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Big White breaks all-time record for busiest day

Big White Ski Resort says they have broken their all-time skier visit record.

Now that we are in the second week of 2019, the resort says they’ve had some time to reflect and look back, and they’ve announced that they broke a record on New Year’s Day.

<who>Photo Credit: Big White Ski Resort

With bluebird conditions, the resort hosted over 11,000 skier visits who enjoyed over 70,000 runs – making it Big White’s busiest day on record. This number was reached with the help of 40 cm of fresh, Okanagan Champagne Powder that fell at the resort beforehand.

The week before, on Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day, the resort saw a six per cent increase in skier visits from the previous year.

“It is so satisfying for all of our resort team members to experience Big White during the holidays and when the resort is full to overflowing,” said Michael J. Ballingall, senior vice president at Big White Ski Resort.

“Everything was at or near capacity, but more importantly, the international guests, locals and residents alike never experienced long lift lines because of our modern lifting system. We can boast that we are one of the largest and most modern lifting networks of any resort in North America and it proved itself on December 31st when we experienced over 70,000 rides. Now, that’s a lot of loads and a lot of unloads!” he added.

The YLW also broke a record, with December being the busiest month for passengers. 2018 was also a record year for the airport, placing it as the 10th busiest in Canada.

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