Big White Ski Resort to add ice climbing tower this winter

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 3, 2010 5:40 pm

Big White Ski Resort, located in interior British Columbia, Canada, has found a way to  actually make ice fun on a ski trip. The resort announced that a new ice climbing tower will be part of its Adventure Park at Happy Valley for this winter. The 60-foot tower will consist of four telephone poles cross-braced together, then flooded with water to create a tower of blue ice that is three feet thick. The tower will be constructed with a beginner side and three other sides set up for more advanced challenges.

Boots, crampons and ice tools will be provided as part of the CAD$25 cost to make a climb. Visitors can also pay CAD$50 to climb all day or CAD$220 for the entire season. The current exchange rate with the U.S. dollar is about even.

Big White is located 55 minutes by car away from Canada’s Kelowna International Airport that is served by Air Canada, Alaska Airlines and WestJet. The resort is about 4.5 hours from Spokane, Wash., and 6 hours from Seattle.

(Photo courtesy of Big White Ski Resort, B.C., Canada/Quick Pics)