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Page Title: Big White Ski Resort Kelowna, British Columbia
Page Synopsis: An overview of Big White Ski Resort Kelowna, British Columbia.

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Big White Ski Resort
PO Box 2039 Stn. R
Kelowna, B.C. Canada
Phone: (250) 765-3101
Fax: (250) 765-8200

1. Length of Season
Late November to Mid April
2. Annual Snowfall
750cm (294" or 24.5ft avg.)
3. Lifting System
15 Lifts
1 - 8 Passenger High Speed Gondola (Happy Valley Gondola)
4 - 4 Passenger High Speed Chairs (Ridge Rocket, Village Bullet, Black Forest, Gem Lake)
1 - 4 Passenger Beginner Chair (Plaza Chair)
1 - 3 Passenger Chair (Powder Chair)
3 - 2 Passenger Chair (Falcon Chair, Terrain Park, The Cliff)
1 - T-bar (Summit T-bar)
1 - Children's Magic Carpet
1 - Beginners' Handle Tow
2 - Tubing Lifts (Mega Snow Coaster)
4. Total Uphill Capacity
25,400 Skiers per hour
5. Terrain
Resort Area: 7,355 acres (3,052 hectares)
Patrolled Area: 2,765 acres (1,147 hectares)
Alpine and Glades: 1,525 acres (905 hectares)
Western Canada's Largest Resort Night Skiing Area.
7. Mega Snow Coaster
10 Acres (4.5 hectares) Canada's Larger Resort Tube Park.
8. Elevation
Summit: 2,319m (7,606ft)
Village Centre: 1,755m (5,760ft)
Gem Lake Base: 1,508m (4,950ft)
9. Vertical Drop
777m (2,550ft)
10. Runs
118 Designated Trails
27 Unnamed Trails
18% Beginner, 56% Intermediate, 26% Expert
Longest Run: 7.2 km (4.5 miles) - Top of Tbar to Bottom of Gem Lake
11. Accommodation
4 Village Hotels
25 Condo/Town Home Complexes
244 Vacation Home and Luxury Cabins
2 Ski-in / Ski-out Youth Hostels
12. Food and Beverage
17 Restaurants, Cafes and Deli's
8 Bars and Lounges
13. Automatic Banking Machines and Credit Cards
There are several ATM machines at Big White connected to the world's largest Debit Card network. Most cards are accepted, however if you use your Visa credit card to access your cash account, we advise you to check with your bank to ensure that it supports the Canadian Banking Standards network. We recommend you travel with more than one form of credit and/or access to cash and traveler’s cheques can readily be cashed at our ticket office with appropriate identification.

Big White Ski Resort Winter Activities

1. Snow Host Mountain Tours 
Explore our impressive terrain with your friends and family, or join one of our legendary Snow hosts as they guide you on a complimentary mountain tour. They know the mountain better than anyone! Tours leave from outside the Village Centre Mall at 9:15am and 1:15pm every day. 
2. Mega SnowCoaster
Experience North America's largest resort tubing park. Located in Happy Valley, just a short gondola ride from the village centre.
3. Helicopter Services
A variety of thrilling helicopter tours are available. Take a scenic helicopter tour of Big White and marvel at the spectacular panoramic vistas of Big white and the picturesque Monashee Ranges. An inter-resort heli-shuttle is also available to nearby Silver Star Mountain Resort - the first of it's kind in North America. Shuttles are also available to and from the Kelowna International Airport and to renowned Okanagan wineries. It's an experience you will never forget.

4. Ice Skating
Big White's outdoor ice skating rink is located at Happy Valley. Great for all ages and all members of the family. Skate rental is available from downstairs in the Happy Valley Daylodge. 
5. Kids' Snowmobile Track 
Big White offers a mini snowmobile track so that even the younger members of the family do not have to miss out on the thrill of riding a snowmobile.
7. Dog Sledding Adventures
Experience the thrill of mushing your own team of dogs through Big White's pristine back country. Dog sledding adventures area available on weekends, and can be booked through the Big White's activity desk in the Village Centre Mall.
8. Night Skiing
Ski under the bright lights of the largest night skiing area in Western Canada. Night skiing operates mid December to early April, Tuesday through Saturday and every night during Christmas, President's Week and Spring Break. Night skiing is free with the purchase of any multi-day lift tickets.
9. Horse Drawn Sleigh Ridges
Enjoy a ride on an old fashioned horse drawn sleigh through Big White's magical village. For more information and bookings visit the Big White Activities Desk.
10. Evening Bonfires
Located in the Village Centre, Mega Snow Coaster and the Happy Valley skating rink, are large wood burning fire pits. Enjoy roasting marshmallows and complimentary hot chocolate at various times throughout the week.
11. Mountain Top Internet
Located at Trappers Crossing, Mountain Top Internet has 10 new high speed internet computers, lap top computer hook-up, photo copying, faxing, and a coffee bar. Digital cameras and digital camera cards will be available for hire. Guests will be able to download photo's from their digital cameras to print and copy onto CD.

12. Snowmobile Tours
Takes guests on guided scenic tours through the forest trails and back country of Big White Ski Resort Ltd. Drive your own snow mobile or double up with a friend. Tours depart daily at 8.30am, 11.00am, 1.30pm and 4pm. Tours are for 1hr, 2hr and 4 hrs including safety gear and hot chocolate. 
13.  Snowshoe Tours
Tour our wooded trails on a 2 hour guided trip departing at 1.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Includes snowshoe rental, light refreshments and interpretive guide.

14. Distinctly Kelowna Tours
Offering four escorted tours that showcase Kelowna’s Art, Wine, Casino, Shopping and Cuisine! Play for the Day; Boutiques; Dine & Wine; Perfect Partners: Wine & Food or Art & Culture. Book early to reserve a seat! 
15. Family Entertainment
Happy Valley & The Village Centre Mall host a range of activities suitable for the entire family including Bingo Nights, Movie Nights, & Family Carnival Night on Thursday and Saturday nights. Check the Weekly Events at the Activities Desk to find out more!

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