Monday, November 23 marks the 2020 opening day for the Thompson Okanagan’s top ski resort – Big White Ski Resort.

“We had enough snow over the weekend and it’s always been our promise to open as soon as snow permits,” says Vp Michael J. Ballingall.

Over the past week, the resort has received 30 cm of new snow, bringing the alpine base to 113 cm. 

At this time, early-season snow conditions exist, so guests are asked to ski and ride with extreme caution. Lifts scheduled to open from 8:45 am- 3:30 pm are the Ridge Rocket, Bullet Express, Plaza Chair, and Gondola.

Happy Valley Car Park will be the only available day parking facility. Limited food and beverage will be available and announced Wednesday afternoon. The outdoor washroom in the Village Centre will be available as will limited indoor facilities.

Masks or face coverings are mandatory in all buildings, lift lines, loading and unloading lifts. Be sure to pack multiple masks or face coverings, as they can get wet and freeze while outdoors and become uncomfortable. The resort has mask dispensers situated throughout the resort and reusable masks for purchase at our retail stores.

Skiers and boarders muse space themselves in line to a minimum of 6ft and must not visit the resort if you are feeling ill.