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 powderhounds.com 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.
Featured photo: bigwhite.com