Southeast of Kelowna, the Big White Ski Resort is well known for plenty of epic powder. The ski area has 118 runs spread across 2,765 acres that are served by 12 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,550 feet. In addition, there are 1,500 acres of gladed terrain to explore.
The Gem Lake side of the ski area is quieter with fewer tourists and has more advanced terrain to ride. For freestylers, the Telus Terrain Park is worth checking out and has a halfpipe.
To reach the snowboarding at the Big White Ski Resort from Kelowna, follow SR33 to the turn off for Big White Road. It is a 39 mile drive from Kelowna to the ski area. If you are coming from the Kelowna airport, there is an airport shuttle to the resort.
Overall, Big White Ski Resort is the 9th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 27 snowboarding resorts in British Columbia.
Local Contacts: Big White Ski Resort (250) 765-3101; British Columbia Visitors (800) 435-5622; Canadian Tourism (800) 577-2266
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Difficult
Base Camp: Urban Retreat Hostel, Big White
Luxury Loding: Stonebridge Lodge, Big White; Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna
Breakfast Restaurant: Beanos Coffee, Big White; Pulp Fiction, Kelowna
Reference Source: click here http://www.bigwhite.com/
GPS: 49.716905, -118.932753
Date Published: 1/5/2016
Date Updated: 12/20/2017
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