Big WhiteBig White Ski Resort, usually referred to as Big White, is a Canadian ski resort 56 km (35 mi) southeast of Kelowna, in the Central Okanagan area of the Okanagan/Shuswap Valley in British Columbia interior. It is the third largest resort in British Columbia after Whistler (also known as Whistler-Blackcomb), and one of the larger resorts in North America.
By carBig White Ski Resort is 56 km (35 mi) southeast of Kelowna, the largest city in the Okanagan Valley.
- From Kelowna, follow Highway 33 for 32 km (20 mi) until you reach Big White Road. Another 24 km (15 mi) and you will arrive in the main village.
- From Vancouver, BC - 438 km (273 mi) - 4½ hrs via Hwy 97C
- From Seattle, Washington - 553 km (345 mi) - 6 hrs via Hwy 97C
- From Spokane, Washington - 453 km (238 mi) - 4½ hrs via Hwy 395
- From Silver Star Ski Resort - 130 km (59 mi) - 2 hrs via Hwy 97 / 33
By airYou can fly into Kelowna International Airport, then drive from there (see above).
See and do
Aside from the amazing ski hills, there is a lot to do at Big White. Big White is known for its winter sports, including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tubing, ice skating, sleigh rides and dog sledding. Since Big White is in the Okanagan Valley, there are many non-winter activities to take part in, such as winery tours, hiking and mountain biking.
phone: +1 250 491-1716Features regular wine tastings and events. Reservations recommended.
Kettle Valley Steakhouse and Wine BarRide the gondola to Happy Valley for delectable cuisine, relaxed surroundings, and a stylish wine bar offering Okanagan wines.
Swiss BearOpen for breakfast, lunch and dinner. European cuisine and delicious fondues.
Frank's Chinese Laundry RestaurantChinese dining with a lunchtime buffet.
The Copper Kettle GrillOpen for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Underground PizzeriaPizza for eat-in or take-out. Delivery is also available.
Ridge Rocket CaféServing hearty breakfasts, daily homemade soups, fresh salads & baked goods, burgers and fries.
Gem Lake CaféCoffee, fresh sandwiches and baked goods.
Raakel's Ridge PubRaakel's Ridge Pub and Coltino's Ristorante. Ski in/ski out location at Big White Ski Resort.
Snowshoe Sam'sSam's has great pub atmosphere. Meals, après ski, games, DJ entertainment and live bands. The dining room is upstairs and features a big stone fireplace, superb food and the famous 'Gunbarrel Coffee' show.
Loose Moose Café and BarA fun atmosphere for the whole family. During the day the Loose Moose is the café which offers a variety of coffees, and pastries. In the evening, it's a family friendly restaurant that offers a full kids menu and nightly entertainment.
Snow Ghost LoungeLive entertainment on weekends.
Blarney StoneIrish food, this bar has an inviting and friendly atmosphere.
- Big White vacation rentals in the ski resort
phone: +1 250-765-7920address: 7470 Porcupine RdA ski-in, ski-out location in the heart of the Big White Village. Open during the ski season - closes early April.
address: 5335 Big White RoadIn the heart of the resort with beautiful views of the village. An outdoor hot tub, the Black Diamond Bar & Grill, free underground parking, and day spa. Each unit has standard features including gas fireplace, microwave, mini-fridge and in-room safes.