Big White Ski Resort to open Saturday, November 16, 2013
Press Release, Kelowna, BC, November 12, 2013:
This winter season Big White Ski Resort announces one of it’s earliest openings in the mountains 50-year history – Saturday, November 16, 2013. “With nearly 100cm of snow falling at Big White already, a 68cm base, and more snow predicted later this week, we’re all pretty excited up here on the mountain,” commented Michael J Ballingall, Senior Vice President. To celebrate being the first resort to open alpine skiing and snowboarding in BC, Big White will be offering their lift tickets, rental equipment, and lessons at half price on opening day.
Early Season Deal: Ski for Free
Not only is the mountain open two weeks in advance, but those who stay between opening day and December 19, 2013 will enjoy some of the best early season skiing absolutely free. The “Ski Free” offer is valid based on double occupancy in select hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condos, and also on quad occupancy in select three or four bedroom condominiums and vacation homes. This offer is valid to book now until December 19, 2013 by quoting booking code 10/1314.
New for Families: The new “Loose Moose Emporium” is an extension of Big White’s world famous Kids Centre. Chock full of kids ski clothing, winter apparel and an international candy selection this store is a delight for kids and sweet lovers of all ages. One of Big White’s newest and most innovative family programs is the “Mom, Dad and Me Ski Lesson”. It’s a great way to start skiing for young children (ages 3 – 6), especially those anxious about being away from a parent. A two-hour semi-private lesson (child and parent) introduces the child to skiing, while at the same time providing the parent with tips on how to teach their child using games and fun activities. They have packaged this lesson with 2-nights of accommodation, four 2-day lift passes, and tube park tickets, starting at $275 pp.
New for Foodies: Bringing the luck of the Irish to Big White, The Blarney Stone, will be opening at The Inn at Big White this winter season. This Irish tavern will be offering hearty Irish inspired food, fine craft ales, and of course that family friendly hospitality the Irish are known for. The Woods Wine and Tapas Bar is also a new addition to Big White for the 2013/14 season, and is located in the very heart of the village. They will be serving grab-and-go delights including breakfast sandwiches, and for après they will be lighting the fire pits and BBQ’s on their outdoor patio.
New for Wine Lovers: Big Reds at Big White 6th Annual Red Wine Festival: Dec 14 – 15, 2013
This popular annual event celebrates the release of the red wines from the British Columbia Okanagan region featuring the newest pours from over 30 award-winning local wineries. The “Wine Lover’s Weekend” package includes accommodation, tickets to Big Reds, gift basket and $150 dining credit to the Kettle Valley Steakhouse and is $479 pp.
Best Deal of the Season: Buy 5, Get 7
Big White’s “Buy 5, Get 7” deal is the biggest one of the season. Guests who book 5 nights of accommodation and 5 days of skiing at Big White will get an additional 2 nights and 2 days – free of charge. Big White offers a variety of ski-in ski-out accommodation, full service hotels, condominiums and vacation homes to suit every taste and budget. The Buy 5, Get 7 offer is valid from February 7, 2014 to the end of the season. The offer is available by quoting K0/1314 at the time of booking.
Located in the picturesque Okanagan Valley and a short 55-minute drive from Kelowna International Airport, the award-winning Big White Ski Resort is British Columbia’s second most popular ski resort and boasts the most ski-in, ski-out accommodation in Canada. Blessed with sunny weather, dry powder and a mild average temperature, Big White is best known as a family friendly resort where kids and adults can all have fun. For more information, visit www.bigwhite.com or call 1-800-663-2772.
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