The Ultimate Ski Gear Guide for the Upcoming Ski Season at Big White Ski Resort

Are you gearing up for an exciting ski trip to Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna this late fall or early winter? Look no further! We’ve got you covered with the ultimate ski gear guide to ensure you stay warm, comfortable, and stylish on the slopes of this beautiful Canadian ski resort.

  1. Dressing in Layers – The key to staying warm during your ski adventure is layering. Start with a moisture-wicking base layer to keep sweat away from your skin. Mid-layers should provide insulation while allowing moisture to escape. Finish off with a waterproof and insulated outer layer, such as a ski jacket and pants from trusted brands like The North Face or Arc’teryx.
  2. Quality Ski Equipment -Investing in high-quality ski equipment is crucial for an enjoyable experience at Big White. Rent or purchase well-maintained skis or snowboards, poles, and boots that fit perfectly. Visit the resort’s website ( to check out their rental options and make reservations in advance.
  3. Warm Accessories – Don’t forget to pack essential accessories like gloves or mittens, a beanie or ski hat, and a neck gaiter or balaclava. Cold fingers and ears can quickly ruin your day on the slopes, so choose insulated and waterproof options for these items.
  4. Ski Goggles – Clear visibility is essential for safety on the slopes. Invest in high-quality ski goggles with anti-fog and UV protection features. Check out brands like Oakley and Smith Optics for reliable options.
  5. Base Layer and Socks – Opt for moisture-wicking, thermal base layers to keep your body warm and dry. Wool-blend socks are a must to keep your feet comfortable inside your ski boots.
  6. Sunscreen and Lip Balm – Big White Ski Resort boasts over 300 days of sunshine each year, so don’t forget to protect your skin and lips from the sun’s rays. Pack a high-SPF sunscreen and a moisturizing lip balm with SPF.
  7. Hydration Pack – Staying hydrated is crucial at high altitudes. Consider using a hydration pack to carry water while skiing. Dehydration can affect your performance and make you feel colder.
  8. Ski Pass and Essentials Bag – Keep your ski pass, ID, and other essentials in a waterproof pouch or pocket. It’s a good idea to have an essentials bag with items like energy bars, a small first-aid kit, and extra layers in case the weather changes.
  9. Avalanche Safety Gear (if applicable) – If you plan to venture into off-piste terrain, make sure you have the necessary avalanche safety gear, including a beacon, shovel, and probe. Safety should always be a top priority.

With this comprehensive ski gear guide, you’ll be well-prepared for your upcoming ski adventure at Big White Ski Resort. Remember to check the resort’s website for the latest updates and any additional gear recommendations. Of course, a cozy and luxurious retreat awaits you at Crescendo so be sure to Book Now. Stay safe and warm; and have a fantastic time on the slopes while enjoying your ski vacation at Crescendo at Big White.

  • Posted by Dr. Mitch Perlman
  • November 17, 2023


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