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Ski Crescendo, BC's Luxury Executive Retreat

Ski Crescendo, British Columbia’s Luxury Executive Retreat

Looking for a luxury retreat for your team?  British Columbia’s Ski Crescendo has it all!

If you’re looking for a corporate retreat, then why not head to the Okanagan Mountains and enjoy some 5-star luxury, Ski Crescendo style?

In today’s business environment where being bombarded with notifications has become the daily norm, our modern chalet can provide the ideal escape and much-needed haven for a colleague get-together.

Even Dexter, from Accounting, will Love it!

Love it or hate it, team building has become a key part of the modern workplace.  So, if one has to team-build, then I say “Let’s do it in style!”

Say, “No” to the ordinary (those drab hotel/conference rooms) and “Yes” to the extraordinary:  Ski Crescendo.  Our modern ‘fortress’ will leave your colleagues speechless (probably a first for Dexter, right?), and will provide your team with an experience that they won’t be able to refrain from talking about.

More Than a Ski Chalet

Nestled in the heart of Big White Ski Resort, Crescendo offers year-round corporate getaways.

The chalet is adaptable/configurable to accommodate a variety of corporate groups, sleeping up to 22 guests in 6 separate spaces.  Our fully-equipped industrial standard kitchen will provide the greatest of feasts for hungry teams:  whether you cook for yourselves or have us arrange a chef for you.

Be it for work, for pleasure, or for a combination of the two, we have you covered.  Crescendo’s fibre optic internet is blazingly fast; we stream via LAN and WAN to our seven smart TVs, including to our 110” TV screen in the Theatre; both locally and in the cloud we have more than 1200 movies; we have whole-house audio (sixteen separate amplified zones) streaming Sirius/XM and Slacker, or your own playlist mirrored from your phone.  With over 5,200 square feet of floor space, too, your team will have enough space to spread out and let their hair down.

Who will be the ultimate ping pong champion, pool shark, or poker master?  Crescendo’s fully equipped Rec Room is great for team building and for moving away from corporate formalities.  Later, and especially for those less competitively inclined, Crescendo’s indoor/outdoor hot tub is perfect.

Wine, Golf, and so Much More

Ski Crescendo’s ski/in ski out village location is second to none.  The stand-alone chalet is right on the edge of the ski run, and a short walk from the village’s restaurants, bars, and shops.  In the summer, the resort offers hiking and biking, and more.

The chalet is just 50km from the Kelowna international airport.  Kelowna, too, is a beautiful lakeside resort town.  Kelowna, in fact, is known as being BC’s Napa Valley.  Surrounding the 90-mile Lake Okanagan, for example, are hundreds of vineyards, and wine-tasting is open year-round.  Kelowna and the surrounding towns boast world-class golfing, as well.

Allow us to help you create memorable experiences:  for your colleagues and for your team.  Contact us today.



The numbers behind Big White Ski Resort

What’s On at Big White, Kelowna, BC

Big White in Numbers

Not only is Ski Crescendo Big White’s best luxury ski chalet, but we are also a font of knowledge when it comes to all things Big White!  Why?  Because we love Big White, and because we love sharing what we love with our inquisitive guests.  So, this week, we figured we’d geek-out a bit, and share some of the stats surrounding those factors that have contributed to making Big White the best ski resort in British Columbia!

Here we go:

2 - Here at Big White, we have 2 fun loving mascots … Loose and Lucy Moose!  Look for them the next time you’re in town!

7.2 - The length, in kilometres, of Big White’s longest run:  that’s roughly 4.5 miles, for those south of the border (the one without the wall).

7.5 - The amount, in metres, of Big White’s average cumulative snowfall in Big White (more than 24 ½ feet).  We’re at that amount already, and it’s only 2/3 of the way into this year’s ski season.

105 - The length, in kilometres, of marked runs (more than 65 miles) … Big White has it all, from Beginner to Extreme (beyond Expert).

1963 - The year Big White Ski Resort officially opened.  Only one lift, back then, and that lift was a t-bar.  Now, with 15 lifts traveling 20 million Vertical Transport Feet per hour, Big White has certainly come a long way.  What hasn’t changed?  Big White was, is, and will always be a Family Ski Resort.

1,755 - The height above sea level, in metres, where Big White’s Village is located.  That’s about 5758 feet.  As an aside, Crescendo sits at 5665 feet, making the approximate 100-yard walk from Crescendo to the Village a breeze.

2,000 - The number of skiable acres in Big White’s proposed expansion.  The plan, then, adds more than 8km of skiable terrain.  And we thought Big White couldn’t get any better!

28,000 - The number of skiers per hour who can be whisked away to the mountain’s various peaks by Big White’s state-of-the-art lift systems.

And now, some of Crescendo’s numbers:

0 - The number of times you’ll be too hot or too cold while staying at Crescendo.  Our smart controls keep the chalet at the temperature of your choosing, and then electronically monitored 24/7.  Our geothermal heating keep temps at a constant level, too, without there being any variance from the floor to about 6 ½ feet high.  Crescendo’s geothermal system makes cold water, too, so that the home is air conditioned when its needed and where its needed.  Zero, by the way, is also the number of unhappy guests that Crescendo has annually.

5 - The number of bathrooms at Crescendo.

6 - The number of private and semi-private rooms that can be dedicated as bedrooms.

22 - The number of adults that Crescendo can sleep in 5 star luxury!

30 - The height, in kilometres (just kidding, in feet, really), of Crescendo’s floor-to-ceiling glass, which looks out onto the slope and provides spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains.

76 - The number of 5 star reviews the chalet has accumulated on Trip Advisor.

150 - The number of guests Crescendo can accommodate for an Event (e.g., wedding, reunion).

5,200 – The amount of space, in square footage, of pure luxury found in Crescendo’s interior.

Unquantifiable - The number of unforgettable memories that we’ll help you to create while staying at Crescendo!

That’s it for now.  If you have any questions about Crescendo or about Big White Ski Resort, just ask.  We’re here to assist.




Scenic & Ethereal ... Our Guests Were Blown Away

New Guest Review - "Scenic & Ethereal ... Our Guests Were Blown Away"

Melissa (September 2018) - BC, Canada


In September 2017, my husband and I were married at Crescendo.  From the moment we began our planning with the owner, we felt supported and encouraged. 

Mitch has a helpful, flexible, and accommodating staff that takes care of the venue during the bike and ski season.  As soon as we stepped foot inside Crescendo, we knew it would be the perfect place to stay during our wedding weekend and to hold our 120-person ceremony and reception.  The indoor space gave a unique house party feel to our wedding and, due to the magnificent architecture of the chalet, décor was kept to a minimum with floral arrangements, greenery, and “enchanted forest” details.

Guests were able to hang out
- in the theatre room (where we positioned the main bar),
- in the great room (where staff removed all furniture and we made a dance floor with a DJ set-up),
- around the beautiful dessert table (dining room), and
- outside on the covered patio (where we had a band, a cocktail hour bar, and patio seating.
I was able to get ready in the master bedroom, which provided a perfect dressing room for the makeup artist, hairstylist, and bridal party to spend the afternoon.

The catering company (Details Catering) was familiar with the venue and took advantage of the modern kitchen area to create and serve canapés throughout the venue (we chose not to have a sit-down dinner).

The outdoor space at Crescendo provided a scenic and ethereal venue for the wedding ceremony.  We were able to set out over 100 rented chairs, and the event company we hired (Blushing Pear Event Planning & Rentals) created an elegant aisle and arched area for the ceremony to take place. 

At the end of the weekend, we didn’t want to leave the luxury of this chalet at Big White.  Our guests were blown away by the magic of our wedding weekend at Crescendo.

If you are interested in getting married at Big White Ski Resort, Crescendo is the place to do it!




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