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Searching for a Condo in Big White can be pretty overwhelming even for the savviest of Buyers, with over a dozen buildings to choose from we’ve created this guide to help you learn about all the different complexes and units available in Big White.
As you will learn there are a lot of complex things to consider when choosing a condominium. Of course, the price, finishings and size play a factor. But when purchasing a secondary property used as a vacation home, you’ll soon realize there are many more important questions to ask yourself. Some important things to consider when purchasing a resort property on Big White Ski Resort may include,
Where do you want to be located on the mountain, do you want to be on the upper side a bit further away from the village center but closer to accessing the main area of the ski hill.
Are building amenities important to you, would you like to have access to a heated pool, a community hot tub, gym or a recreational centre?
Do you absolutely require a private hot tub, or is it more of a want to have. Some complexes do not allow hot tubs, either for insurance reasons, or weight load reasons. So it's imperative to add this to your list and discuss this with your big white real estate agent before looking.
Rentals, would you prefer if the building allowed them or didn't. It's very important to understand the differences in strata rules, local Big White zoning bylaws that affect the use and enjoyment of any condo you may be considering to purchase.
Our Kelowna Local Real Estate team members will go through a must-have, want to have and don't matter list with you to determine those things most important to you before your search begins. Saving valuable time and in an effort to make your home search as easy as possible.
Located at the top of Big White you’ll find the Aspens complex at 7700 Porcupine Rd. The 96 units were constructed in 2006 and feature floor plans ranging in size from 1400 - 2600 square feet with two, three and four-bedroom options.
The Ponderosa Inn is located in the Village Centre at 60 Wolverine Rd. Constructed in 1979 consisting of 53 units that consist of studios, one, two and three bedrooms, all with authentic wood-burning fireplaces to enjoy after a cold day on the slopes. Building amenities include a hot tub, sauna, lounge including a games room and ping pong table.
Live in the heart of the Village at Whitefoot Lodge located at 5375 Big White Rd. A total of 171 units that were built in 1980 await you. Here you’ll find a studio, one and two-bedroom units that range in size from 241 square feet - 1035 square feet, while the average size is 407 square feet.
Inn at Big White
Look no further the Inn at Big White at 5340 Big White Rd offers a great affordable opportunity to enjoy all the amenities Big White Ski Resort has to offer on a limited budget. The 100 units here were constructed in 1998 and offer two different options including a one-bedroom and a studio option. One of the best locations on the mountain in the middle of the village with a restaurant and pub located right in the building.
Snow Ghost Inn
One of the most affordable options on Big White is the Snow Ghost complex, that features 52 micro-units ranging in size from 345 - 1265 square feet. The building amenities include a hot tub, indoor pool, games room and racquetball court. Enjoy one of the best ski in- ski out locations on the mountain.
The Moguls complex was built in 1982, the 99 units offer either bachelor suites, one or two-bedroom options. The top floor units are very special and feature a lofted second-story space with vaulted ceilings and exposed log beam ceilings. Choose from one of three lifts located just outside the front entrance to access the ski hill.
Built-in 2005 the Snowbird Lodge is a quaint complex with 18 units on four stories that offers a true ski in ski out experience. Located in Happy Valley at 5050 Snowbird Way. These gorgeous 2 bedroom 2 bathroom units feature high-end finishings including slate tile entryways, hardwood floors, gorgeous maple kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
Copper Kettle Lodge
Constructed in 2004 located at 250 Feathertop way right on the hillside next to the Black Forest chair and Happy Valley. A true ski-in/out experience awaits you. Gorgeous authentic ski cabin finishings await you from pine ceilings, a cozy gas fireplace and oversized windows that frame in the view of the surrounding snow-covered mountains. There are 49 units, the majority of which are two and three bedrooms, while a few rare end units offer a four-bedroom floor plan.
Chateau on the Ridge
Searching for a cozy condo in the heart of the Village. Chateau On The Ridge is located at 225 Kettle View Rd inside the Big White Village. Built-in 1995 this small 37 unit condominium complex offers a great affordable option for those looking for a condo in a fabulous location.
Chateau Big White
If you are looking to be close to the Village Center, Chateau Big White is the place for you. Located conveniently next to the Plaza chairlift and in the heart of the Village, this 57 unit building offers a variety of smaller units all under 1000 square feet with the smallest being 393 square feet in size. The Chateau was built in 1998, complete with a hot tub, a delicious restaurant and a full-time concierge for the winter ski season.
One of the most premium addresses on the mountain, located at 5257 and 5259 Big White Rd in the middle of the Village. Highly sought after, this 95 unit project which was constructed in 2005. Building amenities include underground parking, restaurants, exercise room and swimming pool.
The Raven is located in Happy Valley at 5030 Snowbird Way and is just a two-minute walk to the gondola. The 36 units were constructed in 2006 and feature floor plans ranging from just a single bedroom up to four bedrooms. Amenities included a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, games room and heated underground parking.
The Stonegate complex runs along the road directly across the street from the Village and is located at 375 Raven Ridge Rd. Built-in 2008 this master-planned 48 unit condominium complex offers one of the most premium resort properties at Big White. Building amenities include an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, theatre room and a games room.
With views of the Bullet chair located in the West Lodge at 255 Feathertop Way, Sundance offers residents the experience of a resort-style condominium complex with a great host of amenities including an outdoor pool with water slide, community BBQ area, hot tubs, a game room with a pool table, fitness center, theatre room and kids play area. There are 64 units ranging in size from 649 - 1265 sq ft with an average of 975 sq ft.
Constructed in 2005, these high-end units were built with luxury in mind and to create a visual focus around the Monashee Mountains and valley below. One of the most sought after addresses in Happy Valley within minutes to the skating rink, tubing and ice wall, located at 5085 Snowbird Way. In-unit features include in-floor radiant heating, steam showers in master ensuites, hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, open concept kitchens with large pantries and gorgeous granite counters. The average condo here is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit and is 1351 square feet in size.
Condos for sale can be found throughout the area of Big White and can be a challenge to navigate. Which is why we have created this map as a reference point. There is always a Kelowna Local team member nearby to help answer any questions you may have.
In Big White, condos will continue to be the most popular option of homeownership on the mountain for a few reasons one being feasibility and the second, a low maintenance option not requiring them to do any form of maintenance or landscaping. A condominium is a wise purchase if your planning on being an investor, or an owner who plans to only use the property a few times throughout the calendar year.
The strata fees for a resort-style property are no different than a normal condo, however, you’ll find they are a bit on the high side. Do keep in mind with most of the condos in Big White being so desirable the great rental revenue covers a large portion of the strata fee. In some cases, it pays for over 100%. Depending on the complex the strata can include the following access to amenities such as pool, hot tubs. In can include water, sewer, garbage, recycling, landscaping, snow removal, management (of the strata) and your contingency reserve. When setting your monthly budget it's important to find out what each condo your considering includes and what it does not include.
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