Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kelowna Big White



Big White is awesome. I was snowshoeing on Big White today. There is so much happening there. Skiing and snowboarding, of course. Yet there are sleigh rides. dog sleds and best of all ice climbing. The layout is similar to Whistler with lots of shops, resturants hotels and condos. You park at the bottom of the village and take a free gondola up to the hub of the activity.



We went snowshoeing of course. The fresh power was awesome.



This ice climbing tower they have is awesome. For 20 bucks you gear up and get hooked into harnesses and ropes just like at an indoor rock climbing facility. Ice is very different to climb. It's a great opportunity to practice. It's the only one in North America. I can't believe I've never been to Big White before. There is so much you can't find in a crack pipe or a sleazy night club. I'm glad I went today and will definitely return.

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  1. There was an Ice Climbing Wall in Banff this Winter too!

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    1. Ah so it’s not the only one in North America. Banff is a perfect place for one. I’ll have to check that one out too.
      http://www.snowseekers.ca/alberta/banff/events/1858/snowdays-has-month-long-fun-everyone

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  2. Great, hey, Big White is fun, and a important alternative to the high prices and crowds @ Whistler. It's a mountain for us BC'ers. The ski runs have so much wide-open, moderate cruising.

    The ice-climbing tower is a really brilliant idea.

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    1. Whistler is very similar to Big White. They don’t get as much snowfall in the Okanagan as the coastal mountains but it’s not regularly interrupted with rain that packs it rock solid like here in Vancouver. There are good things about each of the local mountains. It’s a great adventure to explore them.

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