Big White, Sun Peaks shut down amid coronavirus pandemic

The Okanagan’s largest ski resort, Big White, said it’s shutting down operations for the rest of the season as of Monday afternoon, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“The last six hours have made it clear that no matter what procedures we put in place, we cannot guarantee the safety of our staff, guests and residents while adhering to the mandatory reduction of group gatherings,” said president and CEO Peter Plimmer in a statement issued at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

The closures includes ski lift operations, Elevation Spa, Big White Ski & Board School, The Kids Centre, The Black Forest Day Lodge, The Westridge Warming Hut and other operations by Big White Ski Resort Ltd.

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