Ski-in/Ski-out Luxury Homes in Kadenwood, Whistler, BC
Kadenwood is an area of huge, luxury houses each with some level of ski-in/ski-out access to Whistler Mountain. In order to maximize the mountain vistas, the development with 60 bare land strata lots was built at the highest point on Whistler Mountain allowed for development. Meaning that at 1,000 feet above the valley floor this seclusion offers the residents privacy.
There are two ways to access Kadenwood, one is via Kadenwood Drive and the other is via private gondola. Within five minutes the gondola conveniently transport residents to and from Creekside. Some residents love the remoteness of Kadenwood, others hanker after easier access to Whistler Village. However, more than privacy, the people who buy in Kadenwood love the ski-in/ski-out access to one of the most famous ski mountains in the world, Whistler Mountain.
Table of Contents.
- Active Listings
- Village to Kadenwood video
- Google map
- Street view video
- Civic address map
- Creekside map
- Photo Gallery
- Ski-in/ski-out map
- Trail’s End Lane video
- High Point Drive video
- Heritage Peaks Trail video
- Kadenwood Drive video
- Ancient Cedars Lane video
- Strata plan
- Zoning-nightly rental
- Kadenwood Gondola video
- Kadenwood Drive video
Active Listings of Homes and Land
- 2923 Heritage Peaks Trail: 5 bed/6.5 bath (5,613 sq. ft.) $8,995,000. Built 2015. Listed by Whistler Real Estate Company.
- 2946 Heritage Peaks Trail: Vacant Land (45,525 sq .ft.) $4,599,000. Listed by Whistler Real Estate Company.
Click the following link to view the other Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings of luxury houses on this site. It features property listed by all Whistler brokerages.
Location of Kadenwood
Kadenwood is in a location you have to be looking for. In other words, you need to know that is your destination, or you would have a hard time finding it. Kadenwood is located by driving through the residential neighbourhood of Bayshores. From there the route is a scenic mountain road which is a lovely drive in summer and a beautiful drive in the snow.
One of the questions buyers ask is “How close is Whistler Village?” To answer that question, I recorded a video of me driving from Kadenwood to Whistler Village. Spoiler alert it is 10 minutes by car. It is only a 5 minute drive to the start of Kadenwood Drive. Then, it is another 5 minute drive up to the neighbourhood of Kadenwood.
Google Map of Kadenwood
The purpose of the street view video is to show you the neighbourhood of Kadenwood. My goal was to give you an overview so that you can get your bearings on what street is where. This video was not meant as a tour of the homes in Kadenwood, as I wanted to respect the privacy of the neighbourhood.
Civic Address Map
The civic map provided by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) shows the civic address of each of the strata lots in Kadenwood. Please note, this is a municipal map and not the Registered Strata Plan which will show the actual boundary of the development.
Creekside has a lot of history in Whistler as it was the first location for the village. Since then it has become a secondary village for those who live at the south end of Whistler. The Kadenwood gondola travels between Creekside and Kadenwood, so it is important that you understand all that Creekside offers you.
There were so many beautiful photographs of Kadenwood which I wanted to share with you. Here are a few of my favourite photographs of this wonderful neighbourhood.
Sales of Luxury Homes in Kadenwood
Sales posted by all the Whistler real estate brokerages:
|Address||Bed/Bath||House size (sq.ft.)||Land Size (sq.ft.)||Date Sold||Sold Price||Listing Broker|
|2901 Kadenwood Drive||7/8||7,500||20,996||03-2021||13,990,000||E&V|
|2924 Big Timber Court||5/6||5,000||16,447||03-2021||7,850,000||WREC|
|2919 Ancient Cedars Lane||4/5.5||7,500||35,937||01-2021||15,500,000||E&V|
|2934 Heritage Peaks Trail||5/8||5,365||29,403||12-2020||7,450,000||E&V|
|2919 Heritage Peaks Trail||7.5/7.5||6,200||15,290||12-2020||7,550,000||E&V|
|2952 High Point Drive||7/6.5||5,450||18,406||03-2020||7,615,000||E&V|
|2939 High Point Drive||5/6.5||5,360||15,715||02-2020||6,980,000||E&V|
|2927 Heritage Peaks Trail||5/5.5||4,645||15,812||09-2019||6,600,000||E&V|
|2909 Kadenwood Drive||6/5.5||5,100||14,200||04-2018||6,500,000||E&V|
|2931 Big Timber Court||6/7||5,000||21,959||04-2018||7,575,000||Thorn|
|2970 High Point Drive||7/8.5||6,600||20,038||02-2018||9,500,000||Thorn|
|2957 Kadenwood Drive||5/4.5||4,000||18,841||02-2018||6,500,000||WREC|
|2927 Ancient Cedars Lane||4/5.5||6,085||20,989||11-2017||7,075,000||Thorn|
|2935 Big Timber Court||6/7.5||7,500||21,338||08-2017||10,000,000||Thorn|
|2927 Ancient Cedars Lane||4/5.5||6,085||20,989||02-2017||7,250,000||Thorn|
|2933 Kadenwood Drive||5/7||5,400||29,407||11-2016||5,750,000||Sutton|
|2923 Heritage Peaks Trail||5/7||5,600||18,209||11-2016||5,140,785||Thorn|
|2963 High Point Drive||5/7||5,000||15,823||07-2016||6,383,500||WREC|
|2951 High Point Drive||5.5/6.5||5,000||20,343||05-2016||6,800,000||WREC|
|2939 High Point Drive||5/6.5||5,600||15,175||04-2016||4,395,000||WREC|
|2927 Heritage Peaks Trail||5/6||4,646||15,791||02-2016||4,750,000||Thorn|
|2952 High Point Drive||7/6.5||5,000||18,406||02-2016||6,200,000||Thorn|
|2972 Kadenwood Drive||4/5.5||5,000||15,930||09-2014||3,600,000||WREC|
|2952 High Point Drive||7/7||5,000||18,406||06-2014||6,000,000||Thorn|
|2935 Big Timber Court||4/6||5,000||21,313||11-2013||5,000,000||WREC|
|2963 High Point Drive||5/7||5,000||15,823||11-2012||4,280,000||Thorn|
|2941 Kadenwood Drive||4/3.5||4,000||36,168||05-2011||3,600,000||RE/MAX|
|2931 Big Timber Court||6/6.5||5,000||21,959||11-2010||5,250,000||Thorn|
|2945 Kadenwood Drive||6/7.5||5,000||35,000||03-2007||4,300,000||S to S|
|2951 High Point Drive||4/6.5||5,000||20,343||12-2006||4,900,000||WREC|
|2939 High Point Drive||4/6||5,000||15,715||12-2006||4,285,000||WREC|
|2947 High Point Drive||5/6.5||5,000||20,128||12-2006||4,870,750||WREC|
|2972 Kadenwood Drive||4/5.5||5,000||15,898||12-2006||4,225,000||WREC|
|2931 Big Timber Court||6/6.5||5,000||21,959||12-2005||5,600,000||S to S|
|2945 Kadenwood Drive||6/7.5||5,000||34,674||02-2002||2,100,000||WREC|
|2931 Big Timber Court||6/6.5||5,000||21,959||01-2002||1,600,000||WREC|
To view the sales in the other ski-in/ski-out locations featured on this site click through to Luxury Home Sales Statistics
Ski-in ski-out map coming soon. In the meantime use the google map below to view the directions of the trails
Ski-in/Ski-out Trails Throughout Kadenwood
This video discusses the ski-in/ski-out access trails throughout Kadenwood. I made this video back in 2019 and then in 2020 I filmed the ski-in/ski-out trails for each street in Kadenwood. I have posted all of these videos below, and there is no set order to the videos below it all depends on which area you are interested in.
Trail’s End Lane Ski-in/Ski-out
The Trail’s End Lane which shows the main route off the Lower Peak to Creek run onto Upper Kadenwood Trail. Owners on Trails End Lane possibly have one of the best ski-in and ski-out locations in Kadenwood. In addition, they are positioned high above any neighbours below them, which means that they have unobstructed views to the south and west.
High Point Drive Ski-in/Ski-out
The ski-in/ski-out trail leading to High Point Drive is shown from Upper Kadenwood Trail, however, you can also come via Lower Kadenwood trail which bypasses the Kadenwood Gondola station. However, apart from the houses located at the top of High Point Drive, you will be walking to all the other homes on High Point Drive. I don’t see this as a hardship, but it all depends on your expectations of a ski-in ski-out home you are paying multi-million dollars for.
Heritage Peaks Trail Ski-in/Ski-out
All of the houses on Heritage Peaks Trail are a very short walk to the path which connects this area to the ski-in/ski-out trail. When you can see the entrance to the ski-in/ski-out trail from your front door, that to me is a very short walk. The ski-in/ski-out trail which runs through Kadenwood passes Heritage Peaks Trail before it heads down to Creekside. The advantage of this area is the unobstructed views for most of the lots, and also that nobody is coming into Heritage Peaks Trail unless they live in that area. In essence, the enclave could be called secluded.
Kadenwood Drive Ski-in/Ski-out
This video shows you the ski-in/ski-out route for the houses at the north end of Kadenwood. These not only have a ski-in/ski-out trail running past the back of their house, they also have a stunning view across Whistler. This means they have an interesting view of Whistler lights at night as well as a magnificent mountain vista. Please note, that Kadenwood Drive is a long and winding road. If you are considering a property closer to the south end of Kadenwood, have a look at the Heritage Peaks Trail video (above). On that video I indicate the access point to the ski-in/ski-out trail next to the bridge on Kadenwood Drive. The bridge on Kadenwood Drive passes over the ski-in/ski-out trail.
Ancient Cedars Lane Ski-in/Ski-out
You may start off this video by recognizing the route through Trail’s End Lane, but that is where the similarity ends. The ski-out trail leading home to the houses on Ancient Cedars Lane is a lovely path to ski as you last run of the day. Starting off your day from any house on Ancient Cedars Lane, it is a short walk to the ski trail leading to Kadenwood Drive. In addition, that trail is a lovely gradient making it a lovely run to start your day. At the end of that trail, it is a walk across the road and then click into your skis or strap on the board and it’s off to Creekside and upload on the Creekside Gondola. In summary, the ski-in/ski-out access for Ancient Cedars Lane is top-notch.
Kadenwood is a bare land strata. In essence, this means that what happens on your lot is your full responsibility. However, the common area within Kadenwood include roads, the ski-in/ski-out trails and the Kadenwood Gondola. The maintenance and operation of the Kadenwood gondola, the grooming of the ski-in/ski-out trails, and snow clearing are the joint responsibility of the owners of said lots. The Kadenwood strata have also an agreement with the Resort Municipality of Whistler, who own Kadenwood Drive from Bayshores up to the Kadenwood neighbourhood. This agreement allows the owners in Kadenwood to hire their own snow-clearing company to clear the roads. The agreement specifies that the road must be cleared early in the morning. In my opinion, this was a great decision, because it does not leave Kadenwood at the mercy of the municipal snow clearing efforts.
Strata Plan of Kadenwood
Kadenwood was developed in four phases. The Registered Strata Plan LMS4695 shows the development in each phase. Keep in mind, that the four phases are not relevant now as all the lots were sold by the developer and in 2021, only 20% remain as vacant land privately owned.
Parking in Kadenwood
The strata roads created within the development are narrow, they are not the width of municipal roads. That means there is no room for cars to be parked on the side of Kadenwood roads. However, with new house construction, the tradespeople have about 20 cars per house, and these do line the streets, during the construction hours. Keeping the streets cleared of excess cars does make the neighbourhood look low-density, which it is, plus the roads must be clear so that the snowplow can do its job at 6am.
There is a large parking lot near the gondola station, which is dedicated to the residents of Kadenwood who have to display a parking decal. There is no overnight parking in this gondola parking lot, as this would prevent early snow clearing. The parking lot needs to be cleared of snow before the lift opens around 8am. The predatory towing company patrols Kadenwood at will, and they will tow any car without the proper pass.
Zoning for Nightly Rental
All houses in Kadenwood have zoning to allow nightly rentals. However, not all owners in Kadenwood participate in nightly rentals, most prefer to keep their property as a residence. Any experienced, rental management company will closely monitor your guests to ensure that everything is in order before, during and after the rental. For more information, the zoning for Kadenwood is explained in the RTA11 for Residential/Tourist Accommodation, provided by the Resort Municipality of Whistler.
The Kadenwood Gondola was a very functional addition to the neighbourhood, not to mention an incredible marketing addition. Kadenwood was the first residential area in North America to have its own gondola. I have been asked by some buyers as to what would you use it for. First of all, let’s assume that the residents can already cope with the ski-in ski-out trails, so that leaves the use of the gondola for going to and from Creekside. Whether a trip to Creekside is to get out of Kadenwood and back to a sense of reality, to pick up groceries, or go to a cafe or restaurant, riding the gondola is a really neat way to get to Creekside within 5 minutes. Yes, you can drive to Creekside from Kadenwood, in less than 10 minutes so riding the gondola is not essential.
The road up to Kadenwood starts in the neighbourhood of Bayshores which is just south of Creekside. This would be a good time to watch the Kadenwood Drive video and experience the journey up the first stage of Kadenwood Drive. Organizing the snow clearing for Kadenwood Drive is managed by the Kadenwood Strata, so driving this road in winter is typically a slow drive but a safe one if you follow the speed limit. It also helps that the snow is cleared from the road around 7am, as this was a priority for the Kadenwood strata.
Questions About Buying in Kadenwood?
Are you and your family considering a purchase in Kadenwood? If you are not working with a Whistler realtor then please contact me. In the meantime, have a look at the Buying Process page for a step by step guide to buying Whistler real estate.
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