Shopping

Dizzy's Ski Shop Big White
Big White Ski Shop - Ski Dazzle
Dizzie's ski shop has a good range of skis for sale
Dizzie's is a very reputable boot fitter
Envy Boutique
Envy has lots of great girlie things
Lots of pretty clothing
Ski Dazzle sells lots of Big White souvenirs
The Down Under gift shop
Big White shopping: interesting items at Down Under
Big White shopping
Eclectic trinkets
Big White Canada souvenirs
Village Rider snowboard shop at Big White
Big White snowboard shop
Big White souvenirs
Big White Kids Shop
Lots of Canada souvenirs
The Market grocery store
The Market grocery store at Big White

Shopping

Big White shopping is somewhat limited. This isn’t a bustling village like Whistler Ski Resort with a huge array of shopping, or even like Sun Peaks where you can stroll through the village and browse through various ski shops and art galleries. There are only a handful of Big White shops. These will cover off any basic requirements and a little bit of souvenir shopping, but they won’t keep a shopper-aholic entertained for very long.

Big White Ski Shops

Ski Dazzle is a large ski shop located in the day lodge, offering lots of variety with respect to ski apparel and accessories such as helmets, goggles and gloves. They have lots of reasonably upscale outerwear brands including Spyder, Obermeyer, and Descente, as well as loads of thermals and mid layers, some emblazoned with the Big White logo. Ski Dazzle also sells lots of Big White logo clothing and a raft of other souvenirs.

Ski hardwear can be found at the Dizzie’s Big White ski shop across from the village day lodge. Don’t be fooled by all the retro boots they have on display. These are definitely just for decoration and they are very reputable boot fitters for modern ski boots! The ski-in ski-out location also makes it a great place to buy some new boots because it’s easy to pop in to get any necessary adjustments. Dizzie’s also sells a variety of ski accessories and lots of performance skis including fat skis.

The Village Rider is a snowboard shop located downstairs in the village centre mall (day lodge). It’s somewhat cramped but the shop is jam packed with lots of goodies including an array of snowboards, boots, bindings, and lots of snowboard clothing and street wear.

The Mountain Gear Specialist is a small Big White ski shop located upstairs from the supermarket. The name would suggest it specializes in mountain equipment and clothing but this isn’t the case and it severely disappoints. They just sell poor quality snow clothing, lots of beanies and some Big White souvenirs.

Big White Kids is a pint-sized store located on the mezzanine level of the day lodge. This shop has lots of snow outfits for little people, helmets, and some of the cutest hats and gloves. It’s a shame these accessories are just for kids and they don’t come in sizes to fit me!

General Shopping Big White

Like many other Canadian resorts, Big White does the souvenir trade very well. The shop have great local and Canadian keepsakes that are actually worth buying, and plenty of Big White memorabilia. Ski Dazzle has a large range of souvenirs and there’s a small shop near the supermarket that specializes in souvenirs and customized Big White T-shirts.

Upstairs from Ski Dazzle is Envy, a ladies boutique that sells jewellery, bags, pretty clothing, and all things girlie. The shops just seems a little incongruent with a ski resort because it sells flimsy dresses and clothing that you could never wear at the snow, but I guess some girls just like to shop!

Down Under is a souvenir and gift shop located downstairs in the day lodge. They sell various Big White logo souvenirs including glasses and magnets, but they mostly sell general gifts, snazzy teapots, Asian knick-knacks, and other eclectic trinkets.

If you need some decent retail therapy you’ll need to head down to Kelowna. On some days the resort has a shopping bus that takes shoppers for the day to Orchard Park shopping mall in Kelowna. Enquire at the activities desk.

Grocery Shopping

The Market is a medium sized grocery store located in the Whitefoot Lodge in the village. They have a good variety of groceries, a deli with meat and cheese, and some fresh produce such as fruit and vegies. They run on a ski hill currency and it’s rather expensive, so if you can stock up on supplies in Kelowna you’ll save a few pennies. There are lots of supermarkets in Kelowna, some on the road out to Big White (e.g. Cooper’s Foods, MarketPlace IGA). Alternatively there is a grocery delivery service where you can pre-order your groceries.

The Market also sells alcoholic beverages including beers, wine (BC and Australia) and spirits. The prices for alcohol seem reasonable.
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