It’s not only real estate that’s booming at Big White Ski Resort. The resort recently updated their master development plan to include two newly proprosed chair lifts that, once completed, will open an additional 70 ha of new terrain.
Currently referred to as the Black Forest Connector and the Backcountry Chair, the two chairlifts would be located to the east of the Black Forest Express, within Big White’s existing Controlled Recreation Area. Both chairlifts will be easily accessible from the Black Forest Express Chair and the Cliff Ski-Out.
An environmental assessment and surveying were conducted in August 2018. Pending approval, Big White Ski Resort hope to complete both new lifts by the start of the 2019/2020 ski season.
More terrain, more glades!
The new lifts will add 70 ha of skiable terrain and an additional 50ha of gladed terrain. The Black Forest Connector and Backcountry Chair will offer predominantly intermediate ski terrain and gladed tree areas, with a few beginner and expert runs. Overall the terrain will be similar to the ski runs and glades in Black Forest, Big White’s most popular ski area.
Future housing expansion at Big White?
With the completion of the first of four staff residences in the Black Forest area and plans for even further expansion to ski terrain in the Black Forest and East Peak regions, it’s also looking like we’re one step closer to the long-awaited release of land for the Black Forest residential subdivision.