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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Table of Contents
- Active Listings
- Location on Blackcomb Mountain: video
- Google map
- Civic address map
- Village to Summit Lane: video
- Transit to Whistler Village
- Ride the gondola: video
- Walk down the Magic Run: video
- Street View Video
- Ski-in/Ski-out Video
- Strata Plan
Active Listings of Summit Lane Property
- 4868 Summit Lane: 5 bed/5.5 bath (4,349 sq. ft.) $14,885,000. Built 1999. Listed by Whistler Real Estate Company.
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.
Location of Summit Lane
This video will show you the location of Summit Lane on Blackcomb Mountain, recorded from the slow and steady, Magic Chair.
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 of Summit Lane: 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 To The Magic Run: 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.
It is rare that these houses are listed for sale. For the record, the last listing on Summit Lane was in July 2006, and that house sold in January 2009. Since then, there was a private sale in 2014 and another private sale in 2020. Despite tremendous equity growth in each of these homes, most owners just do not want to sell, stating “…where would I go after Summit Lane?” Valid point.
The following sales were taken from the Whistler Listing System:
|Address||Bed/Bath||House Size sq. ft.||Sold Price||Year sold||Listing Broker|
|4868||5/5.5||4297||7,100,000||2009||S to S|
To view the sales of other ski-in/ski-out locations for luxury homes in Whistler click on the following link for Luxury House Sales Those sales Another good way to stay informed on the Whistler real estate market would be to check out the Market Update page on this site. On that page, the sales statistics are broken down by segment so you can see the statistics for detached houses each month.
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.
Since there is no underground parking, swimming pool or communal hot tub the strata fees are minimal:
- snow removal
- road maintenance,
- garbage removal
- common area hydro
- insurance of land and buildings
- pets allowed
Have a look at the Registered Strata Plan LMS3809 which will explain more about the size of each house and position within the development.
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.
In summary, the Buying Process page on this site provides a step by step guide to buying real estate in Whistler. In addition, the FAQ page which answers questions about taxes and buying as a non-resident is another resource for you.
The main question, you will have for me when you call about Summit Lane, is “do you know if anyone is selling?” In essence, that will be a long conversation but one I look forward to having with any serious buyer. You know that I am here to answer any of your questions especially if you are not working with a realtor. Please contact me anytime – Marion
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604 938 3885
Marion Anderson Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty, 203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V8E 0S7