SNOWY CREEK-Whistler Village

Marion Anderson
marion@whistlerskiinskiout.com
604 938 3885

Snowy Creek, 4501 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, B.C.

“Staggering distance from Whistler Village, but removed from the noise and rush of the village makes Snowy Creek a great location for owners and guests alike. These townhouses sell for over $2m so anyone considering this location will probably want to explore their alternatives before deciding. However, any other property will just not compare to the convenience Snowy Creek offers. There is limited outdoor space as these properties were built for easy access to the slopes, rather than sitting on your deck…better to sit on a patio in the village knowing you can walk home anytime you like.” -Marion.

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About Snowy Creek

Perfect ski-in ski-out location nestled between the base of both Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains. Snowy Creek has the enviable location of also being within easy (flat) walking distance to the Village…literally minutes away.

The units are spacious, generous sized units with open concept floor plan, private single car garage, some have a private mini backyard, most have been renovated with high-end finishings and private hot tubs.

Snowy Creek is closer to the Village than the Benchlands properties.  However, Snowy Creek is not physically in the Village, therefore it is not classified as a Village property. In Spring, Blackcomb Mountain’s, world-class groomers do what they can to keep the ski in and ski out operational by re-arranging the snow to accommodate skiers. Mountain Square, home of the Whistler Village Gondola, the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola and the Fitzsimmons Chair, is just minutes away and a short walk from Snowy Creek would be very easy.  If you wanted to ski Whistler Mountain, you could ski in to the Village and then walk home to Snowy Creek from there. Good luck getting past the lure of the Dubh Linn Gate Pub! Return to table of contents.

Active listings in the Snowy Creek

Click the following link to view active listings in Snowy Creek 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, 4501 Blackcomb Way, and WLS will pull up all the current listings in Snowy Creek, 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 about Snowy Creek

Built in 1988, the property has 3-6 bedroom townhouses, 30 units, and is zoned for nightly rental, whether you rent nightly or not is up to you. There are no amenities, some owners have indoor hot-tubs. There is no underground parking either, so it is a very simple strata. Return to table of contents.

Building site plan of Snowy Creek

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Plans showing the location of each Snowy Creek townhouse and Floor Plan type. Return to table of contents.

Buyer’s Guide to Whistler real estate*

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 Snowy Creek

Floor Plans as per Site Plan of Snowy Creek below (see table of contents for Site Plan). Return to table of contents.

G.S.T. on Whistler real estate*

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 location of Snowy Creek

Location of Snowy Creek at the Village location on Blackcomb Mountain and proximity of the 3 ski-lifts:

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Google Map of ski-in ski-out properties in Whistler

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Mortgaging a Whistler property*

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 purchasing real estate in Whistler*

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 Snowy Creek

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Revenue and nightly rates at Snowy Creek

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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 the Snowy Creek

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

  • 4.5 bedroom/4 bathroom $2,200,000.

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 Snowy Creek

There is ski-in ski-out access at the back of the development obviously at the side which is up against the ski-slope (see building site plan). It is a very easy ski-in to the complex, you will have to side-step it up the incline to ski out onto the trail…but this is nothing to fret about.  The other access is to walk along Blackcomb Way, past the bus terminal and you will soon be at the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola. This is also a great location if you are mountain bikers or if you are renting to mountain bikers, because it is so close to the Whistler Village Gondola for uploading. Return to table of contents.

Strata fees at Snowy Creek

These include snow removal, and lanscaping. Return to table of contents.

Strata minutes of Snowy Creek

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 Snowy Creek

Each townhouse has a single car garage and some, but not all have a parking pad leading into the garage. There is some visitor parking, but parking. I expect that any renters will choose this location because they won’t need a car when staying in this extremely convenient location. Return to table of contents.

Strata plan of Snowy Creek

Snowy Creek was developed in two phases. Cross reference the site plan (see table of contents for site plan) against the strata plan for more information. Strata-Plan-VR-2083-Phase-1-SL-1-22;  Strata-Plan-VR-2083-Phase-2-SL-23-30. Return to table of contents.

Transit bus service to and from Snowy Creek

You won’t need to take a bus anywhere…unless you ski to Dusty’s in Creekside for apres skiing. Anyway here is the link for the in-Whistler bus schedule. Click this link for the www.bctransit.com/whistler and look for the Whistler Upper Village/Benchlands 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 on buying or selling in Snowy Creek*

If you have any questions about buying or selling in Snowy Creek, 4501 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, I am here to help you…that is why I created this web-site, so 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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