Big White Ski Resort says ski conditions will be safe enough to open the ski season this Saturday, Nov. 29.
Lift tickets will be sold at half price on a single day non-reloadable card. All non-season pass holders are encouraged to buy their day tickets at a ticket office on-mountain in the Village Center Mall or the Ridge Day Lodge.
The Ridge Rocket Express Chair and the Plaza Quad Chair will have limited runs open due to early season conditions.
Lara’s Gondola will service the Happy Valley car park.
There will two magic carpets operating in the Happy Valley ski teaching area and the ice skating rink will be open although the ski resort is still looking into the issue of skate rentals.
The frst night of accommodation will be Friday while the ski village on-mountain shuttle bus will start operating Saturday morning, beginning at 7 a.m.
Prices for lift tickets until further notice will be as follows: Adult, $42; Youth/student/senior, $36; child: $24 (prices do not include tax).
As of today at 9:18 a.m., the snow base is 61 centimetres with 3 5cm of new snow having fallen overnight. The weather office says more snow is predicted today and Thursday.
Because of early season conditions, Big White advises all skiers and snowboarder to stay on the open runs only.