From February 2 – 7, 2014, BC’s Big White will be laying out the white carpet with an itinerary specifically designed for passionate skiers aged 50 and over.

Filled with skiing, seminars, wine tasting, après high tea, sleigh rides and more, the seven-day “Master’s Ski Week” is a fun packed itinerary. Value priced starting from as low as $114 with the “3 Nights for 2 Master’s Week Special”, there is no better time to explore what Big White has to offer. For more information on Master’s Ski Week visit

“Big White is all about families, young and old. We believe in making the resort welcoming, fun and inclusive for every one of all ages and all abilities,” says Michael Ballingall, Senior Vice President of Big White Ski Resort. “Master’s Week is one where we welcome guests over 50 to come out and enjoy some fun events together with some amazing skiing and have a great time.

Master’s Ski Camp: You can choose to do five half-days of group ski instruction in the Master’s Ski Program, which gets you out onto the groomed corduroy and powdery glades that Big White is famous for. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, there’s always room to improve skills and build confidence. As part of the Master’s Week programming these lessons are 35% off the regular price at $179 per person for all five half-days.

Masterful Après Ski: On the first day of the Master’s Week there’s a free welcome lunch hosted by Josh Foster, the Director of Snow Sports at Big White, at the Kettle Valley Steakhouse. Following that, the Big White team will take guests to their favourite après spots to wet your whistle and swap champagne powder stories. One of visits will be a taste of Big White’s Après High Tea, where they present the traditional fare of freshly baked scones, pastries, petit fours and finger sandwiches, alongside their own custom tea blend and a menu of ‘tea’ cocktails. The cost is $19.95 per person.

Master’s Seminars: Join Big White’s resident ski and boot fitting expert for a free and informative evening to learn about the latest in ski equipment technology in a relaxed environment. Discover what type of ski is best for your style and how the right equipment can make all the difference in your skiing.

Perfect Pairings: After a great day on the slopes, join the Big White team for a complimentary and informal wine tasting session at the Kettle Valley Steakhouse. With over 200 wineries throughout the province, BC’s wine industry is thriving with world-class wines that showcase the distinctive and unique climate from where they are produced. Sample small bites of food meant to compliment and contrast the wines, as you explore some of the Okanagan’s perfect pairings.

Legendary Dinners: Keep warm and snuggle under fuzzy blankets and a star-filled sky as you explore the enchanted forest trails via horse drawn sleigh. Head into a cozy alpine cabin, where a crackling log fire and a family-style gourmet barbecue awaits you. The cost is $65 per person for the sleigh ride tour and cabin dinner. On the last night of the Master’s Week, the Executive Chef at the Kettle Valley Steakhouse has put together a four-course prix fixe menu that highlights some of the best local ingredients the Okanagan region has to offer. The food is the perfect backdrop for showcasing the recommended pairings of select and exclusive wines from world class vineyards that call British Columbia home. Tickets are $99 per person.

Located in the picturesque Okanagan Valley and a short 55-minute drive from Kelowna International Airport, the award-winning Big White Ski Resort is British Columbia’s second most popular ski resort and boasts the most ski-in, ski-out accommodation in Canada. Blessed with sunny weather, dry powder and a mild average temperature, Big White is best known as a family friendly resort where kids and adults can all have fun.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-663-2772.

Photo courtesy of Big White.

SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles