MOUNTAIN STAR-Blackcomb Mtn.

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Mountain Star, 4894 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, BC.

The best feature of Mountain Star, 4894 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, BC, is that each townhouse is a “slice”. This means that you don’t have a neighbor above or below you.

There is a great ski-in trail that arrives at the north end of the development. Mountain Star is close enough to walk for 1 minute from the entrance of the development to the ski-out trail leading to Merlin’s Run on Blackcomb Mountain. Don’t be put off by the walk, it is nothing to be concerned about.

Located in the Benchlands on Blackcomb Mountain and situated just above the trees at the top of Painted Cliff Road. All the townhomes face west and most have great views of Sproatt Mountain and Rainbow Mountain.  Hidden away at the back of each townhouse is the private hot tub, which is great for residents and renters alike.

Active Listings

A Mountain Star townhome comes on the market every other year. When the property is listed, there is typically a lot of interest in the listing. If you have made your decision to own in this development, we are playing the long game.

  • no active listings

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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.


Mountain Star is located in an area called, the Benchlands. The development is at the top end of Painted Cliff Road, which is a quiet road. Most people who own or rent in this location park their car the minute they arrive and take advantage of the free bus service. The development is set back and high above Painted Cliff Road, so it is a quiet location, and not seen from the road.

Drive to Whistler Village Video

Video featuring the drive from Whistler Village along Blackcomb Way, then on to Spearhead Drive and onto Painted Cliff Road.

Google Map

The Google Map shows you the quiet location of Mountain Star at the top of Painted Cliff Road. This property has Crown Land on two sides. Crown Land typically means that unless something spectacular happens that no one could predict…it will not be developed.

Civic Address Map 

From the Google Map above and this civic map, you can see the lack of neighbors surrounding Mountain Star.

Bus Service

The bus stop that services this location is conveniently located at the entrance to Mountain Star. With a shortage of parking spots in the Village, the bus offers a great service to all the tourists in the area.

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.

Photo Gallery

Below are a few of my photographs of this picturesque development.

Mountain Star views to the west

Mountain Star upper level with great views

Mountain star easy bus access to whistler village

Mountain Star townhomes

Mountain Star no neighbours above or below

Mountain Star gated underground parking

Mountain Star convenient access to parking garage

Mountain Star views to the west

Mountain Star upper level with great views

Mountain star easy bus access to whistler village

Mountain Star townhomes

Mountain Star no neighbours above or below

Mountain Star gated underground parking

Mountain Star convenient access to parking garage

Ski-in/Ski-out Trails

There is a ski-in trail at the north end of the development, and this is one option for getting home. When you start your day on the slopes it is a short walk down the Mountain Star driveway (which is on a slight incline) to Painted Cliff Road.  From there, you either cross the road or follow the sidewalk around to the entrance of the ski-out trail. This ski-out trail onto Lower Merlin’s Run is parallel with the Painted Cliff townhome development. Reversing your route and using this ski-out trail to walk back home to Mountain Star is a viable option.

Ski Trail Map

The ski-in ski-out trail is marked, as is the bus stop at the entrance to Mountain Star.

Google Map Ski Trail

The blue line indicates the ski-in and ski-out trails for Mountain Star. To experience this scenic and fun ski-in trail, watch the video below.

Ski-in Ski-out Video

Put on the kettle before settling into this video. I decided to make one long video so that you could view the ski-in trail, the walkthrough Mountain Star, and the ski-out trail onto Lower Merlin’s Run. Then 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 Mountain Star, 4894 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler. Data was imported from the Whistler Listing System. Days on Market (DOM) has been recorded since 2010.
NumberBedroomsBathroomsSize sq. ft.Sold PriceYear SoldDOMListing Broker

Comparable Sales

To view the sales of other townhome developments which would be considered in the same competitive set, please click through to the Sales: Townhomes page on this site.


Mountain Star is predominantly an excellent winter rental. In summer, the three bedrooms will be attractive to renters, if there are none closer to the Village. In essence, you will make your revenue in Mountain Star during the ski season, simply because of the distance to/from the slopes. However, that is as long as you don’t decide that you want to stay at your property when everyone else does.


Built in 1998, this townhouse complex has 28 strata lots (townhomes). Mountain Star has the upper floor for the primary bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. All the other bedrooms are on the floor below the main. This means that the living space and kitchen separate the bedrooms. Dependent on the location within the development the living space can be one floor up, or on the same level as the road. Mountain Star offers the following floor plans:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms

Site Plan

The site plan shows the location of the each strata lot.

Site Plan/Floor Plan Type

This plan shows the unit type.

Floor Plans

The plans below which were initially prepared by the developer. The following link provides you with a printable pdf version, Mountain Star site, and floor plans pdf.

Mountain-Star floor plan Directory unit type

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit A

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit B

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit C

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit C1

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit D

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit D1

Mountain-Star floor plan Directory unit type

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit A

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit B

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit C

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit C1

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit D

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit D1

Strata Plan

Mountain Star was built in one phase view the Registered Strata Plan LMS3020 


  • gated underground garage
  • bike storage cage in the garage
  • private hot tub in each townhome


One cat or dog is allowed for the owner of each strata lot, (townhome). If this is important to you, check this bylaw as it can change.


Townhomes unlike condominiums usually have a hydrometer for each unit or strata lot. Therefore, you are paying for hydro, gas, cable, and internet and setting these services up yourself. A townhome development like Mountain Star has a low strata fee because you are maintaining your own private hot tub, and paying for all the above-noted services. Therefore your strata fee, as noted on the financial statements provided within the strata documents, will cover:

  • snow removal
  • landscaping
  • recycling and garbage removal
  • building insurance
  • common property insurance
  • garage maintenance
  • strata road repairs and maintenance
  • contribution to the Contingency Reserve Fund (CRF)


There is an assigned stall for each strata lot owner. In addition, there are some visitor parking stalls underground. The gated parking also provides a cage to store bikes. However, with the increased cost of bikes, I expect these cages are not as useful to residents as they once were. Parking anywhere else within Mountain Star is pretty much for loading and unloading.

The underground parking garage has stairs leading up to the road level, and these covered stairs make it easier for nearby residents to access the parking rather than walk to the main car entrance.


Limited storage in the townhomes. There is a storage cupboard outside the front door which is perfect to store skis and boards. It is not large enough for bikes. There is bike storage in the underground parking garage, but not for a bike of any serious value.


The zoning for Mountain Star falls under a Land Use Contract (LUC). This particular LUC permits tourist accommodation at Mountain Star, meaning the owners can rent out their property on a nightly basis. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) was planning to interpret each LUC so that mere mortals could understand the document. Now we wait.



Is Mountain Star ski-in ski-out?

Mountain Star has a ski-in trail from Cruiser Run right into the development. There is about a one-minute walk from Mountain Star to the ski-out trail leading onto Lower Merlin’s Run. This property is marketed and acknowledged as a ski-in ski-out property.Mountain Star Site plan with ski-in ski-out trail marked

Can I rent out my Mountain Star townhome?

Yes. You can retain a rental management company or you can self-manage your own rentals.

Does the Mountain Star strata allow owners to keep pets?

Yes. Presently an owner is allowed one dog and one cat. Always check the current bylaws as the pet bylaws change.

Next Steps

Buying real estate in Whistler, whether ski-in/ski-out or not, is a smooth process when working with an experienced Whistler real estate agent who follows the rules. Everything in real estate, except for writing the contract and the negotiation is a process. Experienced realtor, and skilled negotiator, Marion Anderson will work with you directly from start to finish. No assistants are involved.


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. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Marion Anderson Personal Real Estate Corporation (604) 938-3885