Choose Crescendo for your Luxury Golf Vacation!
Did you know that British Columbia has its own Napa Valley? Well, it does. Sporting a 90-mile lake, which is surrounded by a plethora of vineyards and world-class golfing, is the festive, art-minded city, Kelowna.
Luxury Golf Vacations
To golf aficionados, Kelowna is a golfing mecca, boasting some of Canada’s most prestigious golf courses. The climate, the long/dry season, the natural beauty, and the accessibility are all contributory. The number and variety of uniquely distinct courses that offer diverse play - from the beginner to the pro - set Kelowna apart as well.
Kelowna, BC, has one of Canada’s driest summer seasons, averaging about 2,000 hours of sunshine each year. Those same conditions, too, are not only ripe for golfing, but they are ripe for grapes, as well. Not surprisingly, then, Kelowna hosts four seasonal festivals annually, and daily provides unique wine tasting experiences to locals and visitors alike.
Mountain Golf Accommodation
When the snow melts and the summer season kicks in, Big White offers a host of summer activities, and is the perfect base for exploring everything that Kelowna has to offer. Crescendo, though, enhances the golf vacation experience even further. With about 5200 square feet of living space, expansive views through 30’ of floor-to-ceiling glass, and amenities galore, Crescendo is rather exceptional.
Also, wouldn’t it be more fun, if you and your golfing buddies were all under the same roof, and in an extraordinary luxury accommodation to boot? Of course it would be! Having enough fixed and movable beds to sleep 22, with Crescendo that possibility can become a reality.
If you’d like to stay with Crescendo for your golf vacation, corporate executive retreat, or luxury family vacation, then get in touch today.
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