Skiing & Snowboarding

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

Learn about the Big White Express Bus

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

Registration coming January 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 or snowboarding? No problem. Check out awesome deals on skating, tubing, snowshoeing, and nordic skiing. Experience the Big White Village and see what all the fun is about on the mountain.

​A private charter bus will leave campus 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 4:00 p.m. to return back to UBC. Pending road conditions and traffic, the bus should arrive back on campus around 5:00 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.

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 10:00 a.m. 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.  

Registration coming soon

The bus will leave UBC at 3:30 p.m. on each scheduled Friday. The bus leaves Big White at 9:00 p.m. and, pending traffic and weather conditions, should arrive back at UBC around 10:00 p.m. UBC is not responsible for the transportation of those students who are not at the bus on time to leave Big White at 9:00 p.m.

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.