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 to Lower Merlin’s Run. Lower 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 that comes right into Arrowhead Point. The other option is coming home via the same access trail on Lower 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.
Table of Contents
- Active Listings
- Market update
- Drive to Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic address map
- Bus service
- Photo Gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Trail: video
- Trail map
- Ski-in ski-out video
- Comparable sales
- Site plan
- Site plan /floor plan type
- Floor plans
- Strata plan
- Buying process
An Arrowhead Point listing typically comes on the market each year. For some reason, the 2-minute walk to the slopes from Arrowhead 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. Arrowhead Point is marketed as a ski-in ski-out development.
- 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
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.
Arrowhead Point is located in a neighborhood called, the Benchlands. It is located near the top of Painted Cliff Road. Painted Cliff Road is a quiet road as most people who buy in this location park their car the minute they arrive. 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, however, you may not need to go further than the Upper Village for your needs.
Drive to Whistler Village: Video
Video of the drive from Whistler Village along Blackcomb Way, then up Spearhead Drive and onto Painted Cliff Road.
Please note the Blackcomb Gondola replaced the Wizard Express 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.
The bus stop that services this area is less than a one-minute walk to and from Arrowhead Point. The bus stop is outside the entrance to Mountain Star.
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.
Arrowhead Point is included in the ski-in/ski-out group. The development is so close to the slopes and is considered ski-in/ski-out by rental management companies and listing realtors. 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 to Lower 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.
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. This is one of the fun ski-in trails, but it is long. The video records the walkthrough Arrowhead and then up to the ski-out trail which leads on to Lower Merlin’s Run. Then it is off to the Base of Blackcomb for upload.
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 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 that 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 always 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 22 strata lots comprised of 2-3 bedroom townhomes. The strata corporation is similar to the Home Owner Association in America. Each strata lot has the opportunity to be part of the strata council, a select group that represents the strata lot owners. The strata council in conjunction with a strata management company manages the development. Arrowhead Point offers the following floor plans:
- 2 bedrooms
- 3 bedrooms
There are 3 levels in Arrowhead Point. However, the building was designed so that there would not be 3 levels for the end units. The third floor above the main floor is usually for the principal bedroom and ensuite. Access to the exterior hot tub may be off this top floor.
Site plan/floor plan type
The plans below also show the unit type of each strata lot and correspond 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.
- private hot tub in each townhome
- secured underground parking garage
- visitor parking in the garage
- bike cage in the garage
- private hot tub in each townhome
Owners are allowed one dog or cat with restrictions. If this is important to you check the current bylaws as this one can change.
With townhomes, each is typically set up with its own electricity and gas meter. Therefore owners are responsible for all their utilities, cable, and internet. The strata fees for Arrowhead include but are not limited to:
- snow removal
- common property electricity
- insurance of buildings
- garbage and recycling 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 that provides an extra layer of protection for the bike storage cage. In other words, the strata council of Arrowhead Point has done as much as it can to protect the bikes. However, there is no rule against taking your bike into your own townhome if you prefer.
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.
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.
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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