CEDAR RIDGE-Blackcomb Mtn.

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Cedar Ridge, 4705 Glacier Drive, Whistler, B.C.

Cedar Ridge, 4705 Glacier Drive, Whistler, BC, has always been in demand with both buyers and renters. Ease of access to Village Run and then a short schuss and you have the choice of three lifts for uploading to either Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain.

There is also an opportunity for owners to renovate or rebuild and incorporate the majority of the decks and the space over the garage. For an end-unit this is an additional 500 sq. ft. and for a non-end unit, approximately 250 sq. ft.  Some owners have done wonderful renovations that also maximize the interior ceiling height giving a greater sense of space.

Table of Contents

  • Active Listings
    • Market update
  • Location
    • Location on Blackcomb Mountain
    • Drive from Whistler Village: video
    • Google map
    • Civic address map
    • Bus service
    • Street view: video
  • Photo Gallery
  • Ski-in Ski-out Trail: video
    • Trail map
    • Ski-in ski-out video
  • Sales
    • Comparable sales
    • Revenue
  • Strata
    • Site plan
    • Floor plans
    • Expansion floor plans
    • Strata plan
    • Amenities
    • Pets
    • Fees
    • Parking
    • Storage
    • Zoning
  • Questions
    • Buying process
    • Representation

Active Listings

Cedar Ridge listings, like most luxury half-duplex and townhouse listings, come to market every two to three years. However, some may be sold privately.

  • no active listings.

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

Driving up Glacier Drive, it would be easy to pass by the obscured entrance to Cedar Ridge. Even when entering the development the layout of Cedar Ridge provides certain privacy to the townhomes that are not in plain sight. Cedar Ridge is marketed as an easy walk to Whistler Village however, most residents drive their car to the village. Walking to and from Whistler Village down the ski run is feasible but not practical, and only at the end of the ski day.

Location on Blackcomb Mountain

This video was recorded from the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola which runs above the north end of Cedar Ridge. There is not a lift that runs parallel to the slope-side location, so the view from this gondola is the only one available.

Drive From Whistler Village

Cedar Ridge is only a couple of minutes from Whistler Village by car when it is the middle of the day. Since Glacier Drive is the main road to reach the slope-side parking lots, you would want to avoid the time of day when the slopes close.

Google Map

Click on this Google Map to show you the location of Whistler Village to Cedar Ridge.

Civic Address Map

This civic address map shows provided by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) shows you the location of Cedar Ridge on Glacier Drive. This map does not do justice to the slope-side location of Cedar Ridge.

image Cedar Ridge civic address map showing location on blackcomb mountain

Bus Service

Although Glacier Drive may be deemed by realtors to be in the Benchlands, the bus company does not offer their free bus service up Glacier Drive. The bus stop to the village is across the road at the entrance to Pinnacle Ridge. When returning home, the bus stop of choice is just past the entrance to Cedar Ridge, about 100 feet away.

Street View: Video

This video takes you on a drive around Cedar Ridge to show you the street view, or layout of this ski-in ski-out development.

Photo Gallery

The roads running through Cedar Ridge do not get an abundance of sunlight. In winter, with the sun lower in the sky, it was tricky to get sun on Cedar Ridge for my photographs. The same situation occurs with Pinnacle Ridge which is located across the road at 4700 Glacier Drive.

Cedar Ridge Typical single car garage

cedar ridge layout of development

Cedar Ridge view of Building 1

Cedar Ride back of 24-27

cedar Ride side view of end of building

Cedar Ridge Ski-in ski-out at #1

Cedar Ridge Typical single car garage

cedar ridge layout of development

Cedar Ridge view of Building 1

Cedar Ride back of 24-27

cedar Ride side view of end of building

Cedar Ridge Ski-in ski-out at #1

Ski-in/Ski-out Trails

The benefit to Cedar Ridge residents is that the Village Run leads into Mountain Square in the heart of Whistler Village. There you have the choice of uploading on the Whistler Village Gondola or the Fitzsimmons quad chair both servicing Whistler Mountain. In addition, the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola services Blackcomb Mountain. In summary, you have a great selection so you can choose the shortest line for the weather conditions.  No other ski access trail leads to Whistler Village apart from this Cedar Ridge trail. 

Ski-in/Ski-out Trail Map

There are three trails to/from Cedar Ridge to ski-in ski-out of Village Run on Blackcomb Mountain. These trails accommodate the layout of the development. Each of these trails is simple and they are not steep. However, if a beginner was intimidated, the trails are wide enough to side-slip onto the run. Coming into Cedar Ridge, side-stepping up the trail is a viable option.

Cedar Ridge ski trails marked in red

Ski-in/Ski-out Trail Video

With three access points connecting Cedar Ridge to the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain, there have to be three ski-in/ski-out videos.

Ski-in Ski-out Trail for Townhomes #1 to #11

The sun hits this road first within Cedar Ridge. In addition, this route may be used by the residents of Cedar Hollow, which also breaks down the icy film on the road. The access from outside #1 down the path and onto Village Run, is the easiest tail.

Ski-in Ski-out Trail for Townhomes #12 to #15

This middle trail services townhomes #12 to #15.

Ski-in Ski-out Trail for Townhomes #16 to #27

This trail winds its way around townhouse #16, and most of it is on the flat, so carrying your equipment will be required.

Sales

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The sales of luxury half-duplex/townhomes in Cedar Ridge, 4705 Glacier Drive, Whistler. Data was imported from the Whistler Listing System. Days on Market (DOM) has been recorded since 2010.
NumberBedroomsBathroomsSize sq. ft.Sold PriceSoldDOMListing Broker

2343.522004,450,00020183SWCR
124316523,475,0002018123WREC
154.526925,211,00020176WREC
2642.516781,465,000201442WREC
2042.517301,605,000201416WREC
1432.514321,100,0002012549WREC
2642.516251,090,000201211WREC
1343.516401,150,5502012534WREC
1343.516401,220,00020129WREC
113.52.516541,200,000201271SWCR
1642.516561,510,000201147WREC
2243.516501,280,000201152SWCR
2743.513501,400,0002010WREC
183316401,500,0002007WREC
2132.514401,695,0002007WREC
532.514401,795,0002007WREC
1432.514321,700,0002006WREC
232.514401,759,0002006WREC
133.53.516401,850,0002005WREC
1242.517081,450,0002002RE/MAX
133.53.51640799,0002000WREC
2042.418001,080,0002000RE/MAX
18331640715,0001999RE/MAX

Comparable Sales

The sales for other comparable developments are recorded for your convenience on the Luxury Townhouse/Duplex Sales (Sales: Townhouse/Duplex) page on this site. The featured properties are the competitive set. In other words, a buyer would consider any of these developments when looking at similar criteria.

Revenue

Cedar Ridge is an easy sell to anyone wanting to rent a ski-in ski-out, 3-4 bedroom townhouse with a private hot tub. Those are the three main criteria that sell Cedar Ridge. Most large townhouses with four or more bedrooms are typically destination rentals. Meaning that Cedar Ridge would be for the international traveler staying in Whistler for more than 5 nights. These travelers book in advance so the rate in September is higher than the rate a few days out from arrival.

The single-car garage is attractive in the summer season when mountain bikers invade Whistler with very expensive bikes. Even the popularity of the e-bike means that storage is a consideration when renting.

There are no restrictions on your choice of the rental management company. For nightly rental rates on this property and other ski-in/ski-out properties, it is best to search the internet.

Strata

Built in 1988, the development has 27 strata lots. In the strata corporation’s expansion plan, the storage area on the lowest floor has been incorporated into the design. Allowing for 4 legal bedrooms.

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bedroom
  • 5 bedrooms

Site Plan

Very simple floor plan layout for this Cedar Ridge site plan. Basically, all the townhomes except for #1 and #15 had the same original floor plan. However, that was back in 1988. Many of the floor plans have been altered over time.

Cedar-Ridge-Numbers-Only

Site Plan/Floor Plan Type

This site plan has the building number and that seemed to be more important to the developer than the floor plan type. However, the letters on the site plan below in conjunction with the building plan will give you what you need to understand the original floor plans.

Floor Plans

The floor plans below were taken from the developer’s original designs. The following link provides a Cedar Ridge site and floor plan pdf.

Cedar-Ridge-Building-1 floor plan

Cedar-Ridge--Building-2,3

Cedar-Ridge--Building-4

Cedar-Ridge--Building-5,6,7

Cedar-Ridge-Building-1 floor plan

Cedar-Ridge--Building-2,3

Cedar-Ridge--Building-4

Cedar-Ridge--Building-5,6,7

Expansion Floor Plans

Many years ago, the strata council (Home Owner Association) initiated expansion plans for Cedar Ridge see below. These expansion plans incorporated extending the structure out over deck space and out over the top of the flat garage. Being strata, the extension cannot encroach on common property. The townhomes which have capitalized on the extension space can be spotted by looking at their entrance. The original entrance had a design flaw, as the snow comes off the roof onto the path leading to the front door. The townhomes which have been extended and fully renovated have redesigned the entrance to make it less treacherous.

Strata Plan

The Strata Plan VR2299 is the plan which was drawn and registered before the shovel went into the ground to create Cedar Ridge.

Amenities

  • single car garage
  • private hot tub

Pets

The Bylaw is vague, possibly on purpose. It does not specify the number of dogs allowed by the owner/resident. This is a typical approach when the property value is so high. Those who have the wealth to purchase this type of asset class do not want to be dictated to over their pets. It is important to check the pet bylaw as it can change.

Fees

In the 2017 (current) Bylaws, it notes that the owner in Cedar Ridge. “An owner must maintain the owner’s strata lot. An owner must repair and replace if necessary, windows, doors, garage doors, skylights, and LCP decks, including structural cross members at deck level, deck surface, and sheathing”.

Strata fees include:

  • snow-clearing
  • landscaping
  • recycling and garbage removal

Parking

A single-car garage is a huge bonus in any Whistler accommodation. However, like many other developments with a single-car garage, it might be a tight squeeze to fit in the SUV. The garage allows the owner to store skis, boards, and a variety of bikes. The space directly outside each garage can be used to park your car as it also provides access. However, the spaces on either side could be used for communal parking. Therefore, have a really good look at the exterior space around the garage and ask yourself if another car could park there…if the answer is yes, it is possibly designated as visitor parking. Best to confirm the parking with the strata, as it is not registered in the Bylaws.

Storage

There is limited storage inside the townhouses. In other words no massive crawl space for all the extra stuff. The lack of storage makes the single-car garage valuable when owning the property, when renting it out, and when selling it.

Zoning

Cedar Ridge is zoned RM53 which allows for nightly rentals.

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.

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Marion

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