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First Tracks Lodge, 2202 Gondola Way, Whistler, B.C.

First Tracks Lodge (FTL), 2201 Gondola Way, Whistler, BC is slope-side on Whistler Mountain at Creekside. These condos are ideal for the buyer who wants a luxury condominium steps away from the ski lift.  In this case, the lift is the eight-passenger Creekside Gondola, which will be ready for the start of the 2022/23 season. Coming out of FTL and walking to a gondola is a great way to get started on your day when the weather conditions are harsh.

Owners in First Tracks Lodge are entitled to join Resort to Resort which allows an owner to exchange a week at another participating resort in Canada, Europe, the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean, and cruises.

Table of Contents

  • Active Listings
    • Market update
  • Location
    • Location on Whistler Mountain
    • Drive to Whistler Village: video
    • Google map
    • Civic address map
    • Bus service
    • Location in Creekside: video
    • Creekside map
  • Photo Gallery
  • Ski-in Ski-out Trail: video
    • Trail map
    • Ski-in ski-out video
  • Sales
    • Comparable sales
    • Revenue
    • Rates
    • Rental pool
  • Strata
    • Site plan
    • Site plan/floor plan type
    • Floor plans
    • Strata plan
    • Amenities
    • Front desk/rental management company
    • Pets
    • Fees
    • Parking
    • Storage
    • Zoning
  • Questions
    • Buying process
    • Representation

Active Listings

With 84 strata lots (condos) at First Tracks Lodge, there are few listings each year. However, there are several floorplans each with varying layouts each depending on the location within the building.

324-2202 Gondola Way First Tracks Lodge

324 First Tracks Lodge

  • 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
  • 1,278 sq. ft.
  • Built 2002
  • $2,450,000
  • MLS
  • Listed by Whistler Real Estate Company

View the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings posted by all Whistler brokerages. You will also see everything else posted for Whistler ski-in/ski-out real estate on that page. If there is no link, best to check out the property on WhistlerListings.com

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

Just look at the photo gallery below to see the distance from the back of First Tracks Lodge to the gondola. That distance is the main selling feature of FTL. What you don’t see is that First Tracks Lodge is also central to the stores and services of Creekside. From Fresh Tracks Lodge it is an easy walk to the ski and snowboarding (snow) school, guest services, and a ski/board rental and sales equipment store.

Dusty’s is the après bar of choice in this area, which is across the plaza from First Tracks Lodge. There will be some noise at night when the bar empties. In addition, the snow guns, located near the base are operational from the moment it is cold enough to make snow.

For those familiar with Whistler, being further away from Whistler Village is seen as a good decision. However, for those who want to be in the center of the action, nothing will persuade those buyers to consider Creekside.

Location on Whistler Mountain: video

The best way to view the location of First Tracks Lodge is from the Creekside Gondola. This gives you a good sense of the size of the building and its proximity to the Gondola.

Drive to Whistler Village: video

This video will take you on the 5-minute drive from First Tracks Lodge to Whistler Village.

Google Map

The Google Map is beneficial to show you the location of Creekside from Whistler Village.

Civic Address Map

Bus Service

When you have had enough quiet time in Whistler Creekside and need the energy of Whistler Village for a while, it is easy to take the bus. The stop is basically outside the front door. Click this link for the bus service site and look for routes 1 and 2, the Whistler Valley connector will take you from Whistler Creekside to Whistler Village.

Location in Creekside Video

This video shows the drive north on highway 99 and turning right onto Lake Placid Road. Continuing on to First Tracks Lodge.

Creekside Map

Although this is an old map, it is all we have to show the set-up at Creekside. The main players are still in position so the map is still valid.

Photo Gallery

The sun hits the back of FTL from mid-morning to 2 pm. Then it travels around to the front, west-facing side of the building where the pool is located. Skiing the Lower Dave Murray showcases the commanding setting of the building.

First Tracks Lodge at the base of Whistler Mountain

First Tracks Lodge steps from Creekside gondola

First Tracks Lodge steps from Creekside Gondola

First Tracks Lodge views to the west

First Tracks Lodge across from Dusty's

First Tracks Lodge at the base of Whistler Mountain

First Tracks Lodge steps from Creekside gondola

First Tracks Lodge steps from Creekside Gondola

First Tracks Lodge views to the west

First Tracks Lodge across from Dusty's

Ski-in Ski-out Trail

The gondola access is the main reason why First Tracks Lodge on Whistler Mountain is popular for buyers and renters. The eight-passenger gondola takes you up to the six-passenger Red Chair on Whistler Mountain. From the top of the gondola, you can schuss down into Whistler Village or go further up Whistler Mountain via the Red Chair or the Village Gondola.

The door at the back of First Tracks Lodge is the exit from the owner’s ski locker room. The whole building was designed around easy access to the lift, and it shows.

Sales

To sort the data, click on the blue heading of choice. For example, to sort all the 2 bedrooms click on the “bedrooms” heading a couple of times until the data is sorted for you.

The sales of condo apartments in First Tracks Lodge, 2202 Gondola Way, Whistler. Data was imported from the Whistler Listing System. Days on Market (DOM) has been recorded since 2010.
NumberBedroomsBathroomsSize
sq. ft.
Sold
Price
Year
Sold
DOMListing
Broker
4222212832,450,0002022-1011WREC
3123315163,550,0002022-710WREC
4012212342,655,0002002-44WREC
3042212442,910,0002022-42WREC
3191.529851,495,000202187E&V
2012212401,865,000202143WREC
4191.529851,480,0002021204E&V
4202212512,175,000202110WREC
2031.529221,27,5000202118WREC
2012212331,700,000202144WREC
2202212331,695,000202179WREC
3133315172,500,000202199E&V
4023315162,359,00020206WREC
3051.529471,320,0002020324WREC
2093315772,035,000202044MacD
4163315902,620,0002021374WREC
2113315202,210,000202010WREC
4232212331,790,00020206WREC
5233316772,450,00020204WREC
4202212591,720,000201959WREC
6182.5314862,090,0002019-6WREC
2182.5314862,040,000201938MacD
4202212591,570,000201949RE/MAX
3143317382,450,0002019266WREC
5182.52.514861,,800,000201863WREC
2191.529701,265,00020187WREC
3191.529841,249,00020182SOTHEBYS
4012212341,650,00020173RE/MAX
6192.5213831,679,00020178WREC
11011783750,00020179WREC
3051.529471,090,000201778WREC
5182.52.514861,465,00020171WREC
3202212341,310,00020171WREC
2051.529221,250,0002017355WREC
3191.52984889,00020161SOTHEBYS
417221290944,000201617WREC
220221234845,0002016113MacD
20711723536,500201690WREC
3031.52922680,00020169WREC
3123315091,260,0002015559O of T
4124420782,055,00020156WREC
6192.5213831,000,0002015146WREC
3133315171,300,000201594Thorn
4191.52992575,0002015153WREC
204221233740,000201539Thorn
2093315771,175,0002015321WREC
423221219750,0002015327RE/MAX
2081.521155625,0002015496WREC
4134420782,000,000201416Thorn
3123315091,055,00020147WREC
202331517895,0002014228WREC
1071.521095640,0002014140SOTHEBYS
104221233621,000201338SOTHEBYS
61711720415,000201372WREC
106221330702,5002013313WREC
523331676932,0002013495Thorn
6182.531486810,000201211RE/MAX
520221252780,0002012196WREC
402331517844,350201142WREC
4113315441,105,650201147Thorn
517221290725,0002011112WREC
1051.52938525,0002011283WREC
2133315171,100,0002011111WREC
111221232795,0002011222WREC
424221264710,0002011427WREC
3133315101,200,0002010292WREC
3031.52922545,0002010WREC
204221233799,0002010Thorn
61711741595,0002007RE/MAX
522211283900,0002007S to S
4031.52922675,0002007WREC
524221278870,0002007S to S
20711720550,0002007WREC
6243317211,400,0002007WREC
6163316031,626,5002007WREC
2143317381,395,0002007WRR
221221290799,0002007RE/MAX
4134420781,950,0002006WREC
5191.52984618,0002006WREC
5143317381,450,0002006SWCR
2191.52970614,5002006RE/MAX
5163315901,380,0002006WREC
5143317381,430,0002006WREC
423221233815,0002006WREC
2133315171,215,0002006WREC
2153315171,100,0002006S to S
5182.531486950,0002005RE/MAX
421221290830,0002005RE/MAX
4153315171,214,0002005WREC
520221258840,0002005RE/MAX
6182.5314861,160,0002004RE/MAX
2113315451,339,0002004WREC
3123315171,100,0002004WREC
1081.521086689,0002004RE/MAX
3023315171,080,0002004WREC
3191.52984670,0002004WREC
111221232925,0002004WREC
11011783520,0002004WREC
6243317211,244,0002003WREC
4031.52922675,0002004WREC
5143317381,448,0002004WREC
2143317381,200,0002004WREC
5163315901,380,0002004WREC
4143317381,408,0002004RE/MAX
420221233827,002003WREC
61711714539,0002003RE/MAX
20711720550,0002003WREC
417221290830,0002003WREC
220221234815,0002003WREC
2153315171,200,0002003WREC
4182.531486940,0002003WREC
2051.52922650,0002003WREC
2182.531486940,0002003WREC
221221290830,0002002WREC
517221290820,0002002WREC
6163316031,550,0002002WREC
204221233770,0002002WREC
3031.52922610,0002002WREC
2133315171,275,0002002RE/MAX
3051.52940638,0002002WREC
3143317381,500,0002002WREC
4134420781,886,5002002WREC
422221290765,0002002WREC
1051.52922590,0002002RE/MAX
104221233735,0002002WREC
3191.52984620,0002002WREC
61711714450,0002002WREC
3123315171,312,5002002WREC
2051.52922620,0002002WREC
3113315421,310,0002002WREC
6192.521395875,0002002WREC
1071.501044595,0002002WREC
324201278625,0002001WREC
5182.531486736,2502001WREC
2123015171,050,0002001WREC
4113015441,225,0002001WREC
2143317381,150,0002001WREC
106201290630,0002001WREC
6154020441,700,0002001WREC
3191.52984520,0002001WREC
421221290665,0002001WREC
4182.531486755,0002001WREC
3182.501486740,0002001WREC
304201234670,0002001WREC
223201234610,0002001WREC
3113315421,100,0002001WREC
5163315901,225,0002001WREC
302331517870,0002001WREC
1032.501270685,0002001WREC
5191.50985540,0002001WREC
4031.52922560,0002001WREC
6192.521395775,0002001WREC
30610745375,0002001WREC
301201234625,0002001WREC
401221233650,0002001WREC
11011783365,0002001WREC
2093015771,025,0002001WREC
2081.501137585,0002001WREC
3031.52922545,0002001WREC
2153315171,025,0002001WREC
3123315171,00,0002001WREC
4153315171,125,0002001WREC
4191.50985530,0002001WREC
320201234635,0002001WREC
321201290650,0002001WREC
1051.52922525,0002001WREC
6163316031,300,0002001WREC
2051.52922535,0002001WREC
522201283685,0002001WREC
2191.52970510,0002001WREC
2182.531486725,0002001WREC
323201234625,0002001WREC
5153015171,175,0002001WREC
624331721995,0002001WREC
202331517850,0002001WREC
5143317381,300,0002000WREC
2113315451,050,0002001WREC
2103317041,025,0002001WREC
520221258670,0002001WREC
111221232750,0002001WREC
4134420781,700,0002001WREC
61711714390,0002001WREC
201201234605,0002001WREC
3153015171,075,0002001WREC
2133315171,050,0002001WREC
20711720350,0002001WREC
4163015931,175,0002001WREC
4023015178950002001WREC
224221278610,0002001WREC
422221290665,0002001WREC
417221290660,0002001WREC
420221233650,0002001WREC
2031.50922535,0002001WREC
6182.531486760,0002001WREC
104221233630,0002001WREC
424201278640,0002001WREC
524201278660,0002001WREC
6144023942,140,0002001WREC
221221290635,0002001WREC
4124020441,700,0002001WREC
222201290635,0002001WREC
3133015171,100,0002001WREC
517221290685,0002001WREC
112301517995,0002001WREC
220221234620,0002001WREC
52110714380,0002001WREC
523301704995,002001WREC
4143317381,250,0002001WREC
1071.501044535,0002001WREC
206201284645,0002001WREC
3143317381,200,0002001WREC
204221233645,0002001WREC
423221233640,0002001WREC
1081.521086545,0002001WREC
3051.52940550,0002001WREC
322201290650,0002001WREC

Comparable Sales

To view the comparable Sales of Ski-in/Ski-out Condos (Sales: Condos) page on this site. Comparable properties are deemed to be those condos that buyers would consider when deciding to purchase. Otherwise known as a competitive set.

Revenue

The revenue generated in First Tracks Lodge is pooled and after a variety of expenses, distributed to the owners based on their unit’s Interest Upon Destruction (IUD) rating. Click the following link for FAQ’s on Lodging Ovations.

Lodging Ovations provides an excellent service to owners who want to rent out their property and totally take care of all aspects of managing the unit. You must use Lodging Ovations as your rental management company if you rent out your First Tracks Lodge suite, you cannot do it yourself. Lodging Ovations spends a lot of marketing money to ensure a seamless rental service, so the message to the public must be clear.

Rates

View First Tracks Lodge’s Nightly Rental Rates and see what a luxury condominium hotel generates in Whistler Creek. 

Rental pool

If you decide to have your property in the rental pool, the revenues from every condo are combined, and then divided up based on a pre-determined formula for sharing the profits. When you are not occupying your condo, it must be in the rental pool. However, you can pull your condo out of the rental pool completely.

  • There is an obligatory rental management company for this property. It is called Lodging Ovations.
  • If you want to market your own condo and self-manage your rentals, First Tracks Lodge is not for you.
  • All revenue is pooled.
  • When you are not using your condo, and you are in the rental pool, your condo must be available for rental.
  • The owner or invitee (not a paying guest) may use the condo at any time provided the owner reserves the condo at least 90 days in advance of the summer or winter season or subject to availability. If you want to stay in your condo and you have not given enough notice, you may not be able to do so without a fee being charged to you. 
  • Should you decide that you do not want to be in the rental pool, you can renovate your condo to your own taste. However, once your condo returns to the rental pool it must conform to the existing rental standards.

Strata

Built in 2002 First Tracks Lodge is a 6-story concrete building that was constructed above a 2-level underground, concrete parking structure. The condo floor plans (below) are as follows:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bedroom & den
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bedrooms & den
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bedrooms

Site Plan

These site plans were taken from the developer’s presentation. It is always prudent to check the unit number against the strata plan.

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 1

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 2

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 3

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 4

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 5

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 6

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 7

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 1

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 2

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 3

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 4

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 5

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 6

First Tracks Lodge building site plan floor 7

Site plan/floor plan type

Building site with floor plan type You will need this pdf to see the location of each floor plan in the building as seen below.

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Floor Plans

FTL has 1-4 bedroom suites, 84 units, and is zoned for nightly rental. There are 2 units designed to accommodate wheelchairs.

One bedroom floor plans

One bedroom and den floor plans

Two bedroom floor plans

Two bedroom and den floor plans

Three bedroom floor plans

Four bedroom floor plans with corresponding site plan

Strata Plan

Click the following link for the Registered Strata Plan BC104. This document is where the listing agent will verify the size of the unit for sale.

Amenities

  • outdoor swimming pool
  • outdoor hot tubs
  • fitness room
  • ski/board owner locker
  • ski/board guest locker
  • front desk
  • rental management company
  • lobby
  • social areas
  • EV charging stations
  • bike storage

Front Desk/Rental Management Company

The front desk for First Tracks Lodge is located over at Legends, which is a neighboring Lodging Ovations managed property. The front desk will help you with everything you need as an owner, and the staff provides good service to the guests. First Tracks Lodge has an on-site Manager, Owner Guest Experience to assist you and your guests with any requests.

Lodging Ovations is a professionally run company and they provide an excellent service. For those investors who want a hands-off investment consider buying a condo in First Tracks Lodge.

Pets

Owner’s dogs are allowed: no more than two dogs or three cats, or one dog and one cat. If you are in the rental pool there is a cleaning fee after your dog leaves and the next guest arrives. If you are not in the rental pool, you can do what you wish.

Fees

These fees are also outlined in the strata documents. The following fees are included, but are not limited to your monthly strata fee:

  • Gas for the fireplace, plus cable and internet. (Note: Electricity is metered for each unit so it is an additional cost to the owner)
  • Propane and electricity charges for the common property recreational areas and the lobby
  • Pool and spa repairs, seasonal decorations, security, elevator, fire safety, window cleaning landscaping, and snow removal.
  • Insurance: The strata insures the building, common property, and limited common property, to which your strata fee contributes. Each purchaser will be responsible for buying insurance to cover the fixtures, furniture, equipment, and other personal property installed or placed in their condo, and for obtaining third-party liability insurance for their condo.
  • Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E): Keep in mind that you are paying a portion of your strata fees to this FF&E fund. This fund is in place to ensure that the condo looks good to renters. If you use your condo and damage any of the FF&E, you may be asked to finance the replacement of said items before the condo goes back into the rental pool.
  • When you look at the monthly strata fee, it is almost double what you would see in a lot of other ski-in ski-out properties. There is a valid reason for this: First Tracks Lodge has been proactive, since it was constructed, in building up a large contingency fund and a capital fund for future projects. To date, the strata have never had to impose any special levies for additional work or emergency repairs. I think this speaks volumes about how well-run the strata has been.

Parking

The parking is identified in the Registered Strata Plan. Owners of one bedroom, and one bedroom & den are entitled to one parking spot. Owners of two, three, and four-bedroom condos are entitled to two parking spaces. Please note, owners who have their condo in the rental program, cannot use their parking spot unless they are staying in their unit. Each parking spot associated with a condo in the rental pool must be available for the guest. 

From the developer’s plans below you will note that the parking looks assigned. It is always wise to check the parking stall against the strata plan and Form B.

Storage

Extra-large owner storage lockers are 3ft wide x 5ft deep x 8 ft high. These lockers are separate from the guest ski lockers. There is even a separate exit for owners from the ski locker room to the base of Whistler Mountain. The Lodge boasts an impressive lobby that offers a concierge service, a year-round outdoor pool, and two year-round hot tubs. In addition, there is a fully equipped exercise gym, an owner ski or board locker, bike storage, and underground parking. There is a large BBQ area on the pool and hot tub deck area.

In-suite locker: Each condo has an in-suite storage locker which the owner will be entitled to use year-round. Access to the in-suite locker will be permitted only when the owner is actually occupying the condo.

Owner locker: There is a secure room on the main floor with direct access to the mountain. This room contains one storage locker for each residential lot (condo). These lockers are for the use of the owners only. Each of these lockers is approximately 3 x 5 x 8 feet and were intended to accommodate bikes, skis and boards, and golf club storage. The Bylaws of the Strata Corporation provide that each condo owner will be entitled to use this locker whether or not they are staying in their condo.

Guest Ski and Board Storage: There is a separate, secure room on the main floor that contains 84 lockers. This is for the use of guests while they are renting the condo.

Bike Storage: For guests, there is storage on the main floor for approximately 30 bikes. On P2 there is storage for another 30 bikes. This is important as Whistler Mountain at Creekside has the capacity to upload bikes on the gondola. In addition, the trails have been expanded on Whistler Mountain to encourage uploading from Creekside.

Zoning

First Tracks Lodge is zoned for Tourist Accommodation meaning that if you wish you can rent out your property on a nightly basis. Restrictions apply and are outlined on this page.

Questions

How Do I Buy Real Estate in Whistler?

There is no ban on foreign investment in Whistler. Therefore, the process is basically the same for residents and non-residents of Canada. 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.

What is Representation?

Explaining representation to a Buyer or Seller at the first introduction is a mandatory requirement. This is enforced, yes enforced by the British Columbia Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). There are career-altering fines for real estate agents who do not follow the guidelines. Since there is no dual agency in BC the Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services Form (DORTS) is essential for the Buyer and/or Seller to understand what their designated agent’s obligation is to them. DORTS binds the agent to the client but does not bind the client to the agent. Best to read the blog on Representation for a full understanding.

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.

It’s a Good Life in Whistler!

Marion

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