BIG WHITE RESORT
Canadas Largest Ski In/Out Resort
It really was a no-brainer for us to choose Big White Ski Resort as one of our course destinations.
If it's for fantastic snow, don’t look any further than Big White! “It’s the snow” is the Resort motto and it lives up to the name with an average 750cm (24.5ft) of beautiful powder falling annually. The amazing, dry powder is legendary and was awarded “Best Powder” by Ski Canada Magazine!
Big White is located in the heart of Interior BC with easy fly-in access from anywhere in the world. While riding the lift’s at Big White you are guaranteed to hear people exchanging stories about the epic run they’ve just had and the fresh powder snow they found. Big White is a ski through, ski-in, ski-out resort, meaning you can ski or board to the door of everything, including restaurants and bars.
Big White is uniquely blessed with sunny weather, dry powder and a mild average temperature of -5C (23 F). With 118 runs fanning from the summit, 2,565 acres of skiable terrain, and 16 lifts, there‘s a great selection of terrain for everyone with deep powder bowls, wide-open glades, and great fall-line cruising.
Chairlift banter tells you all about a mountain. Get ready to hear: "What a place!" "Softest snow we have ever ripped in!" "You don't get snow like this in Europe!".
It's The Snow
Snow Rehab ski and snowboard instructor and improvement courses are run at Big White for many reasons. The resort is situated in the middle of BC's interior with some of the most amazing Powder Cat skiing and heli-skiing located a short drive away. This can only mean one thing…yip, the snow fall is super light and record deep so your time at Big White will be one of the best experiences of your life. Big White is Canada's 2nd largest resort, it is Canada’s largest ski-in, ski-out resort, and it is one of Canada's best kept secrets outside of the country. Shhhhh, only tell your best friends!
The village has a variety of bars, restaurants and shops giving you plenty to choose from, or you can hop onto the shopping shuttle down to Kelowna (population 130,000) to explore the shopping malls and an awesome selection of dining and entertainment options. Now that you know Kelowna is there…enough about that, cause you're mostly interested in that true winter resort experience, right?
And speaking from experience, one thing we can tell you is that when you are in a ski resort for the whole winter, you don't want to wait in lift lines. But, due to Big White being somewhat of a secret outside of Canada, you won't have to worry about that. And, on those days when the resort is a bit busy, you will have instructors to give you lift line priority – another bonus! Elsewhere on this site, Snow Rehab promises more time on snow, and we mean that! No lift lines means more time on snow. Now in saying that, will you be able to cope with all the mileage and pleasure this place is going to bring you? Tree runs are unlimited, skiing amongst the snow ghosts is magical and unique, there are a couple large bowls and some cliffs if you're feeling up to it. Have we mentioned the snow? Yeah, it's deep!. In fact, 2011 finished with a 3 ½ meter base, …oh yeah and let's not forget the large variety of perfectly groomed on-piste terrain to practice for the other stuff!
Big White Accomodation
All of this terrain is easily accessible from all Snow Rehab accommodations. Imagine never having to take your ski's or snowboard off until you walk through your door at the end of the day. No walking up hills with your gear or jumping on and off a bus, waiting in line-ups for transport etc. If that sounds appealing then we've got the accommodation at Big Whites dialled. Let's just say you can take your gear off at the door, walk into the condo, switch on a warm fire, and crank on the tunes before slipping into the hot tub! Not for you? Stop reading! Ok, ok, keep reading. It just keeps getting better.
Big White Activities
As wonderful as hot tubs are, you don't want to soak for the whole winter as you may just shrivel right up. Instead, Big White has a huge amount of activities and events going on in and around the village. You'll enjoy weekly firework displays, rail jams and other events up at the Telus Terrain Park. Discover your dream skis or board with demos throughout the winter. And, you don't have to find yourself in an apres bar every night either, because you could be on the outdoor ice rink, snowmobiling through forests and powder bowls, ice climbing, snowshoeing and much more. The options will keep you entertained whether you are on one of Snow Rehabs long or one of our short courses.
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