Travel Tips

Summer Season opens July 1 - September 6
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Get general travel tips and information as well as a checklist of what to pack for your trip.

  • Know Before You Go

     

    Before you leave home...

    Accommodation bookings are easy with a range of properties available for rent during the summer – check out our Summer Accommodation page for details.

    Packing always seems tedious, but here are a few tips for packing for a summer holiday at Big White Ski Resort!

    • Layers are key as weather can change quickly in the alpine. Be prepared for summer, spring, fall and winter conditions. Between June to September, temperatures tend to hover around between 10 °C – 20 °C.
    • Hiking boots with good support, and a whistle for attracting attention in the alpine.
    • Don’t forget a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray and rain jacket.
    • Pack snacks and a water bottle; a camera, charger and memory cards; a cell phone and charger; and swimsuits (if your accommodation has a hot tub!).
    • Groceries, drinks and medications as needed – there are limited options available on the mountain.

    Not sure what kind of weather to expect? You can check our Forecast on our website.


    Getting Here Big White Ski Resort is an easy 50-minute drive from Kelowna in the summer. Always ensure you have a full tank of petrol before heading up to Big White, the last petrol station before Big White is located on Highway 33 in Black Mountain. Please watch for wildlife on Big White Road – including cows, deer, moose, bears and elk!
     

    When you arrive...

    Parking is free and located in the carpark outside the Village Centre Mall/Central Reservations.

    The Village Centre Mall is the heart of Big White Ski Resort. You can’t miss it, as it is the building with the Clock Tower! Fondly known as the VCM, you can find retail, food and beverage, concierge and washroom facilities inside.

    The Bullet Chairlift is open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

    Retail therapy is definitely available at Big White! Altitude is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays and features everything you’d need to enjoy summer at Big White.

    WIFI, Keeping you connected in the places that matter most. Share your mountain moments courtesy of free Wi-Fi powered by TELUS. TELUS’ free and friendly Wi-Fi is open to everyone visiting Big White Ski Resort. Connect in the Village Centre Mall.

    Washrooms are located downstairs in the Village Centre Mall. There are some washroom facilities available on-mountain.

    Enjoy your time at Big White Ski Resort, we thank you for choosing our mountain!

  • Packing for the Trip

     

    Clothing and Gear

    Dressing in layers is the key to staying comfortable at Big White, no matter what the weather brings. Weather can change quickly in the alpine, so be prepared for summer, spring, fall and winter conditions. Between June to September, temperatures tend to hover around between 10 °C – 20 °C.

    Sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen are also a must due to the higher UV exposure from the sun at alpine altitudes – unprotected skin can burn, even on cloudy days.

    A small backpack is a great way to tote the day's necessities. Be sure to include bug spray, a water bottle, snacks, a rain jacket and a whistle for attracting attention in the alpine if necessary.

    Be sure to pack your camera, chargers and memory cards for capturing the beautiful alpine views. There are limited grocery and liquor store services on-mountain, so stock up on anything you might need before you leave Kelowna.

 

Before you leave home...

Accommodation bookings are easy with a range of units available for rent during the summer – check out our Summer Accommodation page for details.

Packing always seems tedious, but here are a few tips for packing for a summer holiday at Big White Ski Resort!

  • Layers are key as weather can change quickly in the alpine. Be prepared for summer, spring, fall and winter conditions. Between June to September, temperatures tend to hover around between 10 °C – 20 °C.
  • Hiking boots with good support, and a whistle for attracting attention in the alpine.
  • Don’t forget a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray and rain jacket.
  • Pack snacks and a water bottle; a camera, charger and memory cards; a cell phone and charger.
  • Groceries, drinks and medications as needed – there are limited options available on the mountain.

Not sure what kind of weather to expect? You can check our Forecast on our website.


Getting Here Big White Ski Resort is an easy 55-minute drive from Kelowna in the summer. Always ensure you have a full tank of gas before heading up to Big White, the last gas station before Big White is located on Highway 33 in Black Mountain. Please watch for wildlife on Big White Road – including cows, deer, moose, bears and elk!
 

When you arrive...

Parking is free and located in the carpark outside the Village Centre Mall/Central Reservations. Additional parking can be found in the Happy Valley parking lot on Saturday and Sunday.

The Village Centre Mall is the heart of Big White Ski Resort. You can’t miss it, as it is the building with the Clock Tower! Fondly known as the VCM, you can find retail, bike rental and repairs, and washroom facilities inside.

The Bullet Chairlift is open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holiday Mondays.

Lara's Gondola is open on Saturday from 945am - 715pm and Sunday and Statutory Holiday Mondays from 945am - 515pm.

Retail therapy is definitely available at Big White! Altitude is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holiday Mondays and features everything you’d need to enjoy summer at Big White.

WIFI, Keeping you connected in the places that matter most. Share your mountain moments courtesy of free Wi-Fi powered by TELUS. TELUS’ free and friendly Wi-Fi is open to everyone visiting Big White Ski Resort. Connect in the Village Centre Mall.

Washrooms are located downstairs in the Village Centre Mall. Additional washrooms can be found outside in the main village centre or in Happy Valley.

Enjoy your time at Big White Ski Resort, we thank you for choosing our mountain!

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