Big White Masters’ Week is a specifically designed week-long program that combines on snow tuition with a range of social events for snowsports enthusiasts who are aged 50 and older.
Big White certainly lives up to its name; it’s one of Canada’s largest ski resorts with 118 designated trails and 16 lifts. The Okanagan champagne powder snow is legendary – the light, dry snow lets you carve easily down the well groomed runs or explore high alpine powder runs, skiing past snow covered trees known locally as ‘snow ghosts’
Now an established part of the events calendar at Big White, Masters’ Week has been extended to three separate week-long programs during the season. These are highly social weeks which run at the end of January, the end of February and the end of March.
For a taste of what to expect at the Ski Camp, here are some highlights from the 2016 Masters’ Week.
Staying in slopeside accommodation, you’ll have a total of five days on snow in the program where you can touch up on your skiing and boarding skills in a relaxed and friendly group that lets you experience Big White skiing at its best.
Each day consists of a half day group lesson each morning followed by a planned social event. Off slope activities typically include wine tastings, apres meals at the best local restaurants, evening sleigh rides through the charming lantern-lit village and more. A typical Masters Week includes the following activities:
Your day will start with a welcome reception/buffet breakfast. This will be followed by your first group lesson where you will meet your new Masters’ ski buddies. Groups are level specific so you’ll be learning with like minded snow enthusiasts. The group is hosted by the most experienced instructors and personalised coaching is provided.
Following your morning group session your instructor will take you to the Kettle Valley Steakhouse for a gourmet lunch and wine tasting.
Half day group lesson in the morning where you can learn at your own pace with some great coaching and on snow tips from the best instructors in the resort. Following your on snow session, lunch is hosted by the Director of Snow Sports.
Following your on snow group coaching session, there is an apres ski Sleigh Ride and Dinner in a rustic, cozy forest cabin.
Half day group lesson, followed by apres ski dinner and drinks at Blarney Stone Irish pub.
Half day group lesson and group social night.
Masters Week at Big White is a great social week for the over 50’s who are still passionate about snowsports. This is a ‘must ski’ week for any ‘silver skier’ over the age of 50 who’s looking to combine some great skiing with some great social events in one of British Columbia’s best resorts.