News and Announcements

Ski Swap Leftovers?

Posted by Big White Ski Club at Oct 22, 2017 10:26PM PDT

Missed the Payout & Pick Up Saturday?

For all inquiries regarding your unclaimed payout and pickup of equipment? Please contact Dennis Pilon at Unclaimed equipment will be held for 48 hours and unclaimed payouts will be held for 30 days. There is a $10 service charge for payouts that were not claimed at the swap.

Thank you for participating in our annual ski swap, on behalf of all of the members of the Big White Ski Club, we appreciate your support!

Still Have Items to Sell?

Please check out or facebook group to Buy/Sell/Swap ski, board or related items.

Note: If you are looking for one of the BWSC jackets (yellow Spyder ones with logos), please email to buy or sell a jacket. These items are not to be bought or sold publicly. Thanks for your understanding.

Didn’t Find The Race Gear You Wanted?

GOOD NEWS! The Fresh Air Buy Week has been extended until tomorrow at close of business. Please view the item lists on our website (login, go to members/documents) OR drop into Fresh Air Experience on Hwy 97 and talk to them directly to place your order!!!


What a wonderful event! Thank you so much for a successful VOLUNTEER turnout – we can only pull off an event of this magnitude with your help!

Some of our successes from the event:

  • The event’s total profit will be announced soon; after the ‘adding machines’ (aka volunteers) are finished counting… but it was definitely a success!
  • We had some quality consignments this year, with many commercial consignees (new items) and public consignees bringing in some really great stuff :)
  • The consignment and payment systems seemed to be much smoother than previous years, as was indicated by minimal lineups throughout both days.
  • Volunteer feedback is that everyone seemed to have a great time. From the enthusiastic kids doing cartwheels on the highway’s grass meridian to help attract passing-by traffic to our event, to the wonderful helpers assisting buyers with boot-fitting and ski/board purchases.

So great to see some of our ski families after a summer away from the ski slopes! Thank you for spreading the word, and to all the grandparents, neighbors, friends etc who also came out to lend a hand. We have such a fantastic community, our hearts are full of gratitude!


#BWSCskiswap2017 #volunteers @skibigwhite @innov8digitalsolutions @kelownanow


Posted by Big White Ski Club at Oct 17, 2017 3:22PM PDT

How do I sell my gear at the SWAP?

In 2015 we introduced an online consignment system. Consignors can start by creating an account and add items as you come across them in your home – this will help speed up your drop-off time.

Don’t want to consign ahead of time – don’t worry! We can help you out when you bring your items Friday.

Online Consignment Instructions: (please note, you can use the same account as last year)

Create an account. You will be required to login to your account on consignment day so bring your login information with you.

  • Read and accept the Sellers Agreement
  • Add items you would like to consign. Price your items reasonably so they will sell.
  • Print your Item Summary
  • Print and cut your tags
  • Adhere tags to your items
  • BRING your: Item Summary, Login Info and Used Items with attached tags for consignment from 10am-8pm Friday

Cost is $2 per item (Cash, Debit & Credit Cards accepted at time of drop-off)


Congratulations Jan and Wade!!!

Posted by Big White Ski Club at Oct 17, 2017 11:12AM PDT ( 1 Comment )

Dear Big White Ski Club Families,

BC Alpine hosted their Annual General Meeting in Kelowna September 30 and October1 – as usual it was a very informative and inspirational meeting. We heard from guest speakers on various subject matter, met in small groups to discuss various topics ranging from how to host a better race to fund raising for your club. I would like to suggest if you have time in your schedule next year you should plan on attending the meeting.

The highlight of the meeting is Saturday night when the Goldie Awards are presented recognizing volunteers, coaches and clubs for the extraordinary work that was done throughout the year.
We are very proud to say that two members of our club were recognized at the highest level by BC Alpine.

Jan Jenkins was awarded the Volunteer of the Year for our zone. Jan spent countless hours running our race office last season, when you host 4 races in a season the amount of time and effort that goes into coordinating these events is substantial. Jan took the challenge on and did a tremendous job organizing all aspects of the race office which allowed us to run very efficient races. Jan’s work has been recognized by other clubs as she is often used as a resource by them. Congratulations Jan and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication not only to our club but to the ski community. The picture (right) shows Jan receiving the Volunteer of the Year award from BC Alpine’s General Manager Anders Hestdalen and Media Director Kathy Stahr.

Our U16 coach, Wade Christie was also recognized at the AGM, this being for his coaching excellence, the award presented to Wade was the Learn to Train/Train to Train which is awarded to the coach who shows excellence in developing athletes according to the Alpine Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development program. Wade has successfully trained athletes of all ages for many years and is recognized by both BC Alpine and his peers for his expertise and knowledge related to training young athletes. As a club we are blessed and thankful for having Wade as one of our coaches. We regularly hear from current athletes and alumni that Wade was a fantastic coach and helped them grow, not only as a ski racer but as a person. The picture (left) shows Wade receiving his award from BC Alpine’s General Manager Anders Hestdalen and Media Director Kathy Stahr.

Please join us in congratulating both Jan and Wade for being recognized by BC Alpine and thank them for all they do for the club.

John McMillan


Posted by Big White Ski Club at Oct 16, 2017 2:43PM PDT

Après SKI is coming to you early this year! Support the Big White Ski Club (BWSC) as you have fun at Doc Willoughby’s with great food, beverages, prizes, silent auction and great people!

  • $25 gets you a burger and a beer with a portion of the proceeds going to the BWSC.
  • Where: Doc Willoughby’s,353 Bernard Ave, Kelowna BC
  • When: Tuesday, November 7th from 7-9pm

Tickets available at

Come join us as we kickoff the SKI season!
p=. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets early!!!

We THANK all our sponsors for making this evening happen!