Big White heads into summer

The Bullet Chair starts spinning Saturday

Grab your sunscreen and sunglasses – Big White Resort is officially opening for the summer season this weekend.

On Friday, June 23, be the first to visit the Village and try out the mountain’s brand new pump track. Located in the heart of the Village, the mountain biking skills course is free to ride and features a series of rollers and berms designed to help bikers find their rhythm, push their speed, and practice cornering. It’s also perfect for little ones looking to build their confidence on two wheels.

On Saturday, June 24, the Bullet Chair will start spinning to take guests on a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain for sightseeing in the alpine.

Guests can experience a panoramic view of the Monashee mountain range and get a first-hand glimpse at the development of Bike Big White’s brand new bike trails, scheduled to open Aug. 4. There’s still plenty of snow to find up there – so be sure to wear water-resistant shoes and warm layers.

Down in the Village, the third annual Craft and Country Beer and Mountain Festival will be taking place Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5: p.m. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever, with more than 20 local breweries in attendance on the Saturday and a craft fair on the Sunday.

This festival is an all-ages event with a kids fun zone running throughout the weekend and live music on the Village stage.

Also new this summer are our Big White Summer Bucket List passports, which will be available at the Village ticket office. Families can try their hand at the activities included on Canada’s partipACTION 150 national playlist, such as lassoing, horseshoe, and potato sack racing.

This summer Big White looks forward to more events, such as a Canada Day celebration at the top of Bullet Chair, the Wellness Weekend yoga retreat, the L’Alpe de Grand Blanc bike races, our Huckleberry festival, and a GEO hiking scavenger hunt in the alpine. Visit Big White’s website to see the full schedule of summer events.