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Christie Mavety
 
January 8, 2015 | Okanagan, Winter | Christie Mavety

Local Ski Hills - Okanagan Valley

The Okanagan Valley a spectacular place to visit in the summer, but for those of you that do not know we have a handful of excellent mountain resorts.  You can enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding, classic or skate skiing and snowshoeing throughout the valley. If you plan to visit the Okanagan Valley I would like to recommend three resorts.

You will find Apex Mountain Resort 33 kilometers west of Penticton, approximately a 30 minute drive from Penticton.  You can enjoy the following activities at the mountain resort, such as: the Tube Park accessed via a lift, cross-country skiing at Nickelplate Nordic Centre, with 56 kilometres of groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing, and snowshoeing is another great adventure.  You can always contact Hoodoo Adventure Company regarding tour and rental options. 

 

 

Big White Ski Resort is located 56 kilometres from Kelowna.  For those of you that will be flying into the Kelowna airport you can take advantage of the Airport Shuttle.  View here for a map.

Some fun Mountain Facts:

  • Summit: 2,319m (7,606 ft.)
  • Village Centre: 1,755m (5,757 ft.)
  • Westridge Base: 1,508m (4,950 ft.)

 

There are also a handful of activities that can be found at the resort such as:
Ice climbing, tube park, snowmobile tours, ice skating, snowshoeing, dog sledding, horse drawn sleigh rides, cross country skiing and there is a spa!

  

 

Silver Star is located just outside of Vernon at the north end of the valley, considered a one stop resort in the Vernon area.  If you can believe it, Silver Star is BC’s third largest ski area.  Some of the fun winter activities outside of downhill skiing or snowboarding are as follows:  rock climbing, horse sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours and much more.

 

We would love to hear about all of your fun adventures.  Have a fabulous winter season! 

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Chantelle Bruwer
 
June 25, 2020 | Chantelle Bruwer

Blue Mountain Update: June 2020

Our winery’s tasting room will remain closed for the 2020 season in order to maintain employee health and safety. We are offering curated wine sample packs to enjoy the Blue Mountain “tasting room experience” in the comfort of your own home! The sample packs can be ordered online and either picked up curbside at the winery or shipped directly to you.  Continue »

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