Sunday, October 19, 2014

Top Ski Resorts at Big White, BC, Canada

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Big White was named one of the Top Ski Resorts from a world-renowned resort test portal based in Germany. After an assessment covering 18 stringent criteria, the site Skiresort.info awarded Big White 4.3 out of a possible five stars.
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Big White Ski Resort, awarded North America’s #1 Family Resort, is Canada's largest, totally ski-in ski-out resort village.  With over 2,765 acres (1,147 hectares) of skiable terrain on 118 runs serviced by 16 lifts, you will be entertained at any level. 

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"Champagne" Powder Snow
Big White is home to Canada’s longest six-passenger express chairlift, 4 high-speed express quads and an 8 passenger express gondola boasting a lift capacity of 28,000 skiers per hour - which means no lift line-ups.  
At an average temperature of -6’C (21’F), Big White receives over 750 cm (24 feet) annually of the Okanagan’s finest "champagne" powder.  The official trail stats are 18% beginner, 54% intermediate, 22% advanced and 6% expert. 
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In addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, there are lots more fun winter activities, including snowshoeing, tubing, skating, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides and nordic skiing.  Enjoy!
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Where to Dine and Wine
Fabulous Globe Café and Tapas Bar offers not only a hearty breakfast buffet, with the best coffee in town, but also provides uniquely creative cuisine, particularly for après ski and dinner when they serve up a large range of interesting tapas to share with friends in a lovely décor and ambience.

The 6 Degrees Bistro in Stonebridge Lodge incorporates Italian and Mediterranean fare, which can be accompanied by a range of fine Okanagan wines.

Snowshoe Sam’s is the liveliest of après establishments or nightspots at Big White. It has a great pub atmosphere, and it’s also good for some inexpensive nosh. They offer live entertainment (Friday's and Saturdays) or a DJ during the week.
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Where to Stay?
Here are just three examples of dozens of accommodations in Big White:
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