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Crescendo: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence

Kootenay Boundary E, BC, Canada
  • House5200 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps22
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

in design-DISTINCTIVE; in quality-UNCOMPROMISING; in amenities-EXTRAORDINARY

With pleasure, we welcome you to Crescendo:

a world-class home of unparalleled excellence -

classic elegance ... like never before.

Crescendo is not merely a ski chalet, it’s a fortress! At about 5200 square feet, Crescendo is Big White’s largest single-family home offered as a rental accommodation. More importantly, though, at Big White, Crescendo defines “luxury,” and every aspect about the home was designed for practicality and for comfort.

From it's distinctive look to its uncompromising design, Crescendo, is a testament to architectural genius. A work of Art, actually, where contemporary ingenuity (and elegance) interact seamlessly (and harmoniously) with nature’s raw beauty. Embedded into the mountain’s granite base, and following closely the mountain’s natural contour, Crescendo was brilliantly engineered to be an extension of the mountain itself.

Five very separate / private areas are created by half-rotations around our striking glass-block spiraled staircase. So, while Crescendo is at first a 3 bedroom 5 bathroom home, our rooms may be configured in various ways so that Crescendo may have up to 6 bedrooms. Crescendo, too, has enough fixed and movable beds to sleep 22. Our intention, though, is to comfortably sleep 15.

Three of our bedrooms are dedicated wholly to that use: the Master Bedroom & the two Guest Bedrooms. The Theatre and Game Room are our flexible bedrooms, meaning that the rooms can easily serve as being both entertainment areas and private bedrooms. While cleverly designed and hidden, the beds in both of those rooms are custom-made and permanent. Also, the bedding/mattresses are of the same exceptional quality as the dedicated bedrooms.

The bed/bath configurations may be found elsewhere on this site. Note, though, that even when not including the use of any of our sleeper couches, Crescendo has 14 separate beds (1 King, 5 Queens, 8 Twins). We additionally have various portable beds that can be setup upon request. These include cots and air beds for adults, portable cots & sleeping bags for toddlers (up to about age five), and a Pack 'n Play for an infant.

Almost all of Crescendo's bedrooms have their own private ensuites. The master ensuite, though, is especially sweet. Not only does it boast a two-person steam-shower, but the two-person jetted tub overlooks the Great Room, providing views to the fireplace, to the ski slopes, and to the Monashee mountains.

While Crescendo can’t lay claim to creating the Monashee Mountains, we can lay claim to capturing it. The unprecedented panoramas through the Great Room’s twenty-eight foot floor-to-ceiling windows are truly breathtaking. From virtually every room, in fact, your eye can feast endlessly on awe-inspiring beauty: a beauty that remains the foundational ingredient to your realizing the depth of tranquility that can be experienced at Crescendo.

Practical elegance is another way to describe Crescendo, and that description extends also to its SmartHome features. Whether you’re technologically savvy or technologically challenged, you’ll be intrigued by the intuitive nature of Crescendo’s home automation systems. When you arrive to Crescendo, merely touch “Hello," and the home awakens. Key lighting guides you through each room, and the fireplace and whole-house XM music automatically activate setting the ambiance while you settle in. You’ll enjoy experimenting with the touchpanels in each room, through which computer-integrated lighting, audio/video, and climate-control are all at your command.

Sixteen amplified zones allow music to be localized or distributed throughout the entire house (garage and outside decks, inclusive). While XM radio is provided for you, Crescendo can shake hands with your Android, Apple, and Windows devices, allowing the system to read, display, control, and distribute your personal collection as well.

Non-Skiers? No Problem!

Staying at Crescendo is like being at a private lodge. Skiers and non-skiers both rave about Crescendo’s entertainment options, which is why Crescendo is enjoyed by guests even outside of ski season.

Late Spring to early Fall, in fact, are my favorite times at Crescendo. Just take a look at our Outdoor Play areas, where you'll find resort-like comfort. During the day, move freely between our pool and picnic table areas. Later, enjoy the sunset, seated around our gas-fired Fire Table.

Your chef, too, will enjoy the experience with you, as our new Grilling Station is fully integrated in that area. A 38” Napoleon Grill (that’s 42 hamburgers), built into and surrounded by granite-topped bar seating. With an abundance of counter space on either side of the grill, meals flow smoothly from grilling platters - to the grill - to serving platters. The grilling station is a convenient extension of the nearby kitchen, so when it comes to providing an awesome gourmet experience, we’ve got you covered both inside and out.

Further, the entire space around both the Patio and Pool areas has been leveled, tiered, and landscaped. Transitioning between the two areas is seamless, accommodating seating for more than eighty people. Whether for an outdoor event (e.g., wedding) or for an intimate romantic dinner for two, Crescendo’s outdoor space is truly exceptional.

What's that you ask? You want to know about some of Crescendo's other amenities? Well, for one, Crescendo’s Media Room is outstanding! The movie screen is 110”, with 7.1 surround sound (not to mention two 12” subwoofers). More than 1100 movie titles are at your fingertips, literally. They can be reviewed by scrolling through their electronic jackets projected onto the screen, and controlled, of course, via the two touchpanels in that room (yes, you’ll find a customized remote controller, as well).

For you Card Sharks, we have a Poker Table that seats six. For you tennis players, we have ... no, we don't have tennis courts; but we do have a Professional Ping Pong Table. And, for you billiards buffs, we have Bumper Pool: much more exciting (and takes up less room) than a regulation Pool Table.


No problem with body image here! Crescendo is equipped with 2 unique high-end fitness systems: the PowerTower and the SwimGym. The PowerTower was designed for high performance functional sports training (and clinical physical rehabilitation). Crescendo’s SwimGym equally adds a novel dimension to recreation, to exercise therapy, and to sports medicine. It’s non-aerated system creates an underwater current for stationary lap swimming.

Our Signature Dish

Clearly the main course at Big White is the 25 ft of champagne powder that is served at Big White each year. We have told by our guests, though, that Crescendo’s signature dish is, without doubt, our indoor-outdoor pool/Jacuzzi.

Special Events

Crescendo is the perfect venue for family or Corporate retreats, for weddings, and more. Crescendo’s expansive ceilings and open-layout combine to make Crescendo warm and inviting: whether the event is small and intimate or over 100 strong. Also, Big White’s setting, of course, is wholly magical.

Coming to Kelowna for Golfing or for the Wine Festival? Crescendo can accommodate you and your golfing buddies (or multi-generational families).


Mitchel D. Perlman

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About Mitchel D. Perlman

Dr. Mitch is a Forensic Neuropsychologist, who specializes in the assessment of children and adolescents who have specialized needs and/or who are involved in chaotic-intense-traumatic-critical- situations. Known for the comprehensiveness of his investigatory assessments (Psychodiagnostic, Psychoeducational, Neuro-Cognitive), he is often called on to be the impartial Independent Examiner in juvenile, family, civil, and special education proceedings. Additionally, Dr. Mitch is part of the nationwide (and Southern California) Miniature Pinscher Rescue, where he fosters Min Pins until their forever families are found. He couldn't resist adopting two of his own, Jax & Jake, photos of whom may appear on this site.

Mitchel D. Perlman purchased this House in 2007

Why Mitchel D. Perlman chose Central Okanagan I

It's about the Snow, about the People, and about the Property. At Big White, it's all about the snow. Consistently, there is more champagne powder at Big White than at any other mountain I have experienced. The people of Kelowna are genuine and honorable, and the Aussie influence at Big White is electrifying. Crescendo itself? Simply stated,Crescendo is second to none: in its location; in its amenities; and more.

What makes this House unique

What can I say here? Read our reviews; search our native website (SkiCrescendo). Crescendo is everything and more than what is stated and what the photo gallery illustrates. We have additional videos, also, on our YouTube site.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master suite is REALLY SWEET! King bed & private ensuite
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 Queen in main area; 2 Twins in loft - Private Ensuite
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 Queen in main area; 2 Twins in loft - Private Ensuite
      • Bedroom 4
        4 queen, Theatre flexes as private bedroom - 3 Qn Beds, 1 Qn sofa
      • Bedroom 5
        4 twin/ single, Game Room flexes as very private bedroom - 4 Twin Beds
      • Rec Room (Garage)
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, Rec Room may flex as private bedroom; Qn sofa, 2 Twin AirBed
      • Crescendo is a 5 bedroom 5 bathroom home (6 bedroom if using Rec Room as a bedroom, too). Although Crescendo has enough fixed and movable beds to sleep 22, our intention is to comfortably sleep 15. Crescendo is perfect, then, for a multi-generational family gathering, or for 2 to 3 families to vacation together. As such, to better accommodate your unique needs, several of our spaces may be configured in very different ways. Three of our bedrooms are dedicated wholly to that use
        the Master Bedroom & the two Guest Bedrooms. The Theatre and Game Room are our flexible bedrooms, meaning that the rooms can easily serve as being both entertainment areas and private bedrooms. While cleverly designed and hidden, the beds in both of those rooms are custom-made and permanent. Also, the bedding/mattresses are of the same exceptional quality as the dedicated bedrooms.


      • 5 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1 - Master Ensuite
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Mstr Ensuite is REALLY SWEET! tub for 2; steam shower for 2
      • Bathroom 2 - Guest Ensuite
        toilet, shower, Private Ensuite for Guest Bedroom
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Private ensuite for Guest Bedroom
      • Bathroom 4 - Theatre
        toilet, shower, Private ensuite for Theatre (bedroom #4); 2-person shower
      • Bathroom 5 - Ski Hall
        toilet, shower, Ensuite for Game Room (Bedroom #5); 2-person shower
      • All of the bathrooms are custom made of quartzite slate. Most accommodate 2 people (2 wands plus rainbird).

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Oh my God! The views are to die for. Why else have 30' of floor to ceiling glass in our Great Room? Not only in our Great Room, though, but in virtually every room views of paradise abounds.
        • Resort
          Big White is now a two-season Resort: Winter and Summer. See Big White's website for detail.
        • Ski-In
          Crescendo is a TRUE ski-in/ski-out home. The slope abuts our ski-in breezeway. Ski into breezeway, lock skis/boards inside ski locker, step inside home, hang jackets & boots (boot dryer), & RELAX.
        • Ski-Out
          The entire length of Crescendo abuts the slope. So, at our Ski-in Entry, grab jackets & boots (boot dryer), walk out the door, & you're there! Ski to the Gondola or to one of three chair lifts.
        • Village
          Crescendo is the closest detached home to Big White's main Village (about 100 yards away). The Children's Center, the Ski School, the ski & bike rentals, and the Main Lodge are all only steps away.


            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Heating
                      Geothermal energy heats (and cools) every surface (garage inclusive). Even the hot water heaters, the snow melt around the pool's perimter, and the 12' x 16' (chlorine-free) jacuzzi/pool
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Geothermal energy heats (and cools) every surface (garage inclusive). Even the hot water heaters, the snow melt around the pool's perimter, and the 12' x 16' (chlorine-free) jacuzzi/pool heats to Hot Tub temperatures via geothermal energy. Both the heating and cooling are controlled in each room through the touchpanel located therein (email me for a picture of the touchpanel's thermostat screen).
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Along with two commercial washers and two commercial dryers, the separate laundry area boasts enough custom cabinetry and counter space to fold and store everything after it is washed.
                    • Fireplace
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Crescendo is equipped with 2very unique high-end fitness systems: PowerTower & SwimGym. The PowerTower from EFI Sports Medicine designed for sports training & rehab. Workout videos provided as well
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Regular land line for local calling. Vonage internet phone service with free long distance to most countries.
                    • Garage
                      The garage is fully finished, as if it were part of the home's interior living space. The floor is geothermally heated; there are speakers in the walls for you to enjoy the whole-house audio/video experience. The garage is also equipped with a Professional Ping Pong table, a Nintendo Wii, an EFI Fitness PowerTower, and more.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      The 6' gas-jetted fireplace is spectacular: especially against the backdrop of the 28' wall of honed black quartzite-slate. No need to look for a match. On the touchpanel, just touch the 'fire on' button. Forget to turn it off? That's okay. When the motion detectors sense that no one has entered the room for a designated time, the house turns the fireplace off for you (by the way, the lighting works the same way).
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Broadband Access
                      There is more than 7 miles of wire that runs through Crescendo. Yes, CAT5e has been run throughout, so you may connect directly to the internet (provided for free) in most places throughout the home.
                    • Internet
                      Wired and Wireless Internet throughout the entire home (we have wireless repeaters everywhere).
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      As you might imagine, Crescendo's linens are of the finest quality. The sheets are made from Egyptian Cotton and are 1000 thread-count. Every bed (wall-beds and sofa-beds, inclusive) have down comforters. Every bed and wall-bed also has down pillow toppers over the mattresses. Sadly, then, you may be less willing to get out of bed to go ski/board the next day.
                    • Living Room
                      Our Great Room is outrageous. See photos! Only 5' from the slope, with panoramic views of the mountain through 28' feet high glass windows.
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                      Telephone service is provided by the Vonage internet phone. Therefore, long-distance is free to most places: Canada, US, UK, inclusive. Also, your friends can call you by accessing either a Canada or US exchange, as Crescendo has two international phone numbers for your/their convenience.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty & Plush! Bath Sheets provided also for the pool/jacuzzi.
                    • Washing Machine
                      An eight foot glass-block serpentine wall separates the laundry and ski-entrance hallway. Two commercial washers and two commercial dryers are in this separate laundry area. No need to wait for the 'whites' to wash before loading the 'darks'.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      In addition to a direct connection, you may also connect to the internet wirelessly. You will find wireless available everywhere throughout the home, as repeater signals have been set-up on each floor. Crescendo's SSID and Network Security Key will be provided to you before you arrive.


                        • Ice Maker
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Cuisinart Coffee Maker, Grinder, Espresso Maker.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Everything is provided - including coffee grinder, coffe maker, blender, mixer, and more. Don't find something you need? Please tell us, so we can have there for your future enjoyment.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Everything provided.
                        • Dishwasher
                          There are two Miele dishwashers in the kitchen: both with integrated facing to blend into the cabinetry. Super quiet!
                        • Grill
                        • Catering Available
                          From ground up, Crescendo was designed as an executive retreat. The Theatre Room is equipped with PowerPoint presentation capability for Corporate presentations, and Crescendo's features allow for the ultimate entertainment and/or relaxation environment. Therefore, we have scouted the finest chefs and catering in the area, and would be happy to arrange Crescendo to meet virtually any of your specialized needs/events.
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is a gourmet chef's dream. There is an 8-burner commercial Viking Cook Top (with built-in griddle); a Viking double convection-oven; a Viking convection-microwave; two Miele dishwashers; Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer; and trash-compacter. Don't want to cook? Just ask, and we can arrange a chef to come and cook for you.
                        • Microwave
                          Viking convection-microwave.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          SubZero fridge/freezer, with integrated facing to blend into the cabinetry.
                        • Stove
                          Viking Professional Cooktop with Viking Double-Oven.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Glass table with glass extensions: absolutely gorgeous! Between the Dining Room & Kitchen Island - seats 22.
                            • Dining Area


                                • Pool Table
                                  We have a Bumper Pool Table in our Game Room
                                • Books
                                  We provide many books for your reading pleasure, located in our library in the Theatre.
                                • Game Room
                                  In our Entertainment Rooms, you'll find our Bumper Pool Table and our Poker Table. We also have a Professional Ping Pong Table. Fun! Fun! Fun!
                                • Games
                                  We provide a number of board and card games for all ages.
                                • Music Library
                                  The whole-house integrated sound system includes XM Satellite Radio. Not sufficient to satisfy your audio-file needs? Bring along your personal iPod and plug it into the iPod dock in the kitchen. Crescendo's computerized audio system will read the meta-data from your iPod, and you (and others) can then access the music from any of the touchpanels throughout the home.
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • DVD Player
                                  BluRay in Theatre. The Theatre additional streams nearly 1000 Movie Titles via our 24 tb Movie Server.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Crescendo is a 'Smart Home', with fully-automated computerized/integrated lighting, security, audio, and video. There are six LCD TVs (one 40', four 26', one 17')- including one in the garage and one in the kitchen - and each have their own DVD players for viewing any DVD you may bring (see below, though, as there is no need to bring or rent any DVD movie). In the Theatre Room, there is a 110' (it is really big) screen via an HDTV BenQ projector. 7.1 surround sound will send chills up your spine.
                                • Stereo
                                  XM Satellite Radio streams through our whole-house audio system. Every room is zoned separately, including three separate zones for the outside. Music even streams to our Master steam-shower.
                                • Television
                                  We have 7 TVs, including one in the fully finished Garage. The Master Suite has a 46' LED TV. The Theatre has a 110' TV, with 7.1 surround (including two 12' sub-woofers in stereo output).
                                • Video Game Console
                                  We provide a Nintendo Wii, with a variety of games.
                                • Video Games
                                  Several Wii games have been provided. You may, though, choose to bring along some of your favorites, as well. We also have a Bumper Pool table, a Poker table, and a professional Ping Pong table.
                                • Video Library
                                  In addition to the six DVD players that are part of each TV, and in addition to the BluRayDVD player in the Theatre, nearly 1000 Movie Titles stream via our 24 tb Movie Server.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Big White has Mountain Biking during the summer. We don't provide bikes, but bikes and equipment may be rented through Big White.
                                    • Boat
                                      Boating is nearby (Kelowna). The Okanagan Lake is 90 miles long, with incredible beaches and a wide variety of water sports.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Three sets of outdoor speakers are strategically located, so that you may enjoy the audio experience on our decks and patios. For slopeside events (e.g., weddings), we provide a wireless microphone, and activate those speakers.
                                    • Golf
                                      Kelowna (near Big White) is known for its World-Class Golfing. Stay at Crescendo with your golfing buddies: all under one roof!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      What can we say? If you haven't experienced the powder at Big White, you're missing out.
                                    • Tennis
                                      During the summer, Big White's Tennis Court is available at no charge.
                                    • Wood Deck

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Heated Pool
                                        • Hot Tub
                                          The 12' x 16' pool is jetted, heats to Hot Tub temperatures. With 1/2 of the pool indoors and 1/2 outdoors, one can access both areas without ever having to leave the water. The pool's outside perimeter, though, is heated to snow-melt temperatures. In addition to the massage jets, the pool hosts the SwimGym for stationary lap-pool swimming against a river-like current.
                                        • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                        • Private Pool
                                          When you arrive, the pool will be heated to a comfotable temperature (about 97 degrees Fahrenheit), which is inteneded to allow you to spend extended periods of enjoyment without being overwhelmed by the heat of a typical jacuzzi. Want it hotter? Via the touchpanel in that room, you may turn-up the juice to your liking (and up to Jacuzzi temperatures).
                                        • jetted tub
                                          The entire top floor is dedicated solely to the Master Suite. In concert with its unobstructed view of the Monashee Mountains, the Master Suite is both private &serene. Separated only by glass, the ensuite’s AirBath overlooks the living room and captures the breath-taking views as well. Combined with its hot-spring effect created by heated air-bubble jets, the Master Suite is truly a retreat on its own.

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef
                                            • Staff


                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • ski privileges optional
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing


                                                                • In addition to all that has been described above, Crescendo has a fitness area as well. Among the fitness amenities is the TotalGym PowerTower. This specialized equipment is meant for the true athlete, and is used by many of the best Physical Therapists as well. Video instruction (yes, accessed through the touch-panels) is provided on the equipment's use. Work-out bands and video instruction and video work-outs are provided as well.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  65 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Super-home: fun, well-located, huge, complete

                                                                  John P.

                                                                  What an amazing, awesome, fun experience! Our family had such a great time, and the house is so very convenient to the Village. My son learned how to ski from scratch and was able to walk back to Crescendo between group class breaks. We also thoroughly enjoyed the theater (complete with popcorn) and game rooms nearly every day! Great family fun. Thanks.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks, John, for the awesome review! Yes, it's so hard to explain on the website just what a game-changer Crescendo's location is to the Village. So glad you and your son were able to experience that. It definitely makes a huge difference. So glad, too, you all took time to experience Crescendo's amenities, the Theatre especially, which is always able to stream the latest releases of virtually all of the popular movies. Best! Mitch

                                                                  Amazing place to stay, would 100% recommend.

                                                                  Kevin D.

                                                                  The "Mansion" beat expectations of all 16 guests. Lots of room for all with a great location.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Kevin for the review. So glad, too, that you all had an incredible time.



                                                                  Amazing Family Ski Trip...

                                                                  Zaneta K.

                                                                  Crescendo is a beautiful place , it was a perfect house for our family o 16 and we love everything about that , location is amazing and the views breath taking , we really love it and for sure we will be back in the future.

                                                                  So much space and you cant really ask for more.

                                                                  Kitchen equipped with everything you need to prepare any meals and that's why we didn't event went once to dine out.

                                                                  We spent all our four evenings at the house as its equipped with so many diffrent things to be not bored and be entertained .

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Zaneta! So glad you all enjoyed Crescendo and that you all had a great time. That’s what we like to hear.


                                                                  Cresendo 10/10!

                                                                  Tina H.Westbank, British Columbia

                                                                  Hello Mitch!

                                                                  We are so grateful for an amazing stay at your beautiful home! Our guests were so impressed. Many of our younger crew have never had the chance to stay in such luxury. This made the experience even more special for us. The ping pong table, games etc were all put to good use. Oh..and that hot tub is amazing!

                                                                  Your extra touches like the cups, vinegar and coffee are so appreciated, thank you, those cups are so neat!

                                                                  Upon arrival the garage door opened and there were three people there to greet us and help unload our vehicle. This WAY exceeded expectations. Sheila did a great job showing us how the home functions.

                                                                  Cresendo 10/10!

                                                                  We hope to be able to do a repeat next year.

                                                                  Thanks Mitch,

                                                                  Tina and Brad

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Tina / Brad -

                                                                  Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to post the review. I sent the link to Sheila & Dan, asking them to share your feedback with their crew, as well.

                                                                  We do truly try very hard (and don't always succeed) - something that the customs agents couldn't understand when they grilled me about the 40 (single) pounds of my favorite coffee (Sulawesi-Kalossi), 80 of the “magic” coffee mugs (and 48 embroidered robes) that I brought with me from California a couple months ago.

                                                                  This ski season booked-out so fast this year, that yesterday I had to scramble to block-off a week for me and the family. Looks like we’ll be closing out the mountain for that last week of the season. Can’t wait!

                                                                  Thanks SO MUCH for being such incredible guests, and for the great comments.



                                                                  Perfect location for a Corporate Retreat

                                                                  Sharon A.

                                                                  We recently had our annual corporate retreat at the Crescendo at Big White. Although it was a small group of 12 senior executives, the space and location were perfect. The team loved the spot as it was away from distractions and completely self contained with all the needed amenities and upto-date modern technology, which aided in us being able to focus on the purpose of the trip. The media room was a perfect space to hold presentations, with the comfortable theater style seats. We will definitely be back each year.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Sharon, for the great review. Hosting Corporate Retreats at Crescendo was at the forefront during our design stage. In a previous email you noted that the group “ended up using the media room for presentations,” and that they had shared it “felt like they were at the movies, but watching a presentation.” Exactly our intention. The snow came very early, too, at Big White this year. I understand that it flurried on two of the days, and that on the last day a dust of snow remained on the ground. Best! Mitch

                                                                  Our Perfect Wedding at Crescendo

                                                                  Melissa A.

                                                                  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, hair stylist, and bridal party to spend the afternoon. The catering company (Details Catering) were 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 and 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!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Melissa, what can I say? You are genuinely beautiful: inside and out. It is no wonder that you, as a bride, were drop dead gorgeous. Michael, too – wow – so handsome. Does he ever stop smiling? As a couple, together, you made the event magical. You, and not Crescendo, deserve all the credit. Thank you, though, for your thoughtful review and your generously kind comments. Mitch


                                                                  Kootenay Boundary E, BC, Canada

                                                                  Other Snow Activities: Snowmobiling, Snow-Limo, Cross-Country Skiing Golf: Crescendo is an incredible home to host a group of golfing buddies. Extremely convenient to have the entire group under the same roof. World-class golfing is nearby, and at the end of the day Crescendo becomes a hub for relaxation and entertainment. Summer: Big White is now open during the summer months as well. See their website for planned festivals and activities. Hiking, Guided Nature walks, and more are open 7 days per week. For those who only want to hike down (or not hike at all), a Chair Lift to the peak is open on the weekends. Mountain Biking: Many biking trails have already been cut into the slope. Enjoy those now at your leisure. Numerous trails also available across the road from Big White, through some of Canada's finest National Forestry. Look, too, for Big White's announcement of when they'll have one of their chair lifts modified for carrying bikes up the hill, along with onsite bike rentals and equipment.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Outside Ski Season - 3 night minimum outside of ski season (under certain conditions, minimums are waived) Ski Season - 5-7 night minimum for Ski Season (7 for holidays). Under certain conditions, minimums are waived - Regular ski season $7500 total (plus tax) for up to 3 nts. $2000k per nt each additional for nts 4+ All Year - $2000 Security Deposit due one week before arrival - Certain events (e.g., weddings) may incur an additional charge - Bookings having more than 14 guests (above 5 years old) incur an additional charge

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