Simply stated, Crescendo’s location at Big White is second to none. First, Crescendo is a true ski-in/ski-out ski chalet, and for that reason, alone Crescendo is the most sought after luxury accommodation at Big White. Leave the home through our ski breezeway, and then ski/board down to Happy Valley, to the Gondola, or to three different chairlifts. The Plaza Chair and the Gondola return you to the village, and both the Ridge Rocket (4 person) and Snow Ghost (6 person) drop you atop one of Big White’s peaks.
Need to make a rest stop, or to break for coffee, for hot chocolate, or for lunch? Want to swap a layer of clothing? If you’re lodging at Crescendo, convenience is continually yours. Situated at the very corner of Hummingbird Run & Gondola Way, Crescendo is only steps to the Big White main village. The ski run, in fact, is groomed right to our ski-in breezeway. (see video)
Have a child or teen at ski school or in a boarding class? Each day, several groups in Big White gather right outside Crescendo’s Great Room: about five feet from the deck. From the couch in the Great Room, watch your child in class against the backdrop of panoramic splendor.
In actuality, it’s hard to describe just how much of a game-changer Crescendo’s location is. When you go out boarding for the day, you don’t even have to think about whether you’re wearing the right amount of clothes, whether you need another layer, etc. Who cares? It’s just so easy to ski back to Crescendo and make that change. Also, everything you need is right at the ski entry, so a quick change and back out on the slopes is a no-brainer. It makes skiing at Big White a truly enjoyable and easy experience.
Crescendo is a state-of-the-art luxury chalet, and staying at Crescendo is akin to being at your own private lodge while at Big White. Skiers and non-skiers both rave about Crescendo’s entertainment options, which is why Crescendo is enjoyed by guests even outside of ski season. Crescendo’s Media Room, for example, is outstanding! The movie screen is 110”, with 7.1 surround sound (not to mention two 12” subwoofers). More than 1400 movie titles are at your fingertips, literally. They can be viewed by scrolling through their electronic jackets on our tablet (or when projected onto the screen), and controlled, of course, via the two touchpanels in that room (yes, you’ll find a customized remote controller in Crescendo’s Theatre, as well). Skiing or not, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy your stay in Big White.
We have you covered! More than 1000 square feet of pure fun permeates our Rec Room/Game Room level, including one (or more) video gaming systems. Our video game library is stocked and ready for competing, for dancing, and for rocking-out! Your teens will love their stay at Big White – no matter what they’re into!
Not a turbocharged teen? Came to Big White to relax? The Rec Room/Game Room also boasts a Poker Table, Bumper Pool Table, and a Professional Ping Pong Table. Yep, we provide board games too.
You don’t have to worry about missing out on your workouts while staying in Big White! Crescendo is equipped with two very unique high-end fitness systems: the PowerTower and the SwimGym. The PowerTower from Total Gym was designed for high-performance functional sports training (as well as for clinical physical rehabilitation). Depending upon the routine chosen, the PowerTower can be used to improve mobility, endurance, and stability; or to increase functional strength or muscle mass. The Total Gym’s corporate office personally stocked our video library, with beginner to advanced workout routines that cover virtually every muscle group.
Crescendo’s SwimGym equally adds a novel dimension to recreation, exercise therapy, and to sports medicine. Its non-aerated system creates an underwater current for stationary lap swimming. When operated at its higher speeds, the current is forceful enough to produce a rigorous kayaking experience. Enjoy this unique workout experience while enjoying your stay in Big White!(see our video of the SwimGym in operation)
From late spring through early fall, in fact, are our favorite times at Crescendo and Big White. Why? Well, 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.
Further, the entire space around both the Patio and Pool areas has been leveled, tiered, and landscaped. Transitioning between the two areas is seamless, and can accommodate seating for more than 100 people. Purposefully, too, with panoramic mountain vistas as the backdrop, the landscape’s design affords exceptional photographic opportunities. Whether for an outdoor event (e.g., wedding) or for an intimate romantic dinner for two, Crescendo’s outdoor space is truly exceptional and will make you fall in love with Big White.
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 both the fireplace and the 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.
Crescendo’s systems, though, remain vigilant and at optimal levels, even when you may be operating less than optimally yourself. Arriving back to the home late at night on less than four cylinders? No worries. Crescendo predicts your movement, gently illuminating the way ahead of you, and slowly fading the lights behind you.
Further, sixteen amplified zones allow music to be localized or to be distributed throughout the entire home (garage and outside decks/patios, inclusive). While streaming music services are provided for you (e.g., Sirius/XM, Spotify), Crescendo can also shake hands with your own device (computer, iOS, Android), allowing you the ability to play your personal audio/video collection throughout the entire home, as well (by mirroring your device through our AppleTV, or by direct connection through your device’s headphone jack).
Do you love to cook? You’ll love cooking in Big White and at Crescendo even more with our amazing and fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. It has everything you need to whip up a quick bite or cook a feast for your entire party. Premium appliances, plenty of counter space, and storage as well as bar seating for up to 8 people – it’ll take your experience to the next level!
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. Your chef, too, will enjoy the experience with you, as our new Grilling Station is fully integrated into 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.
Wouldn’t it be more fun, if everyone in your group were able to stay at a luxury Big White accommodation under the same roof at the same time? For many of our groups, that specific factor was critical to their choosing Crescendo.
No matter why you’re here, there is something for everyone. You’re going to love Crescendo!