Summer at Big White

     Summer at Big White

Welcome to summer at Big White Ski Resort! 

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FESTIVAL WEEKENDS -

Canada Day at Big White

Canada Day at Big White 

Date:July 1st, 2016 Time:11:00 AM - 5:00 PMLocation:Big White

Head up for our opening day of summer and celebrate Canada’s Birthday at 5500ft!

There will be birthday cake and party games for children of all ages along with our outdoor carnival featuring Loose and Lucy Moose.

We’ll also be running the Bullet Chair for hiking adventures from 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Spend your Canada Day at Beautiful, Big White Ski Resort and come and see what’s under the snow

Craft & Country Beer and Mountain Fest

Craft & Country Beer and Mountain Fest 

Date:July 2nd, 2016ToJuly 3rd, 2016 Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PMLocation:Big White Ski Resor

Our 2nd Annual Craft and Country Festival promises to be even bigger and better than last year!
Bullet Chair will be running from 11:00am - 5:00pm for scenic Rides and Hikes.

Featuring Acclaimed BC artists:

Ben Klick Band

☼ Nicole Sumerlyn

☼ Linus

☼ Hiedi Letiec

Saturday, July 2nd - Craft Beer & Music Sunday, July 3rd - Western Activities
  • Tastings from 20+ Breweries & Cideries
  • Artisan Craft Market 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Kids Carnival & Funzone
  • Restaurants open for Lunch, BBQ's & Dinner
  • Hoedown at The Globe from 7:00pm
  • Kids Carnival & Funzone
  • Hiking
  • Beer pairing brunch at The Globe from 10:00am with live music from Wendy Rodocker
  • Beer specials at Snowshoe Sam's

 

L'Alpe de Grand Blanc -

Road Bike Race

L'Alpe de Grand Blanc - Road Bike Race 

Date:July 24th, 2016 Time:8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

L’Alpe de Grand Blanc is a 60 kilometre road bike race from Kelowna to Big White Ski Resort.  Starting on Hollywood Road South, near the Mission Creek Bike Park, emerging onto Highway 33 to the Big White Road cutoff, and ending in the Big White village area where the Village Centre Mall is located.

The L’Alpe de Grand Blanc will engage the local cycling community with a challenging ride from Kelowna to Big White Ski Resort.  The riders will enjoy a  fully supported road ride that embodies the ceremony and rituals of the world’s greatest cycling event.  The L’Alpe de Grand Blanc will offer up Polka Dot Jerseys for the King and Queen of the Mountain classifications along with prizes for the fastest team, youngest and oldest competitor.  A festival atmosphere will welcome the riders to the finish line where they will be greeted with entertainment, post ride BBQ, refreshments and massage.  The ride will feature 2 distances – the full length of close to 60 km and a short 9.8 km hill climb for juniors/youth starting at Gem Lake parking lot and ending at the same finish line.  As this is a point-to-point ride, all riders will be offered transport back to Kelowna after the awards ceremony.

Sip, Hike + Seek Ciderfest

& Geo Hiking

Sip, Hike + Seek Ciderfest & Geo Hiking 

Date:July 30th, 2016ToAugust 1st, 2016 Time:12:00 AM - 5:00 PMLocation:Big White Ski Resort
Come on up and join us for a weekend of Sunshine, Cider and Hiking! Saturday July 30th through Monday August 1st take part in our Geo Hiking GPS Scavenger hunt! We’ll have courses for all abilities and ages, from first times hikers to backcountry experts!

Make sure you also check out our 2nd Annual Ciderfest on Sunday July 31st. Local cideries from all over BC will be in the Village pouring samples for you to try!Or, enjoy our outdoor carnival with games and prizes along with plenty of food and drink specials throughout the long weekend.

Huckleberry Festival

Huckleberry Festival 

Date:August 20th, 2016ToAugust 21st, 2016 Time:11:00 AM - 5:00 PMLocation:Village Centre

Saturday, August 20th

Come witness our attempt at baking the World’s largest Huckleberry Pie.  Win or lose, it will be a delicious event for all spectators and families alike. Take the chairlift up to join in on the Huckleberry Hunt and look for clues on the family friendly scavenger hunt.

Kids Carnival Games
Live entertainment
Huckleberry food and drink specials
Outdoor BBQ

Sunday, August 21st

Huckleberry Pancake Brunch – 11:00am 1:00pm in the Village Center.  Join in the Country Fair Bake Off and showcase your favourite recipe for the judging panel.  Great prizes for the best tasting baked goods.

Kids Carnival Games
Live entertainment
Huckleberry food and drink specials

For more info or to enter the bake off: Contact Guest Services by phone: 250.491.6152  or Email: guestservices@bigwhite.com

Big White Chairlift Challenge

Big White Chairlift Challenge 

Date:September 3rd, 2016 Time:9:00 AM - 4:00 PMLocation:Big White Ski Resort

You've done the Grouse Grind, now get ready for BC's latest Adventure Race - The Big White Chairlift Challenge! Traverse the top of all 10 chairlifts at Big White.

~ 9.5km Adventure Race with 604m of Elevation gain
~ 6.5km Alternative & 2km kids race

All racers will be equipped with a Flaik GPS tracking system

Registration is only $25, online registration to open soon.

More details to come... 

 

The Bullet chairlift will operate every weekend from July 4th to Sept 7th with some facilities in the VCM available.

Far & Wide Gift Store will be open Saturdays/Sundays from 10 – 3 in July/August (weather permitting) for all Canadian arts, crafts & treasures

Frosted Snowflake will be open 10am - 3pm on weekends in July and August

Globe Cafe & Tapas Bar is open for summer dining and refreshment including -
- Private dinner bookings in the restaurant or in your chalet: by prior arrangement
- Lunch and Guided Hiking/Birdwatching/Junior Naturalist programs will be available through Globe on weekends in July/August & by appointment midweek
- Ice Cream & Gelato served on the Globe patio every day during July & August
- Basic groceries and pre-packed lunches, housemade heat and serve take out dinners etc available from Globe daily during summer

Summer Hours  -
- Daily - 9:00am to 3:00pm (with late night dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays!)
- Sundays & Holiday Mondays open until 5pm

Hiking is now available on marked trails that take visitors up and around some spectacular Big White terrain with gorgeous vistas and loads of photo opportunities! 

Mountain Massage will be offering post hike mini massages and full in chalet massage services for guests by appointment during the summer. Tel: 250 470 1086 / www.bigwhitemountainmassage.com

Rent Chalets office in Trapper's Crossing will be open 9 - 4 daily during the summer with summer vacation rentals available from condos to large chalets!

Snowshoe Sams is open from 11am til late on Saturdays and 11am to 6pm on Sundays and Holiday Mondays!

The Blarney Stone open for private bookings only

Toasty Treehouse located in the heart of the village with licensed patio!  Open Saturdays and Sundays in July and August, 11am - 3pm

Vacation Food Services will be offering groceries, liquor, wine and specialty food items delivered to your chalet or condo during the summer Tel: 778 363 1870 / info@vacationfoods.com