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Adrenaline abounds at Big White Ski Resort vacation rentals

Powder hounds rejoice – Big White Ski Resort has the cure for what ails you. Near Kelowna in British Columbia, Big White Ski Resort – or the Big White, as the locals call it – is one of the biggest ski resorts in Western Canada. It's also the largest ski resort in the region that offers night skiing. Big White Ski Resort sits on the slopes of its namesake Big White Mountain, the tallest peak in the Okanagan Highlands. Its summit is 2,319 metres high, and it boasts a vertical drop of 777 metres. You can navigate the Big White's trails no matter what skill level you're at, so it's a good place to introduce the kids to the wide world of winter sports. Big White Ski Resort is also open in summer, hosting activities like summer kids' camps and biking and hiking tours. So even if you're not that keen on skiing, you can enjoy the great outdoors surrounding the Big White. The resort also has its own village where you can shop, throw back a drink, or enjoy a meal.

History

If you're a history buff, there's plenty for you to discover on your holiday at Big White Ski Resort. All you need to do is to drive from your chalet to the city of Kelowna down Big White Mountain. The biggest city in the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna sits on the shore of Okanagan Lake. A major player in the valley's wine industry, Kelowna boasts more than 40 wineries within its immediate area. But before Kelowna became the resort town it is today, it was first a mission farm, built by a group of French Roman Catholic Oblate missionaries led by Father Charles Pandosy in 1860. Pandosy and his fellow priests were the first Europeans to settle in the area. The town of Kelowna grew out from their farm, and the site of Father Pandosy's mission is now preserved as a heritage site. Another heritage site near Big White Ski Resort worth visiting is the Myra Canyon Trestles. These rail lines crossing Myra Canyon represent a major engineering feat, when the country's railroads worked to connect the whole country by train. Myra Canyon Trestles is now part of British Columbia's network of recreational trails.

Food & drink 

Eat and be merry at a Big White Ski Resort vacation rental

Your kitchen might end up neglected in your Big White Ski Resort vacation rental. With around 20 restaurants on the mountain, you can choose from steakhouses to pizzas and classic Irish pub grub. There's proper coffee too, and if you prefer your tipples on the stronger side you can choose from several bars and lounges, many of which have live music in season. With all that outdoor activity to be done in the daytime, a bit of indulgence in the evenings is well deserved.

Essential info

Essential facts for Big White Ski Resort vacation rentals

Big White Ski Resort features 11 square kilometres of ski terrain, with some 150,000 square metres open for night skiing. The resort has 118 designated Alpine and Nordic trails, plus a number of trails crossing through the woodlands. More than half of these trails require intermediate skiing skills, but there are plenty of trails that you can navigate easily as a beginner. If you're already an expert, Big White has plenty of trails where you can test your mettle – the longest run on the Big White can have you hurtling 7.2 kilometres down the mountain. The people making up the Big White community are mostly English speakers, and the currency used is the Canadian dollar.

Family friendly

Winter family fun at Big White Ski Resort vacation rentals

Some ski resorts are better than others for families with kids, and Big White is right up there as a family-friendly destination. With slopes for every range of skill and ski schools that cater especially for children you know that you're in good hands. And when the snow melts there are summer camps for the kids, while from your vacation rental you can plan hikes in the mountain with sumptuous picnics included (of course).

Where to stay near Big White Ski Resort?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 368 house rentals near Big White Ski Resort. From 220 Condos/Apartments to 58 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Big White Ski Resort is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Big White Ski Resort?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 220 Condos/Apartments in Big White Ski Resort. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Big White Ski Resort include:

  • Houses: 58 lodging choices
  • Chalets: 45 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 10 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Big White Ski Resort?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 57 vacation homes with pool available in Big White Ski Resort.