The Kelowna area is the jewel of the Okangan Valley.  With a population of approximately 150,000 we are situated at the mid point of 80 mile long Lake Okanagan which is surrounded by orchards, vineyards, grazing land, mountains and forests.  Chatelaine magazine named Kelowna the best place in Canada to live and Government projections are for a population of 250,000 by the year 2015.

It is a 4 hour drive from both Vancouver and Spokane.  The international airport has direct flights from Seattle, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria.  Big White which is the 2nd largest ski area in B.C. after Whistler and Blackcomb is only a 45 minute drive on a paved highway.

The economy is very diversified with manufacturing, agriculture, service, high tech., construction, tourism and many head offices.  It has the regional hospital with a cancer clinic, the main campus of Okanagan University College, and serves as the central shopping destination. 

In a word you can describe the area as LIFE STYLE.

Big White Ski Resort is the 2nd larges ski area in B.C. and is growing rapidly. Well known for the best snow in Canada with an average of 24.5 Ft./7.5M per year of dry inland powder.

The village at Big White has approximatel 9200 beds that can be skied to and from, once you experience this convenience you will be spoiled for like.  Other mountain amentities are grocery store, liquor store, teen center, tube park, skating rink, kids center which Ski Canada Magazine voted the best place to be abandoned by your parents and the London Daily Mail acknowledged it in the top 5 Kids areas in the world, snow mobile tours, dog sled adventures and Nordic trails.  For your dining and entertainment pleasure there are 6 fine dining restaurants, 5 pubs, cafeterias, pizza and deli food.

The Resort has 13 lifts including an 8 passenger express gondola and 4 high speed quad chairs.  Big White was awarded by Ski Canada Magazine for its oustanding variety of terrain for beginners, intermediates and experts alike.  A great feature is that there is a green run from the top of every lift, and also 1/2 pipes that are groomed with a pipe dragon.  Big White is located an easy 45 minute drive from the Kelowna International Airport.