RIDGE-Whistler Mtn.

The Ridge at Taluswood, 2269 Nordic Drive, Whistler, B.C.

“The Ridge at Taluswood, 2269 Nordic Drive, Whistler, BC is part of the Taluswood group of developments. I have chosen the Lookout, the Heights and the Ridge for this website, as they are true ski-in ski-out developments. The Ridge is for skiers and snowboarders who just want to get out and enjoy the mountain as much as possible. Access to the Dave Murray Downhill is very convenient and is for all level of experience.

“Buyers either love the remoteness of Taluswood, or they want something closer to the action of Whistler Village. No bus service up to Taluswood, so you are either taking the car or a cab. It is not feasible to walk down or up from the nearest bus stop.

“Each  townhouse at the Ridge has a single or double car garage. Parking in all Whistler developments is at a premium. The Ridge interior finishings are not as luxurious as the Lookout or even the Heights. However, the Ridge has superior ski access to Whistler Mountain, so it is always worth considering.” – Marion

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About The Ridge

The Ridge is located at 2269 Nordic Drive, Whistler, BC. These townhomes were quoted in the developer’s brochure as the “…benchmarks of contemporary mountain architecture. They stand on a commanding prow of land affording panoramic views of the Tantalus range…”  It really depends where in the Ridge you are situated for that panoramic views, the front row of properties definitely have that panoramic view, but the middle and back rows in the Ridge generally do not have that view…but that doesn’t mean you should write them off.

Each townhouse has either a single or double car garage garage. The rooms are a good size, with lots of windows for great sunlight. Table of Contents.

Active Listings in The Ridge

  • 5-2269 Nordic Drive: 3 bed/3 bath (1,744 sq.ft.) $2,195,000. Built 1998. Listed by Whistler Real Estate Company.
  • 26-2269 Nordic Drive: 3 bed/3 bath (1,410 sq.ft.) $1,699,000. Built 1998. Listed by Whistler Real Estate Company.

To see what is listed for sale in other Whistler ski-in ski-out locations as featured on this website, click through to Whistler Ski-in Ski-out Listings.

Interested in a Whistler Real Estate Market Update? You got it, just click that link. Table of Contents.

Building Details about The Ridge

Built in 1997, the development has 2-4 bedroom units. There are two detached chalets, several duplexes, triplexes and a four-plex.  I understand that there are only two units with 2 bedrooms, so keep that in mind should one be listed. It could be years until a two bedroom comes on the market. Some have a neighbour only through the adjoining wall, while other units have a neighbour through the adjoining wall(s) and above/below…it is a mixed bag of floor plans up in the Ridge.

There are 26 units and each is zoned for nightly rental. Due to the layout of each building, the townhouse may have a single, or a double car garage.  There is also visitor parking. Each townhouse is permitted a private hot tub. Table of Contents.

Floor Plans of The Ridge

There are no floor plans available for SL 1-15…that doesn’t mean they do not exist, but right now, all I have are Floor Plans of units 16-26 which corresponds to the site plan below. Table of Contents.

Ridge Site Plan

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Ridge site plan

The above site plan of the Ridge at Taluswood, showing location of each townhouse and two chalets. Table of Contents.

Google Map Location of The Ridge

Location of the Ridge on Whistler Mountain and proximity of the ski-lifts at Whistler Creekside:

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Photo Gallery of The Ridge

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Revenue and Nightly Rates at The Ridge

The Ridge, like all the other Taluswood properties, is predominately a winter rental, and your main competition would be the Heights and the Ridge. There is no reason why anyone would rent in Taluswood in the summer. The location so far away from the Village or the Valley Trail that unless you own up in Taluswood, it really doesn’t seem to be an attraction for summer vacationers.  The Fitzsimmons Creek townhouses are within an easy walking distance to the village are of a similar quality and size, and Montebello is another 3 bedroom rental option. You will make your revenue here during the ski season…as long as you don’t decide that you want to stay at your property when everyone else does. Table of Contents.

Sales in The Ridge

Recent sales in the Ridge featured below. There might be one sale per year in the Ridge so if you want to see the sales history back to 2013, click on the following link to Whistler Townhouse Sales Statistics.

UnitBed/BathDate SoldSold Price
24/3.52018-012,999,000
62/22017-081,089,000

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Ski-in/Ski-out Access at The Ridge

There is one access to the Dave Murray Downhill. This access acts as the ski-in trail and the ski-out trail. Granted, there is an incline to get back into the Ridge. However, when I held an open house at #20, which was directly across the lane from the ski-in ski-out access, I saw all ages and abilities of skiers/boarders come up the incline and into the Ridge. The access to the slopes is the best out of the Ridge, Heights and the Lookout.  Table of Contents.

Strata Fee, Highlights, Storage and Parking at The Ridge

Strata fees include the:

  • chimney and fireplace cleaning
  • garbage removal
  • hydro
  • insurance and appraisal
  • landscape maintenance
  • repairs and maintenance
  • snow removal
  • window cleaning
  • trail grooming (ski-in ski-out)
  • contingency fund for the roof
  • Contingency contribution to re-staining

Highlights

  • garbage station on site
  • pets allowed

Storage

No storage available outside of your own townhouse and garage.

Parking

Each duplex/townhouse has a double car garage, typically with room to park two cars outside the garage. There are a few visitor parking spots. Table of Contents.

Ridge Registered Strata Plan

The Ridge was developed in two phases. Strata Plan LMS 3036 SL 1-15Strata Plan LMS 3036 Strata Lots 16-26Table of Contents.

Transit Bus Service for The Ridge

There is no bus service up to Taluswood, so you will be depending on your car, or taxi. Taluswood is too high up Whistler Mountain to walk down the mountain or down Nordic Drive to catch the bus…you just wouldn’t do it regularly. The bus service does run along Eva Lake Road in the Nordic neighbourhood, but it really is too far to walk to from Taluswood.  I have clients who say they could ride a bike up Nordic Drive to Taluswood, and I expect they could…but unless you have recently trained for the Grande Fondo, I would just take a cab or drive. Table of Contents.

Questions About Buying in The Ridge?

Considering buying in the Ridge? Please contact me if you are not already working with a real estate agent.  In the meantime, view the Buying Process page. There you will see the steps that are needed to make a real estate purchase in Whistler. Remember, I am here to help you. Table of Contents.

[email protected]
(604)938-3885
Marion Anderson
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7, Canada