The 4-H BC youth and their families meet Loose Moose at Big White Ski Resort before a day of fun on the slopes. - Image Credit: Photo Contributed

4-H Club gets skiing experience at Big White

The 4-H Club members enjoyed a free day of skiing at Big White Ski Resort last weekend

The 4-H Club members enjoyed a free day of skiing at Big White Ski Resort last weekend.

On Saturday, March 11, Big White Ski Resort welcomed the youth 4-H Club of Boundary Country and their families for a free day of fun

Big White senior vice president Michael J. Ballingall, originally met young volunteers of 4-H BC at an event hosted by Mission Hill Winery to celebrate the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2016. He was inspired by their goodwill and dedication to their region and province.

“I was extremely impressed with the presentation of the Boundary 4H Club at the Royal Reception – so much so that I went up and thanked them. During the course of my conversation, I realized we were all neighbors,” said Ballingall. “The neighborly thing to do was to invite them to our home at Big White and celebrate their volunteerism. We’re so happy they had such a great day.”

To thank the honorable efforts of these young volunteers, Michael invited the entire 4-H BC club and their families to and come experience a day on the slopes. The Big White team was happy to arrange a donation of approximately $,5000 to set the group up with 60 lift passes and full rental equipment for the day.

It was a spectacular day on the hill, with light spring temperatures and lots of fresh snow.

“Skiing at Big White was so great,” said assistant leader for the club, Jennifer MacDonald. “The runs are super long and there are cool jumps in the trees. We all had a great time in the terrain park and loved riding the gondola back and forth.”