4 Summer Activities to try at Big White Ski Resort

Summer activities are becoming more and more popular at Big White Ski Resort. With the resort now open for its summer season until September 6th, there is just over one month left to explore what the mountain has to offer. You’ve seen the mountain with snow, now its time to check out the incredible activities you can enjoy without all of that champagne powder Michael J. is always talking about.

Just 45 minutes from Kelowna, Big White Ski Resort is the perfect place to travel for a day trip to get outdoors and explore what this beautiful province has to offer. So pack up the family, the dog and head up the mountain to find adventure.

Here are 4 Summer Activities to try at Big White Ski Resort

Mountain Biking

Bike Big White has something for every level of rider. Whether you want to log some serious miles or just gear up for some family fun, the bike trails at Big White were built by riders for riders. These trails feature some of North America’s newest and best lift access. Find yourself exploring 19 world class gravity fed trails and soak up the Okanagan sun while doing so.

Don’t have a bike or any gear? No problem, the Rental and Bike Service will get you all geared up and ready to ride!

Disc Golf

This new addition to the resort has been a big hit with locals and tourists alike. The 9 hold disc golf course was funded in part by the Big White Mountain Chamber of Commerce and the Big White Mountain Community Development Association. It’s conveniently located just below the skiers tunnel.

This activity is free for those who bring their own discs and rentals are available through the Rental Shop in the Village Centre Mall.

Hiking

A great way to explore the landscape minus the snow you are probably used to. Big White offers an incredible hiking experience with mountain wild flowers, bird watching, and phenomenal views.

There are many trails to choose from and you can even arrange a guided hike with a local host.

Events

With COVID-19 restrictions eased, there are many events that are happening on the mountain. Events like Music on the Mountain, BC Cup Downhill Provincial Championships, and Trek Dirt Series are all back. These events are a great way to take in the Big White summer experience.

Check out all of the Summer events here

With the valley basically smoked in right now, Big White’s higher elevation can get you out of the smoke and into adventure.

Summer 2021 at Big White Ski Resort

Get ready for an incredible Summer season at Big White Ski Resort! because the much anticipated Summer 2021 season opens on July 1st. This summer is a great time to explore and discover what the resort has to offer without the champagne powder. With many of us seeking outdoor activities to keep us occupied, the mountain offers something for everyone.

Want to try mountain biking? No problem (they even have rentals!!). Ready for a hike with a phenomenal view? Got it covered. Or maybe you’re looking for something a little less strenuous? In that case, you can enjoy the beautiful scenic chair lift. Remember bike passes go on sale on June 1st and there is a limited supply. Head over to Big White’s website for more information.

You can leave with more than just memories as the shops are open for retail shopping and the restaurants will be open to fill your stomach. Check out all the summer information here.

With past years events including Cider Fest, Mud Sweat and Tears, Wine Fest and North American mountain biking open invitational, we are optimistic that full normalcy expected by late summer. With BC trending in the right direction we are excited to welcome all our international and national guests back to experience the magic with us.

Leading up to the Summer season at Big White

Even during this off season, the Real Estate industry hasn’t slowed down. Outdoor enthusiasts and many locals are looking for that perfect vacation property that they can indulge in that remains close to home. Whether its a small studio apartment to use for the basics or a lavish chalet to entertain and revel in.

There were 22 deals completed in April of this year, with over $13 million in sales. When comparing that to the 1 deal in last April, I would say this year, properties at Big White are sought after. Additionally, last years average days to sell last at 101 days while year to date, this years days to sell is 58.

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing that perfect vacation home or investment property, consider Big White Ski Resort. With major plans to expand over the next 60 years, the resort is quickly becoming an even more popular place to invest and enjoy.

Spend Summer at Big White!

Spend your Summer at Big White – the resort is open! This summers opening weekend was the most successful opening summer weekend in history. The real estate market is red hot and investors are coming from all over the country to buy a perfect mountain getaway for their families. We believe it is better to be outside, and with Big White Ski Resort offering incredible outdoor experiences, now is the time to explore all Big White has to offer.

Here are a few of the adventures and activities that you can find at Big White this summer.

The Toonie Experience – A Race Series

Friday nights are for downhill racing! With the course changing every week, this series is a fun way to hit the dirt and compete with friends. Either participate or just come to cheer the racers on! Click here for more information.

Geo Hiking Adventure

A free scavenger hunt taking place August 1 and 2, that will challenge your navigation skills and Big White knowledge. Compete as a team or by yourself and have fun! Find out more details here!

Horseback Riding

Saddle up and enjoy a relaxing adventure riding horseback along the trails with experienced guides. You’ve never seen Big White like this so take in the gorgeous views and fresh mountain air. Multiple options available from an hour ride to a half day adventure with lunch at Globe Cafe or Blarney Stone! Big White Horseback Adventures is ready to ride!

Hiking

An obvious favourite, hiking Big White is phenomenal. Grab a trail map and walk through the trails to enjoy the greenery and gorgeous vistas. Here are the Top FIVE hiking trails:

  1. Rhonda Lake Trail
  2. Peak Trail
  3. Falcon Ridge
  4. Alpine Meadows
  5. Jaimeson Loop

The sun is shining and the mountain is waiting for you to get outside and enjoy beautiful British Columbia and Big White Ski Resort. Come visit me at my office, right under Snowshoe Sams, or contact me today!

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Big White Real Estate Market Update & More!

Let’s dive into Big White Real Estate Market Update & More! Although snow has postponed the Summer opening day at Big White Ski Resort this year the Real Estate market remains strong coming into the summer months. With the resort now opening on July 10th, many are eager to get outside and explore the mountain.

Many are investing in the local real estate market for vacation and investment properties. Big White Ski Resort has been a popular choice among those looking to purchase because of its incredible investment opportunities. Big White Ski Resort offers a variety of rental and vacation options whether you want a turn-key condo in the rental pool, or a larger single family home for those family getaways.

Real Estate Snapshot

We’ve seen thirty new listings hit the market since the beginning of May and nine properties have changed ownership including one for $950k.

With the help of virtual tours and other online marketing tools, out of country buyers are still able to complete transaction without stepping foot in the property. Real Estate agents have been working hard to ensure buyers and sellers are still able to carry out their Big White Ski Resort property dreams. Whether your budget is 100k or 1M, there is a Big White property that will suit your needs!

Big White Ski Resort Updates

Near the end of May, the resort announced a 20% rebate on the 2020/2021 season pass for people renewing their 2019/2020 pass because of the early closure. Early big passes are available now, click here.

At Big White, we believe it is better to be outside. With that in mind, the resort has implemented new protocols and procedures to ensure we are safe all while still being able to enjoy the outdoors. New touchless systems are now in place, additional outdoor washrooms are just a few of changes at the resort. Check out all their new procedures here!

School is now out and families are looking for local activities and Big White Ski Resort offers something for everyone. Come visit me at my office in the Village, right under Snowshoe Sams. I’d be happy to chat real estate and all things Big White Ski Resort!

To get in touch with me today, click here to contact me!

Big White Resort Opening For The Summer

Mark your calendars – Big White Ski Resort has set an opening date for their Summer season!  June 26, 2020 (tentatively) is the much anticipated day that Big White will reopen. Hiking and state of the art biking trails have become huge attractions for the resort and this reopening day is much anticiapted by both tourists and locals.

Since March 16, 2020 COVID-19 has closed the resort down and despite the mountain being closed, the Real Estate market has remained strong and transactions are still happening. There are very serious buyers out there looking to purchase their dream Big White Ski Resort property.

Big White Ski Resort Summer Opening – What To Expect

You will see some changes at the resort with new guidelines set by health experts. The Village Centre Mall will remain closed to ensure the safety of their guests and residents. For more information on changes and FAQ click here. Accordingly, the Real Estate industry is also evolving as necessary to adhere to government protocols.

Now more than ever, buyers and sellers alike are committed to the process and serious about their transaction. Interested parties from all over the world are relying heavily on technology and online tools. Virtual tours and social media are being used to make decisions about their Big White property.

With the snow melting, slowly (and fingers crossed in time for opening day) many are anxiously awaiting to enjoy the many beautiful areas Big White Ski Resort offers during their Summer season.

Keep up to date on all Big White Ski Resort announcements here. Or feel free to reach out and contact me with any questions about the upcoming season and how Real Estate is being affected. My office is right in the village and I would love to see you; stop by for a coffee and we will make your Big White real estate goals a reality!

Developments Still Booming at Big White Ski Resort

Big White Ski Resort sees massive developmental growth every year, and this year is no exception. Big White Ski Resort amenities and housing continue to climb in popularity and create a demand for more exciting developments. The Resort is making some incredible changes this year to elevate the mountain experience.

Guest Experience

Many of the new developments happening currently at Big White Ski Resort including a 5.5 Million dollar Central Reservations building and 8 new gondola cabins to Lara’s Gondola which increase capacity 50%! The Gondola upgrade will be ready for the 2019/20 season and was a total investment of $600,000.

Riding Upgrades

The Resort has also invested $250,000 to create a new Magic Carpet for beginners. It will also more space for people to experience skiing or snowboarding for the first time. For the Gem Lake lovers, you’ll be able to get there earlier on in the season because crews are working on a new return trail that will allow skiers and snowboarders to hit Westridge with 30-40 cm less snowbase. Which means you’ll be able to ride weeks before the normal Christmas time opening!

There is also a new groomer for those who love Corduroy, which now ensures this run is always in tip-top shape!

Residences

The Real Estate Market at Big White Ski Resort is powering through the early summer and remaining strong going into the late summer. Properties are in high demand and buildings are continuing to be constructed and lots being ready to develop. The sought after Stonegate Resort is on Phase 3 of its development this year and lots are becoming more popular with Monashee Ridge lots starting at only $139,900.

The developments at Big White Ski Resort have remained strong since the mountain resort opened and the luxurious touches and amazing amenities keep exceeding expectations.

If you are interested in learning more about Big White Ski Resort developments or property investment opportunities, contact me today!

Big White open for S U M M E R!!

As of June 27th, Big White Ski Resort is open for Summer! This year brings biking, hiking and lots of new and exciting adventures to the mountain. It’s time to connect with nature, enjoy breathtaking views, and take in that fresh mountain air!

Lets start off with the new activities available for the Summer season at Big White:

Horseback Adventures – Big White teamed up with Christine & Troy McDonald & their team to bring this unforgettable experience to Big White.

Women’s Camps – Whether you’re a new rider or have years of experience, this fun fierce clinic is a great way to learn new skills with like-minded women.

Camping – Tents & RVS are welcome at Big White campgrounds! Located in Black Forest with all the necessary amenities. Pets are welcome too!!

Of course, making a huge comeback this year is BIKING and HIKING!

Hiking – Grab a trail map and head out to enjoy the amazing trails Big White mountain has to offer.

Biking – Featuring 19 world class gravity fed trails that range from rolling greens, bermed blues, and big air blacks, Bike Big White has something for every level of rider. NEW for 2019 is the Joker, Bike Big White’s premier jump trail!

Don’t forget about FREERIDE Days July 11-14 where Tom van Steenbergen hosts Pro/Gold Invitation Slopestyle