After a long career developing inner-city playgrounds throughout North America, and as proud parents and now grand-parents. It was time to plan the next phase of our lives. We considered moving ..."downsizing". Problem was, we could not find a better place to go. The property is already in the heart of the city, close to fabulous walking/riding trails, and perfectly suited to our lifestyle.
Whether we want to ride bikes downtown, horseback ride through the park, run up the road to golf, or take in some wine tasting, Hall road is ideally situated.
Traveling is important to us, and the Kelowna International Airport is a short 20-25 minute drive.
Even though the Okanagan Valley is renowned for long hot summers, we originally moved here decades ago for the amazing ski hills.
Skiers flock to the nearby hills from all over the world. Our high altitude resorts offer dry abundant snow from December until April. When they close down in April, it's rarely due to a lack of snow, rather, the hills can't compete with our early spring in the valley.
Between February and April, we are often torn. "HMMMM should we go skiing, ride, or golf today?"
As avid travelers over the years; it made all the sense in the world to open up our own property and simply downsize right here and join .... the sharing economy.
Image was taken up at Silver Star in early November before lifts open. The Gem at Big White is a mere 50 minutes while Silver Star is just a little ove 60 minute drive from our door. Heaven!!!