About Big White - Located in the Monashee Mountains, Big White Ski Resort is a premier skiing destination touted as one of Canada's largest totally ski in/ski out resorts. With its abundant snowfalls and pleasant weather, this is where you’ll find the famously fluffy champagne powder. Locals call it “hero snow” as it turns beginners into pros! The mountain summit is at 7,608 ft with a vertical drop of 2,549 ft and has 118 runs served by 16 lifts. Whether you’re planning a ski vacation or want to do some hiking/biking in the summer, Owner Direct can provide accommodations, like chalet rentals, to suit every style and budget. Staying in vacation rentals that have ski-in/ski-out access close to the village is an excellent way to experience the area with your family. When you rent with Owner Direct, you’ll get to enjoy the comfort of an actual home after a busy day on the mountain.
Where to Stay & Why - Big White is a fabulous place to stay and there are lots of accommodations that you can book with Owner Direct. Expect complete luxury, spectacular views, and an incredibly well-appointed home. You can choose from different types of lodging like condo rentals, cabins, townhouses, chalet rentals, executive style homes, and more!
Sink down into the comfortable couch and chairs while enjoying a night of popcorn and movies. Chat about your awesome day on the slopes while relaxing in front of the fireplace. There’s a fully equipped kitchen for you to prepare great meals and enjoy in the dining room or breakfast bar. Some owners even provide kitchen staples. Head out to the large deck with a private hot tub while you watch the sunset or just to relax.
Other amenities can include a games room, theatre room, steam room and sauna, cable TV, WiFi, flat screen TV, game consoles, and some even have a computer to use. There also laundry facilities, ski lockers and rack, parking, and more.
What to See & Do - Owner Direct's vacation rentals in Big White locates you amid some of Canada’s most amazing ski slopes the whole family will love! The skiing terrain is easily the favorite of everyone who visits, but aside from that, there’s also snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tubing, ice skating, sleigh rides, and dog sledding. Since Big White is in the Okanagan Valley, there are also non-winter activities such as wine tours, hiking, and mountain biking nearby.
Where to Eat & Drink - There are restaurants, bars, and cafes on the mountain where you can relax and replenish after a long day on the slopes. Black Diamond Bar & Grill serves steak and seafood along mountain vistas. Global Cafe and Tapas Bar has delicious breakfasts, tapas, and tabletop S’mores. Sessions Taphouse & Grill has the best grown-up hot chocolate, and Snowshoe Sam’s host DJs, live bands, and is famous for it's “Gunbarrel Coffee”.
How to Get Here & Getting Around - You can fly into Kelowna International Airport or from Kelowna, follow Highway 33 until you reach Big White Road. You can get around Big White by walking or skiing, but there’s also a free shuttle service on the mountain.
When to Go - The best time to visit is from mid-November through early April where you can enjoy different slopes!
For more information about Big White, check out our travel guide.
For an array of events with games, great prizes, and endless fun off the slopes that locals and visitors alike will love, join Big White’s Weekly Events that is perfect for the whole family! Activities include Family Apres-Ski Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; Trivia Night Thursdays; and Bonfire & Hot Chocolate Fridays. Check out the schedules to help you plan an unforgettable getaway with your loved ones. That's not all - see all the current and upcoming fun you can be a part of on the Big White Ski Resort website.