SUMMIT LANE-Blackcomb Mtn.

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Ski-in/Ski-out Luxury Homes on Summit Lane

Summit Lane on Blackcomb Mountain is a private enclave of seven houses and one duplex. Owning a house on the side of one of the most famous ski mountains in the world, is a goal achieved by few.

For those scouting for a detached house with ski-in and ski-out access, Summit Lane is the only location that offers you: 1) a detached house, 2) ski-in ski-out access, and 3) close to Whistler Village. No other location in all of Whistler can offer you those three things. Therefore, those three items make Summit Lane the most sought-after location in Whistler with a price tag that reflects the supply and demand.

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Active Listings

The last two sales on Summit Lane were exclusive sales, meaning neither property was listed for sale. I know this because I represented the Buyer on one of these sales.

  • no active listings

If there is no link on the active listing above, please search the property on WhistlerListings.com. This is the principal website for all Whistler Real Estate Agents and their listings. Rather than have you scour the internet, I have cut through the clutter for you, and on the Active Listings page on this site compiled a list of all the ski-in ski-out listings available for sale. Each of these listings is supplied by the real estate brokerages in Whistler brokerages. Therefore, to keep current on what is listed, just click the following link to view the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings from all Whistler brokerages.

Market Update

When starting your initial search for Whistler real estate, it is important to understand the current market conditions. I understand that you may not be ready to contact me. In the meantime, I encourage you to study the sales and listing statistics on the Market Update page on this site. The statistics are compiled by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) In addition, the monthly Whistler Real Estate Market Update video is a great way to stay informed in less than 99 seconds.

Location

Out of all the comparable locations for detached houses on this site, Summit Lane is without question the best for ski-in and ski-out access. The location accommodates beginner and basic intermediate skiers and boarders. The ease of this ski-in ski-out trail means that access to the slopes cannot be used as an excuse, by you know who in the family not to take a few turns.

Location on Blackcomb Mountain

This video will show you the location of Summit Lane on Blackcomb Mountain, recorded from the slow and steady, Magic Chair.

Google Map

This map shows you the almost unbelievable location of Summit Lane on the side of Blackcomb Mountain.

Drive from Whistler Village to Summit Lane: Video

For every location in Whistler, the buyer always asks how far is it to drive to/from Whistler Village. This video will show you the drive from Whistler Village to Summit Lane.

Civic Address Map

The civic address map was taken from the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW). The RMOW is a great source of all sorts of information and you can sign-up for their newsletter.

map showing the Summit Lane Civic Address

Transportation

This location has several ways to get to/from Whistler Village:

  1. Ride the gondola from mid-station
  2. Walk down the front of the Magic Run
  3. Bus or taxi.

1) Ride the Gondola to and from Whistler Village: video

The ideal, and fun way to get to and from the village is to use the Excalibur Gondola which runs in winter as long as Blackcomb Mountain is operating. The Excalibur Gondola services upload from Whistler Village. Blackcomb Mountain usually operates until the end of May which is a month or so after Whistler Mountain. To see how simple it is to get to and from Whistler Village, please watch this video. It is a 5-minute walk from the entrance of Summit Lane to the mid-station and from there a 3-minute ride down to the village. The best part is, you do not need a ticket or pass to download or upload on this stretch…watch the video, it should answer your questions.

2) Walk To The Upper Village: video

This video demonstrates walking down The Magic Run to get to the Upper Village is a simple route outside of the ski season. There are lots of neat cafes, restaurants, shops, and services in the Upper Village. You may decide you need to walk no further for your needs.

Walk from Upper Village to Whistler Village: video

This video starts outside Le Chamois which is close to the Blackcomb Gondola station. The video will show you the scenic route from the Upper Village through to Whistler Village. This route is pedestrian, well-lit, well-traveled, and quite lovely.

3)Bus and Taxi Service

There is a bus service that runs up and down Glacier Drive on a regular schedule and stops just past the entrance to Summit Lane on its way to and from Base 2. Check out route 7 on the transit schedule. It is a regular service as it provides transport for a lot of the employees of Whistler Blackcomb who live in staff accommodations.  Whistler’s taxi service is always available and probably costs you around $15. 

Street View: video

I recorded a quick drive-through of Summit Lane so you could get a sense of this special location. I did not focus on the houses as I thought that was getting a bit too personal, time for that when you know that this is the location for you and your family.

Ski-in Ski-out Trail

One of the main selling features of Summit Lane is the super-easy access to and from the Magic Run. Summit Lane is in the A+ group for ski-in ski-out access, and believe me when I tell you, not all the ski-in ski-out trails are as simple as this one.

Ski Trail Map

The solid red line indicates the ski-in ski-out trail leading to/from the Magic Run.

Ski Trail: video

I recorded this video to show how wonderfully simple the ski-in ski-out access is for Summit Lane residents.

Sales

To sort the data, click on the blue heading of choice. For example, to sort by year sold, click on that heading for a chronological setting.

Owning in this development in 1999 was primarily offered to a select few. Since then there have been a few private and public sales. In addition, original owners who appreciate the incredible location with no intent to sell, make up this select group.

Sales of luxury detached houses on Summit Lane, Whistler. Data was imported from the Whistler Listing System. Days on Market (DOM) has been recorded since 2010.
NumberStreetBedroomsBathroomsHouse sq. ft.Land sq. ft.Sold PriceSoldDOMListing Broker
4878Summit Lane55.56,177common property14,300,0002020-Private sale
4828 Summit Lane7,412common property11,000,0002014-Private sale
4868 Summit Lane55.54297common property7,100,0002009-S to S
4858 Summit Lane44.54761common property4,000,0002000-WREC

Comparable Sales

To view the sales of luxury homes in the other ski-in/ski-out locations in Whistler, click through to the Luxury House Sales (Sales: Houses). Please note, there are only five locations in Whistler that offer a detached house with ski-in/ski-out access to either Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain. All five locations are featured on this site.

Strata

Developed in 1999, Summit Lane was termed as stratified. This is the only ski-in ski-out strata with detached houses. To clarify, this is not a bare-land strata. The strata lot owner must repair and maintain the structure and exterior of the building. The strata lot owner is also responsible for their own property insurance. This location is prime real estate for the serious ski family. It really is not for those who want to own estate property.

Size of property and value

The size of each detached house ranges from 5,300 sq. ft. to 7,400 sq. ft. with the developer’s house at close to 8,800 sq. ft. Owning a 6,000 sq. ft. house on the side of Blackcomb Mountain may be passed over for a 10,000 sq. ft. Kadenwood house. However, there are many 5,000 sq. ft. and 7,000 sq. ft. homes in Kadenwood that would be more size comparable. However, both locations offer different features and benefits and should be explored accordingly.

The land is classified as common property on Summit Lane but that does not affect the market value. When comparing the last sale on Summit Lane with a sale in Kadenwood pre-Covid, the Summit sold for 65% to 79% more per cost/sq. ft. of market value than the Kadenwood home.

Strata Plan

Have a look at the complete Registered Strata Plan LMS3809 which will explain more about the size of each house and position within the development.

Fees

This is a simple strata corporation and the fees are mostly for common areas. Since there is no underground parking, swimming pool, or communal hot tub the strata fees are minimal. The strata fees cover:

  • landscaping
  • snow removal
  • road maintenance,
  • garbage and recycling removal
  • common area hydro
  • insurance

Parking

Like all developments in Whistler, the parking is limited and really not conducive to the number of cars per family of today’s world. That said, the owners in Summit Lane have the common area space to assign more visitor spots, and have chosen not to. Therefore, there must be enough visitor parking. There are almost 10 visitor parking spots, and each house has a double car garage plus a double parking pad. There are no parking bylaws just an owner’s understanding not to park in front of the neighbor’s house.

Zoning for Nightly Rental

All of Summit Lane is zoned as Tourist Accommodation (TA) which means that nightly rentals are permitted. However, although the location is deemed TA, I seriously doubt anyone is renting out their $15M home on Airbnb. In other words, if there are any rentals they will be scrutinized by the rental property manager who will be watching that house like a hawk, and I know just the hawk if you need a referral. For more information on the zoning please click on the link to read the Zoning RT8.

Questions

Buying Process

If you are starting out and want to understand what the process is for buying a property in Whistler, have a look at the Buying Process page on this site. Print off the pages for a comprehensive Buyer’s Guide.

Representation

One question that should be raised, is how will you, the Buyer be protected during and after the transaction. The BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) is the governing body for real estate agents. They require The Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services (DORTS) form to be reviewed at the beginning of the relationship with that first communication. Please click through to my recent post on Representation to understand how Agency Representation by your real estate agency benefits and protects you.

If you think I would be a good fit to work with you and your family, and you are not already working with a Whistler realtor, please contact me.

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Marion

Marion Anderson *PREC manderson@sutton.com (604)938-3885

Marion Anderson *PREC manderson@sutton.com (604)938-3885