Crystal Mountain Golf and Ski Resort, Kelowna, BC
Crystal Mountain Golf and Ski Resort is located about twenty minutes west of Kelowna, British Columbia. The 3,500 bed-unit project will feature a signature golf course and an expanded ski area with 12 ski lifts and a vertical drop of 700 metres (2,297 feet) at buildout. It will have a mountain-top teahouse and a sightseeing gondola offering spectacular views of popular Lake Okanagan.
The resort will include a village with a pedestrian stroll with commercial activities on the ground floor, connecting two plazas with the main hotels at the two ends. The day skiing access and commercial activities will be at the northern end of the pedestrian spine, near the main parking area and near the departure point of the lifts. The golf course departs from the main resort area that is also the focus of winter activities and is surrounded by single family dwellings and townhouses. The design takes advantage of the topography to allow skiing to and from most of the residential units.
Oberti Resort Design developed the project concept and master plan, the design guidelines and official community plan. Together with its affiliate, Pheidias Development Management Corp., it managed the project’s approval processes resulting in a Master Development Agreement with the Province. The project is currently undergoing rezoning at the regional district level.