While the Big White Ski Resort, nestled snug in the Interior of British Columbia, is notorious for, well, skiing, and also for mountain biking in the summer months, it is host to so much more.
For the 7th year in a row, Big White will throw a Craft and Country, Beer and Music Mountain Festival on July 16, 2022. A mouthful of a name for an even bigger event!
Over 20 breweries from around BC will be on-site to offer tastings of both beers and ciders to thirsty patrons. Previously a part of the celebrations were Moody Ales, Okanagan Spring, Stanley Park Brewing, and many more.
Live music – this year, performed by the country-powerhouse trio The Heels – will be happening. Prepare to tap your toes if not swing your partner round and round.
For those wanting to explore Big White a little further, the Bullet Express, a chairlift with a fabulous view of the mountain, transports folks to the top of the mountain. They can choose to hike or bike back to the Village (or take the return lift). Chairlift tickets are available for purchase at the ticket window until 4:30 p.m. each day.
Pet people should note that dogs are allowed to accompany their humans onto the chair lift! Adventures are always better with friends, however many legs they may have.
There is also a brand-new and free-to-use 9-hole Disc Golf Course. It is accessible by foot and located below the main Village Centre. Different weight discs are offered, depending on a player’s age and level of ability, and all required equipment is available for rent through the Rental Shop. For the uninitiated, Disc Golf has similar rules to traditional golf, with the objective to get the disc into the hole (net) in the fewest possible throws. Like a frisbee, you can throw straight or even curve the disc around obstacles. A mountaintop setting is a perfect spot to partake in a friendly game after a relaxing afternoon of brews and tunes.
Big White also boasts kilometers of beautiful hiking trails for visitors. There are 30 trails altogether on the mountain, totaling 45 kilometers of gorgeous scenery. The trails range in their offerings of length, elevation, and intensity, so there will be something to entice everyone.
Local legends tell of interesting points along some trails. Some hidden gems to discover are a swinging rope bridge and an old airplane crash site… Among others! Visitors are encouraged to explore all the trails and find out what else is hidden among the trees!
As if Big White couldn’t get more attractive, free parking is available on-site.
Now get out there and taste, hike, and enjoy the sunshine of beautiful British Columbia!