BIG WHITES PREMIER RESIDENCE
Constructed in 2019, Snowpeaks is an award-winning mountain chalet, with multiple Canadian Home Builders’ Gold Awards for Excellence, including Home of the Year 2020.
Located at the top of the prestigious Feathertop Subdivision, Snowpeaks sits on the Sundance ski run, with its direct access to the Bullet Chair Lift. Though private, with spectacular 270-degree unobstructed views of the Monashee Mountains, Snowpeaks is only a few hundred meters from the heart of Big White Village.
Snowpeaks is an uncompromisingly luxurious ski chalet. While taking full advantage of its size and location, it is spacious and flooded with natural light. However it still fulfils its primary goal to be a warm and inviting family home.
It offers four bedrooms with king sized beds, a nanny/grandparents’ suite with queen bed, and a kids’ bunk room built of massive fir timbers, sleeping six in a king and four twins configuration. Each bedroom offers a deluxe en-suite, while three include their own steam baths. Additionally, for convenience, Snowpeaks has two half bath/powder rooms, one serving the living room and one just off the boot room.
With its enviable location right on the ski run, guests at Snowpeaks can ski home anytime for lunch, drinks, or just to warm up, then get straight back out onto the hill.
The Great Room
Winner of the Gold Award for Excellence in Any Room, Snowpeaks’ Great Room will impress even the most discerning traveler with its towering ceiling, massive wooden arches and huge fireplace with comfortable seating for ten or more. A natural gathering centre for the home, the Great Room also provides spectacular 270-degree mountain views with its floor-to-ceiling glass and direct access to a wide wrap-around balcony with outdoor seating.
The unique stone mantel fireplace-surround is a true focal point and provides a spectacular example of native art. A massive hearth log also makes this the perfect place to warm up. French doors access the southern deck, with views over the ski run and benefitting from the afternoon sun. Although the Great Room defines its meaning, it is most of all warm and inviting.
An impressive custom-made table seats 12, with expandable leaves adding 4 more. This beautiful piece of furniture was fashioned from fir sourced at a turn of the century school and provides a centrepiece for holiday celebrations or large family meals.
This is a chef’s delight. Massive refrigerator, six burner gas range, oven, a convection/microwave oven, and of course, an espresso machine. Two dishwashers are set into the huge, six by twelve foot granite island, fitted with two sinks. Around the island there is comfortable seating for six, that not only places you firmly in the kitchen, but has unparalleled views of the Monashee Mountains.
The kitchen also has access to a heated deck, fitted with a large gas barbeque. A pair of opposing ski lift chairs with their own overhead heating are perfect for those wanting to enjoy the views in the fresh air with a morning coffee.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Master Bedroom: The master bedroom is a suite comprising half of the upper floor. In addition to the bedroom, it comprises an office/TV room with desk and couch, and a spacious master bath with large glassed-in steam shower, double sinks and standalone tub. In the bedroom is a King Size bed and, beyond the footboard, the most spectacular view of the valley and mountains. Both moon and sunrises are inspiring.
Guest Room #2 Upper Floor: Across the upper landing from the master bedroom, bedroom #2 looks out onto the ski hill, with views out the vaulted windows of three chair lifts. It is both comfortable and spectacular. It also offers a custom king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom.
Guest room #3: (The Nanny Suite): For those traveling with a nanny or others requiring their own space, this suite has both cooking facilities with a refrigerator and small dining area (see below for further details).
Guest Room #4 Mid Level: A custom built king-sized bed offers spectacular views, private access to deck and hot tub, as well as a steamer shower in its en-suite.
Guest Room #5 Mid Level: High vaulted ceilings above a custom built king-sized bed, with ceiling-height windows looking out over the ski run. The horizon is framed by the Ridge Rocket ski-lift. This room also has private access to the deck, as well as stairs to the hot tub below. Second in luxury only to the Master Suite, Bedroom #5 has an enormous standing bathtub, large steam shower, and glassed-in toilet.
Guest Room #6: (The Bunk Room): The custom made fir timbre bunk room, is both impressive and functional. It serves as accommodation for a family of six, or more commonly for the children staying in the house. With its King sized upper, and four Twin bed configuration, this is the fun bedroom. There is also a large screen TV and games, above the kid’s floor stacked with large bean bag chairs.
During the day, its queen-sized bed can be rolled away inside the wall to provide more living space and a comfortable seating area serviced by its own large screen TV. Opposite the couches is a quaint balcony with table and chairs. The Nanny Suite also has its own private entrance, upstairs laundry facilities and en-suite bathroom, all designed to be a part of the home, or separate and serving the guests.
With its 12-foot ceilings, the Snowpeaks Family Room would be considered the main room in many other homes. It provides a wood-burning fireplace, topped by a huge stone slab mantel, surrounded by couches and chairs. A sliding wood wall system makes firewood resupply easy.
The full-sized Railroad Pool Table sets the tone and design elements of the Family Room, and upon request can be converted to a ping pong table. The custom-made bar table, crafted from elements sourced from local mines, seats six. The full-sized bar, with its two wine coolers and full dishwasher, round off the Family Room’s entertainment style.
Directly outside the Family Room is a gas fire pit, surrounded by couches and seating, which sets the tone for outside entertainment. With its heated decks and enormous Jacuzzi hot tub, this space can be enjoyed by both those in the steaming waters, as well as those simply enjoying a drink in a comfortable and beautiful mountain setting. And literally, just beyond its glass walls, is the ski run.
This room was built for those that come to Big White to ski, with heated floors, a forced air boot rack wall, as well as a glove rack. The boot room can accommodate gear for more than a dozen people.
Walk out the door, put on your snow board or skis, and you’re on the run! A minute later you are at the Bullet Chair. Big White is known for its ski in and ski out, and there is no better on the mountain!
With a Harvia Sauna unit shipped in from Finland, this room was custom made to make après ski both a therapeutic and social experience. Comfortable for more than a half dozen guests.
Like the rest of the house, the dedicated Theatre Room is luxurious and impressive. With seating for twelve, on three tiers, in electric recliner seating, the entertainment aspect is unmatched.