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The numbers behind Big White Ski Resort

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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!



Best Located & Equipped Place in Big White

New Guest Review - "Best located & equipped place in Big White"

Jeremy (January 2018) - NSW, Australia


Hi Mitch 

We had a fantastic week catching up and skiing with friends, and staying in an incredible house.  I'd highly recommend the house for anyone looking for the best located and equipped place in Big White. 


Things we loved:

  • The spa!  You feel a little bit like a Rockstar when you sneak in an early afternoon spa while a ski instructor is 10 metres away showing off the house to his class.  The lack of chlorine was super nice.

  • Theatre room, and movie library. 

  • Kitchen incredibly well equipped, including condiments, etc.  I want a sliding door fridge too at my house!

  • Ski locker and boot rack area were perfect.

  • Everything about the laundry, especially 2 dryers and 2 washers.

  • Tech, tech, and tech. So easy to micro-adjust every single thing:  climate, spa jets, lights, speakers.

  • Welcome notes and guides from yourself and Sheila were thorough and comprehensive. 

Honestly Mitch, we had a great week.  There was enough space to hide from others if you needed to, as well as the room to get everyone together at the dining room and in the Great Room.  I really appreciated your accessibility and the feeling that nothing was ever too much trouble for you and Sheila. 

And the best part is my wife, who was ambivalent about a skiing holiday, loved it.  Bodes well for future trips!

Thanks for everything 

Cheers, Jeremy




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