Pinnacle Ridge, 4700 Glacier Drive, Whistler, B.C.
World-class Pinnacle Ridge at 4700 Glacier Drive, Whistler is a sought-after development of luxury townhouses and duplexes. Located on the edge of the Magic Run on Blackcomb Mountain, walking to the slope takes less than 2 minutes from the furthest end of the development. These properties offer ski-in and ski-out, walk to Whistler Village, and are the largest ski-in ski-out townhomes and half-duplexes available on the edge of the slopes in Whistler.
- Active Listings
- Market update
- Location on Blackcomb Mountain: video
- Drive from Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic address map
- Bus service
- Street view: video
- Walk to Upper Village: video
- Photo Gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Trail: video
- Trail map
- Ski-in ski-out video
- Comparable sales
- Site plan
- Floor plans
- Expansion floor plans
- Strata plan
- Buying process
Don’t be discouraged if there are no active listings. That is when you need a Whistler realtor to help you secure what you are seeking.
- 5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms
- 2,273 sq. ft.
- Built 1998
Listed by Sotheby’s International Realty
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.
Situated on the side of Blackcomb Mountain’s Magic Run, this is a premier location. Another benefit of Pinnacle Ridge is the close proximity of Whistler Village and the Upper Village. Walking down the Magic Run at the end of the day may be the best and quickest way to get to the Village. Other means of transportation are: driving your car, taking a taxi or bus. However, walking down Glacier Drive in winter is not recommended.
Location on Blackcomb Mountain
A short video recorded from the slower than slow, Magic Chair. The Magic Chair services the beginner run on Blackcomb Mountain, and provides a great view of the location of Pinnacle Ridge.
One of the questions buyers have for me, regardless of where they are looking in Whistler, is, how far are we from Whistler Village? The short video which is a driving tour of Glacier Drive, will answer that question for you.
More information on the location of Pinnacle Ridge within Whistler is available on the Google Map below.
Civic Address Map
Provided courtesy of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), this map gives a two-dimensional view. Pinnacle Ridge is on the side of the mountain so there are views from most of the half-duplexes and townhomes. However, it all depends on the position of the property you are considering within the development, and also on the fir trees as to how unobstructed the view is.
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/Cedar Hollow, about 100 feet away.
Walk to Upper Village: video
Walking from Pinnacle Ridge down the front of the Magic Run is possible year-round, and is a safer way to travel than walking down Glacier Drive. If your destination is Whistler Village, just continue your walk onto the valley trail, which is past the Blackcomb Gondola. From there, the valley trail is a picturesque route as it crosses Fitzsimmons Creek. You will be on the edge of the village in less than 5 minutes. In addition, this is a well-lit path, so it can be taken until late in the evening.
Street View: Video
Video showing the layout or street view of the Pinnacle Ridge development.
Pinnacle Ridge has a lot of great features and benefits, but it is generally a dark location from the street view. Hence the photographs are dark. I visited Pinnacle Ridge several times during the day however, there was never an abundance of light on the streets. The sun is low in the sky during the winter season. When the sun moved to the west around 2 pm, then the sun streams into the properties which are facing west and have an unobstructed view. Therefore, it all depends on the location of the property within the development as to the amount of light that will be captured.
There are two distinct ski-in ski-out trails that access Pinnacle Ridge. This means that there are two distinct ski-in and ski-out videos which are best experienced in the videos below.
Ski-in Ski-out Trail #1 to #19: video
Experience the ski-in and the ski-out trail for townhomes #1 to #19. In addition, I walked in my ski boots, carrying equipment from townhouse #1 to show you the 2-minute, flat walk to the Magic Run on Blackcomb Mountain.
Ski-in Ski-out Trail #20 to #44: video
A separate video as it is a separate ski-in/ski-out trail that services the half-duplexes and townhouses #20 to #44. In addition, I walked from #20 to the slopes in just under 2 minutes wearing ski boots and carrying my equipment. In essence, this should help you determine how far from the slopes you are with the property you may be considering purchasing.
To sort the data, click on the blue heading of choice. For example, to sort by year sold, click on that heading for a chronological setting.The sales of luxury half-duplex/townhomes in Pinnacle Ridge, 4700 Glacier Drive, 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|
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.
Pinnacle Ridge is zoned for nightly rental and your property will generate top dollar for you every year. This is simply because of the number of bedrooms and the number of beds that can fit into one of these 3-6 bedroom properties. Renting a 4-6 plus bedroom property has to be done well in advance of arrival. Therefore, you are guaranteed the renters are destination travelers, staying for at least a week. Typically, longer stays reduce the cleaning costs as the turnover is less each month.
The 44 strata lots of Pinnacle Ridge were developed in three phases starting in 1988. Most Pinnacle Ridge townhomes have at least 3 bedrooms. All renovations must be done with strata approval.
When you study the strata plan of phases 1, 2, and 3 you may wonder about what seems like a lack of planning. It is as though the developer was jumping about. In addition, when you drill down into the Registered Strata Plan (below) and look at the size of each of the buildings, and the size of floor plans there is a distinct lack of uniformity. For example, both sides of the duplex, which is #20 and #21 are different. In summary, this means that there is no unit type with a directory for Pinnacle Ridge, nor are there any original floor plans from the developer.
Floor Plan Examples
The floor plans below should give you an idea of the layout of the half-duplexes and townhouses of Pinnacle Ridge. Due to the tremendous increase in value, these properties have mostly been extended or at least renovated since they were built. Click to link to a Pinnacle Ridge floor plan samples pdf.
The strata council at Pinnacle Ridge prepared, with an architect, an outline of how each strata lot can be expanded and what can be incorporated into each property. Unfortunately, this is not readily available information. In essence as a strata lot:
- The expansion can incorporate the space of the decks.
- Buildings built on a downward slope needed a sub-basement floor for the foundation. The sub-basement is another area for expansion. This can add an additional 500 sq. ft. to 1,000 sq. ft depending on the topography.
- Some townhomes, especially the half-duplex buildings were designed with a hot tub room. For obvious reasons, some owners have converted that space and moved the hot tub outside.
The strata at Pinnacle Ridge seems cooperative and as I was told by the strata manager, once one person has been given approval, it is then difficult to say no to others. The strata owners want to develop and enlarge their townhomes, especially if they are doing the renovation for resale.
Pinnacle Ridge was built in 3 phases. Cross-reference the site plan (check table of contents) with the Strata plan to ensure you have the correct information.
- Single car garage
- Private hot tub
Dogs and cats are allowed in Pinnacle Ridge but with restrictions. If this is important to you, check the bylaws on pets as this bylaw can change.
Like all the developments in this Luxury Townhouse/Duplex category, the strata costs are at a minimum. The reason is, there is no underground parking garage, no communal hot tub or swimming pool. Therefore, the strata fees cover the maintenance of each strata lot exterior and the common area costs which include but are not limited to:
- snow removal
- garbage and recycling removal
- common property hydro
All storage is within the strata lot, meaning the townhome. The strata monitor the development to ensure that owners are not clogging up their decks with items that should not be visible on the decks.
Each half-duplex and townhouse in Pinnacle Ridge has a single-car garage. In addition, some, but not all strata lots have an adequate garage pad which can also be used for parking. The garage is typically too small now for the huge SUVs which adorn Pinnacle Ridge. Thankfully, most have a garage parking pad, and there are several visitor parking spots throughout Pinnacle Ridge. At the peak ski weekends it is important to remember how many cars will be trying to find a parking spot which the vehicle may not move from for days.
There are always sellers in Pinnacle Ridge who are contemplating upgrading to a house. This means that although they may not list the property, they may be interested in responding to your offer. Taking this route is a specialized process of buying, and it is not for the faint of heart. I have successfully done this several times, and I am here to help you. With no dual agency in Whistler, one agent represents the seller, and I represent you, the buyer.
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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