After another 30cm of fresh powder over the weekend, Big White Ski Resort will open early for the 2015/2016 ski season.

The resort will start spinning lifts at 8:45am on Friday November 13, nearly two weeks earlier than originally expected.

“Our on-mountain team works so hard at this time of year to make sure that seasons pass holders and locals in the Okanagan valley get on the snow as soon as Mother Nature allows,” said Michael J. Ballingall, Senior Vice-President of Big White Ski Resort Ltd. “It’s always been the family’s policy to open a lift as soon as snow permits and it’s safe to do so – and that’s what we’ve done again this year.”

At this stage, resort officials expect the Ridge Rocket Express Quad chair, the Plaza Quad chair and Lara’s Gondola to be operating. All lifts will operate until 3:30pm except for Lara’s Gondola, which will operate until 5pm.

Open runs will include Highway 33, Serwa’s, Easy Out, Easy Street, and Hummingbird.

Skiers and snowboarders visiting the resort will be able to purchase lift tickets at 50% off their regular retail price until the resort opens more chairlifts and terrain.

The Village Centre Mall and Happy Valley parking lot will be open and available to those coming up the mountain, with various restaurants across the mountain also open for food service.

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