Big White Ski Resort Historical Snowfall Data

Confirms Reliable Snowfall, Every Year

Current season (as at February 15, 2020)

While British Columbia, and resorts in the Okanagan in particular, always receive plentiful snow each winter, the current 2019/20 season has been spectacular. The early period of the season from opening day to mid-December was normal. By the 16th December regular snow falls provided Big White Ski Resort with accumulation of 165cm and an alpine base of 109cm.

By the 14th January 2020 that result had ballooned to 459cm accumulation and the alpine base was 262cm. Well ahead of averages for that period. It did not slow down. By 31st January the accumulation was 561cm and the alpine base was 291cm.

December and January combined, delivered very happy visitors 464cm accumulation. That’s about 60% more than the long-term 38 year average for these two months combined at Big White.

The good news is the season is not over. The first 15 days of February delivered 111cm more accumulation, well ahead of the long-term full month average for February of 100cm. By the 15th February the accumulation total was 672cm and the alpine base breached 300cm.

There are good signs of regular accumulation continuing through to the end of the season in April. Mother nature has been very good to the Okanagan region this season and in particular Big White Ski Resort.

With this much cover there is plenty of time to enjoy the excellent conditions before the season ends. Easter at Big White Ski Resort could be the ideal spring ski vacation. Book now.

The highest recorded accumulations since records were collated in 1981-82 are:

1998-99   962 cm

2015-16   946cm

2012-13   889 cm

1996-97   887 cm

2001-02   871 cm

2017-18   859 cm  — the resort saw snow on 96 days out of the 136 days of the season. The biggest one day snowfall was 38cm (15 inches).


Such results however are not surprising considering the historical snowfall consistency the mountain is renowned for.

The snowfall and snow base records from the last 38 seasons illustrate why the mountain is called Big White and reinforces why this ski resort, near Kelowna, BC, Canada, has earned such an enviable reputation for reliable champagne powder snow, every season.

Accumulation Data and trends

Monthly Snow Accummulation Data and trends


While the result for this last season has been outstanding, records over the last 5 years, last 10 years and right across the last 30+ years demonstrate Big White turns on great snowfall with a high degree of certainty year in year out.  Few other snow resorts enjoy such a high level of snow reliability.

Big White Ski Resort and Stonebridge Lodge Resort are the safe snow bet for international skiers, especially those that have to plan well ahead to secure air travel. Coupled with the very attractive Canadian Dollar exchange rate; genuine ski/in ski/out accommodation in the heart of the village; Stonebridge Lodge at Big White is the place to book now for next season. Contact us for more information.