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Kelowna is a small city that is cradled within a panoramic range of mountains, lakes and pine forests. The beautiful lake Okanagan runs through it from north to south. The legendary lake monster “Ogopogo” is believed to live in this lake. Thousands of visitors arrive in this paradise through Kelowna International Airport via non-stop flights from Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto or Seattle.

Tucked between the glorious mountain landscapes, you will find 18 on-mountain restaurants, delis, cafes and nightclubs. 750cm (24, 5 ft) of the white powder (endearingly called “Okanagan Champagne Powder”) falls in Kelowna every season. In addition to the heavy snow, this valley is blessed with sunny weather throughout the year and a mild average temperature which allows for heavenly skiing conditions unparalleled in the world.

Winter hours of operation are 8:45AM – 3:30PM everyday for day skiing, 5:00PM – 8:00PM from Tuesday to Saturday for night skiing.

The award winning Telus Terrain Park along with the 2,565 acres of skiable terrain in Big White make for a fantastic and memorable holiday for the whole family.

With 118 market runs and 16 lifts including a Gondola available, there is a great variety of activities for everyone including skiing, snowboarding, sleigh ride, snowmobiling, snow tubing, ice skating, mini z’s, fireworks and even Carnivals! The total uphill capacity of this gigantic ski park is a whopping 28,000 skiers per hour. The vertical drop is 777m (2550 ft) and the terrain is rated 18% beginner, 54% intermediate, 22% expert and 6% extreme.

After enjoying the glorious slopes, visitors can relax in any of the large numbers of coffee houses, restaurants, bakeries, delis, pubs and bars. There are also many retail outlets to tempt the shopper is us. Events in Kelowna include the Olympic Torch Relay, Canadian Open Snowboard Tour SBX Nor Am, Big White 2010 Games, RDKB Town Hall Meeting, Telus Park Rail Jam Series, etc.

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