Christmas has come early at Big White with exceptional snowfalls for November/December. With the impressive accumulation now at 212cm and an alpine base of 128cm, it is certainly going to be a BIG WHITE Christmas, and we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday, whilst enjoying the fabulous champagne powder conditions.
Ski Better this season
Big Turns : Tight Spaces – A great video demonstration to improve your descent in tight situations, courtesy of SkiMag.com, view here
It’s not too late to ask Santa for new skis this Christmas. To assist Santa and his helpers, OnTheSnow.com have published ‘2012-2013 Editors' Choice Skis’, view here
and pass on to Santa.
You will ski better if you stay warm and comfortable and powdermag.com have listed 2013’s Best Jackets to Look Good, Feel Good
Airline Baggage Limits updated
Keen skier David Walsh contacted us after the last e-letter item “Excess Baggage – The Facts and $$$’ with some great input regarding Delta Airlines from his travel experiences, read more plus the updated travel information at Travel Tips
More and direct Flights to BC start this week
Access to Big White Ski Resort gets even easier this week. Air Canada’s additional flights will operate from Sydney from 14th December, 2012 - 30 January, 2013.
United Airlines commences it’s Los Angeles to Kelowna direct flights from 19th December, 2012.
'Tis the season for festivals and events
Here are just a few ideas if you are planning a stopover in Vancouver: See real reindeers at The Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain, marvel at the Festival of Lights, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, and bask in the canyon lights along the Capilano Suspension Bridge. If you are able to take a trip across to Victoria, on Vancouver Island, we highly recommend The Magic of Christmas at The Butchart Gardens.
Stocking Filler - Mission Hill Culinary workshops
You may not be aware that Kelowna, gateway to Big White Ski Resort is in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Canada's award winning wine growing region, and Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is a "must see". Their exquisite food and wine pairing culinary workshops are now available online, and make the perfect Christmas gift. The Winter workshops run from January 8th to February 26th. Transfers can be arranged via Discover Okanagan Tours.
Big White Calendar - Key Events Here are a few highlights for the Festive Season from the Big White Calendar.
Dec 24th: Christmas Eve Parade
Dec 25th: Ski and snowboard with Santa
Dec 27th-28th: Cruz the Blues
Dec 30th: World Snowboard Day
Dec 31st:New Year's Eve, activities at Happy Valley and Fireworks display