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Big White Village Ski Resort Review

Wertu ski expert
May 1, 2024

Big White in British Columbia is a convenient, family-friendly winter paradise. With ski-in, ski-out accessibility, a vast array of activities, and abundant fluffy powder, it's no surprise this resort is often lauded by international press.

Big White Village overview

Stats

4.3
/5
Rating
1760
m
Resort height
2285
m
Summit

KM of slopes

19
Beginners
57
Intermediates
19
Experts
105
Total

Best for

Beginners
Intermediates
Fun
Boarders
Fun
Poor
Families
Couples
Snowparks

Big White Village for beginners

Beginners rating -
19
Perfect
Big White is a beginner's dream come true, with gentle slopes and an emphasis on convenience. The majority of the resort's 105 km of piste is either green or blue, and there's a green run from the top of every chair. The purpose-built village's Tot Town Day Care also ensures that little ones who aren't skiing yet have a place to enjoy.

Big White Village for intermediates

Intermediates rating -
Intermediates
Perfect
Intermediates will find plenty to love here, thanks to the rolling terrain and expertly groomed pistes. About 72 percent of the slopes cater to beginner and intermediate levels, providing a broad range to progress onto. The car-free village design makes transitioning from slope to apr├Ęs ski hassle-free.

Big White Village for advanced

Advanced skiers rating -
Fun
Perfect
While experts might find the resort skewed towards beginners and intermediates, there's still plenty to enjoy. The Cliff area and the runs over at Gem Lake offer some advanced terrain. TELUS Terrain Park also provides some action, especially for freestylers looking to push their limits.

Big White Village for snowboarders

Snowboarders rating -
Boarders
Perfect
The boarder-friendly atmosphere is evident in Big White. TELUS Terrain Park is a haven, with well-graded lines that let you keep going once you start. The Boarder/Skier-Cross course has hosted several high-profile events and offers a fun, competitive experience.

Big White Village for off-pistes

Off-pistes rating -
Fun
Perfect
If you're into off-piste skiing, you're in for a treat with about two-thirds of Big White's terrain left ungroomed. The Cliff area is entirely ungroomed, offering a double black diamond bowl for those who crave a challenge. However, if tree skiing isn't your thing, you might feel a bit limited.

Big White Village for families

Families rating -
Families
Perfect
Big White is basically a playground for kids, both on and off the slopes. Tot Town Day Care keeps the youngest members of the family entertained, and there's even a children-only shop. For family fun, choose from dog sledding, sleigh rides, tubing, and more.

Big White Village apres-ski

Apres-ski rating -
Perfect
Poor
Snowshoe Sam's has been voted Canada's #1 Ski Bar, and it's easy to see why with live music and a buzzing atmosphere. The Moose Lounge in the Happy Valley Lodge also has daily evening entertainment and drink deals, ideal for when the kids are busy with post-ski activities.

Big White Village

food scene

Big White Village food scene

Big White is basically a playground for kids, both on and off the slopes. Tot Town Day Care keeps the youngest members of the family entertained, and there's even a children-only shop. For family fun, choose from dog sledding, sleigh rides, tubing, and more.