Big White Ski Resort Voted Number 7 Winter Destination In The World by Luxury Travel Magazine

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The readers of the prestigious Luxury Travel Magazine have recently voted Big White Ski Resort in Canada as the number seven ski resort in the world. The Luxury Travel Gold List awards are the result of a survey in which tens of thousands of Luxury Travel Magazine's subscribers and readers nominate the world’s best hotels, ski resorts, spas, cruise lines, golf courses, airlines and holiday destinations.

Big White takes Gold and is placed in the top 10 winter destinations in the world. It's easy to see why -- Big White is everything, and more, a snow vacation should be.

“This is a huge accolade,” says Shane Ellis, owner of Big White Condo in the Legends building. “Big White has also been acknowledged has having the best kids club in North America, so Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold Award reaffirms that you will get a first class vacation.”

Situated close to Kelowna in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, Big White could only be described as a modern alpine village offering the ultimate mountain experience.

The main street is actually a ski run, where you can ski right to your doorstep, meander through the village, sip hot chocolate or dine in world-class restaurants and pubs. And the snow is truly amazing. Big White boasts over 24 feet of 100% natural champagne powder each year – the type of snow that makes anyone look like a pro.

There are 118 patrolled runs, groomed runs are prepared nightly and green runs can be accessed from every lift, so even a beginner can experience the thrill of big mountain skiing. Ski lessons for all levels are also available as well as night skiing. When it’s time for the chairlifts to close, the après ski begins and the resort comes alive with bands and entertainment at most clubs and pubs.

It’s also a haven for children and the activities will ensure you enjoy your vacation while they enjoy theirs. "I was quite apprehensive about taking young family to ski in Canada but it was an absolute dream,” says mother of three, Vicki Ridgewell.

“My husband or I simply dropped the kids off in the mornings and they were cared for and expertly taught skiing or snowboarding until they were picked up in the afternoon. And guess what, they loved it! No fights about going, they were bundling us out the door to be there in time.”

Big White is not just about skiing. Why not try ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing mini skidoos (for the kids), snowboarding or the mega snow coaster? Don’t forget to join the weekly torchlight parade, watch the fireworks spectacular or perhaps you’d prefer to win prizes at the kids’ carnival night, or even indulge in a soothing massage or aesthetics treatment?

The accommodation is also nothing short of spectacular with the condo sleeping at least 12 and decked out with the latest mod cons. Enjoy incredible views over the mountains while relaxing in a spa on the balcony sipping champagne or a cold beer and watching the sunset.

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