Local facilities 4
(i.e. Restaurants, hire shops)
Slope conditions 4
Lift system 5
Skiing / boarding experience
Apres ski 4
As a beginner Big White ticks all the boxes for me:
Plenty of lifts so you don't have to mess around on button style lifts or traversing all over the place (yawn)
Benches at the start of each run to get your feet back into the board easily and take a breather.
Lots of runs to choose from and the snow is pretty reliable so when you wipe out it's a little more comfortable!
Food is really good and the accommodation is reasonably priced.
A little off the beaten track so you don't have to put up too much with the "Hip Crew" (I know that phrase automatically removes me from this group)
Atmosphere is friendly and laid back - just the way I like it. Perfect for families.
It gets cold depending on the time of year you are going (Xmas) for me. Dress appropriately and you don't have to worry, otherwise you'll feel it on the lifts up.