Big White Announces Biggest Investment in a Decade

STORY BY Patrick Thorne

Big White ski resort in British Columbia, Canada, has announced it will be spending $10 million on upgrades this summer – it’s biggest single-summer spend in a decade.

It’s biggest single investment from within that total will be $3.9 million on a new quad chairlift to replace the mountain’s aging triple chair, which was installed nearly 40 years ago in 1979.

Big White Ski Resort is spending $3.9 million for a new four passenger chairlift to replace the mountain’s aging triple chair installed in 1979.

The replacement lift will be able to handle an additional 1,900 passengers per hour, Buettner said.

Big White is also spending $1.1 million on new mountain biking trails and aq slope style course.

A new snow groomer worth $450,000 is on the list as well as a new $150,000 mountain shuttle bus.

The resort will also spend another $2.5 million on lift and machinery maintenance, sewer and water upgrades and building improvements.

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