Summertime in Big White
With almost 30’ of snow falling thus far, this year’s ski season has certainly been a doozy. It’s about that time, though, to say, “Goodbye” to the 2017/2018 ski season, and to say, “Hello” to Big White’s 2018 summer season.
The resort officially re-opens for its summer season on 28 June 2018, and their summer calendar is already shaping up to be packed full of family fun. This year’s summer highlights include:
- The Craft and Country, Beer and Music Mountain Festival
- Mudd, Sweat & Tears adventure race
- L'Alpe de Grand Blanc road cycle event
- The Huckleberry Festival
- The Dunbar Cycles Summer Series - BC Cup.
See the Big White events page for Event dates and detail.
Biking, Hiking, and the Great Outdoors
Summer at Big White offers a wide range of activities for adventure seekers and for those who are searching for a little R & R.
The lifts are open every day to whisk keen downhill bikers and hikers to the top of the mountain. The Village Centre, of course, with its stunning views and home-town atmosphere, offers a more tranquil alternative for those who may feel like being less adventuresome.
Golf and Wine
The dry hot summer season in Kelowna provides the perfect conditions for the region’s award-winning wineries and golf courses. The wineries and wine tasting, in fact, are open year-round.
Stay with Crescendo this Summer
Big White, then, provides a great base from which to launch into a variety of activities, and Crescendo can help you take advantage of those activities, by linking our guests to the various local tour groups who can transport you to/from Crescendo to the area’s nearby golf courses and wineries.
Our luxury private chalet, in fact, provides the perfect retreat for a relaxing mountain vacation. We can help you personalize your experience further still, with a private chef, with an in-home massage, and more.
Check out the accommodation’s luxury features.
The weekends between ski season and summer season (May & June) have already been booked. Take heart, though, as we still have availability for this summer. Book now, before those weekends are gone as well.
A Date for le Diary as Big White does the Tour de France!
Ski Crescendo is pleased to confirm that Big White’s biggest cycle event will return in 2018!
Each year, Big White celebrates the end of the Tour de France cycle race with its own specialized version: the L’Alpe de Grande Blanc!
On 22 July 2018, hundreds of keen road cyclists will again don the lycra and compete to be champions of Big White Mountain’s race.
The ride starts in Kelowna, where riders will take to the saddle and take on the 60km ascent to Big White Village.
In 2017, 205 riders took part in the event, with the winning rider, professional cyclist Jordan Cheyne, clocking a record time of 1:48.10.
An Event for Everyone!
Don’t be intimidated by the few professional participants who are among the minority of the riders. They event is truly is hoot, enjoyed by riders of ALL levels. Adding to the fun, there are refreshments, rest stops, and other motivators along the way, cheering you on throughout your scenic ascent.
As an aside, there’s also a shortened version of the race for juniors: a 9.8km climb from Gem Lake up to Big White Village.
Join the Big White Party!
As those legs start to burn, you’ll be spurred on knowing that a traditionally warm Big White welcome will be awaiting you at the finish line. Live Music, a BBQ, a festival atmosphere, and more!
One doesn’t need to be a rider, though, to join in the fun. The festivities are enjoyed by riders and non-riders alike.
The End of the Day isn't the End of the Fun, Spend the Night With Us
In fact, why not make a weekend of it? Bring the whole family. Better yet, bring some of your family’s friends with you. Crescendo at Big White is large enough to accommodate them all.
Our five-star chalet will be a sight for sore eyes (or legs), and its central location will provide the perfect base for you and your fellow riders. Our hot tub, too, can accommodate your entire group, soothing those aching muscles as you toast to your and/or your family’s/friends’ accomplishments
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.