, are 100% dedicated to helping clients considering Big White Ski Resort for your next vacation destination.

“You have the option to book directly online or contacting us, and we will do it all for you.” he says.

Contact the team for your Canada ski and snowboard vacation.

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