The luxury condos at First Tracks Lodge were built to offer those buyers and guests the opportunity to enjoy a luxury property in an excellent location. Luxury and excellent location typically go hand in glove, and First Tracks Lodge (FTL) is no exception. Many realtors, would equate the quality of First Tracks Lodge as close to the quality of Four Seasons Resort in the Benchlands, or as close as we have in Whistler. First Tracks Lodge was also built with commercial space for a restaurant. Unfortunately, and despite a couple of attempts the restaurant could not sustain itself during the April to December period. That space is now the children’s snow camp, which is another excellent use of the space, and one which benefits the owners of 209 more than a restaurant.
I always suggest First Tracks Lodge to any buyers I am working with. The incredible location, steps from the Creekside Gondola station is the main reason to consider this property. In addition, the location of Creekside has everything you need for your stay in Whistler. For more information on the location check out the First Tracks Lodge page on this site. Most buyers shy away from First Tracks Lodge because of the hefty strata fees, which is possibly a short-sighted approach. Either the money is being collected monthly or it is coming down as a large assessment every other year, but either way, it needs to be collected. This strata fee strategy has worked well for First Tracks Lodge since the property was built, so the FTL council will not be changing their approach.
Listing Details Provided By Listing Agent
- Listed at: $2,098,000
- GST: exempt
- Size: 1,577sq. ft.
- Bedrooms: 3 (two with an ensuite)
- Bathrooms: 3
- Parking: 2 stalls underground
- Built: 2002
- Strata fees: $1,274/month
- Property taxes: $7,960 (2019)
- Ski-in Ski-out: Dave Murray Downhill and Peak to Creek
- Walk to Creekside Village in less than 5 minutes; bus to Whistler Village
- Zoned for nightly rentals
- Listed with Macdonald Realty
Pricing of First Tracks Lodge 3 Bedroom Condos
When we consider the location of a suite within a building, such as First Tracks Lodge, there is usually a personal preference. However, if you are considering renting out the suite, the difference in price based on the location should be factored in. It can take a lot of nightly rentals to generate $100,000 after tax dollars. Have a look at the following chart and look at the cost/sq. ft. This cost/sq. ft. is instrumental in determining the value of any unit within a building or complex. When determining the market value of a condo, just look at the comparable last sale, the cost/sq. ft., and then start adding or subtracting value to reach your market value range. From there it is up to the realtors to negotiate a fair price, terms and conditions.
3D Tour of 3 Bedroom Luxury Condo in First Tracks Lodge
The listing agent has commissioned a 3D tour of 209 First Tracks Lodge. This self-guided tour has become a standard means of marketing a property, thanks to the Covid-19 clamp-down on showings and open houses.
Location of 209 in First Tracks Lodge
The location of 209 is just past the walkway coming off the bridge from Creekside village, and basically is directly opposite the Guest Services offices in The Legends. However, because of the extensive deck system of 209, see floor plan below, you have your choice of several views. These range from: 1) a nice view to the west and Sproatt and Rainbow Mountains; 2) watching skiers and boarders coming across the bridge and walking to and from the Gondola; and 3) a great view up the front of the Dave Murray Downhill. This condo offers a selection of interesting view with lots of sights to keep you intrigued. The condo is above the former restaurant space, which as I explained above, never caught on. The space is now used for the Kids Snow Camp, so after everyone has gone home at 4pm, there should be no noise from below.
Floor Plan of 209 First Tracks Lodge
This is a unique floor plan within First Tracks Lodge, as you can see from the developers plan below.
If you are looking for a condo which is on the flat and has very easy access to a gondola, then First Tracks Lodge should be on your radar. Click on this link to reach the First Tracks Lodge page on this site. Like most locals you may find that when you get familiar with Creekside, you will prefer this location to the hustle of Whistler Village.
It’s a Good Life in Whistler!
Marion Anderson, PREC*
*Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7 CANADA