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Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

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Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

We're having our first White Christmas and coming all the way from Australia to Big White.

I've been trying to find menus and places that will be offering Christmas Lunch or Dinner, but have not been able to get any information at all either through our agent or via the net.

Can anyone suggest where might be a good place to start, or where to eat for a nice family Christmas lunch/dinner at Big White Ski Resort?

thanks in advance

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1. Re: Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

you'll have way more options out in kelowna

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2. Re: Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

I agree, Kelowna gives you many more options and is about 30-40 minute drive, depending on road conditions. You can Google Big White Restaurants and it will give you listings.

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3. Re: Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

thanks for your replies.

We will have been literally travelling for days to get to Big White plus we won't have a car so we're not keen to leave the resort to go to Kelowna.

I tried doing a search but all it comes up with is the names of the restaurants etc - there are no contact details for them - not even on the Big White resort website.

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4. Re: Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

We were at Big White last spring but did our own cooking so I can't help you with specific restaurants. If you possibly can, purchase most of your groceries in Kelowna before going up to the resort - the only grocery store I came across was quite small and not that well stocked.

Here's a link that might help you with restaurants: www.bigwhite.com/home_showSection_ID_21.html

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5. Re: Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

thanks swardyvr, we will definitely be stocking up on supplies either before we leave Vancouver or when we get to Kelowna.

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6. Re: Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

Hi there

Would love to know if you have any luck finding a place for Christmas lunch - we are seeking the same thing! Its our first white Christmas too and we only arrive in Big White Christmas eve so not too keen to cook!

Cheers

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7. Re: Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

The Happy Valley Inn is the best restaurant in Big White. I am posting this as a four year visitor who has eaten in most of the restaurants.

It is a little more formal than the others (white table cloths) but still has a very family friendly atmosphere. It is 3+ star dining and features a good selection of local wines. In addition to the menu, they will typically have 3 or so specials per day and do steaks very well. You will not be disappointed with the quality.

Most times I went the service was very good but had one inattentive waiter on one occasion.

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8. Re: Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

Fondue and Black Forest Gateau at the Swiss Bear

or

try the Kettle Valley Steakhouse in the lodge at the bottom of the Gondola

or

White Crystal Inn

the dining room has the view (book a view table)

or the bar has similar food and is cosy and is less formal

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9. Re: Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

By the way the Kettle Valley Steakhouse and Happy Valley Inn are I think the same place Happy Valley is what they call the bottom of the gondola.

I agree it is probably the best place.

Also the meal they serve on Lady's Day - ski lesson plus lunch - is excellent.

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10. Re: Big White Ski Resort - Dining Options for Christmas Lunch

All the Big White Restaurants are on bigwhite.com at

bigwhite.com/home_showSection_ID_7_subID_21.…

Go to About Big White, The Village then select Restaurants.