Le Chamois, 4557 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC
Le Chamois, 4557 Blackcomb Way, Whistler have some confusing rules about rentals. Let me help clarify this for you. When you buy a studio, or a 1 bed and 1 bath, or a 1 bed and 2 bath condo you are obligated to use Whistler Premier as your rental manager. If you have the budget for a multi-million dollar condo on the 5th or 6th floor, then you are not obligated to use Whistler Premier. In conclusion you may want to as they are an excellent, established, rental property management company.
Le Chamois has a restaurant on the ground floor, and is opposite the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. This area of the Benchlands is called called the Upper Village, and is typically a quiet neighbourhood at night. Most visitors wanting action are hopefully staying in the Village.
- Active Listings
- Market update
- Location on Blackcomb Mountain
- Drive from Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic Address map
- Walk to Whistler Village: video
- Street View: Video
- Photo gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Trails: video
- Trail map
- Ski-in ski-out: video
- Comparable sales
- Site plans
- Floor plans
- Strata plan
- Front desk
- Buying Process
Listings for Le Chamois condo apartments are posted throughout the year. If you are interested in a slopeside condo it would be prudent to research the strata minutes and learn about the property. That way, you are prepared when the location of choice comes to market.
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Click the following link to 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 not a link, best to check out the property on WhistlerListings.com
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.
Undoubtedly, this is the best ski-in ski-out location of any condo development in Whistler. The location is literally steps away from the Blackcomb Gondola and the Blackcomb Day Lodge at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. The day lodge is important because it houses a restaurant, the guest services centre for tickets, inquiries and lesson information, a ski and board shop for purchases and equipment rentals, and next door is the snow school for beginners of all ages. Did I mention one of Whistler’s best aprés bars is in the day lodge?That would be Merlin’s with lots of indoor space and a great patio.
Location on Blackcomb Mountain: video
Although you only get a glimpse from the Blackcomb Gondola, it is all you need to know that Le Chamois is in an exemplary location.
Drive from Whistler Village
This video focuses on the Drive from Whistler Village along Blackcomb Way. Le Chamois is in a convenient location, only a 5 minutes walk and a 2 minute drive from all the action of Whistler Village.
The ten passenger Blackcomb Gondola replaced the Wizard Chair and Solar Coaster Chair back in 2018/19 season. Note the short, 5 minute scenic route from Le Chamois to Whistler Village via the Fitzsimmons Creek bridge.
Civic Address Map
Walk to Whistler Village: Video
Directly across the road from Le Chamois is the start of the scenic path which runs from the Base of Blackcomb across the Fitzsimmons Creek to the edge of Whistler Village. The walk is no longer than 5 minutes. In addition, it is a well travelled route, away from the traffic at all times of the day and evening.
Street View: Video
Le Chamois gets a lot of sunshine throughout the day. From morning sun through to evening sun, some part of Le Chamois is getting bathed in the sunlight. The floor to ceiling windows capitalize on the light.
Ski-in ski-out Trail: Video
Most photos explain that Le Chamois is really is that close to the Wizard Express quad chair and the Base of Blackcomb. Please note, that in spring 2018 the Wizard and Solar Coaster chairs will be replaced with a ten passenger gondola. There is nothing like waking up and being able to see the lift-line from your window. That is living the dream.
Ski-in Ski-out: Video
coming soonThe sales of condo apartments in Le Chamois, 4557 Blackcomb Way, Whistler. Data was imported from the Whistler Listing System. Days on Market (DOM) has been recorded since 2010.
|Number||Bedrooms||Bathrooms||Size sq. ft.||Sold Price||Year Sold||DOM||Listing Broker|
|305||2||2||866||950,000||2017||77||S to S|
|304||1||2||580||310,000||2013||473||S to S|
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.
Le Chamois has lock-off units, which means that some condos have one door to the hallway, and then an interior lobby which has two doors. One door leads to the studio with kitchen facilities and a bathroom. The other door leads to a bedroom and bathroom. Whistler Premier will not rent out part of the lock-off while you stay in the other part. The 1989 sound-proofing between the bedroom and the suite is not adequate for paying guests.
Built in 1989, the property has studios to four bedroom suites, with 62 total number of suites. In order for Le Chamois to be classified as a non-commercial building, 15% of the building must have residential status. That 15% are the condos on the 5th and 6th floor. However, the 5th and 6th floor owners still have the option of using their nightly rental zoning.
Who wouldn’t rent in Le Chamois? Granted if you want a full kitchen, Le Chamois may not get the rental booking. It is an excellent ski-in ski-out, walk to the Village location, with a swimming pool and hot tub. Did you know that some original units still have the couples hot tub in the living room? I had a client who bought a studio which had the tub in the living room and they had no problem renting it out. There is an advantage to this ski-in ski-out location over the properties further up in the Benchlands, and that advantage is the location to the Village.
Built in 1989, the property has studios to four bedroom suites, with 62 total number of strata lots (condos). In order for Le Chamois to be classified as a non-commercial building, 15% of the building must have residential status. That 15% are the condos on the 5th and 6th floor. However, the 5th and 6th floor owners still have the option of using their nightly rental zoning.
The main drawback to Le Chamois is that there is no stove or dishwasher in the suites. I imagine this was due to the developer thinking that most skiers in the eighties would just need a stove top. Some condos do have a stove which was added later, but these condos are an exception.
- one dog or one cat allowed
These plans show the unit number of each condo apartment within Le Chamois.
Floor Plans Type
The site plans below correspond to the floor plans below. Please note, only the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors have floor plans. The 5th and 6th floor belong to the same strata but these floors have different rules which is explained further down the page. For your convenience link to the Le Chamois site and floor plans pdf for printing.
Registered Strata Plan
This is a link to the Registered Strata Plan VR2753. The strata plan will give you the documented size of your unit. It is typically where the listing agent finds the size of the condo. The strata plan is not a document which will change.
Le Chamois has a front desk managed by Whistler Premier which is an experienced, property rental management company. If you are buying a studio, or a 1 bed and 1 bath, or a 1 bed and 2 baths you are obligated to use Whistler Premier as your rental company. The 5th and 6th floor have the option to self-manage or use the rental management company of their choice. If you want to self-manage your studio or one bedroom condo, Le Chamois is not the building for you.
The costs which are covered by the monthly strata fees are outlined in strata financials. They include, but are not limited to:
- communal laundry facilities
- natural gas
- recycle and garbage removal
- snow removal
- communal hot tub maintenance
- swimming pool maintenance
- elevator maintenance
- common property utilities
- common property insurance
- contribution to the Contingency Reserve Fund (CRF)
Storage in Le Chamois
The storage in the condo will be minimal, however the rest of the building does allocate decent storage for your needs and guest needs:
- Ski and board storage lockers are located in the building with easy access to the exterior. These are on the second level above the front desk and reception area.
- A storage locker number is assigned to the owner of the condo. This will be identified on the Form B, which is obtained as part of the contract.
- Bike storage takes over from the ski and board storage room, again with a great access to and from the outside.
- There is an in-suite storage closet for owner belongings. You can create as much in-suite owner storage as you wish.
There are two parking garages in Le Chamois. One is for the owners unassigned parking and the other garage is for visitor parking. The front desk manager will advise you or your guests where to park. This is a common procedure with properties who have a front desk checking in all the guests and owners.
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.
So, 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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