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20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Big White In Winter

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Not only is Big White Ski Resort one of Canada’s top family friendly ski destinations, it’s been recognized by Vogue as being “Whistler’s smaller and less popular but (just as pretty) sister.”

Big White Ski Resort in BC

Big White is located in the Okanagan and easily reached from the Kelowna Airport via a 45 minute shuttle. This winter if you fly in on West Jet in the morning you can get your first afternoon of skiing free by showing your boarding pass at the ticket window.

You get the full mountain experience at Big White. The skiing and boarding is mostly on easy to moderate runs with plenty of choice – 118 runs to be exact. The snow here is famous, both for its abundance and its fluffiness. Not to be missed on the top of the mountain are the wildly shaped snow ghosts.

There’s just as much to do off the mountain. Climb a 60 foot tower of ice, go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, play a game of shinny. Families will love both the tubing and sleigh rides.

You won’t need a car once you make it to Big White. Everything is within walking distance – including 6 ° Bistro – one of the many excellent restaurants and one that comes Vogue approved. Look for loads of BC wines and local beers wherever you go. When it comes to accommodation there’s something to suit all budgets. I stayed at the White Crystal Inn, conveniently located beside Lara’s Gondola- the free lift that takes you to the Adventure Centre.

For further reading check out The Big White Full Mountain Experience on SnowSeekers.

For a taste of what’s in store when you visit Big White, check out these 20 photos.

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Skiing the powder is so much fun

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

The incredible snow ghosts are in abundance up high on the mountain

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

The views are fabulous on the bluebird days

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Looking for a way through the trees

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Big White offers loads off off mountain adventures

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Big White does an amazing job catering to families

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

There’s a great big rink with room for everyone to enjoy

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Wonderful cross-country skiing on about 15 kilometres of trails

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Cute warming hut for snowshoers and cross-country skiers

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Sleigh rides are the most popular non-skiing activity

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Snowshoers and cross-country skiers both enjoy this landscape

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

The beauty of the Big White adventure area

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

When you’re snowshoeing don’t forget to look up

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

On a bluebird day Big White is an especially spectacular place to snowshoe

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Big White’s 60 foot tall ice climbing tower

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Kids are welcome to try the ice climbing tower

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

Fly to Kelowna on WestJet; then show your boarding pass on the day you arrive in exchange for a free lift ticket for the rest of the day

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

The Village Centre at Big White (VCM) is where it all happens – food, ticketing, rentals

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in Winter

You can see right to the restaurants at Big White. The resort is becoming a “foodie” haven

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Big White in WinterThanks to SnowSeekers and Big White for making this trip possible.

Have you visited any ski resorts in British Columbia?

Leigh McAdam

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta
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Leigh McAdam is a Calgary based writer, author, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 57,000 followers. Her blog: HikeBikeTravel is frequently cited as one of the top travel and outdoor adventure blogs in Canada.

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

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