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Big White

Big White Ski Resort Guide

Big White, Canada

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,290m
Resort Height1,760m
 Nearest AirportsKelowna and Penticton
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Big White

The Canadian ski resort of Big White is at an altitude of 1,760m.


Big White has direct access to 112 marked pistes, served by a total of 13 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,760m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,290m, snow cover is generally reliable.


Big White offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Big White is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Big White.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Prudance Bowl'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Big White?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm, expected on 25 October, with around 18cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Big White

Ski Area Stats

Big White Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Big White Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,290m
Resort Altitude (Big White)1,760m
Lowest Piste1,510m
Max Vertical780m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Big White
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Big White?

This ski resort is in Kootenay Boundary E, Kootenay Boundary, Canada.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Big White is Kelowna, 59 minutes drive away.

Penticton airport is also within three hours drive.

Kelowna is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 13 ski lifts are able to uplift 234,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 1km of ski runs, with 2 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Big White open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Big White, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Big White Tourist Office for the latest.

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