Woodrun, 4910 Spearhead Place, Whistler, B.C.
Woodrun, 4910 Spearhead Place, Whistler on Blackcomb Mountain is one of the few concrete buildings in the Benchlands. The benefit is the natural (concrete) soundproofing in the building especially between floors. In addition to that benefit, the majority of the Woodrun condos have some of the best natural light in the Benchlands.
The Woodrun has a lot going for it with the swimming pool which is a year-round rental attraction. It is also steps from Merlin’s Run on Blackcomb Mountain, and easy walking distance to the Base of Blackcomb. You should be able to enjoy or generate rental income year-round in the Woodrun.
However, the Woodrun needs a care-package, and soon. The exterior of the building is going to need a facelift soon. The corridors are looking, not tired, but absolutely exhausted. When you consider that condos are selling in the $1 million to $2 million dollar range, the exterior and the interior common areas are going to have to be upgraded soon…and that means an assessment will be coming down to the owners.
For those owners who have gained in the last two years by the huge increase in value in the market…we don’t expect to hear any complaints from you regarding the assessment amount. Keep in mind that the Aspens spent a small fortune on the inside of the building, and after that the demand for the condos soared. This was back in 2012, and before the market took off in 2016. If that trend repeated itself, it means that if you buy in the Woodrun now, there should be an increase in value once the interior renovation has been completed – whenever that is.
- About The Woodrun
- Active Listings in The Woodrun
- Building Details of The Woodrun
- Woodrun Building Plan
- Floor Plans of The Woodrun
- Front Desk at The Woodrun
- Google Map Location of The Woodrun
- Photo Gallery of The Woodrun
- Revenue and Nightly Rates at The Woodrun
- Sales in The Woodrun
- Ski-in/Ski-out Access at The Woodrun
- Strata fees, Highlights, Storage and parking at The Woodrun
- Woodrun Strata Plan
- Transit Bus Service for The Woodrun
- Questions About Buying in The Woodrun?
The Woodrun is located at 4910 Spearhead Place. It is a fully concrete building so that means it has excellend sound-proofing, which is one of its main selling features. It is another true ski-in/ski-out location with a heated walk-way right to the Wizard run on Blackcomb Mountain. The Woodrun is a hidden gem as it is 200ft off Spearhead Drive, so it is a very quiet location.
The Woodrun, in the Benchlands, is further up the hill than the Greystone Lodge, and the Aspens so it is a slightly longer walk to the Base of Blackcomb, but really, it is not that much further. The Benchlands is serviced by a complimentary bus (see table of contents). The condos on the south side of the Woodrun have an unrestricted view (which means no trees blocking the south/west sunshine) so these condos get terrific sunlight for most of the day. Table of Contents.
Any active listing in the Woodrun has been taken from the Whistler Listing System. This is where all the Whistler real estate agents post their new listings. I recommend WhistlerListings.com
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Are you interested in viewing all the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings as featured on this site? Just click that link. There is a good Whistler Market Update page on this site. Please click the link and have a read. Table of Contents.
Built in 1991, property has 1 bed and den, 2 bedroom, 2 bedroom and den, 3 bedroom and 3 bedroom and den condos. There are 85 units and several floor plans for each condo configuration. The Woodrun is zoned for nightly rental, which is optional. Amenities include front desk, a large heated outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness centre, ski/board and bike storage, secure underground parking and an outdoor BBQ area. Table of Contents.
For clearer quality and to print it off, click on the following link for the building plan for the Woodrun. This plan shows the unit location and floor plan type. You may want to cross reference the building plan with the floor plans below. Table of Contents.
Location of the Woodrun on Blackcomb Mountain and proximity to the Wizard Express:
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Whistler Platinum manages the front desk, and a sizeable number of Woodrun condos. Click the following link below you will view the rates Whistler Platinum charges to Woodrun guests. There are no restrictions on which rental management company you can use, and you can self-manage. The Woodrun condos are ideal for generating revenue year round simply because of: the year-round swimming pool; the year-round hot tub; the ski-in ski-out location; and the easy walk to the Village, in all four seasons. For nightly rates on the Woodrun and other comparable properties, best to check out the Woodrun section of www.WhistlerPlatinum.com. Table of Contents.
Most recent sales in T=he Woodrun are recorded below. For more Woodrun sales going back to 2013, please go to the Whistler Condo Sales Statistics page. If you need more details, please contact me.
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Riding the lift up Blackcomb Mountain, the Woodrun location jumps out. This is because it is steps away from Merlin’s run while other properties are set back, the Woodrun is bang on the slopes. Merlin’s Run leads down to the new ten passenger gondola which will transport you up to the Peak to Peak Station. The Blackcomb Mountain world-class groomers do a great job of moving snow around on these lower slopes. This means that the properties located on Blackcomb Mountain remain a true ski-in/ski-out even if the snow has started to disappear from the lower slopes in Spring. Table of Contents.
Included in the strata fees are hydro, gas, cable, internet, water, garbage removal, landscaping and snow removal. Table of Contents.
Strata Highlights at The Woodrun
Whenever I have access to the minutes, I take the opportunity to add the information to the highlights. Unfortunately, I am not permitted to post links to the minutes:
- No smoking anywhere in, on or around the building.
- On-site building manager who has a suite in The Woodrun. This is a major expense of the strata.
Storage at The Woodrun
The storage in The Woodrun is the best of all the Blackcomb Mountain ski-in/ski-out condo buildings. The reason is that the access to these rooms is off the lobby, past the front desk. In other buildings, the storage is down in the gunnels of the underground parking:
- in-suite storage is a closet with a lock. This seems adequate to hold winter clothing and boots.
- ski/board storage for guests off the main level.
- ski/board storage for owners in the underground garage. This storage room seemed very secure and is not in an obvious area for anyone to come across.
- communal bike storage in the underground garage.
Parking at The Woodrun
There is gated, underground parking for The Woodrun. The number of spots per condo is detailed in the Form B. Count on one parking spot for a one and two bedroom condo. Parking spots are at a premium in the Benchlands Table of Contents.
The location of The Woodrun is an easy walk to the Base of Blackcomb and from there to Whistler Village. There is a free, village bus service which has a route through the Benchlands. This service runs about 8 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.
If you are not working with a real estate agent, please contact me anytime with your questions. If you would like to see the steps you have to take to buy in the Woodrun, please check out the Buying Process page.
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Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7, Canada