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2011 Big White Winter Rally and SnowX Open For Entries!

Entries are now being accepted for the stage rally and snowX.  Please see the Competitors Menu for regulations and forms.  Register early as entries are limited, and please contact with any questions.  See you in December!

Big White Winter Rally 2011 Event Summary

From draft supplementary regulations:

The Big White Winter Rally is a reconnaissance performance rally consisting of special stages, transits and a rallyX style super special. The total length of the event will be approximately 220 km, with approximately 130 km of special stages (overall percentages: 58% stage, 42% transit). Stage road surfaces will be ice and snow covered gravel.  Studded tires are permitted; however, they must be street legal and no ice racing tires are allowed.


The stage routebook will be very elementary; therefore, recconaissance is very strongly encouraged. The Big White Rally is a reconaissance WINTER EVENT.  This is not a rally that can be driven blind, and no detailed stage notes are provided.  Teams must be prepared for exposure to cold and snow.  Warm clothing and other basic winter amenities should be stored in the rally cars, so that drivers and codrivers can keep warm if they are stuck on stage.  Service crews need to be adequately prepared for outdoor service as well.

There is no fuel available at the resort, and teams must leave Grand Forks or Kelowna with all the fuel, including for recce and service crew, that the team will need for the weekend.

Early entry closes November 21st at midnight.  Full supplementary regulations to follow.

2010 Big White Winter Rally in the News

Link to Daily Courier story HERE, but buy today’s paper to see the photos.

Link to story by James from 103.9 the Juice HERE, including in car video with Craig Ross and the XRoss Motorsports Mitsu.

Link to the Orchard City Amateur Radio Club’s summary of the event, including a video from Black Forest radio point HERE.

Thanks to all the HAM operators – we could not have done it without you.

Link to forum thread, with great photos, HERE.

Thanks to the Course Closing Crew for coming to drive in the snow.  We didn’t end up needing the extraction skills very often, but it’s essential to have it just in case.

Rally gallery by Simon Oakley HERE.

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Big White Winter Rally Sponsor: Big White Ski Resort
The Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru
Frontech Solutions Inc.