5 Things To Do at Big White Ski Resort (Besides Ski)

Dine, skate, snowmobile + more — this world-renowned resort tucked in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, offers a plethora of options for winter fun

For those who would rather après ski than ski all day, Big White has plenty of options

Big White Ski Resort offers 118 carefully-groomed runs across 2,765 acres of spectacular, champagne powder-covered terrain, garnering international recognition as the world’s top family-friendly ski destination. But Big White is so much bigger than the ski-in, ski-out accolades that the resort has received over the years. The destination is a must-visit winter wonderland filled with passionate people, delicious dining options, winning wine offerings, and endless outdoor fun, promising lasting memories for the whole family.

Click through for five of our favourite activities in Big White besides skiing.

Fare With Flare

The mountainside dining options are on fire at Big White Ski Resortliterally! Nosh on “Flammlachs”a traditional Finnish salmon recipe slow-roasted over an open fire at the outdoor Toasty Treehouse, located in the centre of the village. Satisfy your sweet tooth with  tableside, make-your-own s’mores at Globe Cafe & Tapas Bar, or head over to The Gunbarrel Grill and sip on the world-famous, carefully crafted boozy coffee beviesserved doused in flames.

Fun on Ice

Strap on your skates and take a whirl around the Olympic-sized ice skating rink, nestled amongst snow-tipped trees and mountain views. Warm up by the daily bonfires and sip on hot chocolate, and then join the locals in a game of pickup hockey, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.

For the more adventurous outdoor enthusiasts, tackle the four-sided, 60-foot-high ice climbing tower, offering beginner to advanced climbing options with the help and encouragement of Big White’s expertly trained climbing staff.

Powderful Adventures

Explore the wilderness along Big White’s luscious mountainside snowshoeing trails while enjoying the peaceful tranquility of the snow-covered surroundings. Enjoy a guided tour with one of Big White’s snowshoeing instructors, or take a tour on your own.

For belly laughs and powder thrills, zoom down the terrain of Big White’s tube park! Featuring five groomed lanes of varying slopes, and a tube lift for easy access to the top of the hill, Big White’s tube park is the perfect spot for thrill-seekers of all ages to enjoy some fun in the snow.

A Revving Ride

Get your adrenaline pumping with an action-packed snowmobiling tour of Big White’s stunning backcountry trails. Channel your inner James Bond with an exhilarating, high-speed ride, or enjoy a family cruise through the picturesque, powdery trails. And at Big White, kids can drive too! The mountain offers mini-Z miniature snowmobiles so kids can experience the thrill of snowmobiling on a track built just for junior riders.

Wild Wanderers

Sit back and enjoy a ride with Big White’s wild side. Cozy up with a warm blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and explore the Winter wonderland on an old fashioned horse-drawn sleigh ride, or mush through the trails led by Canadian sled dogs on one of Big White’s unforgettable dog sled tours.