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Big White Guidebook

Looking for things to do in Big White but don’t know where to start? You’ve found it! We’ve put together this guidebook of our favourite things to do—from restaurants to activities to nights on out on the hill. We’ve got a custom curated and ever-evolving list of things to do. Dive in below to start planning your visit.



Our favourite coffee shops around town


Complete list of options while you're at Big White


A quick guide to nights out on the hill

Tours and Activities

A quick guide to all non-skier activities


The place to find some groceries on the slopes

Liquor Store

Where to find liquor on the mountain


Snow Pines rooftops

Snow Pines

Located to the west, and the first neighbourhood you reach when arriving at Big White, Snow Pines is a residential area and just a short walk to the Village on the cat track.

The Village clock tower at Big White

The Village

The heart of the mountain and where it all started for Big White. Plenty to see and explore.

Happy Valley Big White Gondola overhead with condo building in background

Happy Valley

The newest addition to Big White offering some of the newest builds while being close to many of the non-skier activities.



Located at the base of the Gem Lake chair, Beavertails are a handheld indulgent treat dressed with any of nine different toppings.

Black Diamond Bar & Grill

The Black Diamond Bar & Grill is a contemporary Canadian steak and seafood restaurant.

Black Forest Day Lodge

With breathtaking panoramic views of the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges, Black Forest Day Lodge is an oasis on the slopes.

Clocktower Coffee Co.

Located in the center of the Village Center Mall, Clocktower Coffee (or CTC) is Big White’s most convenient ski-in/ski-out one-stop coffee shop.

Globe Cafe & Tapas Bar

Enjoy fast, healthy breakfasts, delicious lunches, come for après ski or linger for the evening with an extensive menu of globally inspired tapas dishes to share with friends.

Gunbarrel Grill

The Gunbarrel Grill serves up great mouthwatering food for the whole family. The ski-chalet-feel rooms provide the perfect setting to relax while enjoying a fantastic family lunch or dinner. Located directly above Snowshoe Sam’s.

Underground Pizza

Don’t feel like cooking? No problem. Underground Pizza, located across the road from Snowshoe Sam’s in Trappers Crossing, is your go-to for a cheesy takeaway pizza or casual slice.

The Caf at Happy Valley

Perfect for those days when you just want to hit the slopes, zip down to the Caf for a fast and filling meal.

Moonlight Bistro

Located at the base of the Gem Lake chair, come in and enjoy this beautiful rustic setting while you warm up with our wide selection of specialty beverages and satisfying meal options.

The Woods

Enjoy an après beer on the outdoor patio or warm up inside with locally sourced and globally inspired cuisine. Located in the Village across from the Gondola. Open for lunch and dinner.

Moose Lounge

The Moose Lounge is the perfect gathering spot for family-friendly dining. Stop in to enjoy a quick hot lunch, or take your time and relax after a day on the slopes while you swap stories and enjoy some après ski fare.

Ridge Rocket Cafe

Good food—fast. Serving hearty breakfasts, daily homemade soups, baked goods as well as burgers, fries and hot dogs.

Chez You

Chez You provides a turn-key in-home chef dining experience. We connect chefs and cooks who are skilled in the culinary arts with clients that are looking to host a dinner party, a catered event such as a graduation, wedding, or birthday, as well as offering personal chef services to prepare and cook a weekly meal plan for a household.

Snow Hosts

For details on receiving a FREE mountain tour from the resort’s Snow Hosts, please click the picture above. Our Snow Hosts will show you the best ski and snowboarding spots on Big White. This tour will open your eyes to the locals’ favourite ski and snowboard runs, providing you with the ins and outs of Big White Resort. 


Snowshoe Sam's

Voted number one ski bar by Ski Canada Magazine and best après ski venue in North America by the Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide, Sam’s is the place to party.

Tours & Activities

Hot Chocolate and S'mores

Every Saturday afternoon, we serve up free cups of hot cocoa and classic Canadian s’mores next to the ice rink in Happy Valley.

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Experience majestic views while dashing through a winter wonderland behind a horse -rawn sleigh, perfect for nearly any group or occasion.

Mega Snowcoaster Tube Park

Located in the Happy Valley Adventure Centre, the Tube Park is fun for the whole family.

Family Carnival Night

Come join us every Saturday night in the Village Centre.

Groceries & Liquor

The Market

The Market has a full selection of groceries, including fresh produce, deli items, and liquor. Not just a grocery store, be sure to try the great Bistro with fantastic ready-made dishes and weekly specials.

Vacation Food Service

Simply and easily order all of your grocery and beverage needs ahead of time and have them unpacked and waiting upon your arrival. 

Big White Beer and Wine

Browse our selection of ‘the best of BC’ from local wineries, distilleries and up-and-coming craft breweries. Big White Beer and Wine features approximately 100 wines sourced from the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, along with 30 craft beers and ciders, and a selection of local artisanal spirits.