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2012 Newsletter

The Snow is Here!

The snow is here!  Plenty of it, in fact, at Big White already.  Fortunately, after a few consecutive days of snow, yesterday the sun came out providing a spectacular backdrop for the wedding that took place at Crescendo.  Congratsto the newlyweds!

Not many new techy gadgets at Crescendo this year, but we’ve made considerable improvements and upgrades to enhance you experience (as if Crescendo needed any enhancements).   What types of enhancements?  Below are just a few.

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Theatre Enhancements

Enhancements have been made to the 7.1 Surround Sound System in the theatre.  New amp and pre-amp providing better sound separation.  The two subwoofers that are now separated in stereo, in fact, totally rock!

Not to forget that last year we canned all our DVDs, and now have a 24 Terabyte movie server, with more than 850 movies that stream digitally into the Theatre.  Check-out our constantly growing selection at (password:  2504486299).

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Other Enhancements

Custom cabinetry and cushioned seating in the garage have been added for your Ping Pong, Wii, and Workout experiences.

UV tinting on the Pool & Ski Entry Doors, and custom fit shears on the glass block staircase, now make the home’s climate more controllable for your comfort.

1000 count and 1500 count Egyptian Cotton Sheets have been added to provide the ultimate in coziness at the end of the day.

We’ve added several small appliances to our gourmet kitchen (most at the request of our guests), and we have a brand new BBQ grille.

Crescendo has also undergone a cosmetic overhaul.  Practically the entire home has been repainted, the cabinetry re-stained, and the floors stripped and re-varnished.  Also, check this out.  Our two art walls are finally no longer bare.

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Direct Flights from LAX

Great news also for those living in Southern California.  United Airlines, beginning 19 December, will be flying direct to/from Los Angles (LAX) and Kelowna (YLW).  Leaving LA at 7:00 pm and arriving in Kelowna at 10:00 pm, means that even the workaholic can fit in a weekend of world-class skiing at Big White, and pamper themselves in a world-class home.

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Watch for Deals or Take a Tour

Remember, for those of you who can take advantage of last-minute specials, I’ll be posting those on Crescendo’s blog and also on our Facebook page.

Also, if you know when you are going to be at Big White, and you’d like to tour Crescendo, please let me know.  Especially if I’m at Crescendo at the time, I’d be happy to show you around and, perhaps, share some wine and some gaming.  After all, I’m always looking for new victims to beat in Ping Pong.


Ski Condo Anyone?

Enjoy winter up on the hill

Crescendo InteriorDo you have trouble maintaining friendships? Do people seem to be less and less available the longer they know you? Are you confused as to why your Mailman keeps losing wedding invitations people swear they mailed you?

Well my friend, you may be suffering from Socialitis. It’s a real problem facing millions of socially awkward Canadians. While the drug companies have been unable to treat it, we’ve discovered a cure.


“Buy a Place on a Ski Resort”, by Sherlock and Associates.

This safe, all natural remedy is proven to treat the worst cases of Socialitis (as well as Singleness). Happy clients report that within 3 months of buying their winter wonderland property their social lives improved dramatically. Colleagues began asking about holiday plans, extended family members started to visit and friends once believed to have left the country suddenly popped up and were available to hang out…at least on long weekends and after heavy snowfalls.

Wondering if now is the time to finally treat Socialitis? Consider these stats:

-There are currently 225 active listings at Big White alone.
-The average sold price at Big White is under $225,000 (significantly under the average listing price).
-Deals can now be readily found on Whistler, with many condos selling in the $350,000-$450,000 range.

Please contact us with your own specifics and we’ll get you set up with some current, active listings and the best deals on the BC Ski Resorts.

If you’ve ever considered investing in your own piece of your favourite ski resort, now is the time to take action. Let us know if we can be of service. We are able to introduce you to fantastic Realtors at all the major resorts including Silver Star, Red Mountain, Revelstoke Mountain, Sun Peaks, Big White and of course Whistler.

Warning: Side effects of “Buying a Place on a Ski Resort” include increased interest from the opposite sex, more enjoyable weekends and life long family memories.

The Ultimate in Luxury Ski Condos – Crescendo @ Big White

Crescendo ExteriorOne of the most luxurious properties at Big White, Crescendo will impress even the most discerning individual. This property is available to rent for all of your special occasion including Christmas parties, family reunions, weddings, golf get aways or your dream ski vacation. It’s so fantastic you may have a hard time finding motivation to get out on to the slopes!

Click Here for more photos and info – Crescendo Feature

Crescendo’s Annual Update

Hey all –

It’s time for my annual update about Crescendo’s improvements, and there have been many.

First, though, a big THANKS to everyone staying at Crescendo outside of Ski Season this past year.  Our May through September occupancy rate doubled, literally.  Many groups of golfing buddies, in addition to weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, and bachelor/bachelorette parties.

Our biggest change is to the TheatreTheatre

  • New Movie Server
  • – New Integra 9.2-channel amp/pre-amp.

It’s hard to believe that DVD (including BluRay) is old technology, but it is.  So, we’ve removed our 450 DVDs, and have loaded everything onto a hard drive system:  24 terabytes, in fact.  More than 850 titles (many in BluRay quality) now stream into the Theatre.  Our movies are searchable on-line (we’ll give you the username/password at booking), as well as from the comfort of your couch (by title, by genre, and more).  We’re experimenting with Netflix and Hulu (as if the 850 movies weren’t enough).We’ve also rewired for 3D, and may switch to a 1080p 3D projector next year.

The new Integra amp/pre-amp finally allows us to take full advantage of our two stereo 12” subwoofers.  The range and separation of the voicing from the background special effects has also substantially improved the clarity.  Even an old fart like me can now actually understand the dialogue.

Great Room

iPod DockTwo Angstrom 2-way speakers with 8” Vectran drivers have been added to the Great Room.  What does that mean?  Simply put,the system rocks!  We added a new iPod doc, which now accommodates the older iPods and the newer iPhones.  Plug in your iPod/iPhone, and the system reads your playlists.  The system displays your metadata on the touchpanels, and you have control & sound thereby.


Crescendo’s gourmet Kitchen has never been lacking.  Still, we are very interested in accommodating your unique needs/wants/wishes, so we’ve continued to add the small appliances and other items based on our your feedback.  This year, for example, we’ve added an Immersion Blender, Cuisinart Panini Maker, Cuisinart Waffle Iron (I still prefer the Mickey Mouse waffle maker, though), and so much more.


AdditionalThe Master Bedroom now has a 46” 1080p TV, with soundbar and sub-woofer. The TV is networked, so we may eventually allow it to talk to the MediaServer, so that the movies can stream into that room as well.

Motion detection has been enhanced and reprogrammed throughout the house, so that one can wander about at night without ever manually turning on/off any lights.

Internet – I can assure you, there is no one more impatient than me.  Accordingly, we’ve substantially increased our internet speed.  Also, just about annually we update Crescendo’s wireless access points (and we have five throughout the home), so that connectivity and speed are assured.

Some of you have seen/experienced our new Gaming that we added last year.  A professional grade Ping Pong table, a Bumper Pool table, a Poker table, and a Nintendo Wii.

As always, we look forward to another great Ski Season.  Again, if you are going to be on the mountain, please let me know (  If I happen to be at Crescendo during your stay, I’d love to have you drop by.

Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season,



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