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Ski In/Ski Out! Luxury Condo close to Town Centre-Perfect for 2 couples!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, sleeps 6, 2 Baths, private hot tub & Mtn. View

One of the Best Locations at Big White! 'The Powder Den' is close to all the action and excitement of Town Centre and Happy Valley but in a quiet area of exclusive homes. 'The Crescent' is a 10 unit luxury boutique condo building situated in White Forest Estates. The Happy Valley lighted ski trail is right outside the backdoor and leads directly to Town Centre or to Happy Valley where you will find the Gondola, Outdoor skating rink, Ice Climbing Tower, Tubing, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Kids snow mobiling, Snow Shoeing and Tours.

In our Guests own words (see our reviews) The Powder Den is ideal for romantic get-away, Girl's get-away, Tourist's without a car, 55+, adventure seeker's and families with teens or young children.

Our unit is tastefully decorated with leather furniture, original artwork, vintage ski posters and of course a decorated Christmas Tree. The kitchen is stocked with basic cooking supplies and everything you need for gourmet cooking. The 9' ceilings give an airy feeling and the entry and bathroom floors are heated slate. All counters are granite, Stainless Steel Appliances and high end fixtures. The private hot tub and private steam shower are a real treat after a hard days skiing and you'll drift off to sleep in the beautiful beds topped with feather beds and down duvets and be ready for the next days activities!

Our Guest's have mentioned how much they appreciate having robes to use especially for the hot tub. This was a must have for us when we were outfitting The Powder Den because our experience was that very few ski rental's supplied them and they are one of the things you don't want to pack because of the bulk.

We have tried to think of everything that would ensure that our guest's have the best ski vacation ever!

Keywords: Luxury, Boutique, Condo,

More Details

Cheryl Read
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Cheryl Read

My husband and I retired from the Real Estate profession this year now we have time to enjoy the things that we love...Our Standard Poodle Liza, kayaking, cycling, hiking and learning all about our new Sailboat!

Cheryl Read purchased this condo in 2007

Why Cheryl Read chose Kootenay Boundary E

We bought this property because of the true ski-in/ski-out and that it was a small (only 10 units) upscale condo in an area close to town centre yet not right in town centre.

What makes this condo unique

We can walk to town centre for shopping etc. but are not disturbed by the rowdyness of being right in TC. Of course the most important is that we are truly ski-in/ski-out!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Kootenay Boundary E

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Steam Shower, heated floors and granite counters
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite, heated floors, granite counters
  • Master bedroom has a 4 pce. ensuite, granite counters and heated floors. Main bathroom is 4 pce. with steam shower, granite counters and heated floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


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Ski In/Ski Out! Luxury Condo close to Town Centre-Perfect for 2 couples!
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews

Great Location, beautiful condition

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay! Everything you need is there and space is clean, comfortable and feels like home:)

  • Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review however it is having wonderful guests like you staying in our winter home that take such good care of it that help to make it your home away from home. Warmly Cheryl
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Beautiful weekend and wonderful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Had such a lovely weekend. The place was fantastic. Very comfortable, perfect location for ski in ski out (especially if you want to night ski), and close enough to the village to walk! Couldn't have asked for a better stay.

  • Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Ashley and for letting future guests know about the night skiing! You were a 5 star guest and we loved sharing our winter home The Powder Den with you😀? Cheryl and Doug
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We loved our time here....

  • 5 of 5

Writing a positive review is always a double edged sword...

We want to let you know how great The Powder Den is BUT also want to keep our great find a secret for ourselves! Now that should tell you all you need to know :)

The Powder Den truly is ski in and out, just a short 200m run down to Lara's Gondola to take you up into the village centre where you can ski down to the two main lifts and hit the slopes. It's also a short 150m walk uphill into the village centre where the shops and pubs are located.

The Powder Den itself perfect for a family of four (as we were), lovely comfy big beds (x2) and a nice sofa bed in the lounge. We used all and no complaints from anyone. A lovely warm lounge for relaxing after a day on the slopes, with a great TV and cable and well equipped kitchen. We cooked most evenings and prepared breakfast without wanting for any utensils and the huge fridge freezer and dishwasher did exactly what they were supposed to do. A large washing machine and tumble drier was used frequently, a real home away from home bonus.

Main bathroom has a lovely powerful large shower/steamer and having an en-suite was a real positive too.

We used the hot tub a lot in the evenings and having complimentary bath robes in freezing conditions is a nice touch.

We really enjoyed ourselves in The Powder Den @ Big White, the accommodation was great and the skiing superb, apres ski and entertainment in the resort is good too. Dealing with Cheryl and Doug has been a pleasure, offering assistance and advice throughout the planning and vacation period without delay.

Will we be back - definitely. That's the best recommendation anyone can get.

Neil & Heidi (UK)

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much Neil and Heidi for such a lovely review of our winter home and also describing the amenities on the mountain which will be very helpful for first time travellers to Big White Ski Resort. We also want you to know that you get 5 stars for being one of the best guests that have stayed in the Powder Den. You treated our home like your own and left it in better shape than when you arrived and we are so grateful to you. We would be delighted to have you return to the Powder Den. Warmly Cheryl and Doug
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Cute place, has its own hot tub, fireplace, ski-in/ski out, etc.

  • 5 of 5

Great value for the cash conscious. I highly recommend and hope to stay there again. Tip: Haul in your week's worth of duffel bags from the outdoor parking lot, then park in the garage. Do not do what I did, which was to park in the garage, then hoof everything up two floors, through several heavy fire doors.

  • Submitted: 7-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for helpful feedback. We always do what you didn't and it is easy peasy.....I will add that very important information to the check in instructions. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you back at the Powder Den! Cheers Cheryl
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Fabulous Ski-In Ski-Out Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Powder Den is truly a home away from home. It has everything you could ask for. The condo is very well appointed including heated ceramic floors, steam shower and private hot tub. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with those little things to make you comfortable. It is also a short walk to the village for shopping or a night out. Cheryl and Doug are wonderful hosts and provide excellent management. Of course the best part is the super convenient ski-in ski- out access. This year's stay was once again excellent and we are looking forward to our stay next year.

  • Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kevin, Thank you for the wonderful review! We want to thank YOU for taking such good care of our winter home and we are grateful to have you as our guest. Cheryl and Doug
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Powder Den for 10 nights and our only mistake was that it should have been for longer. The Powder Den was in the perfect location to enjoy Big White. Ski in/ski out is not available to every condo but it is to the Powder Den. A short walk to the village made a night out or grocery shopping in the village convenient. It's also a short ski to the gondola. It is beautifully appointed, has everything you need to cook meals and comfortable lounge area. The beds are comfortable and even robes are provided for when you get out of the outdoor spa. Cheryl and Doug have been a great help in answering any queries we have had since booking almost 12 months earlier and it ensured we had the perfect stay. We will definitely be back, but for longer.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle and Family, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are delighted that you found that the Powder Den meeting your needs. I also want to thank you for leaving our winter Home in immaculate condition and we would love to have you come and stay again. Warmly Cheryl and Doug
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
YLW - Kelowna Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
18 restaurants, bars, cafes & clubs on mtn.
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 33
Nearest Ski
Best Snow in North America at your doorstep
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Liquor Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Market Place IGA
Nearest Point of Interest
Kelowna International Airport YLW
Nearest Point of Interest
The Crescent
Car: not necessary

Discover a true Canadian experience at Big White Ski Resort. Mild sunny climate, dry, fluffy powder and endless activities for the entire family. Awarded with 'The best place to go for quality snow' by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Progressive terrain offers 118 runs, 16 lifts (6 hi-speed), Telus Terrain Park (rated as the best progressive park in North America and 25 km. of incredible Nordic Trails, groomed with state-of-the-art equipment for both skate and classic technique.

Big White is also BC's premier family destination~outdoor skating, tubing, mega coasters, ice tower (60 feet), snow mobiles, snow shoeing, dog sledding or snuggled under blankets on a horse drawn sleigh ride, climbing wall, kids movie nights, Wii Nights, Bingo Night and Skating parties. So much to choose from.

After the days activites there are many restaurants, pubs or coffee shops to choose and fine shopping.

The Visitors Guide offers detailed information and you will find one in the Powder Den.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Kootenay Boundary E

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Start up
Nov 15 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Family Day BC
Feb 8 2019 - Feb 10 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Family Day
Feb 15 2019 - Feb 19 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
Mar 18 2019 - Mar 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

Rates based on 2 people. $25 extra per person per night for up to 6 guests in total.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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