Skiing in Kelowna

Skiing in Kelowna

In the winter of 2009 I was in Kelowna, BC, on a ski trip to Big White Mountain. It’s¬† a beautiful resort with 118 runs on over 700 acres of skiable terrain. They’ve been around for 45 or so years. At the time we were there, they’ve just added “Snow Ghost Express”, the longest 6-person high speed chairlift in Canada.

We stayed with another couple in a nice townhouse with a barbeque and a hot tub on a balcony facing ski hill.
Actually, ski hill was right under us, so when we were soaking in a hot tub after a long day skiing, we could still see people passing our balcony at a high speed on skis.

Big White ski lift, Winter 2009

Big White ski lift, Winter 2009

Skiing at Big White, Kelowna 2009

Skiing at Big White, Kelowna 2009

View from our Balcony, Big White

View from our Balcony, Big White

In a typical year they get about 24.5 feet of snow. I’ve never seen so much snow on ski hills, as at Big White. It was also the best snow I’ve ever seen – the perfect powder.

Me skiing at Big White, Kelowna, 2009

Me skiing at Big White, Kelowna, 2009

Perfect ski conditions at Big White, Kelowna

Perfect ski conditions at Big White, Kelowna

No so perfect ski conditions, Big White

No so perfect ski conditions, Big White

Me skiing at Big White, Kelowna, 2009

Me skiing at Big White, Kelowna, 2009

Ski Village, Big White, 2009

Ski Village, Andy's son took lessons, Big White, 2009

One of our friends on the trip was a professional chef before, so he volunteered to cook every night. We had a small accident with our dinner one night, when potatoes exploded in the oven and caused a huge mess in the kitchen. I think we skipped potatoes that night and just had lamp with salad.

Me, Andy and James, Big White, 2009

Me, Andy and James, Big White, 2009

Everyone's on kitchen before dinner

Everyone's on kitchen before dinner

Potato Explosion in the oven

Potato Explosion in the oven left a messy kitchen

Our friend Andy after potato explosion, Big White 2009

Our friend Andy after potato explosion, Big White 2009

Our friend cooked this dinner, Big White

Andy managed to cook pretty good dinner after all, Big White

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