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20 Big White Photos To Inspire A Visit To The Ski Resort

20 Big White Photos to Inspire a Visit to the Ski Resort

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.” It offers loads to do on and off the mountain as you’ll see in the 20 Big White photos.

I have visited Big White three times now and marvel at how much there is to do off the mountain. The Big White photos will give you an idea of the breadth of what you can do – and just how kid-friendly the resort is.

Big White is located in the Okanagan and easily reached from the Kelowna Airport via a 45 minute shuttle. In 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
The incredible snow ghosts are in abundance up high on the mountain
The incredible snow ghosts are in abundance up high on the mountain
The views are fabulous on the bluebird days
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
Big White offers loads of off mountain adventures
Big White offers loads of off mountain adventures
Big White does an amazing job catering to families
Big White does an amazing job catering to families
There's a great big rink with room for everyone to enjoy
There’s a great big rink with room for everyone to enjoy
 Wonderful cross-country skiing on about 15 kilometres of trails
Wonderful cross-country skiing on about 15 kilometres of trails
Cute warming hut for snowshoers and cross-country skiers
Cute warming hut for snowshoers and cross-country skiers
Sleigh rides are the most popular non-skiing activity
Sleigh rides are the most popular non-skiing activity
Snowshoers and cross-country skiers both enjoy this landscape
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
Big White photos showcasing the range of kid-friendly activities at the ski resort
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

Further reading on outdoor adventures in winter in BC

Click on the photo to bookmark to your Pinterest boards.

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

Thanks to SnowSeekers and Big White for making this trip possible.

 

Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam is a Calgary based writer, author, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 61,000 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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