Some Exciting News! Big White Ski Resort is set to add another 300 (approximate) acres of terrain. About 175 of those acres will be for ski runs, and about 125 of those acres will be gladed terrain (for off-trail skiing). That's acreage in addition to its 900+ acres of groomed terrain currently available to shred. Two new chair lifts will service that area.
News of this development confirms Big White’s commitment to further improve upon its already well-established reputation as a world-class ski resort. The abundance of champagne powder the resort receives each year, of course, contributes also to that reputation, as does the iconic luxury ski accommodation, Crescendo.
Currently referred to by the planning team as the Black Forest Connector and the Backcountry Chair, the two chairlifts will be located to the east of the Black Forest Express, within Big White’s existing Controlled Recreation Area. Both chairlifts will be easily accessible from the Black Forest Express Chair and from the Cliff Ski-Out.
Plans for the lifts are still waiting for the final sign-off, but Big White's expectation is for the lifts to be whizzing into action in time for the 2019/2020 ski season. Amazing!
A Bright Future for Big White
The announcement of the additional acreage and the new chairlifts follows a string of key developments at Big White Ski Resort in recent years, including:
• Four new summer biking trails and a new slopestyle course
• A brand new Pistenbully Groomer to keep the Big White's slopes in pristine skiing condition
• Extension of the Hummingbird tunnel to reduce skier congestion and to provide greater access for both skiers and pedestrians
• A brand new mountain shuttle bus
• Four new staff accommodation blocks
• The new Black Forest’ Day Lodge, which offers great food, panoramic views, and a place for events, such as the upcoming wedding of Olympic Medalist Kelsey Serwa (2018 Gold Medalist in Pyeongchang; 2014 Silver Medalist in Sochi).
Come Visit Big White
It’s an amazing time to come to Big White and to stay at Ski Crescendo, to experience first-hand our world-class facilities on offer. We are looking forward to welcoming guests, this summer and this winter, sharing the new developments that have been added across the resort.
Crescendo, too, has undergone several upgrades. Look for a sneak preview in our upcoming Annual Newsletter (hint - more ahhhh). To be certain you don't miss out on those upgrades, be sure to sign-up for our Annual Newsletter here.
Crescendo is a freestanding luxury accommodation based at the heart of Big White Village. To find out more or make a reservation contact us today.
New Guest Review
Email (April 2019) – Las Vegas, Nevada
As an avid skier, athlete, and nature lover, I have traveled around the world to ski and experience all types of different mountain cultures and terrain. Having been through Europe, the US, and Canada, I can say without hesitation this was one of the best vacation experiences I have ever had.
I normally spend every free and available minute slope side or away from my lodging. However, at Crescendo, I found myself for the first time in my life feeling OK about not rushing out to ski or leave the home! This, in of itself, is incredible for me, as I am not one that likes to stay indoors.
The home has virtually everything you can imagine. A lux theater with hundreds of updated and new movies available at your fingertips, with a state-of-the-art sound system. If you get tired of watching movies or hanging out in the theater, try your hand at ping pong or bumper pool in the game room, complete with poker table and a gaming system.
The house is electronically wired with a home automation system. The owner has meticulously created a system that virtually encompasses every detail you could ever imagine. Countless hours of blood and sweat must have gone into the lighting and security features.
The overall blueprint and layout of this home is wonderful, to say the least. Without a doubt, my favorite detail was the indoor/outdoor hot tub. I found myself marinating for hours every day in this one-of-a-kind design. There is nothing like having the ability to hot tub outdoor in nature and then swim inside and get out in a warm environment. Absolutely genius! Even better is the copper ionization filtration system which lacks chlorine or other harsh chemicals that dry out your hair and skin.
The home is a true ski-in and ski-out: steps from the heart of the center of Big White. The absolute perfect location. The house comes equipped with your own personal ski locker outside and a state-of-the-art drying system for your boots, gloves, hats, or any clothes that have gotten wet.
In some ways, I wish I would have never stayed at Crescendo, as I am certain I will never be this pampered again! I look forward to returning to this modern and elegant heaven on the mountain.
Thanks Crescendo for a life-long memory...
As we take in the last of the snow on Big White Mountain this April, we are seeing the first shoots of spring and starting to look forward to another epic summer season here in the mountains.
We are delighted to welcome guests to our luxury Big White accommodation all year round and we still have some availability for the summer season at Crescendo.
A Luxury Summer Stay
Our accommodation sleeps up to 22 guests, so it’s perfect for family or group bookings and corporate retreats.
Crescendo also hosts summer and year-round weddings at Big White Mountain, offering luxury accommodation, beautiful mountain views, and an intimate, luxury venue for both ceremonies and celebrations.
Big White Village is a hive of activity over the summer months, with hiking, biking, and world-class events
taking place throughout the season. Our last blog post gives a rundown of all of the best events on the mountain this summer. You should check it out!
While staying at Crescendo, many of our guests take the short drive down to nearby Kelowna
- to spend time at the Okanagan Lake (and to try to spot Ogopogo, of course, the local legend's lake monster),
- to visit world-class wineries, or
- to t-up at some of the best golf courses in Canada.
Book Now for Summer in Big White!
If you’d like to find out more about summer at Big White or make a reservation with Crescendo for Summer or Winter 2019, get in touch today.
We offer flexible arrival and departure dates, so check out our availability and contact us today to find out more about Crescendo or make a reservation for your summer stay with us.