News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Bullet Chair Opens Today At Big White! (12-Dec-08)

Big White, Canada, December 12, 2008 - For those of you  who weren't luck enought to be at Big Whites opening

For those of you  who weren't luck enought to be at Big Whites opening, it was great fun with with  holiday makers and locals all out on the mountain celebrating the opening of the 2008/2009 season.  It was a spectacle witnessing the energy and excitement of everyone enjoying their first tracks, the vibe was contagious.

The energy will soar again today with The Bullet Chair open from 8:45am to 3:30pm with enthusiasts waiting at the bottom of the lift in anticipation for first tracks down Sun Run.

We've all been patient and we're finally getting what we've been waiting for with snow falling early again this morning  and 20cm of prized powder forecasted to fall over the next 24 hours.  Conditions are getting better daily with Serwa's, Easy Out, Highway 33, Easy street and the Sun  Run all open for skiing and riding today.  With the anticipated snowfall forecasted for today, it is expected that the Black Forrest Chair  will  open tomorrow with even more terrain.  

Powder Day

"The conditions are great for the start of the season, we've got good coverage on our opened runs and things are only going to get better" commented Michael J. Ballingal, Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Big White and Silver Star Ski Resorts.

Today will also see the opening of the Mega Snowcoaster Tube Park which will be open from 4pm to 9pm, and 2pm to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The Skating Rink will also be open from 11am to 9pm so things are shaping up nicely for family fun.

It's the perfect time to head up to Big White this weekend with all the fresh snow expected. Anyone planning to head up the mountain  is reminded to make make sure that you have safe winter tires and check the road conditions at   

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Discover Canada's best ski-in ski-out resorts Big White & Silver Star - the places to go for lots of snow! Located in British Columbia's mild Okanagan Valley (daily temperature: -5 C), both resorts are blanketed by 750 cm's of champagne powder snow annually.

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