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Private Bus or Shuttle to Big White

Big White Private Transfer Package

Transfer Pick Up: Kelowna International (YLW) or in Kelowna

Courtesy One-hour shopping stop en-route (grocery’s, liquor etc.)

Big White Ski Resort Shuttle Drop off @ Central Reservations or Happy Valley

One Way to Big White: $330.00 (+gst)

Round Trip: $580.00 (+gst)

**(10 passenger max with equipment and luggage) **

We also provide Private Transportation service to Apex Resort, Sun Peaks and Mt Baldy from YLW. For those having more than one resort on their itinerary, Heart & Sol Tours offers inter mountain service as well. Contact us today for a quote, on these and other services. Reserve the date before it is to late! Your Tour-Your Way!

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Silver Star Private Transfer Package

Transfer Pick Up: Kelowna International (YLW) or in Kelowna

Courtesy One-hour shopping stop en-route (grocery’s, liquor etc.)

Silver Star Mountain Resort Shuttle Drop off @ Central Check In

One Way to Silver Star: $330.00 (+gst)

Round Trip: $580.00 (+gst)

** (10 passenger max with equipment and luggage) **

Big White Information

Big White Ski Resort, or simply Big White, is a ski resort, located 56 km (35 mi) southeast of Kelowna in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Located on Big White Mountain, the highest summit in the Okanagan Highland, an upland area between the Monashee Mountains and the Okanagan Valley. Big White Ski Resort is Canada’s favorite family resort.

Most people access the resort by flying into Kelowna International Airport, YLW and then getting a shuttle bus or a Private Transportation provider like Heart and Sol Tours. The private transfer options generally are flexible giving you the opportunity to do some quick shopping on the way up to the mountain. The village itself is surprisingly on the small side and there are only a handful of shops. There are rental car options available, however once at Big White you can’t really use your car much because parking up anywhere near the mid-mountain car-free village is very limited. It’s not only a pedestrian village but also ski-through, with the Easy Street green run passing through the village. The snow here is generally very packed down so it’s easy to walk along.

The mountain summit is at 2,319 m (7,608 ft.) with a vertical drop of 777 m (2,549 ft.), serviced by 15 lifts. It has 2,765 acres (11 km2) of overall skiable terrain. With 38 acres (150,000 m2) of night skiing, Big White has western Canada’s largest resort night skiing area. It has a central village classified as a designated place by Statistics Canada which comprises accommodation, eateries, bars and shops. The village is 1,755 m (5,758 ft.) above sea level.

It’s the second most popular ski area in the province, boasting Canada’s largest ski-in, ski-out resort village and an annual average snowfall of 750cm – that’s 24.5ft of what’s referred to as “Okanagan Champagne Powder” due to how fluffy, light and dry it is. They get decent snow volumes with an average of 7.5 meters of fluffy powder falling each year. Another claim to fame is the haunting “snow ghosts”; snow blasted trees that take on all sorts of intriguing shapes.

Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy 118 designated runs and 15 lifts across the mountain, as well as TELUS Park, named one of the best terrain parks in North America by USA Today in 2016.
There’s also 25km of combined Nordic and wilderness trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, plus dog-sledding, snowmobiling, an ice-climbing tower, horse sleigh rides, tubing, day spas and ice skating on Canada’s highest outdoor rink.

The well-developed amenities include day lodges, equipment rentals, child care, and a great ski school with a very strong kids’ program and about 15 dining and drinking establishments. The on hill facilities are more than adequate to cover most ski holiday needs. With evening entertainment also provided for the kids, there is an abundance of family activities. These include ice skating, ice climbing, ice hockey, mega tubing, and mini snowmobiles for the kids. The resort also has regular family events such as carnival nights and fireworks.

When it’s time for breakfast, lunch or dinner, enjoy one of the many great restaurants scattered around the mountain – whether it’s a pizza place, steakhouse or tapas bar, there’s something for every taste. Families and friends will also love the free nightly entertainment on offer – including bingo, trivia night, carnival nights and the weekly fireworks in Happy Valley.

When the sun goes down, ski under bright lights in the largest night skiing area in Western Canada, with 2569 meters of terrain lighting up from Tuesday – Saturday nights.

History
Big White opened in 1963 with one T-bar.
The Ridge Chair (double) opened in the early 1970s. The Powder Chair (triple), The Easter Chair (triple), and the Village Chair (triple) opened thereafter. In the mid-1980s the Easter Chair was moved to replace the bunny hill t-bar and was renamed the Village chair; the Village Chair became the Summit Chair. The Ridge Rocket Express (quad) replaced the double chair in 1989 and the Bullet Express replaced the Summit and Village chairs in 1991. The Alpine T-Bar was moved to its present location and extended around this time as well. The Falcon Chair, which was in fact the old Ridge Chair, opened up the west side of the hill in 1992. The Gem Lake Express (quad), which doubled the ski-able era, opened in 1997. The Snow Ghost Express (six person), which is adjacent to the Ridge Rocket, ended annoyingly long lineups when it opened in 2006.

SilverStar Information

SilverStar Mountain Resort, a big mountain, with a small town feel, all the terrain you’d expect at a larger resort, without the crowds. All with true mid-mountain ski-in, ski-out access. Located high above British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and an hour’s drive north from the Kelowna International Airport, SilverStar is a haven for skiers and snowboarders looking for a big mountain experience away from the line-ups. With 3,282 acres of skiable terrain and 131 runs spread across four mountain faces, the variety of terrain is second to none. Long, perfectly groomed cruisers, steep powder filled chutes, long winch-cat black diamond runs, glades, back-country, Terrain Park and more combine to keep all levels of skiers and boarders entertained.

SilverStar is a popular destination for families seeking a true Canadian winter experience, whether it’s discovering winter for the first time, or reacquainting with fond childhood memories. Home to Canada’s first all-inclusive lift ticket and season pass, families are able to enjoy a wide variety of activities all included in their My1Pass alpine day lift ticket or season pass.

Enjoy breathtaking views and unlimited access to 55km of groomed, world-class Nordic trails.

Explore a magical 16 km network of dedicated snowshoe trails through forests of giant Christmas trees.

Play ice hockey or enjoy a romantic lap on a frozen mountain pond.
And laugh out loud over and over with your friends and family as you speed downhill on tubes at Tube Town Adventure Park.

And when your legs give out, discover the true joy of being in a mid-mountain village – ski out your door in the morning, and ski right back to your lodging at night.

After the kids have ripped up the mountain during the day, they can enjoy the challenge of indoor climbing at the National Altitude Training Centre, family night at Tube Town or a friendly game at Pinheads Bowling Alley. In addition, there are a host of free activities like arts and crafts nights or story time by the bonfire in the heart of the village.

Food and wine lovers will delight in SilverStar’s impressive lineup of dining options. Visit the Den for après ski and mouth-watering food or enjoy the best nightlife on the mountain at the Saloon. For the more discernible tastes, head to the Silver Grill for fine dining and great Okanagan wines. For the more adventurous, the resort features a number of specialty dining experiences including a snow cat ride under the stars to Paradise Camp or a snowshoe dinner tour to The Wild Horseman’s Cabin.

From mid-June to early September, a progressive 85+km combined XC and DH trail network attracts every level of downhill biker to B.C.’s second largest bike park. A high speed bike chairlift offers downhill riders easy access to the top of an incredible selection of flow and technical trails, maintained throughout the season by a full-time trail crew. SilverStar Bike Park is an IMBA Silver Level Ride Centre.