The Ridge at Taluswood, 2269 Nordic Drive, Whistler, B.C.
The Ridge is located at 2269 Nordic Drive, Whistler, BC. Originally quoted in the developer’s brochure as the “…benchmarks of contemporary mountain architecture. They stand on a commanding prow of land affording panoramic views of the Tantalus range…” True indeed.
Buyers either love the remoteness of Taluswood, or they want something closer to the action of Whistler Village. There is no bus service up to Taluswood, so you are either taking the car or a cab. Unfortunately, it is not feasible to walk down or up from the nearest bus stop on Eva Lake Road, as there is no sidewalk. This is especially true in winter when snow is pushed against each side of Nordic Drive.
However, the Ridge has superior ski access to Whistler Mountain, so it is always worth considering.
Table of Contents
- Active Listings
- Market update
- Location on Whistler Mountain: video
- Drive from Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic address map
- Creekside map
- Drive to Creekside; video
- Street View: Video
- Photo gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Trails
- Site plan showing trails
- Ski-in Ski-out Video
- Site plan
- Floor plans
- Strata plan
- Zoning: nightly rental
- Buyer’s process
- Dual agency
The number of listings in the Ridge is typically no more than one a year on average. Therefore, it is important to have researched your options and be ready to pounce.
- no active listings
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
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 on Whistler Mountain
This video was recorded from the Creekside Gondola in March. Therefore, it should give you a sense of the location of the Lookout on the side of Whistler Mountain. Plus you can see how much snow there was to enjoy.
Drive From Whistler Village
With only a six minute drive by from Whistler Village to Taluswood, you are so close to the shops and services when you decide to partake. Another way to look at that is to think of weekends and holidays, when I expect owning in Taluswood would be a relief to some.
The Google Map shows the great ski-in ski-out access to the Ridge.
Civic Address Map
From this civic address map you will see that there is nothing between the slopes of Whistler Mountain and the Ridge at Taluswood. However, the map does not show the topography but rest assured, there are unobscured views from the front row at the Ridge. In essence an unobstructed view means unobstructed light coming into the property.
Drive to Creekside: video
The drive from Taluswood is essentially takes basically the same time as driving from Taluswood to Whistler Village. In essence, just under six minutes.
The street view video is a drive around the development. When you view the ski-in ski-out trail video below, there is a walk around section.
Some photographs to show you just how special the Ridge at Taluswood is. These photos were taken in February.
There is one access from the Lower Dave Murray Downhill to the Ridge. This access acts as the ski-in trail and also the ski-out trail. Granted, there is an incline to get into the Ridge…but it would be fun to see how far you get at the end of each day on the slopes.
The Ridge’s access to the slopes is the best out of the Ridge, Heights and the Lookout or any of the other ski-out Taluswood developments.The sales of luxury townhouses/half-duplexes in the Heights, 2269 Nordic 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|
|13||4||3||2390||2,070,000||2016||0||O of T|
|14||6||5.5||4200||3,200,000||2005||S to S|
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.
The Ridge, like all the other Taluswood properties, is predominately a winter rental. Your main competition would be the Heights and the Ridge, simply because of their location. Unfortunately, there is little reason why anyone would rent in Taluswood in the summer unless they were mountain bikers and needed a garage to store their high priced machines. In 2019, the Creekside Gondola started uploading mountain bikers and that was when the summer rental value of Taluswood increased.
Built in 1997, the development of 26 strata properties has 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. There are two detached chalets, several duplexes, triplexes and a four-plex. There are only two units each with 2 bedrooms, so keep that in mind should one be listed.
- two dogs or two cats allowed
- private hot tub
- single or double car garage
The site plan denotes the unit type which should be crossed referenced with the floor plans below.
The floor plans were taken from the developer’s original plans. When a property in the Ridge is listed for sale, the real estate agent should provide a plan and a 3D tour. However, in the meantime, the site plan and the floor plans below should help you appreciate that there is not a lot of choice in the Ridge and that supply and demand is in full force and effect. In other words, don’t get hung up on the actual location within the Ridge, or you may lose out. Link to the Ridge site and floor plans pdf.
The Ridge was developed in two phases, therefore there are two strata plans:
Since there is no swimming pool, communal hot tub or underground parking it means that your monthly strata fee is as low as it can be. The good news for those with dogs, is that owners are permitted to have pets, however there are restrictions as to how many. Strata fees include the:
- chimney and fireplace cleaning
- garbage removal
- hydro for common property
- insurance and appraisal
- landscape maintenance
- road repairs and maintenance
- snow removal
- window cleaning
- trail grooming (ski-in ski-out)
Each duplex/townhouse has a double or single car garage,so it would be important to ensure your vehicle fits into the garage. Although there is a parking pad outside each garage, some are not long enough for an extra car. In addition, there are a few visitor parking spots. However, like most developments in Whistler, visitor parking was kept to a minimum by the developer. Therefore, if you have friends or family joining you at the Ridge, best to discuss parking in advance.
The Ridge is zoned for Tourist Accommodation which means that you can legally rent out your property nightly. In addition, there are no restrictions about which property rental management company you should hire, or if you took on that task by yourself
According to their bylaws 2 dogs or 2 cats are allowed for 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.
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.
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