Snowy Creek, Half-Duplexes and Townhomes Close to Whistler Village
Snowy Creek, 4501 Blackcomb Way offers both half-duplex and townhomes close to Whistler Village. This location is classified by real estate agents as being in the Benchlands. However, the proximity to the Whistler Village is undeniably close, and less than a 5 minute walk to all that it offers. In fact, the location is far more convenient to the Village than any other property in the Benchlands. Making it prime for earning rental income throughout the year.
In Spring, Blackcomb Mountain’s, world-class groomers do what they can to keep the ski-in and ski-out operational by rearranging the snow to accommodate skiers. Mountain Square, home of the Whistler Village Gondola, the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola and the Fitzsimmons Chair, are all within easy walking distance. Therefore, this location has a great, plan B for access to the slopes which is important for spring skiing. Coming off the slopes, it is a quick walk home, but only if you can resist the lure of the patios, calling out your name for aprés.
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- Distance From Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic map
- Street View Video
- Photo gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Access
- Site plan showing ski-in/out
- Ski-in ski-out Video
- Floor plans
- Strata plan
Snowy Creek has established owners who purchased back in 1988, therefore, we may be looking for a sleeve or exclusive listing. In essence, if you are interested in Snowy Creek, call Marion to discuss how this would work.
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Location of Snowy Creek
Snowy Creek has the best ski-in ski-out location out of its competitive set of 1) ski-in and ski-out; and 2) walking distance to Whistler Village. Therefore, Snowy Creek is top of the list for location, location, location.
Distance From Whistler Village Video
The video below is about 90 seconds long, so that will tell you the length of time it takes to get from the entrance to Whistler Village off the highway. The video is recorded so that you get your bearings on this centrally located development.
Civic Address Map
This map was taken from the Resort Municipality (RMOW) website. It shows you what surrounds Snowy Creek and that the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola runs above part of the development. However, this gondola usually operates from early morning through to 6.30pm, and only in the winter season. Therefore, for upload in summer to Blackcomb Mountain the Gondola from the Blackcomb Base is operational. Please note, on the map below it has not been updated to show the Blackcomb Gondola which replaced the Wizard Express Chairlift in December 2019.
Street View of Snowy Creek
This street view video should help you get a sense of the size of the development. In addition, it should help you with the distance, and length of time it would take to walk to the ski-in access, or the access to the shortcut to Whistler Village.
In the photos below, pause when you see the ski-in ski-out access which is shown just before the bridge.
The ski-in ski-out access for Snowy Creek involves some effort to climb up the incline to get to Village Run. However, it is great way to warm up the muscles with a short burst of activity. In addition, like most things, it would get easier every time. Another alternative is to walk along Blackcomb Way to the bus terminal and walk up the slope to get on to Village Run. I point out both of these options in my ski-in ski-out video below.
Site Plan Showing Ski-in/out Trail
The following site plan was taken from the developer’s original plan. It shows you the number of each half duplex and townhome, in addition to the location to the ski-access on to Village Run.
Ski-in Ski-out Access Trails
The ski-in ski-out access to/from Village Run is within steps of any of the townhomes of Snowy Creek. The climb up to reach Village Run changes with each snowfall, as the snow plough pushes the snow close to the access off the run. I would expect that once you have mastered this climb, it would be easy peasy. In addition, as the snow melts the climb to get to Village Run will be shorter. It is worth the effort because Village Run leads into Mountain Square. That is where you will have the choice of upload via Whistler Mountain Village Gondola, Whistler Mountain’s Fitzsimmons Chair or the Blackcomb Mountain’s Excalibur Gondola.
This location is also convenient if you are mountain bikers or if you are renting to mountain bikers, because it is so close to the Whistler Village Gondola for uploading. Plus, the Blackcomb Base is very close, but in the other direction.
Sales in Snowy Creek show that there have been few transactions in this highly sought after complex. To compare Snowy Creek sales to other ski-in ski-out developments, click through to the Luxury Duplex/Townhome Sales page on this site, and filter accordingly.
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Snowy Creek has a big advantage over other ski-in ski-out rental properties…it has been zoned for 4 bedrooms and a loft, so these half-duplex properties can sleep a lot of people. For rental properties in Whistler, it is like a pyramid, with a vast number of studios on the bottom and then at the top are the exclusive 4 bedroom plus properties. When you add into this equation that not all 4 bedroom properties are available for rent, this makes your 4 bedroom (and loft) even more limited. Limited supply means higher demand which means a higher nightly rental rate.
The proximity to the Village means that the renters don’t have to rent a vehicle, so that is another plus for them. There are no restrictions on your choice of rental management company therefore, you can make your own selection. Therefore when you contact one of them they should be able to provide you with a forecasted revenue. In addition, nightly rental rates on this property and other ski-in ski-out properties are posted online.
Built in 1988, there are 30 units in the development which was zoned for nightly rental. and whether you rent nightly or not is up to you. When the development was built, a room within each townhouse was dedicated as a hot tub room. Therefore, fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how light a sleeper you are, there were no exterior outdoor hot tubs allocated. Some owners have kept the indoor hot-tub room, while others have converted the hot tub room into a den. In summary, the strata fees are low at Snowy Creek simply because there are no amenities. There is no underground parking either, so it is a very simple strata.
There is always a lot to understand about a strata, and when possible, I always encourage my client to review the minutes and the financials prior to writing an offer. I will guide you through the minutes, and ensure all your questions and concerns are addressed. In closing, owner pets are allowed.
Floor Plans Half Duplex and Townhomes
The slide presentation below shows you the site plan identifying the unit type and the corresponding floor plan for each half-duplex and townhome. The plans are copies of the developer’s original plans. Should you require a pdf version, click and print the Snowy Creek site/floor plans.
With no underground parking, no communal hot tub or swimming pool, the monthly strata fee is kept to a minimum. In addition, access to each of the buildings is relatively simple, so it is easy for the strata council to identify areas of concern. The monthly strata fees include:
- snow removal
- garbage removal
- road maintenance and repair
- common property insurance
The only storage available at Snowy Creek is what is in your property. This is where the single car garage becomes valuable, especially when you have expensive bikes.
Each townhome or half-duplex has a single car garage, and some, but not all properties have a parking pad outside their garage. The development was built in 1988 which means that unfortunately, a lot of vehicles are now too large to fit into the single car garage. Therefore, a lot of owners now use the garage as an equipment room. There are many additional parking spots for owners and guests. I would suggest that anyone renting in Snowy Creek did not hire a car as the location would be chosen because it is walking distance to Whistler Village, and all that offers. However, for residents and second home owners, determining parking trends based on the time of year would be a natural process.
Snowy Creek was developed in two phases. It may be best to cross reference the site plan (see table of contents for site plan) against the strata plan for more information.
I am here to help you before, during and after the transaction. Please contact me if you are not working with a realtor. I look forward to hearing from you – Marion.
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