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What To Do At Big White Ski Resort If A Family Member Doesn’t Ski

Big White Ski Resort is an ideal spot for a family winter vacation. The resort is listed as one of the top most popular ski resorts for families to visit in Canada on many sites. Some of those lists include those found on,,, and more. A favourite for a reason, the resort is known for its world-class skiing, champagne powder snow and its 2,765 acres of amazing terrain to explore. It’s a true skier or snowboarder’s paradise and is a fantastic spot to plan your family ski vacation.

But what do you do if a family member doesn’t ski or snowboard?

If not all your family members ski or snowboard, don’t worry. There’s still plenty to do at Big White Ski Resort no matter their interests. Read on to find out more about the different activities to try at Big White that aren’t skiing or snowboarding.

Outdoor Activities for Non-Skiers or Non-Snowboarders

Skiing or snowboarding isn’t the only outdoor activity to keep your family members entertained. Big White Ski Resort is packed with different (and fun) outdoor activities to fill your family ski vacation itinerary with. No matter their interests or skill level, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the most popular outdoor activities to try that aren’t skiing or snowboarding:


A person is snowshoeing, she is wearing organde pants and a dark jacket.

Snowshoeing is a fun activity for all skill levels. With new, lighter-weight designed equipment, snowshoeing is even easier for beginners to pick up, too. Experienced guides can take you along a tour of Big White’s beautiful trails, and provide you with interesting knowledge about the area. This is an excellent way to keep your family active while at Big White Ski Resort.

Ice skating

This classic pastime makes for an excellent family activity. Ice skating can be as exhilarating or relaxing as you need, and newcomers or experienced skaters can take the rink at their leisure. Big White Ski Resort’s icerink is Canada’s highest outdoor skating rink and is surrounded by breathtaking views of the resort and mountain. It’s a perfect outdoor activity for a leisurely skate or picking up a hockey game with the locals.


Two people are tubing on snow. They are wearing winter equipment to keep warm.

Looking for an exhilarating activity with little skill needed to try with your kids? Then you should check out Big White’s Tube Park. Now reopened for the 2021/2022 season, you won’t miss a moment of fun and excitement while tubing. Zoom down this thrilling tube park and fill your day with laughter and cheer. Your kids will be begging for another go down the hill. 

These aren’t the only family-friendly outdoor activities to try while at Big White Ski Resort. Big White has plenty more to try during your visit: check out our activities page to see what other outdoor activities you’d like to try. And if your kids or other family members are inexperienced but want to learn how to ski, Big White Ski Resort also has a ski school for lessons.

Relaxing and Indoor Activities at Big White Ski Resort

If physical outdoor activities aren’t what you’re looking for to add to your itinerary, there’s still plenty more to try while at Big White Ski Resort. Whether the adults in the family are looking for something relaxing to do, or if one of your children doesn’t like winter sports, Big White Ski Resort has plenty more options for less active ventures. Here are some of our favourite indoor and more relaxing activities to try at Big White Ski Resort:

Sleigh Ride Tours

There is a family on a sleigh ride heading to a house covered in snow.

Big White Ski Resort offers this enjoyable activity so that guests can tour the resort. You’ll be able to tour the resort in comfort and with some beautiful horses to take you along the way. Not only will you be taken on a tour through the gorgeous, snowy scenery around Big White, but you’ll also get a chance to do an activity that anyone can enjoy. Made extra cozy with the blankets and rich hot chocolate, these sleigh ride tours are perfect for all ages, kids, adults and seniors alike. 

Village Centre

The mountain also offers a great selection for shopping and entertainment right in the Village Centre. Here, you can find the Mountainside shop, selling winter apparel, Big White merchandise, and even a selection of international candy (perfect for treating the kids). There are also plenty of other ski and winter apparel shops, such as Altitude, Dizzy’s and The Rider. Plus, there’s even a grocery and liquor store for when you need to pick up snacks or food for cooking your next meal in your vacation rental. The Village Centre is a picturesque town with lots of interesting spots to explore.

Relaxing In Your Vacation Rental

With the right vacation rental, you can find plenty of things to do for the non-skiers right in your suite. Relax in a warm hot tub while looking out at the snow-covered trees. Curl up with a good book by the fireplace. You could have a family movie night and watch your favourite flick on your accommodation’s TV. You can even book private massages in your suite for the adults looking for help with sore muscles. And for a great family fun night, play a board game and order a pizza from Underground Pizza. There are endless things to do in the right vacation rental. Whether a family member doesn’t want to ski, or for those who simply want to stay in for the day, a relaxing day in your vacation rental is always a good choice.

Explore the Restaurants and Food at Big White Ski Resort

White Ski Resort is full of delicious restaurants to explore and taste. Here are some of our favourite family-friendly restaurants and food

Big White Ski Resort: The Ideal Family Vacation Spot for Skiers and Non-Skiers Alike

Whether your whole family is full of passionate skiers and snowboarders, or some prefer a less active winter vacation, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Big White Ski Resort. Need a vacation rental for your family to make your stay at Big White Ski Resort even better? Look no further than Luxury Mountain Vacation Rentals! We have plenty of ideal luxury vacation rentals that will make your family vacation even more enjoyable. Browse our luxury accommodation and book with us today.