Big White provides a complimentary service for you to get to know the mountain quickly if this is your first visit, or perhaps you are looking for a group to ski with even if you know the mountain well.
Join the resorts knowledgeable Snow Hosts for a complimentary mountain tour. This is the best and fastest way to get orientated and learn the delights of Big White at the same time.
The Big White Snow Hosts are always welcoming and eager to show off their mountain, and boy can they ski!
For Alpine Skiing and Boarding, the Snow Hosts meet daily in the village at 10:30 am.
The Snow Hosts wear yellow ski jackets for your easy identification.
Snow How Tip:
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!