Are you travelling from the UK? It's not as far as you think! One flight from UK to Canada and then a quick internal flight gets you to the powder! It is all round better value and connections are easy.
Alternatively, go via Seattle - a great stop over - and still only one
connecting flight to Kelowna.
The nearest airport to Big White is Kelowna International Airport.
It's a non-stop short flight from Vancouver, Calgary or Seattle. There are also connections from Victoria, Toronto and Edmonton.
Once out of the airport, you can be on the slopes in an hour and a half.
To get to Big White Ski Resort, you have a choice:
Take a regularly-scheduled Big White shuttle (details on website);
There are various private companies providing shuttle services to the
mountain. Some are a little more personalized and will stop at the grocery store along the way for you to stock-up with the
Hire a car and drive yourself! (This company offers good rates: http://www.argusrentals.com)