Experience the Enchantment of Summer at Big White Ski Resort

As the warm Okanagan sun heats up, Big White Ski Resort blossoms, providing a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. This summer, take a journey from the Okanagan Valley into the refreshing alpine air of Big White, where adventure and tranquillity coexist beautifully. Renowned for its winter charm, Big White also emerges as a vibrant summer destination, offering close-to-nature experiences just a 55-minute drive from Kelowna. With free parking and complimentary weekend gondola rides from Happy Valley, it’s never been easier to enjoy the great outdoors. 

Photo Credit Justa Jeskova 

Big White is perfectly suited for those seeking quality time in nature or indulging in gentle adventures. From the last week of June to the first weekend in September, the resort is open every Thursday through Sunday, including holiday Mondays, offering ample opportunity to explore its vast landscapes. 

Explore the Mountain starting on Opening Day – June 27, 2024 

Celebrate the start of summer by venturing through the scenic hiking and biking trails. Known for its lush landscapes, Big White provides the ideal setting for reconnecting with nature. Begin your adventure with a scenic chairlift ride on the Bullet Chair for just $15 (complimentary for children under five), welcoming you to panoramic views dotted with vibrant wildflowers. Hiking trails are pet-friendly too, ensuring no family member misses out on the fun. 

Craft and Country Mountain Festival – July 13, 2024  

In the heart of the village, join the fun with this unforgettable celebration of craft brews, delicious ciders, and live music. Sample the best of British Columbia’s breweries and cideries, offering a tantalizing range of flavours. As you savour your drinks and soak up the vibrant atmosphere, groove to the live sounds of Kitty & The Rooster and unleash your moves on the dance floor. Let the majestic alpine scenery, tasty drinks, and great company elevate your spirits. During this casual, fun event, you’ll also find various artisanal products from our craft vendors, perfect for browsing and picking out unique souvenirs. Purchase your wristbands online to ensure your entry to this very popular annual community event!  

Summer Music Series – Select Saturdays from July 6 – August 24, 2024 

Each Saturday, unwind with the free Summer Music Series. Enjoy the talents of local artists as they perform live, providing a soundtrack to your relaxation in the village’s shaded patio areas—a perfect blend of culture and comfort. Take advantage of savoury specials at an eclectic mix of dining options, from ice cream and burgers to sushi and Italian classics available throughout the village. 

Photo Credit Geoff Holman

More Top Summer Events 

L’Alpe de Grand Blanc – July 21, 2024: A challenging bike ride inspired by the Tour de France, offering a fulfilling journey through spectacular scenery. 

Dog Days – July 27, 2024: A festive day for pets and their owners, supporting the Paws it Forward organization. 

Freeride Days – August 8-10, 2024: Witness top mountain bikers in action at this dynamic festival filled with performances, music, and local cuisine. 

Bike BW Enduro – August 17, 2024: Challenge your biking skills in a race that combines beauty with adrenaline. 

Spartan Trifecta Weekend – August 24 & 25, 2024: Test your limits in a series of obstacle races designed for all family members. 

BC Cup – August 31 & September 1, 2024: Experience the climax of the summer with Canada’s premier downhill mountain biking event. 

Whether you’re seeking a leisurely retreat or an active adventure, Big White is your destination for a memorable summer. Follow Big White Ski Resort on social media for the latest updates, and stay tuned for more details on these events, including ticket information and additional activities at bigwhite.com.  

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