What a thrill to have Michael J (Ballingal), Sr. Vice President of award-winning Big White Ski Resort located in the Thompson Okanagan, in the studio with me this week. Our show airing on Saturday, February 23rd is jam-packed with incredible information on the second most popular ski resort in British Columbia and recently voted one of the TOP 5 Family Resorts in the world!
Throughout our interview, I was continually impressed with Michael's passion and breadth of knowledge. As Big White continues to earn prominent awards and accolades, it's clearly obvious this is due to the vision of the owners (The Shumann Family) and Management Team who dedicate themselves to its annual operation.
Michael shares his Insider's View of Big White's impact on the ski industry including the growth of the resort since his arrival back in 1985. Operating from late November through to mid-April, Big White has always devoted its on-mountain operations to ensuring great memories are shared by all the guests who make up family ...from toddlers to teens, and parents to grandparents. Ah, yes, even those who thought they could no longer ski due to worn out knees and such, are finding the thrill of the slopes once again thanks to amazing innovations in equipment design.
If you love winter and the outstanding experiences and sports that can only be enjoyed when the powder is flying and the slopes are open, this show's for you. And exciting news; this Spring Break, kids ski and stay for free. Families receive a complimentary child (16 years and under) lift pass with every adult pass purchased!
Extra special thanks to Michael for taking time out of his crazy, busy schedule to join me. A member of almost every tourism board in the country including the Canadian Tourism Commission - as well as overseeing the marketing and sales at this fabulous ski resort which British Columbia can proudly call our own - it was so much fun to share time with Michael in the studio. Can't wait for our second show coming up on March 9th.
To top it off, Michael has generously donated a two night family ski getaway for Spring Break 2013! Contest details available here.
To listen to the full show, please visit here.