RIDGE-Whistler Mtn.

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.

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Active Listings

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.

To view what is on the market in a Whistler ski-in/ski-out property already featured on this website, please click the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings page.  Please note, these are postings by all Whistler real estate brokerages. Unlinked properties can be viewed on WhistlerListings.com

Market Update

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

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.

Google Map

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.

Street View

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.

Photo Gallery

Some photographs to show you just how special the Ridge at Taluswood is. These photos were taken in February.

Second phase of the Ridge

Looking to the mountains in the west from the Ridge

Whistler Mountain and the Ridge at Taluswood

Ridge offers large covered decks with spectacular mountain views

Ridge ski in ski out trail to Whistler Mountain

Ridge view to the west

Second phase of the Ridge

Looking to the mountains in the west from the Ridge

Whistler Mountain and the Ridge at Taluswood

Ridge offers large covered decks with spectacular mountain views

Ridge ski in ski out trail to Whistler Mountain

Ridge view to the west

Ski-in Ski-out Trail: Video

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.

Sales

The sales of luxury half-duplex/townhomes in the Heights, 2269 Nordic Drive, 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
743.525063,830,00020211WREC
213314102,169,00020201WREC
263314101,599,000201992WREC
53317441,900,0002019245WREC
243.523902,999,000201849Thorn
62210331,089,000201723SWCR
134323902,070,00020160O of T
203314101,295,00020168WREC
146639803,600,0002016145Thorn
243.523902,210,000201692RE/MAX
143.523891,950,000201527Thorn
263314101,050,000201534WREC
213314101,350,0002014133WREC
3221044696000201487WREC
20331410998,0002014310RE/MAX
25231325840,0002013151SOTHEBYS
21331410975,000201310WREC
943.524501,700,0002012179Thorn
3221044545,0002011932SOTHEBYS
1732.515251,000,0002010308RE/MAX
1142.524001,885,0002010WREC
243.523872,170,0002008RE/MAX
22231325930,0002007RE/MAX
233314401,050,0002005WREC
1465.542003,200,0002005S to S
213314101,107,5002004WREC
252313251,007,5002003SWCR
3221044849,0002003WREC
173315251,279,0002002WREC
203314101,165,0002002RE/MAX
1632.515251,330,0002002WREC
18331440895,0002002RE/MAX
18331440842,5002000WREC
1465.542002,000,0002000RE/MAX
17331525584,9001999WREC
26331440614,9001999WREC
20331410589,0001999WREC
1465.542001,225,0001999WREC
18331440589,9001999WREC
21331410620,0001999WREC
1142.52495886,9161998WREC
1632.51525537,2901998WREC
25231325454,0001998WREC
23331440574,6721998WREC
19231325444,0001998WREC
21331410614,9001998WREC
24331440614,9001998WREC
743.524951,035,0001998WREC

Comparable Sales

The sales for other comparable developments are recorded for your convenience on the Luxury Townhouse/Duplex Sales page on this site. In addition, check out the Market Update page for the latest statistics on listings and sales broken down by segment.

Revenue

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.

Strata

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.

  • one dog or one cat allowed
  • private hot tub
  • single or double car garage

Site Plan

The site plan denotes the unit type which should be crossed referenced with the floor plans below.

Floor Plans

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.

AA  Ridge at Taluswood Four-Bedroom---AA-floor Plan

A1 Ridge at Taluswood Three-Bedroom---A1-Plan

Ridge at Taluswood Three-Bedroom---A-Plan

B Ridge at Taluswood Two-Bedroom---B-Plan

The-Ridge at Taluswood Plan C_3 bed

AA  Ridge at Taluswood Four-Bedroom---AA-floor Plan

A1 Ridge at Taluswood Three-Bedroom---A1-Plan

Ridge at Taluswood Three-Bedroom---A-Plan

B Ridge at Taluswood Two-Bedroom---B-Plan

The-Ridge at Taluswood Plan C_3 bed

Strata Plan

The Ridge was developed in two phases, therefore there are two strata plans:

Strata Plan LMS 3036 Strata Lots 1-15

Strata Plan LMS3036 Strata Lots 16-26

Fees

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)

Parking

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.

Zoning

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

Questions

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. In addition, the FAQ page may also help.

Representation

One question that should be raised, is how will you, the Buyer be protected during and after the transaction? The BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) is the governing body for real estate agents. They require The Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services (DORTS) form be reviewed at the beginning of the relationship with that first communication. Please click through to my recent post on Agency Representation to understand how Representation by your real estate agency benefits and protects you.

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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