|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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).
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
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 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.
Me and a group of buddies rented the place for a bachelor party of about 15 and everyone was blown away by the house. There was plenty of space for everyone to sleep comfortable and the kitchen/ bar set up made for lots of space to hang out. We also spent lots of time on the ping pong table and poker table and the technology in the house is top of the line. The patio/BBQ area was great to hang out in the sun, cook burgers, and have a "few" drinks. We rented a bus to take us to go out downtown Kelowna and golfing the one day which worked out perfectly. Mitch was super easy to arrange everything with, provided great resources or suggestions for our trip, and the place was in pristine condition when we showed up. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone and could see how it would also be incredible in the winter season snowboarding or skiing.
Our weekend at Crescendo was wonderful! Mitch was always accessible in advance to help us plan our trip. Sheila gave us an incredible orientation upon arrival. Discover Okanagan provided impeccable service during our wine tour from start to finish. Jude and her staff from the Globe went far above and beyond what we had expected for the catered dinner. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and connecting us with so many wonderful people who made our weekend perfect. The guest of honour was in awe. All of our guests stated that the pictures do not do this home justice. It was better than they expected! We would certainly recommend Crescendo to others!
Our weekend at Crescendo was wonderful! Mitch was always accessible in advance to help us plan our trip. Sheila gave us an incredible orientation upon arrival. Discover Okanagan provided impeccable service during our wine tour from start to finish. Jude and her staff from the Globe went far above and beyond what we had expected for the catered dinner. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and connecting us with so many wonderful people who made our weekend perfect. The guest of honour was in awe. All of our guests stated that the pictures do not do this home justice. It was better than they expected! We would certainly recommend Crescendo to others!"
Crescendo was amazing, the pictures don't do it justice. Our group of friends loved the house and everything that it had to offer. The building manager was a pleasure to deal with as well. The house is spacious, 5 floors of luxury, and it comfortably slept our group of 18. I would highly recommend Crescendo for anyone who is looking to book a place for a large group of family or friends.
Although I was thoroughly impressed by the pictures online when booking, they do not do it justice with all amazing a place this is. This was our 4th time at Big White for our corporate retreat and the best experience we have ever had. A big part of our retreat is the ability to live together, cook together and accomplish very specific meetings, with the whole group and to have small break out discussions. The space was phenomenal for all of the this! If culture and outcomes are important this house will allow you to accomplish both. In addition to the amazing house and location the Owner and Staff were first rate. They understand and care about the experience you have. Thank you
We recently spent our March Break vacation at Crescendo, and definitely plan to return. Big White is beautiful with excellent skiing, but Crescendo was really what made our trip a memorable one. The stunning pictures don’t do it justice. The home is spacious yet cozy, and very luxurious. Everything you could want has already been thought of and provided. Heated floors, a gourmet kitchen, theatre room, sound system throughout, indoor/outdoor hot tub, ski in/ski out access, proximity to the village, luxurious bathrooms and comfortable beds all help to make Crescendo the best rental we’ve ever stayed at. I was almost tempted not to ski! An added bonus – the owner Mitch was very responsive and extremely helpful with lots of suggestions and tips. We would highly recommend Crescendo to anyone and will absolutely be back ourselves!
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.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£1,216|
Outside Ski Season
- 3 night minimum outside of ski season (under certain conditions, minimums are waived)
- $4500 total (plus tax) for up to 3 nts. $1250 per nt each additional for nts 4+
- For BC long weekends outside of ski season, $250 per nt additional.
- 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+
- $2000 Security Deposit due one week before arrival
- Certain events (e.g., weddings) may incur an additional charge
- Bookings having more than 15 guests (above 5 years old) incur an additional $500 charge