Why just hike and bike through the mountains when you can ski, board and feel absolutely exhilarated.
The nearby Monashee Mountains boast consistent amounts of light, dry powder snow that challenges every level of downhill enthusiast. Four ski resorts within a short drive from the City (Big White, Silver Star, Crystal Mountain and Apex) offer a wide selection of amenities beyond the major attractions of skiing or snowboarding. Big White is the closest to Kelowna and is considered by residents to be the local mountain.
Winter is a great season in the Okanagan and cross-country skiing enthusiasts will enjoy the serenity of our wilderness. In addition to the trails available at the major ski resorts, Kelowna has several active cross-country ski clubs that maintain approximately 85 kms (50 mi) of groomed trails in the area that are easily accessible.