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. Located at the top of Glacier Drive just before the entrance to Base II. this is an enviable location. In addition, each house is within a short stroll of the ski-in ski-out to the Magic Run.

For those scouting for a detached house with ski-in and ski-out access, Summit Lane is the only location which offers you 1) a detached house; 2) ski-in ski-out; and 3) walk 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.

4846 Summit Lane ski in ski out house for sale on blackcomb mountain

4858 Summit Lane

  • 5 bedrooms/5.5 bathrooms
  • House 4,349 sq. ft.
  • Built 1999
  • Land Strata Common Property
  • $14,885,000

Listed by Whistler Real Estate Co.

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 are 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. If you are not ready to connect with a Whistler realtor and would prefer to do your own homework, 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

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.

Civic Address Map

The civic address map was taken from the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) website, which is a great source of all sorts of information.

Transit to and from Whistler Village

This location has several ways to get to Whistler Village: 1) ride the gondola from mid-station; 2) walk down the front of the Magic Run; 3) bus, taxi or car.

Ride the Gondola to and from Whistler Village: video

The ideal 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 closes usually mid-April. To see how simple it is to get to and from Whistler Village, please watch this video. Did I mention it is a 5 minute walk from the entrance to Summit Lane to the mid-station and from there a 3 minute ride down to the village. 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.

Walk To The Upper Village: video

This video will show you that walking down The Magic Run to get to the Upper Village is a simple route outside of the ski season. From the Upper Village it is another easy 5 minute walk to Whistler Village.

Transit 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 II. The best way to familiarize yourself with the bus system is to start off at the bus transit station close to the Pan Pacific Mountainside. For more information on that bus schedule click BCTransit.com/whistler. Taxi service would be quick and probably cost you around $15. 

Street View: video

I filmed a quick drive through of Summit Lane so you could get a sense of this special location. I did not focus in on the houses as I thought that was getting a bit too personal, time for that when you know this is the location you want to live in.

Ski-in Ski-out Trail: Video

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. If there has not been a lot of snow and this trail is hard-packed, it is still very manageable for all levels.

Sales

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 which 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. It is rare in Whistler that we have a strata houses. Mostly, in Whistler the strata pertains to townhomes, condominiums and bare land. The beauty of the strata is that you are only dealing with 7 other owners. I expect those owners are very willing to cooperate with each other, as they all share the common property surrounding each house.

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

Since there is no underground parking, swimming pool or communal hot tub the strata fees are minimal:

  • landscaping
  • snow removal
  • road maintenance,
  • garbage removal
  • common area hydro
  • insurance of land and buildings
  • pets allowed

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 agreement not to park in front of your neighbour’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 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

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 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 real estate agent, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

It’s a Good Life in Whistler!

Marion

Marion Anderson Personal Real Estate Corporation

manderson@sutton.com (604) 938-3885