Why Choose Discover Okanagan Tours for Your Private Big White Ski Shuttle?
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? With over two decades of experience, we have been providing Private Ski Shuttles in the Okanagan Valley since 1999. Our team of knowledgeable guides will meet you at the airport, assist you with your luggage, and ensure a seamless transition into your shuttle.
At Discover Okanagan Tours, we understand the importance of having your provisions ready. That’s why we offer two convenient options. You can either pre-order your supplies from our trusted grocery and liquor store partners, or we can make a one-hour stop along the way for you to stock up.
But don’t just take our word for it. We have received over 300 rave reviews from our delighted guests across platforms like Google (150), Trip Advisor (144), and Facebook (26). Our commitment to providing an unforgettable and safe experience is evident in the feedback we receive.
Whether you’re heading to Big White or Revelstoke, our guides will go above and beyond to ensure your journey is exceptional. So why wait? Choose Discover Okanagan Tours for your private Big White ski shuttle and embark on an unforgettable adventure today.
What is included/not included with your private ski shuttles?
- Pick up from at Kelowna International Airport on your Schedule
- Either 1 hour complimentary Grocery and Liquor store shop or Pre-Order of your supplies
- Transportation right to your accommodation, or central reservations if no early check in permitted.
- Return transportation to Kelowna International Airport (When Applicable)
- Additional stops for Ski Gear / Winter Clothes / Etc., unless previously arranged.
- Multiple Pick-Up locations unless previously arranged
Gratuity for your Guide
We now offer tiered pricing for all of our Private Ski Shuttles. The prices of our shuttles vary depending on which resort you are visiting, as well as the number of guests. If you are a few families travelling together, you can always share a shuttle. Each of our resort specific shuttle pages has a comprehensive cost breakdown of these tiers. Children are those aged 13 and under.
How do I book my Private Ski Shuttle?
How to book your shuttle:
Step 1: Click on the “BOOK THIS TOUR” button above to let us know a few things about your travel plans.
Step 2: We will email you a confirmation and invoice if we are able to accommodate your request.
Step 3: Once you review the details, and pay your invoice, you are confirmed! Additional info will be sent automatically as we approach your travel dates.
Child Passenger Safety for those traveling with small children:
It is our duty that the safety of our guests is our top priority. British Columbia has strict rules when it comes to child passenger safety, and we need to ensure that we follow the rules of the road. We are proud to be able to offer car and booster seats for some of our guests, but we do have a limited supply. If you would like to rent one of ours for your transfer, we will be able to provide them to you if they are available. Please take note of the rules below to see which type of seat you may require. These rules are direct from the Insurance Corporation of B.C’s website as of June 26, 2019. For the latest updates, please visit: https://www.icbc.com/brochures/Pages/child-car-seats.aspx
The parent of the child must install the seat into the shuttle. If you require assistance, your guide may be able to help you, but it is your responsibility to ensure it has been installed correctly.
Stage 1 — Rear-facing
- From birth until at least one year old and 9 kg (20 lbs).
- Place in back seat. Position centre-rear.
- Do not install on front seat in proximity to an active airbag.
- Don’t rush to switch to a forward-facing seat — these guidelines are just the minimum requirements. Rear-facing child seats are safest for your baby or toddler, as they provide better support for their head and neck, as long as your child’s weight is within the seat manufacturer’s stated limit.
- Use a convertible seat in the rear-facing position if the baby has outgrown the weight limit of the infant seat.
Stage 2 — Forward-facing with tether
- Must be over one year old and over 9 kg (20 lbs).
- Up to at least 18 kg (40 lbs).
- Place in back seat.
- May remain rear-facing if allowed by manufacturer’s weight limits.
- Always use with a tether strap.
- Taller children may fit a combination harness/booster seat better.
Stage 3 — Booster seat
Booster seats ensure proper seatbelt fit. They raise the child to correctly position the adult seatbelt across the bony structures of the chest and pelvis. It’s safest if a child remains in a booster seat until they reach 145 cm (4’9″).
- Must be over 18 kg (40 lbs).
- Required until at least nine years old or 145 cm (4’9″), whichever comes first.
- Place in back seat.
- Booster is used with a lap/shoulder seatbelt.
- Position lap belt low over hip bones and shoulder belt over shoulder and in front of chest.
- Do not use a booster seat with only a lap belt.
Stage 4 — Seatbelt only
- It’s recommended you keep children in the back seat until 12 years of age.
- The lap belt should fit low over the pelvic bones.
- Shoulder belt should fit over the shoulder and snug across the chest.
- Never put the shoulder belt under the arm or behind the back. This could cause serious injury in the event of a crash.
- Keep the seat in an upright position, not reclined. Seatbelts were designed for upright seating. A deeply reclined seat can cause a passenger to slide out from under the seatbelt in the event of a crash.
Payment / Cancelation Policy
- a credit card is required a the time of booking to secure
- payment is required at time of booking in order to secure
- Upon receipt of notice of cancellation, the balance of your trip fee will be refunded according to the following schedule:
- 1) 30 days or more prior to your arrival, full refund.
- 2) between 7 and 30 days prior to your arrival, full refund less 10% of Total Price
- 3) within 7 days, no refund.
**Special concessions may be made for acts of god / pandemic related cancellations.
Other Private Ski Shuttle FAQ’s
Does your Private Ski Shuttle take us directly to our condo, or do we have to switch buses when we get to the mountain?
All our ski shuttles are private and personalized. We pick you up when YOU are ready to go, and we drop you off where you need to go. We can usually back our vans right up to your door and our drivers will help to haul your skis / boards / groceries / boots / booze etc as far as you’d like them to go. Our license requires us to prebook all our shuttles so we can’t necessarily operate like a taxi. We can however, schedule a stop in town to pick up groceries and liquor on the way.
How much can we save by doing our grocery and liquor shopping in Kelowna?
We do not track the prices of the convenience stores on the mountains, but you can imagine that they would be significantly more expensive than in cities of Kelowna or Vernon. The variety has traditionally been somewhat limited for fresh foods and meat. We’ve been told by more than a few of our clients that they paid for their shuttle by shopping in town.
What if there’s a blizzard or an accident and the Big White road closes?
It hasn’t happened to us yet, touch wood, but extreme weather does go hand in hand with ski resorts that get over 7m of snow every year. The resorts that we shuttle to have extremely well organized road maintenance crews that do an unbelievably good job of keeping the road clear. If however, there is a road closure for whatever reason we will do everything in our power to get you safely to your destination with a minimum amount of hassle. (We obviously cannot accept responsibility for such things, but please rest assured that if you miss your flight as a result of a road closure or other unforeseen delay, we will assist you in any way that we can in dealing with your airline) Again, our record to date is perfect.
How much insurance do you have on your vehicles?
We carry at least 10 million dollars in third party legal liability on each of our shuttle vehicles.
How early can we go to the airport?
We understand that some people like to go to the airport several hours before their flight, and others actually enjoy sprinting through the airport while the final boarding call is being made! Experience has allowed us to come up with some guidelines which we’ll recommend when you book your shuttle, but we are more than willing to pick you up exactly when you’d like to go. Many of our customers take great comfort in knowing that our drivers are instructed to arrive at the mountain 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. You’ll find them waiting patiently outside, ready to go when you are. (please confirm with your accommodation provider that your check-in and check-out times are acceptable to them)
How much should I tip my driver?
Tipping is not expected at Discover Okanagan Tours, but is customary at any service organization in North America. If your driver brought you to or from your resort on time, made you feel safe and comfortable while on the road, or in any way exceeded your expectations, then we recommend a tip of at least $10 Cdn per person. Historically, tips range between $10 and $20 per person for a one-way trip.