This article was published on April 21st, 2019
An common misconception is that ski resorts are closed during off season, or only open during the winter season. At Big White Ski Resort, in the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia, this couldn’t be further than the truth. Big White is an adventure wonderland, filled with thrills, waiting for you at every turn, every time of the year. Whether it be winter or summer, Big White is thriving as a fun, outdoor adventure destination in British Columbia.
In the winter, there is no better location than Big White Ski Resort for snowy outdoor weather activities. Dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding, ice skating
on the highest outdoor skating rink in Canada, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and more. Big White is a world-class ski resort and some of North America’s best glades, blue cruises, and powder gulches.
You’ll find some of the grandest accommodations available, all with first world amenities to help you feel right at home and comfortable while away. The skiing is fantastic. The powder is abundant and fresh. The scenery is epically beautiful decked out in white. There is no better place to enjoy Jack Frost than at Big White Ski Resort.
But, don’t just think of Big White as a winter-only destination. A quick jaunt from Vancouver, Big White also makes a great warm weather weekend getaway. At Big White, you can escape the summer heat and cool off in the mountains. Open in the summer for mountain biking, Big White has both single and double-track downhill mountain biking. Take the chairlift to the top for a thrilling adventure as you descend back down at top biking speeds.
Officially kicking off the summer season June 27, 2019, the summer season at Big White offers scenic chairlift rides to explore the mountain meadows filled with wild flowers. For a laid-back approach to exploring the mountains in the summer, there is horseback riding, fishing, movie nights, a beer and music festival, and lots more to keep you occupied at Big White during the hotter months.
Big White is booming and is very accepting and welcoming of the pink dollar. The resort recently hosted the hugely successful third-annual Peak Pride Big White. Hundreds of people, queer and allies, came from all over the region to attend the amazing gay ski weekend. Jot down Peak Pride Big White in your 2020 calendar as one of the fastest growing, yet still very reasonably priced LGBT pride weekend.
You don’t have to fly to Europe when you can have an alpine-themed homo experience a few hours away! Also the one of the greatest places to kickback and escape to, Big White is here for you and whatever you need in terms of a holiday away from it all. Summer, winter, rain, snow…Big White is open and ready to treat guests like kings in their own castles. For your next holiday and gaycation, head to Big White.