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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.

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Active Listings

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.

slopeside and walk to village condo at 305 le chamois

305 Le Chamois

  • 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
  • 882 sq. ft.
  • Built 1990
  • $2,199,000

Listed by Whistler Real Estate Co.

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 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. 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

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.

Google Map

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

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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.

Le Chamois nestled at the Base of Blackcomb

Le chamois 6 storeys

Le Chamois street view

Le Chamois as seen from the Upper Village

Le Chamois  across from Fairmont

Le Chamois outdoor hot tub and dip pool

Le Chamois nestled at the Base of Blackcomb

Le chamois 6 storeys

Le Chamois street view

Le Chamois as seen from the Upper Village

Le Chamois  across from Fairmont

Le Chamois outdoor hot tub and dip pool

Ski-in ski-out Trail: Video

Trail Map

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

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Sales

The 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.
NumberBedroomsBathroomsSize sq. ft.Sold PriceYear SoldDOMListing Broker
318.515981,140,000202110SOTHEBY'S
301.51597935,0002021189WREC
41112640953,000202161E&V
5043.52.518653,545,0002021231WREC
31012593728,000202110MacD
21112640950,0002021112RE/MAX
313/3142.5413902,025,500202177SOTHEBYS
21212593675,00202094RE/MAX
3061.52638841,5002020171E&V
4010.51598728,8002020204E&V
41511573888,000202019SOTHEBYS
40911634879,9002020104WREC
40611637850,000202058RE/MAX
21012589730,0002020248WREC
40811632796,500201914RE/MAX
20412580900,000201913SOTHEBYS
5083317343,480,00020182EVWhistler
40911634660,0002018151WREC
5103315302,518,00020188Thorn
30412585810,000201821WREC
41312679759,000201865WREC
31612585806,00020173SOTHEBYS
30522866950,000201777S to S
40711594605,000201739RE/MAX
2010.51598540,000201760WREC
3180.51598459,000201727SOTHEBYS
30612640475,0002017126WREC
3010.51597445,000201742WREC
41612585480,000201633WREC
30911638365,000201616Thorn
41212593445,0002016178MacD
31212593455,0002016283WREC
4010.51598342,000201568RE/MAX
41511573420,000201575WREC
41312679328,000201572SOTHEBYS
30811632360,000201535SOTHEBYS
30911638299,9002015104WREC
2010.51598283,0002015146SOTHEBYS
21412711317,5002014169WREC
3180.51598310,0002014214SWCR
31412710320,000201459WREC
40522866470,0002014450SWCR
30412580310,0002013473S to S
3180.51598319,0002012175WREC
41811.5598299,000201260Tantalus
31212593240,000201247WREC
21612575355,0002012173RE/MAX
3171.52575305,000201172SWCR
2010.51598240,00020108RE/MAX
31512573345,0002010462WREC
6024332263,250,0002009WREC
41712585340,0002009RE/MAX
20512732369,0002008WREC
40612638365,0002007WREC
30712585377,0002007RE/MAX
21112640338,0002007RE/MAX
30212585440,0002006RE/MAX
20212574463,0002006WREC
31811598380,0002006WREC
30811640375,0002005RE/MAX
40712640407,0002005SWCR
5034319442,0000,002004WREC
30811640388,0002004WREC
21312643399,0002004WREC
30522750485,0002003WREC
21012590375,0002002WREC
30712585429,0002002WREC
21012590295,0002002RE/MAX
30712585262,0002002RE/MAX
41512573295,0002001WREC
30212585284,0002001RE/MAX
21312643250,0002001RE/MAX
41112585240,0002001RE/MAX
41012593215,0002001WREC
6033318001,285,0002001RE/MAX
31412710325,0002001WREC
40612575235,0002001RE/MAX
21212593223,7502001WREC
20212574280,0002001RE/MAX
41712585282,0002001WREC
31312679222,5002001RE/MAX
50832.517451,150,0002001WREC
41012593217,0002001WREC
31712575268,0002001WREC
3010.51597247,0002000RE/MAX
40522866238,0002000RE/MAX
20412580225,0002000RE/MAX
30212585268,9002000RE/MAX
40811632229,0002000WREC
6024330122,000,0002000WREC
6014319511,300,0002000WREC
20212574250,0002000RE/MAX
40612575197,8001999RE/MAX
507431824700,0001999RE/MAX
30412520199,9001999RE/MAX
602433012750,0001998RE/MAX

Comparable Sales

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

Revenue

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.

Strata

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

Site Plans

These plans show the unit number of each condo apartment within Le Chamois.

Le CHamois 2 floor unit and type

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Le-Chamois-4TH-floor---Unit+number

Le CHamois 2 floor unit and type

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Le-Chamois-4TH-floor---Unit+number

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.

Le-Chamois-Suite A1 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite A2 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite B1 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite B2 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite C1 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite C2 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite D floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite E floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite-F floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite-F1 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite G floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite A1 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite A2 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite B1 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite B2 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite C1 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite C2 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite D floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite E floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite-F floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite-F1 floor plan

Le-Chamois-Suite G floor plan

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. 

Front Desk

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.

Fees

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
  • hydro
  • natural gas
  • cable
  • internet
  • water
  • recycle and garbage removal
  • landscaping
  • 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bike storage takes over from the ski and board storage room, again with a great access to and from the outside.
  4. There is an in-suite storage closet for owner belongings. You can create as much in-suite owner storage as you wish.

Parking

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.

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