Where is it?
Approximately a one hour drive from Kelowna, and an international airport, Big White, is located in the mountains and out of the valley and is the best way to escape the winter time clouds that blanket the Okanagan.
What is there?
2,765 acres of skiable terrain with over 50% of it labeled "intermediate" Big White caters to families. With plenty of winter time activities such as ice skating, alpine skiing/boarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, horse drawn sleds, family fun nights, game nights, movie nights, fireworks, restaurants, and shopping Big White puts lots of effort into creating a full resort experience. Opening summer of 2017 Big White will now have lift serviced mountain bike trails!
In 2015 Kelowna was Canada's fastest growing metro area, according to Global News, and it has shown no signs of slowing down - as Kelowna continues to grow so too will Big White. Big White is also an international destination attracting many skiers from Japan and China. With the newly planned mountain bike park Big White is starting to create summertime attractions with the goal of becoming a 4 season resort. Currently real estate is still fairly cheap as it did not feel the same spring time boom felt in Kelowna. I believe that right now is an ideal time to buy at Big White as the prices will rise in the coming years - plus, who doesn't want to own a chalet at a world class ski resort?