Finding the perfect chalet in this market can be challenging, especially when it comes to luxury chalets. With only a few available for sale throughout the year, it can be hard to capture your dream property. However, with the mountain expanding all the time, there are amazing new developments with many lots available so you can build your own luxury dream chalet.
Building at Big White Ski Resort is much different than an in town build. The timeline, construction process and costs are all affected. There are pros and cons to building at the resort and this article will bring insight to all aspects.
First lets chat about the new developments at the resort. With the resort having major plans to expand, with the master plan underway for exciting new features and development of the ski resort as a whole, many new areas are popping up with developable land to start your build. In addition to these developments below, next year there will be lots available in the beautiful Black Forest area.
The extremely sought after Feathertop Estates is where the luxury chalets showcase phenomenal views and top of the line design quality.
A quiet area where the views are gorgeous and the location is set back from the busyness of the Village.
A fabulous location close to the Villages with incredible views, ski access and low strata fees.
Process of building at Big White Ski Resort
As mentioned earlier, the process of a build at Big White is different than a typical in town build. For starters, there are the possible setbacks as with any build. From unpredictable weather conditions like significant snowfalls and freezing ground, to delivery challenges and selective materials can push the completion timeline.
The zoning bylaws and building code stipulations are something that are much different than in town because the mountain receives 12′ of snow load. (Click here for copies of the OCP and Zoning Bylaws)
As for the cost of your build. The average cost is approximately $400 per square foot plus the price of the lot. Lots range from $150k to $650k depending on size, view, ski access, and village proximity.
Because building at the resort comes with its challenges, its important to choose a builder with years of expertise and knowledge when it comes to building on the mountain. Builders like Weninger Construction, have mastered the building process and have designed and built some of the resorts most stunning chalets.
Completing a build at Big White Ski Resort is a long process compared to say building in Kelowna. The average timeline is usually about 18-24 months.
If you are interested further in the process and what goes into a build at Big White, please contact me as I would be happy to answer any questions and help you get started on owning your dream chalet at Big White Ski Resort.