While the kids play pond hockey in the mid-mountain village, powder hounds seek freshies among the snow ghosts in the glades. In the backcountry, cross-country skiers wind along endless trails from the ski-in, ski-out at area resorts.
"It's so soft", says a newly arrived Australian couple in unison as they touch snow for the first time in their lives at Big White Ski Resort. Magical snow - the dry, fluffy, soft-as-marshmallows variety is part of the thrill of a visit to this mountain.
Baldy is located on the south side of Mount Baldy in South Okanagan, just north of the Canada-US border. Baldy has a base elevation of 5,650 feet above sea level, which is 2,000 feet below the mountain peak.
Jingle bells on two eager Clydesdales chimed as we slid through the snow on our way to a warming hut for brunch. “It’s a winter wonderland!” says a young guest who was staying at Big White with her family.