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Kelowna’s bravest tackle Mudd, Sweat and Tears at Big White Ski Resort

Credit: Big White Ski Resort

Lots of cheering for the 319 racers who tore up the hill at Big White this weekend as the 2018, Mudd, Sweat & Tears Kelowna ran participants through an 8km obstacle course. Racers faced a series of fun obstacles like climbing over a net, crawling through mud underneath barbed wire, swimming through a pond and climbing up a steep wooden feature and down the other side among others.

World’s largest indoor snow park taking shape in Abu Dhabi.

The world's largest indoor snow park taking shape.

Due for completion in 2020. Designed and promoted as an “enchanted world”, the park will include slides, sledding, zorbing, and tubing,

Mission Hill Winery Founder honoured

Anthony von Mandl, the owner of West Kelowna’s Mission Hill Family Estate, can now add the Canadian Wine Industry’s Award of Distinction to his Order of Canada and Order of British Columbia.Mission Hill Family Winery - iconic vineyard located in West Kelowna, BC

The wine tycoon was chosen for the industry’s highest award for his 40 years of visionary work in making the Okanagan a world-class wine and tourism region.

Mission Hill Family Winery – iconic vineyard located in West Kelowna, BC

Hello Summer, hello snow.  Big White woke up to a dusting of Snow on July 2, 2018. Plans for Canada Day holiday mountain bikers and hikers across the resort were put on hold temporarily due to the unseasonal dusting of snow.  The unexpected wintery conditions had all of Canada talking.   Global TV   Kelowna News

Summer snowfall stops Bullet Chair - July 2, 2018

Summer snowfall stops Bullet Chair – July 2, 2018

Air Canada to fly Brisbane-Vancouver with Boeing 787 from June 2016

Air Canada will begin direct Boeing 787 flights between Vancouver and Brisbane from June 2016. The non-stop service will initially run three days a week, although Air Canada says it intends to boost this to the more desirable daily schedule “subject to obtaining the necessary government approvals”.

Beginning on June 17 2016, flight AC35 will leave Vancouver at 11.45pm every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, to reach Brisbane at 7.15am two days later.

The AC36 return leg will be wheels up from Brisbane at 10.40am on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, arriving into Vancouver at 7.15am the same day.

The service would cut the travel time between the two cities by five hours.

Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu said the new Brisbane route was part of the airline’s strategic international expansion and would complement its daily service to Sydney.

“The new Brisbane route increases our presence in the Asia-Pacific market at a time when trade and travel in the region and between North America is growing, with a further boost expected from the Trans-Pacific Partnership now under negotiation,” he said.

“The operating economics of the Dreamliner together with the support from the Queensland government and Brisbane Airport have enabled us to launch the only year-round flights between Brisbane and Canada.”

Big White Opens Early

Big White Ski Resort has opened the 2013-14 season early on Saturday 16 th November 2013 after outstanding early snowfalls.

Snow accumulation since the start of November is already 127 cm. Plan your December visit to Big White now and contact us for booking availability. 

Aussie $ holds value against Canadian currency in volatile FX market

The Australian dollar continues to hold its value against the Canadian dollar, when compared to the recent strengthening of the US $. More

Air Canada Airfare Deals available

Super Early Bird airfare specials with Air Canada are available  from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Vancouver, return, economy class:

$2,168 including tax for departures 17 Jan 14 – 31 Jan 14

$1,832 including tax for departures 1 Feb 14 – 31 Mar 14

Add-ons:  Economy class Kelowna/Kamloops add $45.

Book and pay within 14 days of booking and no later than 18 June 2013. All airfares are subject to availability, and quoted in AUD, inclusive of taxes. Conditions apply.

Contact us today for assistance.

Big White Ski Resort Snow Season 2012-13 Ends on a Stella High

Big White Ski Resort, BC Canada, closes its lifts this weekend for the 2012-13 season culminating in a stellar season for the resort and achieving one of the best snowfall years on record.

The numbers at the close of the final day (14 April 2013) speak for themselves;

Total season snow accumulation 889 cm/ 350″

Alpine snow base 348 cm/ 137″

Village snow base 242 cm/ 95″

With 2012-13 snowfall accumulation at Big White Ski Resort of 889 cm this goes down as the second top season since records have been collated from 1981-82. More