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Mitch P.

Year Round: Crescendo: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence

#296957 · Vacation Rental in , ,

5 Bedrooms
20 guests
5 Full Bathrooms
Vacation Rental

Property Description

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. One guest, in fact, shared that she'd "sent the architectural plans to St Peter, so when I get to heaven he will already have a start on my dream chalet."

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.

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. Six 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.

While each room captures views of the slopes and/or of the majestic Monashee Mountains, the views from the Great Room, from the Kitchen, and from the Dining Room are absolutely breathtaking. When cooking, dining, or relaxing, thirty feet of floor-to-ceiling windows provide unprecedented panoramas upon which the eye may endlessly feast. The master ensuite, which overlooks the Great Room, is advantaged by that same view.

Bedroom Description

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.

Location Description

Waterfront and/or Beach

Property is NOT waterfront or within 30 minute drive of a lake, ocean or river.

Snow Skiing & Boarding

Ski/Board Out is directly to a downhill run from the property. Ski/Board In is directly back to the property (no walking).

Only steps to the village, and at the very corner of Hummingbird Run and Gondola Way, simply stated, this unit's location is second to none. Oh, did I say location? Not only does the unit boast true ski-in/out access (right to your door); but it is also virtually a stone's throw to the main village.

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House Rules

Check In Time: 16:00
Check Out Time: 10:00
Max occupancy: 20

Additional Information

Check IN: 04:00 PM Check OUT: 10:00 AM Children of all ages are welcome. For every booking, the majority of our Adult guests must be over 25 years old. Smoking is allowed outside only. Even still, not in the Garage; not near any open window. Our Policies that are provided in our Rental Agreement must be adhered to.


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
3 Nights Minimum
$2000 CAD - - -
Regular Ski Season
01/03/18 - 02/07/18
3 Nights Minimum
$2500 CAD $5000 CAD $15500 CAD -
Peak Season #2
02/08/18 - 02/19/18
5 Nights Minimum
$2500 CAD $6000 CAD $19000 CAD -
Regular Ski Season
02/20/18 - 04/08/18
3 Nights Minimum
$2500 CAD $5000 CAD $15500 CAD -
Outside Ski Season
04/09/18 - 06/27/18
3 Nights Minimum
$1750 CAD - - -
Holiday - Canada Day
06/28/18 - 07/09/18
3 Nights Minimum
$2000 CAD - - -
Outside Ski Season
07/10/18 - 08/01/18
3 Nights Minimum
$1750 CAD - - -
Holiday - Civic
08/02/18 - 08/06/18
3 Nights Minimum
$2000 CAD - - -
Outside Ski Season
08/07/18 - 08/29/18
3 Nights Minimum
$1750 CAD - - -
Holiday - Labour Day
08/30/18 - 09/04/18
3 Nights Minimum
$2000 CAD - - -
Outside Ski Season
09/05/18 - 10/03/18
3 Nights Minimum
$1750 CAD - - -
Holiday - Canada Thanksgiving
10/04/18 - 10/08/18
3 Nights Minimum
$2000 CAD - - -
Outside Ski Season
10/09/18 - 11/21/18
3 Nights Minimum
$1750 CAD - - -
Regular Ski Season
11/29/18 - 12/12/18
3 Nights Minimum
$2500 CAD $5000 CAD $15500 CAD -
Peak Season #1
12/13/18 - 01/06/19
7 Nights Minimum
$4000 CAD - $28000 CAD -
Regular Ski Season
01/07/19 - 02/06/19
3 Nights Minimum
$2500 CAD - - -
Peak Season #2
02/07/19 - 02/18/19
3 Nights Minimum
$3000 CAD - - -
Regular Ski Season
02/19/19 - 04/21/19
3 Nights Minimum
$2500 CAD - - -

Fee Name Tax Rate Fee Amount
Rental Tax Rate - 5%
of Rental Amount
Damage Deposit
NOT Collected with Booking
- $2000 CAD
Flat Amount

Additional Rates & Fees Description

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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Winery Tours
Movie Theatre
Private Pool


Video Games
Stereo System
Pool Table
Ping Pong Table
Internet Access
DVD Player
Board Games


Heated Pool
Air Conditioned


Dining Room
Coffee Maker
Espresso Machine
Small Appliances
Dishes / Utensils


Deck / Patio
Patio Furniture
Hiking Trails
Fire Pit
Parking Available
Hot Tub
BBQ / Grill


Wedding Facilities
Gym / Fitness Centre

Additional Amenity Description

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.

Crescendo’s Theatre, too, is outstanding! The movie screen is 110”, with 7.1 surround sound. More than 1200 movie titles are at your fingertips, literally, controlled via the two touchpanels in that room.

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.


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.

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Availability Calendar

January 2018

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  • Check In Available
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Availability last updated Jan 24, 2018
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41 Reviews

Overall Rating

Incredible property!

A big thank you to Mitch, Sheila and Dan for looking after our group during our stay at Crescendo. It was such a memorable stay and the accommodation was out of this world! Everything about this house is incredible. The heated pool, games room, theatre room and the amazing kitchen. Also it’s the best ski in/out on the mountain, with a short walk to... Read More

January 2018

The owner left the following response...

Hey Matt – A big, “Thank You!” to you, Matt, for the extremely kind words. So glad you all got to experience Crescendo. I totally agree about the house being incredible/outstanding, along with the home’s location on the mountain, but there is one downside. After experiencing Crescendo, many, including myself, find it difficult to stay elsewhere. Thanks for being such spectacular guests. Best! Mitch

Crescendo 10/10

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 t... Read More

December 2017

The owner left the following 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. Best! Mitch

Fabulous Place - Fabulous Time

Hi Mitch - We had a fabulous time Mitch and were treated very well. Sheila was great and gave us all the information we needed. I honestly can't think of anything that was lacking that we required. We made use of everything and found the kitchen to have all the necessary items needed and more. We will for sure be back next year and will pass on the... Read More

September 2017

The owner left the following response...

Hi Jeff - Thanks! You all were great guests. We loved having you. I heard you all got some golfing in, too. You were at Big White for Labour Day weekend, and for Big White's festivities on their closing weekend (for the summer). Wondering how that was for you all, and whether you also got any mountain biking in. Best! Mitch

Perfect location for a Corporate Retreat

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 t... Read More

September 2017

The owner left the following 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

"Perfect Getaway, Great Find"

Crescendo is a gorgeous building that stands out from the surrounding homes, and is a complete smart home, in every way. I’ve never seen anything like it. - How often do we get to stay in a smart home? Very cool experience! - Crescendo easily accommodated our party, with capacity to spare. The home is well kept and very clean. - The children an... Read More

September 2017

The owner left the following response...

Wow! Thanks MUCH for the thorough (and great) review. So glad that you all got to experience the totality of what goes into making Crescendo all that it is. One of my favorite areas is definitely the BBQ area you referenced. That’s one of the reasons I actually enjoy being at Crescendo more during the summer than the winter (although the winter is crazily magical). GREAT suggestions about prepping for a visit, by bringing the right attire as well as by gassing up. I, too, have driven back from Big White on fumes. If it weren't for the fact it was mostly downhill, I doubt I would have made it. I’ll be sure to include both of those points in the info we send in advance to our guests, with regard to preparing for their upcoming stay. Best! Mitch

Owner Information

Mitch P.

Member Since 2016