LE CHAMOIS-Blackcomb Mtn.

Le Chamois, 4557 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC

It can be confusing to navigate your way, around the rental rules for Le Chamois, 4557 Blackcomb Way, Whistler. Let me help clarify this for you. When you buy a studio, or a  1 bed and 1 bath, or a 1 bed and 2 bath condo you are obligated to use Whistler Premier as your rental manager. If you have the budget for a multi-million dollar condo on the 5th or 6th floor, then you are not obligated to use Whistler Premier. In conclusion you may want to as they are an excellent, established, rental property management company.

Some condos have a full kitchen, some do not. It has all to do with the location of the unit and the potential stove. Adding a stove has to be looked into on a per unit basis. Unfortunately, this inquiry can only be made to the strata by the owner of the condo. This really hampers the sale of the condos, as a buyer cannot inquire or get approval that a stove will be permitted in the considered unit.

Another factor is that hardwiring Le Chamois for adding in stoves is not feasible for every condo. This would cost a small fortune in addition to the venting for the stove’s exhaust. It is easy to see why the strata council at Le Chamois are not pro-active in getting every condo a stove.

In summer, right outside Le Chamois, is the Farmers Market on Wednesday and Sunday. Most noteworthy is the Family Adventure zone which is set up from May through September. The Mallard Bar at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler is across the way, and Merlin’s patio is one of the best for value and sunshine. You may find yourself wondering about the last time you were in the village.


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About Le Chamois

This condo building, which is a top ski-in/ski-out location, is located steps away from the Blackcomb Day Lodge at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Le Chamois offers spacious suites, and those facing up Blackcomb Mountain will enjoy superb mountain views. For those facing Blackcomb Way, this side of the property offers views of Rainbow Mountain.

The property has a front desk, outdoor roof-top swimming pool and hot tub, ski/board lockers and bike storage, exercise room, underground parking and shared laundry facilities.  Some of the original units may still have a hot tub in the room, courtesy of the 1980’s!

Le Chamois has a restaurant on the ground floor, and is opposite the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. This area of the Benchlands is called called the Upper Village, and is typically a quiet neighbourhood at night.  Most visitors wanting action are hopefully staying in the Village.

In summer, there is a Farmer’s Market each Wednesday and Sunday. The market is a highlight of the summer for most locals and visitors alike. The Family Activity Centre at the Base of Blackcomb. 

Active Listings in Le Chamois

  • 301-4557 Blackcomb Way: .5 bed/1 bath (597 sq. ft.) $945,000. Reduced from $969,999. Built 1990. Listed byWhistler Real Estate Company.
  • 201-4557 Blackcomb Way: .5 bed/1 bath (598 sq.ft.) $977,000. Built  1990. Listed by Engel & Volkers Whistler.
  • 305-4557 Blackcomb Way: 2 bed/2 baths (882 sq. ft.) $2,199,000. Built 1990. Listed by Whistler Real Estate Company.

Are you interested in viewing all the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings  as featured on this site? Just click that link. In addition, on this site there is a good Whistler Market Update page on this site. Please click the link and have a read. Table of Contents

Details of Le Chamois

Built in 1989, the property has studios to four bedroom suites, with 62 total number of suites. In order for Le Chamois to be classified as a non-commercial building, 15% of the building must have residential status. That 15% are the condos on the 5th and 6th floor. However, the 5th and 6th floor owners still have the option of using their nightly rental zoning. Table of Contents

Building Plan

Le Chamois 2nd floor
Le Chamois 2nd floor

To view all the 6 floors of Le Chamois, please click on the following link showing the location and unit # of each condo.  Then cross reference these with the section below which covers the floor plans. Table of contents

Floor Plans at Le Chamois

I have posted the Floor Plans of each unit in Le Chamois. The floor plans correspond to the building plan above.  These are all original plans, but they should help you. Table of Contents

Front Desk at Le Chamois

Established rental management company, Whistler Premier, manage the front desk. This provides excellent service to owners and guests alike, but especially the guest. For rental management restrictions see table of contents.Table of Contents

Google Map Location of Le Chamois

Location of Le Chamois at the base of Blackcomb Mountain showing the proximity to the Wizard Express Quad Chair.

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Photo Gallery of Le Chamois

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Rental Management Restrictions at Le Chamois

Le Chamois has a front desk managed by Whistler Premier, which is a well established, and well operated rental/strata management company. If you are buying a studio, or a 1 bed and 1 bath, or a 1 bed and 2 bath you are obligated to use Whistler Premier as your rental company. This means that you cannot advertise on Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) or any other platform promoting your own condo. The 5th and 6th floor have the option to self-manage or use the rental management company of their choice. If you want to self-manage your studio or one bedroom condo, Le Chamois is not the building for you.

Le Chamois has lock-off units, which means that some condos have one door to the hallway, and then an interior lobby which has two doors. One door leads to the studio with kitchen facilities and a bathroom. The other door leads to a bedroom and bathroom. Whistler Premier will not rent out part of the lock-off while you stay in the other part. The 1989 sound-proofing between the bedroom and the suite is not adequate for paying guests. Table of Contents

Revenue and Nightly Rates at Le Chamois

Who wouldn’t rent in Le Chamois? Granted if you want a full kitchen, Le Chamois may not get the rental booking. It is an excellent ski-in ski-out, walk to the Village location, with a swimming pool and hot tub. Did you know that some original units still have the couples hot tub in the living room?  I had a client who bought a studio which had the tub in the living room and they had no problem renting it out. There is an advantage to this ski-in ski-out location over the properties further up in the Benchlands, and that advantage is the location to the Village.

Check out the front desk rental management site, www.WhistlerPremier.com to see what the nightly rates are for this location.  Table of Contents

Sales in Le Chamois

Recent sales in Le Chamois are recorded below. To see sales in Le Chamois, and other condo buildings from 2013 to present, visit Condo Sales Statistics page. If you need more details, please ask your agent, or contact me if you are not working with a real estate agent.

UnitBed/BathSold PriceDate Sold

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Ski-in/Ski-out Access for Le Chamois

Most photos explain that Le Chamois is really is that close to the Wizard Express quad chair and the Base of Blackcomb. Please note, that in spring 2018 the Wizard and Solar Coaster chairs will be replaced with a ten passenger gondola.  There is nothing like waking up and being able to see the lift-line from your window. That is living the dream. Table of Contents

Strata fees, Highlights, Storage, Parking and Registered Strata Plan

Strata fees include electricity, cable, and gas which are included in the strata fees. The main costs are the outdoor pool on the roof and the outdoor hot tub on the roof. Having a pool and a hot tub is an expense which does not get any cheaper.

Highlights of Le Chamois strata minutes

Unfortunately, publishing the Le Chamois strata minutes is prohibited because they are not public documents. Most noteworthy is the Le Chamois depreciation report which is available to you. It is especially relevant that you receive and read a copy of the depreciation report before considering an offer.

Storage in Le Chamois

  1. Ski and board storage lockers are located in the building with easy access to the exterior. These are on the second level above the front desk and reception area.
  2. A storage locker number is assigned to the owner of the condo. This will be identified on the Form B, which is obtained as part of the contract.
  3. Bike storage takes over from the ski and board storage room, again with a great access to and from the outside.
  4. There is an in-suite storage for owner belongings. You can create as much in-suite owner storage as you wish.

Parking in Le Chamois

There is visitor parking and unassigned parking in Le Chamois. The front desk manager will advise your guests about where they can park. When you purchase in Le Chamois, the Form B which is requested as part of the offer, will let you know which stall is yours. In the case of Le Chamois you are not assigned a stall. Table of Contents.

Registered Strata Plan

This is a link to the Registered Strata Plan VR2753. The strata plan will give you the documented size of your unit. It is typically where the listing agent finds the size of the condo. The strata plan is not a document which will change. Table of Contents

Transit Bus Service for Le Chamois

The location of Le Chamois is steps away from the Base of Blackcomb and the scenic route by the Fitzsimmons Creek to Whistler Village. There is a free, village bus service which has a route through the Benchlands passing by Le Chamois. This complimentary bus service runs about eight times an hour in winter and just slightly less the rest of the year. Click this link for the www.bctransit.com/whistler and look for route 5 which is the Whistler Upper Village/Benchlands shuttle. Table of Contents

Questions About Buying in Le Chamois?

If you are not working with a real estate agent, I invite you to contact me with your questions about buying in Le Chamois. If you are interested in the process you will need to go through to purchase a condo in Le Chamois, please check out the Buying Process Page.  Please reach out if you need me to interpret any of the above information. Table of Contents

Marion Anderson
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7, CANADA