C7 Big White, BC
Downhill Ski and Snowboard
Ski or Ride in BC's Okanagan Valley for March Break!
This trip is sold out and taking a wait list online. Contact the Trip Leader for more info.
- Online pre-registration deposit: $100
- Trip deposit to Tour Operator when booking: $500 + cost of insurance
- Final balance Jan 6: $1355 +/- options selected or declined
- Find out why Ski Canada has repeatedly recognized Big White with awards for "Best Powder," "Best Tree Skiing" and "Best Glade Skiing"
- Annual average of 750cm/25ft of fluffy dry powder every year
- 6 day (pay for 5) lift pass included
- Complimentary daily guided tours
- Stay 7 nights at the Inn at Big White , Superior hotel Room with Kitchenette. Based Upon Double Occupancy
- Daily full breakfast at the in-house restaurant (Blarney Stone), tax and tip included
- Complimentary Welcome Reception
- Non-stop flight to Kelowna on Air Canada plus luxury private coach transfer
Cost: $1905 (cheque discounted price)
Based on Minimum of 24 participants
Full cost if paid by Credit Card: $1955
All rates quoted in CAD dollars, are per person indicated above.
Dates: Sunday, March 12 – Sunday, March 19, 2017 (MARCH BREAK)
Application form: See website. You can type directly into this form. Print, sign and bring 3 copies.
Contact the Trip Leader with any questions.
Tour Operator: Merit Travel. Please make cheques payable to Merit Travel.
Accommodation: Inn at Big White , Superior hotel Room with Kitchenette, double occupancy
Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation
Meals: Daily full breakfast at the in-house restaurant (Blarney Stone) including gratuity
Complimentary Welcome Reception with a Big White representative including 1 drink and appetizers
Deposit: $500 + cost of insurance if taken due at time of booking. If paying by cheque please bring 2 cheques for both deposit and final balance.
Balance due: January 6, 2017
Booking Deadline: December 1, 2016
(after this time unbooked space may be released)
NOTE – ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
- Lifts: 6 Day (pay 5 day rate) Adult lift pass
- Senior 6 day lift ticket, deduct $45.00
- No Lifts: Deduct $300
- Land Only: Deduct $580
- Single: Add $520
Flights: (all times local)
Non-stop Air Canada, Toronto to Kelowna
MAR12 AC1975 YYZ YLW 09:40 11:26
MAR19 AC1974 YLW YYZ 12:25 19:39
Flights are subject to change.
Fuel charges and taxes are subject to change
Baggage Fees: (subject to change)
Currently, the 1st piece of luggage is $28.25 and the 2nd piece is $39.55 including tax, each direction.
Skis and boots are considered 1 pc even if in separate bags as long as nothing else is in the bags. (Subject to change, check with your airline.)
Deviation charges: $75 + any difference in airfare (subject to availability)
Airport and Land Transfers:
Return private coach transfer from Kelowna Airport to Big White. Driver’s gratuities at your discretion.
Passport / Travel Documents:
Canadian Citizens: Travel within Canada – PHOTO ID is a requirement to board all aircraft.
Note: Members are solely responsible to ensure that their travel documents are complete, valid and in order.
Cancellation Policies are set by the Tour Operators, not HPSC. Please consider your commitment carefully before booking your trip.
(A) Deposits & optional insurance premium are non-refundable
(B) From 62 days to 48 days prior to departure: loss of 50% of total package per person
(C) From 47 days or less prior to departure: 100% non-refundable
Please note that any unused portion of a ski trip will not be refunded as per conditions above but can claim
Optional Travel Insurance:
Comprehensive Travel Insurance is available to protect non-refundable payments in the event that participants are forced to cancel their vacation prior to departure or interrupt vacation due to medical reasons. See menu above for HPSC Insurance advice and Tour Operator’s Insurance Table. All Insurance payments must accompany deposit in order to be valid.
Insurance is nonrefundable from date of issuance. Please note that any unused portion of a ski trip will not be refunded as per conditions above. Passengers must submit a claim to their insurance company if they cancel after the above dates.
Allianz Global Assist All-inclusive Canada Travel Insurance
Available to protect from loss of non-refundable cancellation penalties when such cancellation is for medical reasons. A doctor’s certificate must be presented to the insurance company for reimbursement. Full insurance details are available, and will be provided with purchase of an insurance policy.
All Inclusive Canada Travel Package
This insurance covers trip cancellation, baggage delay and coverage, trip interruption, medical emergencies not covered by your government health plan. Pre-existing conditions may invalidate this policy please ask for details. More information can be given about insurance if requested.
Premiums per person are as follows:
Coverage up to $2000.00 prior to departure.
- Age 0-54: $169.00
- Age 55-59: $175.00
- Age 60-64: $191.00
- Age 65-69: $199.00
- Age 70-74: $227.00
Merit Travel Group strongly recommends travel insurance; please call for a full brochure on this insurance policy. For all other ages or coverage amounts, please request rates directly from Merit Travel Group.
The Fine Print: Tickets are 100% nonrefundable once issued. Name changes and deviations are not permitted once ticketed. Individuals must ensure that all names are spelled correctly and match their personal identification on their passport. The Tour Operator and Airline will not be held liable for delays or cancellations caused by strikes, labor disputes, government actions, weather or any cause beyond the Tour Operator’s or Airline’s control. The Airline reserves the right to change equipment or schedules. The customer hereby releases and waives any claims against the Airline and Tour Operator regarding cancellation or schedule changes.
Big White's moderate base elevation (1,755m/5,758ft) contributes to comfortable winter temperatures that average -5°C/23°F. While many of the 118 marked runs on the mostly south-facing slopes are blue and green, there's no shortage of black diamond action and double black diamond adventure in the high powder bowls. Big White also provides an unusual amount of glade skiing, with almost no place on the mountain where it isn't possible to ski among the trees – a special treat when snow ghosts populate the high slopes. Ski Canada has repeatedly recognized this feature with awards for "Best Tree Skiing" and "Best Glade Skiing."
Inn At Big White: Situated in the heart of the village center, the Inn at Big White features excellent resort amenity access. Built in 1997 and set amidst the spectacular Monashee Mountains, this 100-unit property offers a relaxing, small town atmosphere. After a hard day on the slopes, skiers and boarders love to relax and enjoy the breath taking views in the outdoor pool.
Room & Suite Amenities at the Inn at Big White: All 100 units at the Inn at Big White has its own Galley Kitchen which includes an induction cooker, mini-refrigerator, microwave and sink. Dishes, cookware and utensils are included.
Resort Amenities: The Inn at Big White provides a ski in and ski out environment, locker Room with Ski-Key Racks, communal laundry, conference facilities, fitness facilities, a dedicated on-site restaurant, and underground parking. Daily housekeeping service is provided and linen change every 3-5 days, depending on length of stay. The Inn at Big White also provides a common games room with free nightly kids events. Guests can also enjoy a common outdoor hot tub and swimming pool.
Resort Bars and Restaurants: Adjacent to the lobby is The Blarney Stone Irish Tavern, enjoy their tasty home-cooked Irish and English fare for breakfast, lunch & dinner, with a pint of fine Irish Ale, or try their wide selection of Irish and Scottish Whiskies and a good dose of good ol' Irish hospitality.
- Resort Area: 7,355 acres (3,052 hectares)
- Patrolled Area: 2,765 acres (1,147 hectares)
- Groomed Area: 905 acres (367 hectares)
- Alpine and Glades: 1,525 acres (618 hectares)
- Western Canada’s Largest Resort Night Skiing Area: 38 acres (15 hectares)
- Summit: 2,319m (7,606 ft)
- Village Centre: 1,755m (5,757 ft)
- Westridge Base: 1,508m (4,950 ft)
- 118 Designated Trails
- 18% Beginner
- 54% Intermediate
- 22% Expert
- 6% Extreme
- Longest Run: 7.2 km (4.5 miles) - Around the World Route - it runs from the top of the T-Bar to Bottom of Gem Lake
- Total of 105km (65 miles) of marked runs
All applicable fuel surcharges and taxes in effect as of August have been included in the package price. However in these volatile times the tour operator reserves the right to charge for unanticipated increases in the cost of fuel and taxes imposed by the resort or airline.
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