Jan 21, 2022: “Snowboarded one day in January 2022. Bought my pass online two days before (save 25% when doing so, highly recommend!) I parked in the Black Forest parking lot which was nearly empty at 8:30. Pass pickup is easy...scan the QR code at the machine and it spits out the card.
I never penalize anyone in a review if the conditions aren't great on the day of my visit...it was a near white-out at higher levels, which I'm told is not uncommon here, however, the trails aren't very well marked. They could learn a thing or two from Whistler (also famous for marginal visibility) and their system of keeping the orange signs on your left and the green signs on your right if you can't see very well. This place also has a lot of rolling terrain, which can catch you off-guard...just about went full send at least once or twice! It hadn't snowed here in a few days, but the green and blue runs were all nicely groomed.
I did find better conditions over on the Gem Lake Express, albeit a bit too late in the day. At 2:45 I had to start finding my way back to the other side and the Black Forest parking lot. Still, at 712m, it offers some of the most vertical runs out of any resort in Canada, and I managed to knock out 7 laps over there. A must-visit on a powder day.
The village is massive with all the amenities and food/entertainment options you could ever want. I would recommend ponying up the extra money and getting accommodations here (not staying in Penticton like I did...2 hour drive later) I'd also recommend going there with someone who knows the hill as I found the layout and lift system a little confusing.
I will be coming back here (but with my clear goggles next time.)” 0
Jan 14, 2022: “This is an amazing ski resort My Family and I have been to this resort Since 2009. The dinning is the best with 5 star food quality. Staff are kind and amazing, Knowing one of the staff does make the experience a bit better with lower prices but over all this is the best resorts. Come on big white and stay amazing!” 1
Jan 7, 2022: “Our family trip to Big White Ski Resort checked all the boxes! The flight from Toronto to Kelowna was easy, the Big White shuttle service greeted us at the airport and brought us right to our ski in/out condo on the mountain. Even after Air Canada lost our luggage, the Big White Central Reservations team was there to save the day! They worked with the airport luggage team and our bags arrived hours later so we could experience the amazing snow conditions that first day.
Although it was a busy Christmas season at the resort, the lift lines were minimal, but the village was always buzzing with activity. Skiers taking a latte break while admiring the Okanogan views, parents dropping off kids at ski school, and people shopping for the famous Big White toques - which was a must for our kids who will wear them proudly at school back in Toronto.
The fun filled days on the slopes ended with relaxing soaks in the hot tub or a game of pool in the condo common room, while our kids, with their endless energy, hit the skating rink and the tube park in the evenings.
The worst part of our trip was leaving, but we’ll be back!” 2