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This is a great service, and everyone should sign up for the free mountain snow host tour when you arrive at Big White Ski Resort. Having a trail map is one thing, but having your own mountain guide is really the best.

Each and every morning join the resort’s Snow Hosts for a complimentary 90-minute mountain tour. Most of these great folk are local volunteers, and have skied this mountain for years. They know this ski hill, and boy they can ski! It is the best and fastest way to get orientated and learn the delights of Big White.

And best of all, it’s free!

For Alpine Skiing and Boarding, the Snow Hosts meet daily in the village at 10:30 am.

Look for the Snow Hosts in their bright yellow ski jackets, and their welcoming smile. This is truly a great way to spend your first day at Big White.

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We’ve heard there is a free mountain guide service at Big White?

So, if you’re one of those map-challenged people and would like to really learn the mountain and where all the fresh powder is hidden, then you’re welcome to join one of the free Snow Host tours.

Look for this Snow Host Meeting Place sign in the main village.

Carlan and Lin Silha are two members of the Snow Hosts team who have been doing this for more than a decade. We’ve had the pleasure of skiing Big White with Carlan and boy does he know this mountain inside out. He’s an avid skier and wonderful ambassador for Big White. “I love meeting all the international people,” said Carlan.

Read more about Carlan Silha, who has been a Big White Snow Host for more than 20 years.

One of their favorite things to do is take people off the runs to explore the powder in the trees. “In Europe, you can’t ski in the trees and have to ski on the runs, so for our European guests, they’re thrilled to ski through the Enchanted Forest,” said Carlan.

Guests are divided into groups according to ability or families who want to stick together can usually do so with their own Snow Host, so we recommend you arrive at least 5 to 10 minutes ahead of time. It’s also a great option for those who already know the mountain but would love some company.

You never know, you just might discover somewhere new to play!