Big White opening day just around the corner

Big White opening day just around the corner

By Brandon Smith

For ski and board enthusiasts in the Okanagan, the best time of the year is just around the corner.

“The Okanagan Champagne Powder is here, and we are ready to kick off the 2018/2019 winter season! The Ridge Rocket will spin at 8:45am on Thursday, November 22nd. Come and celebrate with us!” – Big White Website

The hill will be opening 2 lifts, as well as Laura’s Gondola on their earliest opening day in the last 3 years.

The current alpine snow base of the hill is sitting at 67 cm, with a season total snowfall of 99 cm. Last season Big White saw 855 cm of champagne powder, the highest total since 2015.

“We’ll be celebrating Opening Day with a party at the bottom of the Ridge Rocket Express. You can look forward to music, FREE hot chocolate and lots of giveaways. Loose and Lucy Moose will also be around to welcome you all back to Big White. Join us from 8:30am- 10:00am!” – Big White Website

Big White is situated an hour from downtown Kelowna, off Highway 33. The hill is rated in the top 3 of best overall resorts in Canada, along with top 3 in child friendly.

If you’re unfamiliar with the hill, click here to see Big White’s Top 10 Reasons to visit.

Besides skiing and boarding, Big White also features Canada’s highest skating rink, tubing, and Canada’s biggest fully ski-in, ski-out resort village.

For more information on daily and seasonal lift tickets click here.

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I am 19 years old, born and raised in Kelowna, BC. I currently attend UBC and am in the progress of completing my International Relations Degree with the intention of earning a Master’s in Journalism. My sports background extends into my childhood; I began playing hockey at 4 years old and played competitively until I was 18. I have also spent a large portion of my life playing competitive golf, baseball, football, and soccer as well as other sports recreationally. I have been working for BC Hockey as an official for 8 years and I continue to do so, reffing levels as high up to AAA Midget. For Canucks fans, I write a blog which follows the team. You can find my page by clicking the link here. As a journalist my goal is to provide readers with passionate, opinionated and statistically backed content with the hopes of sharing my appreciation of sports with you.


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