Skiing & Snowboarding

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Even if UBC Recreation isn’t running buses, you can still hitch a ride to Big White.

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Big White Student Days: January 18 & March 7, 2020

Register now for january 18, 2020

For 2 Saturdays each winter, UBC Recreation partners with Big White Ski Resort to offer incredible deals on skiing & snowboarding lift tickets, rentals, & lessons.

Not into skiing & snowboarding? No problem – Experience the Big White Village and see what all the fun is about on the mountain. Skating, tubing, ice climbing & more also available in the Happy Valley Adventure Park.

Winter 2020 Student Day Pricing

Enjoy a full day of affordable fun at Big White Ski Resort:

$12 round-trip bus
$55 lift ticket
$45 group lesson
$40 rentals

Beginner Discovery Packages:
These are perfect (and the highly recommended option) for those that have never skied or snowboarded before. They include all equipment (including helmet), beginner area lift ticket, & lessons.

$120 – Half day beginner discovery (includes one, 2 hour group lesson)
$150 – Full day beginner discovery (includes two, 2 hour group lessons)

These prices can not be beat and are only available when purchasing in advance through UBC Recreation.

Registration Deadline: January 13

​A private charter bus will leave the UBC gym at 7:45 a.m sharp on Student Day. Please arrive early as the bus will depart on time to ensure an on-time arrival at Big White. The same bus will leave Big White at 4:30 p.m. to return back to UBC. Pending road conditions and traffic, the bus should arrive back on campus around 5:30 p.m. You are responsible for ensuring you arrive on time to catch the bus both at Big White and from campus in the morning. No refunds will be given for any services if you miss the bus.

There are limited spots available on the bus. Register early to save your spot.

You are responsible for your own transportation to Big White. You may pick up your pre-purchased passes at the Recreation Customer Service on the Friday before Student Day starting at noon. If you do not pick your passes up in advance, you must meet the UBC Recreation Representative in the Village Center Mall (outside the rental shop) between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. on student day. If you are not present during this time to obtain your passes, you will not be able to use them that day and will not be refunded. The UBC Recreation Representative will be leaving the Village Centre Mall at 9:30 a.m.

Friday night Big White bus: Jan 10, Jan 31, Feb 28 & March 13


For four Friday nights during the Winter Term, you can hitch a ride for an evening of affordable, Friday night fun at Big White Ski Resort. UBC Recreation offers a $12 bus ride (round trip) to the mountain where there is $12 night skiing, rentals, lessons, and more (payable at the resort).

Must register in advance to reserve your spot on the bus. Registration for each Friday is open two weeks in advance.  

Buses will depart from the upper gymnasium roundabout (near The Hangar) at 3:45pm on each scheduled Friday. The buses will depart Big White at 8:30pm; pending weather and traffic, the bus should arrive back at campus around 10pm. UBC is not responsible for the transportation of those students who are not at the bus on time to leave Big White at 8:30pm.

Discounted, Student lift passes sold on campus

2019/20 winter prices:

Student – $80.00 (tax included)

Adult – $94.00 (tax included)

Now available at the Customer Service Desk in the gym.

This is a re-loadable, direct-to-lift pass that can be used on any day. No need to activate for first use. The more you reload your Biggie Card, the more you save! Learn more about how a Biggie Cards works.