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Big White Ski Resort

Big White Ski Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

70

Rank in
Region

11

Rank in
State

10

This resort is often compared with:

Whitewater
Fernie Alpine Resort
Revelstoke
Best time for snow at
Big White Ski Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Big White Ski Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
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0"
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0"
Sunday
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0"
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Tuesday
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True Snow: 277" per year
Snow Quality Rank

45

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

72

Big White Ski Resort is ranked No. 72 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

10.3%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

2.2%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

15.1%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

72

Big White Ski Resort is ranked No. 72 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

45

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Big White Ski Resort

Core Strengths
Snow Quality
rank
45
score
66.6
Overall
rank
70
score
64.9
Snow Volume
rank
72
score
57.6

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2550 ft

7606 ft
Base Elevation: 4950 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Big White Ski Resort

Big White has the best snow record in the Okanagan region. 10.2% of winter days with 6 inches or more of snow is close to average for destination resorts, 16% of months with less than 30 inches is better than average, while 2% of winter months with 90 inches or more is low. Rain is rare at Big White due to its region highest elevation range of 5,000 - 7,500 feet. Big White has good powder skiing in its alpine terrain and the Gem Lake trees.

Accumulation and Preservation

Big White averages 79% open at Christmas with less than 15% of seasons being less than half open by Christmas. Some of the alpine and Gem Lake terrain takes more snow to cover than at other Okanagan areas. Despite nearly 2/3 south exposure, midwinter snow preservation is very good in the chronically overcast and foggy climate. Widespread melt/freeze conditions are likely in March if it is sunny. January and February are the most reliable months at Big White.