Sunday, March 20, 2011

Big White

Big White Trail Map

Big White is located in Kelowna, British Columbia. With 118 marked runs and a vertical drop of 2,550 ft there is enough exciting terrain for skiers of all levels to explore. Approximately 74% of the terrain is rated intermediate level and above, but there are still plenty of runs for beginners. Big White is known for its deep powder, and the mountain receives an average of over 25 ft of snow per year.

As I have recommended in nearly every blog, I will once again suggest you stay on the hill. Big White has a large village at its base, with hotels, condos and cabins available for rent. By staying in the village you will have easy access to the mountain and also the beautiful village.

Big White Terrain

Two areas that I highly recommend you ski are Sun Rype Bowl and Parachute Bowl. These are both feature challenging high alpine skiing, but are usually filled with boot high powder which makes them extremely fun to ski. For beginners I recommend trying out Kalina’s Rainbow. This run will allow you to get a taste of high alpine, without the steapness.

The village at Big White is smaller than other ski villages in B.C., but still has a lot to offer. With over 18 restaurants, bars and cafes there is something for everyone. Two of my personal favourites are Cecil’s Perogies and Globe Café and Tapas Bar. Both of these restaurants offer affordable and delicious food. For après and night life you MUST try Snowshoe Sam’s. Voted Canada’s #1 Ski Bar by Ski Canada Magazine this is where all the action happens after the ski day is over.

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Happy skiing!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't been snowboarding or skiing in a few years, but its definitely something I want to get back into, especially to get through the long winters. I've never been to B.C., but your posts and pictures really intrigue me to travel there next winter! Thanks Kim