Arrowhead Point, 4890 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, B.C.
Arrowhead Point, 4890 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, BC is a popular townhouse development on Blackcomb Mountain. Arrowhead Point is located a short, 2 minute walk away from the public access trail leading on to Merlin’s Run. Merlin’s Run ends up at the ten passenger Blackcomb Gondola which will take you in comfort to the alpine and the Peak to Peak Gondola. Coming home, there is also a decent ski-in trail which comes right into Arrowhead Point from Merlin’s Run. However, the other option is coming home at the same access trail on Merlin’s Run and walking home to Arrowhead Point.
The townhomes in the upper building (1) have a higher elevation so their west-facing deck is above the trees, so you can get great afternoon sunlight. The other building (2) faces into the trees so less sunlight from that location, but possibly more privacy.
- Active Listings
- Market update
- Drive to Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic Address map
- Street View: Video
- Photo gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Trails: Video
- Trail map
- Ski-in ski-out: video
- Comparable sales
- Site plan
- Floor plans
- Strata plan
- Buying Process
Arrowhead Point listings typically come on the market each year. For some reason, the 2-minute walk to the slopes can be a deterrent for some. Several ski-in ski-out developments have a two minute walk to the slopes, it is not an unusual situation within Whistler.
- 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
- 958 sq. ft.
- Built 1994
Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
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 a 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.
Painted Cliff Road is a quiet road as most people who buy in this location park the car the minute they arrive. There is a free, village bus service which has a route through the Benchlands with a bus stop within a one minute walk to/from Arrowhead Point. This service runs about 8 times an hour in winter and just slightly less the rest of the year. Click this link for the bctransit.com/whistler and search for the Whistler Upper Village/Benchland’s shuttle.
Rather than take the bus you can walk between Arrowhead and the Upper Village as Painted Cliff road has a sidewalk. From the Upper Village it is a 5 minute walk to Whistler Village.
Drive to Whistler Village: Video
Video of the drive from Whistler Village along Blackcomb Way, then up Spearhead Drive and on to Painted Cliff Road.
Please note the Blackcomb Gondola replaced the Wizard Chair in 2019.
Civic Address Map
This map is courtesy of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW). The map visually explains the Benchlands area bordered by the pink line.
Street View: Video
Photo Gallery of Arrowhead Point
I have included Arrowhead Point in the ski-in/ski-out group as it is so close to the slopes, and is considered ski-in/ski-out by rental management companies. The ski-in trail is located at the north end of the complex (furthest away from the road). This ski-in trail is a gently sloping narrow trail through the trees – which have been thinned. However, once the snow gets hard packed this can be a gnarly trail.
The ski-out trail on to Merlin’s Run on Blackcomb Mountain is a short walk from Arrowhead Point. Once you reach the public access trail, it is a very short trail leading on to Merlin’s Run. From there you are down to the ten passenger gondola which will take you up to the Peak to Peak Gondola station.
In Spring, 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 property, even if the snow has started to disappear from the lower slopes in spring.
Ski-inSki-out Trail Map
Best to watch the ski-in ski-out video while keeping this trail map close by.
Ski-in Ski-out Trail: Video
Put the kettle on before you sit down to watch this video. I have recorded the ski-in trail off Lower Cruiser run which meanders through the trees to the turn-off for Arrowhead Point and Mountain Star. Then I walk through Arrowhead and then up to the ski-out trail which leads on to Merlin’s Run. Then it is off to the Base of Blackcomb for upload.The sales of townhomes in Arrowhead Point, 4890 Painted Cliff Road, 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|
To view comparable sales view the Sales of Ski-in/Ski-out Townhomes (Sales: Townhomes) 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.
Arrowhead Point is in a good location for rentals, and the private hot tub is attractive to renters. In addition, the bus service to the Village means that the renters don’t have to rent a vehicle, so that is another plus. You can use any rental management company you wish, or you can self-manage your townhouse, if you have the motivation.
Built in 1992, the property has 2-3 bedroom suites, 22 strata lots (townhomes). The strata corporation is the similar to the Home Owner Association in America. Each strata lot has the opportunity to be part of the strata council, a select group who represent the strata lot owners. The strata council in conjunction with a strata management company, manage the development.
- owner pets allowed with restrictions
- private hot tub
- underground parking spot
The plans below also show the unit type of each strata lot and corresponds to the floor plans below.
The Arrowhead Point site and floor plan pdf can easily be printed off.
The Registered Strata Plan LMS1691 will tell you a lot about the development and the strata lot you may be considering.
These include garbage removal, landscaping and snow removal. These strata fees are outlined in the strata minutes. With townhomes, each are typically set up with their own electricity and gas meter. Therefore owners are responsible for all their utilities, cable and internet. The strata fees include coverage for:
- snow removal
- common property electricity
- insurance of buildings
- garbage and recycle collection
- monthly contingency fund contribution
Parking should always be verified in advance of writing an offer. That way, you will keep your expectations in check. A two bedroom typically means the allocation of one assigned parking spot. Arrowhead has a few visitor spots in the underground garage.
The garage door you see in the photos was added several years ago for more security. Within that garage there is a second gate which provides an extra layer of protection for the bike storage cage. In other words, the strata council of Arrowhead Point have done as much as they can to protect the bikes. However, there is no rule against taking your bike into your own townhome if you prefer. When renting out your townhome, renters may want to bring their bikes inside.
Storage is a premium in ski-in ski-out townhomes, and the concern is usually about bikes, rather than ski or snowboarding equipment. There is a locked area in the gated underground garage.
The zoning allows Tourist Accommodation which means that you are allowed to rent out your townhome on a nightly basis.
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.
So, 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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