Woodrun, 4910 Spearhead Place, Whistler, B.C.
Woodrun, 4910 Spearhead Place, Whistler slope-side on Blackcomb Mountain is one of the few concrete buildings in the Benchlands. The benefit of this is the soundproofing in the building, especially between floors. In addition to that benefit, the majority of the Woodrun condos have some of the best natural light in the Benchlands.
The condos on the south side of the Woodrun have an unrestricted view (which means no trees blocking the south/west sunshine) so these condos get terrific sunlight for most of the day.
The Woodrun has a lot going for it with the swimming pool which is a year-round attraction for owners and renters. It is also steps from Lower Merlin’s run on Blackcomb Mountain and easy walking distance to the Base of Blackcomb. You should be able to enjoy or generate rental income year-round in the Woodrun.
Table of contents
- Woodrun, 4910 Spearhead Place, Whistler, B.C.
- Active Listings
- Photo Gallery
- Ski-in/Ski-out Trail
- Sales in the Woodrun
Listings for Woodrun condo apartments are posted throughout the year. If you are interested in a slopeside condo it would be prudent to contact me. In addition, best to research the strata minutes and learn about the property. That way, you are prepared when the right location within the Woodrun is listed.
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1060 sq. ft.
- Built 1991
- $2,480,000 CAD
- MLS R2779472
- Listed by Engel & Völkers
- 2 bedrooms & den
- 2 bathrooms
- 1436 sq. ft.
- Built 1989
- $2,995,000 CAD
- MLS R2779458
- 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
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.
The Woodrun and the Greystone Lodge are neighbors on Spearhead Place. Both properties are further up the side of Lower Merlin’s run than the Aspens. Therefore, the walk to the Base of Blackcomb would take you an extra 5 minutes to reach the location of the Aspens. The condos on the south side of the Woodrun have an unrestricted view. This means that there are no trees blocking the south/west sunshine, so these condos get terrific sunlight for most of the day.
Spearhead Drive is a quiet road despite the fact that it is heavily populated with accommodation. Spearhead Place is quieter as the only traffic is for the Woodrun, or for visitors to the Greystone who are entering via the front doors. Therefore, owning a condo overlooking the entrance of the Woodrun will give you a view of the mountains in the west. Traffic noise at the front of the building is limited to those cars approaching only the Woodrun.
Most people who buy in the Benchlands park their car the minute they arrive, and walk everywhere or use the free bus service.
Location on Blackcomb Mountain: video
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a prominent building in the Upper Village. Have a look at this video to see the location of the Woodrun which is a step from Lower Merlin’s run.
Drive from Whistler Village: video
It is a short drive from Whistler Village along Blackcomb Way and up Spearhead Drive. Spearhead Place is off Spearhead Drive.
Civic Address Map
The Benchlands is basically the area that is surrounded by the pink border. The whole area, excluding Horstman Estates, was developed in the eighties to service the tourists who were coming for a ski vacation. The map is courtesy of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW).
The nearest bus stop is located on Spearhead Drive.
For transport, there is a free, village bus service that has a route through the Benchlands. The bus travels along Blackcomb Way, up to the top of Painted Cliff Road, and then back to the village via Spearhead Drive. This free bus service runs about 8 times an hour in winter and just slightly less the rest of the year.
Walk to Whistler Village: video
One of the advantages of the Woodrun is the short walk down Spearhead Drive to get to the Upper Village. There is a path just above the Fairmont which takes you to the Blackcomb Base. From outside the Blackcomb Day Lodge, it is a 5-minute walk along the scenic trail to Whistler Village. Have a look at the video below which starts across the road from the Base of Blackcomb.
The Woodrun photos were taken in March and the sun seems to shine on the building from as early as 1 pm.
Riding the gondola up Blackcomb Mountain, the Woodrun location jumps out. This is because it is steps away from Lower Merlin’s run while other properties are set back. Lower Merlin’s run leads down to the ten-passenger gondola which will transport you up to the Peak to Peak Station. The Peak to Peak Gondola ride is 11 minutes long and will take you across to Whistler Mountain.
The Blackcomb Mountain world-class groomers do a great job of moving snow around on these lower slopes. This means that the properties located on Blackcomb Mountain remain a true ski-in/ski-out even if the snow has started to disappear from the lower slopes in spring.
Ski-in Ski-out Trail: video
The ski-in ski-out video below will show you the amazing location of the Woodrun on Blackcomb Mountain. The location is ideal for beginners as the gradient at the start of the day will be a good way to start their day on the slopes.
Sales in the Woodrun
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 Woodrun, 4910 Spearhead Place, Whistler. Data was imported from the Whistler Listing System. Days on Market (DOM) has been recorded since 2010.
|314||1.5||2||779||665,000||2009||S to S|
|105||2||2||1060||920,000||2008||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.
The front desk of the Woodrun is managed and staffed by a specific property/rental management company. This company was hired by the Woodrun strata to provide a service. The front desk will have some specific obligations to all condo owners. However, checking-in rental guests, and responding to their inquiries may not be included in their service. It is always worthwhile talking to the company managing the front desk prior to deciding on your rental management company. If you are not renting out your property, then you don’t need to consider this.
Should you decide not to retain the front desk rental management company, there are no restrictions on which rental management company you can retain to manage your rentals. You can also self-manage.
The Woodrun condos are ideal for generating revenue year-round simply because of: the year-round swimming pool, the year-round hot tub, the ski-in ski-out location; and the easy walk to the Village, in all four seasons.
Built in 1991, there are 85 units and several floor plans for each condo configuration. The Woodrun has the following condo types:
- 1 bed and den
- 2 bedroom
- 2 bedroom & den
- 3 bedroom
- 3 bedroom & den
The plan below shows you the number of each condo within the Woodrun.
Directory of Building
For convenience click the link for Woodrun site and floor plan pdf to print off the directory and plans.
This site plan shows you the unit type which corresponds to the floor plans below.
Click the link for the Registered Strata Plan VR 2892 for the Woodrun. The Registered strata plan shows you the strata lot (condo) you are considering. In addition, the plan will identify the common property of which, as a strata lot owner you will also own a portion of the common and limited common property.
- front desk
- heated outdoor pool
- outdoor hot tub
- fitness center
- ski/board and bike storage
- secure underground parking
- outdoor BBQ area.
In 2022 the front desk was operated by Whistler Platinum (WP) an established, Whistler rental management company. There are benefits to all owners in Woodrun, but mostly those who retain WP to manage the rental of their Woodrun condo.
The costs which are covered by the monthly strata fees are outlined in strata financials. They include, but are not limited to:
- On-site building manager
- natural gas
- recycle and garbage removal
- snow removal
- hot tub maintenance
- swimming pool maintenance
- elevator maintenance
- common property utilities
- common property insurance
- contribution to the Contingency Reserve Fund (CRF)
Owner’s pets are allowed with restrictions. If this is important to you, check the bylaw before writing your offer.
Storage: skis, boards, and bikes
The storage in the Woodrun is possibly the most secure storage location of all the Blackcomb Mountain ski-in/ski-out condo buildings. The reason is that the access to these storage rooms is located past the front desk close to the lobby. In most condo buildings, the storage is down in the gunnels of the underground parking:
- in-suite storage is a closet with a lock, adequate to hold some winter clothing and boots.
- ski/board storage for guests located off the main level.
- ski/board storage for owners in the underground garage. This storage room seemed secure and is not in an obvious area for anyone to come across.
- communal bike storage in the underground garage.
There is gated, underground parking for The Woodrun. The number of spots per condo is detailed in the Form B. Count on one parking spot for a one and a two-bedroom condo.
The Woodrun is zoned for nightly rentals.
Yes. There is an on-site rental manager whom you can retain to manage your rentals, or you can do it all yourself.
Yes, you can live full-time in the Woodrun.
Yes. Each strata lot has its own washer/dryer.
Yes. However, as in all condo apartment buildings, there are restrictions that must be adhered to.
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.
Explaining Representation to a Buyer or Seller at the first introduction is a mandatory requirement. Since there is no dual agency in BC the Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services Form (DORTS) is essential for the Buyer 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. In addition, Home Buyer Recission Period (HBRP) would be discussed at that time.
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