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Big White

With an altitude of 1755m, a summit of 2391m and a longer than average Canadian ski season ranging from mid November to mid April, Big White has become an increasingly popular destination in Canada to purchase property as well as drawing skiers and families to holiday at the resort. The whopping average of 24.5 ft or 7.5 metres of snow per year, a vertical drop of 777m (2550ft) and 118 designated trails serviced by 16 lifts, offer extensive and varied skiing for all skill levels. One of the largest International ski and snowboard schools with over 100 qualified instructors suitable to teach all ages and abilities are based here as well.

Big White, the largest totally ski in and out resort in Canada with the village actually a ski run itself, skiing right through, currently offers skiers and boarders a massive resort area of 2765 acres of piste. The ultra modern, fast convenient lifts with a capacity to take 28,000 skiers and boarders every hour to the top of the mountain keep you skiing and not hanging around. A huge variety of choice is available on one lift pass. Owned by the same owners as Big White, Silver Star Mountain with its own 115 runs, 2500ft vertical drop and 3065 acres of skiable piste can also be experienced by using the daily inter mountain shuttle using the same lift pass.

The addition of 6 new runs in 2006 at Big White put a further 200 acres of ski terrain into the resort and this is just the first part of expanding the mountain to meet demand and improve the experience. The mountain is a natural paradise for snowboarders with wide variety of runs including glades, gullies, treelines, and bowls. Telus Park Terrain Park, with its own lift has Olympic size super pipe, snow cross course and Rail Park. Boarders of all abilities can find terrain to suit their tastes and needs.

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The village provides great daytime and evening family entertainment, with family friendly activities and events only steps away from your second home. There is an extensive selection of activities for all ages including movie nights, bonfires with hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows, fireworks, carnival nights, skating and the largest night skiing opportunities in Canada. There’s also a great choice of restaurants ranging from cafes to International fine dining serving award winning local wines. The resort also boasts a lively après ski scene in the bars and pubs including live bands.

With unbelievable prices for luxury ski in and out condominiums, Townhouses and chalets, vacation homes start from as little as $62,000 for a 240 sq ft studio condominium. For investment, owning a second home at Big White provides great rental opportunities, with full season leases available to Big White Resort for the full 5 months or via a nightly basis in the hands of the on-site Reservation Agency. The building of the new $200 million CAD, 400 bedroom Hotel, Convention Centre and Casino, as well as the future 18 hole ,Greg Norman signature Championship course once complete, will make Big White an all year round destination ensuring good long term capital appreciation as well as further improving rental returns during the Spring, Summer and Fall.

Big White is very easy to get to. The resort is only 35 miles (56km) south east of Kelowna’s International Airport, the largest City in the Okanagan Valley with frequent daily shuttles to and from the resort taking between 45—60 minutes. Kelowna International Airport is serviced by many of the top Canadian Airlines including Air Canada, with simple daily interconnecting flights direct from airports such as Vancouver and Toronto. Air Canada’s introduction of its daily jet service last season from Vancouver and Calgary has cut flight times to just 40 minutes ensuring you are on the snow in an hour and 45 mins from landing at Vancouver. The new runway expansion plans once complete will allow non-stop flights from Europe and Australia.

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Should you wish to visit any of the Big White properties being marketed, we would be happy to assist you with arrangements including hotel recommendations in the resort. Please contact us for more information.

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