PINNACLE RIDGE-Blackcomb Mt.

Marion Anderson
marion@whistlerskiinskiout.com
604 938 3885

Pinnacle Ridge, 4700 Glacier Drive, Whistler, B.C.

“Pinnacle Ridge is a sought-after development of luxury townhouse and duplex buildings on the edge of the Magic Run on Blackcomb Mountain. These townhouses are very popular with buyers who see the value in owning a ski-in ski-out townhouse rather than spending $2 to $3 million dollars on a house which is not in a similar location. However, at this price you really should look at all your options, it is important to be satisfied with your decision. ” – Marion

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About Pinnacle Ridge

The ultimate ski-in ski-out location is offered by these prestigious, high-end townhomes on Blackcomb Mountain.  Most of these townhouses have a living room fireplace, a private indoor or outdoor hot tub, a spacious living room with a vaulted ceiling.  When you take the Magic Chair from the base of Blackcomb up to Base II you will pass Pinnacle Ridge on the right-hand side.  These are the townhouses that everyone wants to stay in.  They are in a private location, with super-easy access to the beginner slope.

The early developers in Whistler chose the best location for Pinnacle Ridge.  However, they are expensive, starting at over $2m. Most have been renovated from the original by now, so each townhouse has something different to offer. Glacier Drive does not have a sidewalk and is too busy in winter to walk on…I wouldn’t risk it too often and certainly never with children. Best to take the bus. Return to table of contents.

Active listings in Pinnacle Ridge

Click the following link to view active listings in Pinnacle Ridge posted by all Whistler brokerages.

Click the following link which will take you to the Whistler Listings System (WLS) so you can search for listings. In the “search by address” box on the lower left of the screen, type the street address, 4700 Glacier Drive, and WLS will pull up all the current listings in Pinnacle Ridge, plus details of the property and the listing brokerage.

Please note, every Whistler realtor posts each listing on the WLS, but not every agent posts it on Multiple Listing Site (MLS).

The Real Estate Council of BC allows me and all other agents to show and sell all property regardless of which brokerage has them listed. However, the RECBC only allows agents to cross-market the listings of brokerages which have signed a Reciprocity Agreement.

All new listings and price changes which each listing agent posts on the WLS are re-posted on the Whistler Ski in Ski out Twitter, Facebook and Google+ pages, along with the listing broker information. So, if you want to keep up to date on the ski-in ski-out listing activity in Whistler, checking those social media sites would be the way to do it. Click the icons to the left to connect.  Return to table of contents.

Building details of Pinnacle Ridge

Built in 1988, the property has 3-5.5 bedroom townhouse, 44 units and is zoned for nightly rental, but this is a choice to rent the property nightly, it is not mandatory. Return to table of contents.

Building site plan of Pinnacle Ridge

Pinnacle Ridge site plan

This Pinnacle Ridge site plan shows the location of each unit. Please note, this site plan has been adjusted from the original plan prepared by the developer. So, if you have seen another Pinnacle Ridge plan with different unit numbers, it is probably the original, incorrect plan. Return to table of contents.

Buyer’s Guide*

This Buyer’s guide has been provided by a local law firm. It is a comprehensive guide worth reading when you start looking for real estate in Whistler. Return to table of contents.

Floor plans of Pinnacle Ridge

There are no floor plans automatically available for Pinnacle Ridge. Thankfully, some listing agents work with their sellers and hire a company to prepare a floor plan, but that is on an as-listed basis. Return to table of contents.

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This is a tricky subject, so I have attached a link to the document summarizing Goods and Services Tax (GST) provided by a local accounting office. If you need a shorter explanation as to how GST pertains to the property you are searching for, please call me, Marion Anderson, at 604 938 3885.  Return to table of contents.
Google map showing location of Pinnacle Ridge

Location of Pinnacle Ridge on Blackcomb Mountain and proximity of the ski-lifts and Whistler Village:

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Google Map of ski-in ski-out properties


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Mortgage*

The best I can do for you is to refer you to a local licensed mortgage professional who will assist you. Return to table of contents.

Non-resident of Canada*

It is very simple to buy a property in Whistler when you are a non-resident. I have copied pg 7 of the Buyer’s Guide (see table of contents above) which was supplied by a local law firm, Race & Co., so you can read the section on non-residents. Their advice is to open a bank account in Canada as soon as you start thinking about buying a property. Also, have a lawyer notarize your identification, well in advance of purchasing…I will walk you through this when we connect. Return to table of contents.

Photo gallery of Pinnacle Ridge

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Revenue and nightly rates at Pinnacle Ridge

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Please note, this is the same example posted on each page.  If you want more information or want to see where the figures came from, please contact me, Marion Anderson at 604 938 3885. I am happy to email them to you, and give you an overview of how I compiled them and interpret them for you.

Snowy Creek has a big advantage over other ski-in ski-out rental properties…it has 4 bedrooms and a loft, plus a sofa bed, so it can sleep a lot of people.  This property should generate consistent revenue in Winter and Summer.  The property also has a single car garage for bike storage. The proximity to the Village means that the renters don’t have to rent a vehicle, so that is another plus for them.  You can use any rental management company you wish, or you can self-manage your condo, if you have the motivation. For nightly rental rates on this property and other ski-in ski-out properties your best bet is to check out www.AlluraDirect.com and the other nightly, rental by owner sites.Return to table of contents.

Sales in Pinnacle Ridge

Sales since January 2014, in chronological order with most recent sale at the top, posted by all Whistler brokerages:

          • 5 bedroom/5.5 bathroom $2,575,000.
          • 4 bedroom/5 bathroom $2,525,000.
          • 4 bedroom/4 bathroom $2,200,000.
          • 4 bedroom/4 bathroom $2,500,000.

The Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) does not permit real estate agents to post all the details on real estate sales. If you want to view past sales, which you should do if you are thinking of buying any property, then contact me, Marion Anderson at Marion@myseatosky.com (604) 938-3885. A useful public website to look at is www.BCAssessment.ca. This site is initially a little tricky to navigate, but it will give you the current year and last year’s assessed value of the property, and the sales over the past year.

When the terms and conditions have been removed on each transaction, but the property has not changed title, the sales information is posted on WLS by the listing agent.  I re-post this information on the Whistler Ski in Ski out social media pages of Twitter, Facebook and Google+. That is a good way for you to track Whistler ski-in ski-out sales activity. Click the social media icons on the left and it should lead you to my social media pages, and then follow or like as directed. Return to table of contents.

Ski-in ski-out access at Pinnacle Ridge

The ski-in ski-out access is at the end of the development nearest the Magic run ski-slope.  The Magic Run is also for beginner skiiers so it is a very easy ski-slope for everyone to have their first warm-up run.  Best to have a look at the Site plan above (see table of contents) and you will get the sense of which properties have the best location.  All properties in Pinnacle Ridge are very close to the ski-run…but obviously some are closer than others. Return to table of contents.

Strata fees at Pinnacle Ridge

These include landscaping, snow removal and garbage removal. Pinnacle Ridge has its own on-site garbage station, Return to table of contents.

Strata minutes of Pinnacle Ridge

I am not permitted to post the strata minutes on this site, as they are not deemed public information. The listing agent is not obliged to order the strata minutes until there is an accepted offer. I like my clients to read the strata minutes before writing an offer so that we know of any assessments coming down, and so that if there is a Depreciation Report, my clients have a good understanding of future repairs. Return to table of contents.

Strata parking at Pinnacle Ridge

Each townhouse has a single car garage, and most have an adequate garage pad which can also be used for parking. There is some visitor parking, but parking, in general parking is tight. Return to table of contents.

Strata plan of Pinnacle Ridge

Pinnacle Ridge was built in 3 phases. Cross reference the site plan (check table of contents) with the Strata plan to ensure you have the correct information. Strata Plan Phase I SL 1-20;  Strata Plan Phase II Strata Lots 21-31;  Strata Plan Phase III Strata Lots 32-44. Return to table of contents.

Transit bus service to/from Pinnacle Ridge

There is a bus stop outside Pinnacle Ridge which is where you catch the bus to take you to the Village.  The bus stop to get off at when coming back from the Village is just past the entrance to Pinnacle Ridge, about 100ft away.  From the entrance to Pinnacle Ridge you will be able to see both bus stops. The service that runs through this area is not complimentary, as it is in the Benchlands. The service is not as frequent as the Benchlands service…but it is still a decent bus service. Click this link for www.bctransit.com/whistler and look for route 7 Staff Housing bus shuttle. Return to table of contents.

TW Tourism Whistler Fee*

Tourism Whistler has provided a detailed document which answers the question, “What are TW fees?” These fees are paid by each owner of a property located on Resort Land. The document also provides an overview on the purpose of Tourism Whistler. Make sure you refer to the page entitled: Resort Land Properties Subject to Restrictive Covenants for a list of properties in Whistler which have a rental restriction. Pertaining to this website, it means that for the owners in the Aspens, Le Chamois, Telemark and Woodrun, even if you live in the property, you still have to pay a commercial TW fee. For all other ski-in ski-out properties on this site, you would get a break on the commercial fees, as the other properties on this site are not subject to the restrictive covenant with rental pool requirements. Return to table of contents.

Questions about buying Whistler real estate*

If you are thinking about buying or selling in Pinnacle Ridge, 4700 Glacier Drive, then I am here to help you…that is why I created this web-site. Please contact me , Marion Anderson at, Marion@myseatosky.com or (604) 938-3885. I appreciate your feedback. Return to table of contents.

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Marion Anderson
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B1 Canada
marion@whistlerskiinskiout.com
604 938 3885

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