Text and photos by Yvette Cardozo and courtesy of Big White ski resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Keiran Barret, Gavin Crawford, Blake Jorgenson and Ian Houghton
December, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 3
This is a story of Canadian opposites … family friendly Big White and steep-and-deep Revelstoke … Two British Columbia ski resorts that couldn’t be more different.
Big White is families skiing together and lines of toddlers with teddy bears tucked in their snowsuits, shuffling off to learn to ski. It’s locals coming up for one day clinics and semi-permanent residents living in condos, gathering in the common rooms for impromptu jam sessions or trekking downhill to Happy Valley for bingo night. It’s family BBQ nights and a dozen non-ski options that range from an ice climbing tower to ice skating, sleigh rides and snowmobiling. Continue reading