Another Big White ride record
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 25, 2019 - Biz Releases

Big White Ski Resort gave a record five million rides up its lifts during the 2018-19 winter season, which lasted from Nov. 22 to April 22.

The resort released its numbers on Thursday, and the five million total included its best day in its history: New Year’s Eve, when more than 11,000 skiers went on more than 70,000 runs down the slopes.

Here are a few more numbers Big White released on Thursday:
682: Centimetres of snow that fell on the mountain during the season
28: Record one-day snowfall amount, in centimetres, that fell on Feb. 22
90: Centimetres of snow that fell between Feb. 18 and 24
170: Centimetres of snow that fell in February, the most of any month
9,356: Night skiers on $10 Friday nights
-22 C: Coolest temperature recorded, on Feb. 6
9 C: Warmest temperature recorded, on March 20
33,208: Phone calls received at central reservations
21,043: People who rode on airport transfers
1,797: Boarding passes redeemed through WestJet and Alaska Airlines Ski Free on the Same Day of Arrival deal
31,857: Rides down the lanes at the tube park
215: Big White Ski and Board School instructors
62,000: Lessons given by those instructors
13: Languages used by those instructors
1,108: Children enrolled in the after-school program
1,620: Toilet paper rolls replaced by guest services staff
41,555: Shots of espresso made at Clocktower Coffee
210: Fifty-ounce Tomahawk steaks served at Kettle Valley Steakhouse
22,050: Christmas light bulbs displayed throughout the resort

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