Big White Ski Resort

Getting There

Big White is 56 km (35 miles) southeast of Kelowna, the largest city in the heart of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley wine country. National, international and regional flights from all major cities fly into Kelowna’s International Airport, where a short 55 minute shuttle gets you to the resort.

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56 km (35 miles) from Kelowna to Village Centre. East/southeast of Kelowna from Hwy 97 via Hwy 33 and Big White Road.

45 km (30 miles) from Kelowna to the Westridge base.

Shuttle available from Kelowna Airport.

Mountain Stats & Facts

Winter Hours of Operation:

Mid-November to mid-April

Day Skiing: 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Night Skiing: 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday

*Night Skiing times vary at different times of the season

Average Snowfall: 750 cm (24.5 ft) average   

Lifts: 16

Total Uphill Capacity: 28,000 skiers per hour - 20 million Vertical Transport Feet (VTF) per hour   

Total Terrain: 7,355 acres (3,052 hectares)

  • Patrolled Area: 2,765 acres (1,147 hectares)

  • Groomed Area: 905 acres (367 hectares)

  • Alpine and Glades: 1,525 acres (618 hectares)

  • Western Canada’s Largest Resort Night Skiing Area: 38 acres (15 hectares)   

Terrain Difficulty:

  • 18% Beginner

  • 54% Intermediate

  • 22% Expert

  • 6% Extreme

Longest Run: 7.2 km (4.5 miles) - Around the World Route - it runs from the top of the T-Bar to Bottom of Gem Lake


  • Summit: 2,319 m (7,606 ft)

  • Village Centre: 1,755 m (5,757 ft)

  • Westridge Base: 1,508 m (4,950 ft)  

Vertical Rise/Drop: 777 m (2,550 ft)  

Runs: 118 Designated Trails (total of 105 km/65 miles of marked runs 

Number of Parks/Pipes: 1 TELUS Park

Boarder/Skier-Cross course that can be tuned up to run regional, national, and World Cup events

Beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced lanes combined with rails and jumps

Nordic Skiing:

Big White offers 25 km (15.5 miles) of incredible Nordic trails groomed with state of the art grooming equipment for both skate and classic technique   


Big White's Tot Town Day Care is unique, exciting and filled with activities and adventures. Children are kept busy with a mixture of indoor play and (weather permitting) outdoor activities. The Tot Town Daycare is for children aged 18 months to 5 years.   


3 Village Hotels

25 Condo/Town Home Complexes

244 Vacation Homes and Luxury Cabins

1 Ski-in ski-out Youth Hostel   


Ski Dazzle Ski Shop is in The Village Centre Mall and carries a wide range of clothing, equipment and souvenirs

The Village Rider located downstairs in the Village Centre Mall features an array of snowboards, snowboard paraphernalia and trendy styles

Down Under gift shop situated on the lower level of the Village Centre Mall carries an eclectic array of knick knacks

Mountain Gear Specialist located in the Whitefoot Lodge above the grocery store, offers special gifts and Big White memorabilia   

Restaurants and Bars:

Full array of facilities ranging from cafeterias to fine dining. A total of 17 restaurants, cafes and delis, which includes 8 lounges/bars.

Entertainment and nightlife includes regular après-ski with live bands in bars and pubs.

Ski and Snowboard School:

Over 100 qualified instructors. Ski, snowboard, telemark; Private and group lessons. Special improvement camps; Kids Ski School voted #1 in Canada; Ladies Day, 50+ day; Recreational race camps; TELUS Park Flight School & Heavy Metal Shops.   

Snow Hosts:

Complimentary ski, snowboard and cross country mountain tours offered by our Snow Hosts. Snow Hosts meet daily in the village at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.   


  • NEW! Ice Climbing Tower
  • Mega Snow Coaster tube park
  • Snowmobile tours
  • Mini Z children's snowmobiles
  • Ice Skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Dog Sledding
  • Horse drawn sleigh rides
  • Silver Star day trips
  • Cross country skiing
  • Spas: Elevation Village Spa and Beyond Wrapture
  • Fireworks
  • Family events, carnivals   


  • General/Deli/Liquor Store
  • ATM
  • Lockers
  • Internet access
  • Rental shop
  • Ski and board repair shop    

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Big White Trail Map

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Big White Nordic Trail Map

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Big White Village Map

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