This video on the ski-in/ski-out trail to and from Big Timber Court is the last in this series of Kadenwood videos. No particular reason that it is last, as Big Timber Court was in the first phase of the Kadenwood development. To understand all that this neighbourhood offers, please visit the Kadenwood page on this site.
The Small Enclave Called Big Timber Court
Big Timber Court is a favourite of mine for the following reasons:
Only five strata lots;
Three strata lots are completely out of sight from anyone travelling up Kadenwood Drive;
Unobstructed views as Big Timber Court is on the southern edge of Kadenwood;
Three homes are already built, and the other two are lots, yet to be developed;
Easy walk to the ski-in trail leading to the Lower Peak to Creek run on Whistler Mountain.
Kadenwood is a wonderful location in Whistler. I spent a lot of time up there last year, and got to appreciate again what a stunning location it is. Anyone who is seeking privacy, solitude or a ski-in/ski-out access to a world class mountain, surely must be considering this area.
Please have a look at the Kadenwood page on this site to understand the area, and if you have time, check out the Ski-in/Ski-out Luxury House Locations page. This page provides a comparison chart to compare the areas where detached houses are available for those looking to easily access Blackcomb Mountain and Whistler Mountain.
If you are not already working with a Whistler realtor, please contact me. I know I can help you find your Whistler home, whether it is listed or not.
Due to the length and the winding nature of Kadenwood Drive, there are a few options for ski-in ski-out trails. Kadenwood Drive in the neighbourhood of Kadenwood is a continuation of the road which leads up from Bayshores. At the entrance to Kadenwood, the neighbourhood, or bareland strata development begins. That is where our Kadenwood Drive starts. If you are looking for a wealth of information on Kadenwood, please check out the Kadenwood page on this site.
If you have watched any of my videos you will have heard me say that listing agents tout all houses in Kadenwood as being ski-in ski-out. My response to this has been, yes, but some are more ski-in ski-out than others, and the houses on Kadenwood Drive are a perfect example of this.
The video, one in a series that covers all the locations in Kadenwood, showcases the houses which look north over Alta Lake. These homes are fortunate to also view the lights of Whistler. This is a wonderful and interesting view. In addition, these homes have a trail that runs along the back of the houses. This trail is featured in the video.
History of Kadenwood
Kadenwood Drive was one of the first phases of Kadenwood to be developed and as such, a lot of these homes were built by developers. Beautiful homes built to the size allocated by the council of the day in the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Twenty years, and several municipal councils later, much has changed, and not only in the size of the allowable build.
If you are interested in Kadenwood, please give me a call. In the meantime, make sure to check out the Kadenwood page on this site.
The houses on High Point Drive have a couple of options for ski-in ski-out trails. One of these trails is featured in my video below. In other words, I feature the trail that better serves the houses which are closer to the Kadenwood Gondola. This is not because of an easy download on colder mornings, but due to the quality of the trails leading to and from High Point Drive. In essence, this location is ideal for all levels of skiers or boarders, especially beginners.
From the video you will see that the trails leading into and out of High Point Drive are of a nice gradient and are wide. In summary, a house on High Point Drive has an excellent ski-in ski-out access.
Luxury Houses on High Point Drive
There are no more vacant lots on High Point Drive. In other words, if you are loved the ski-in ski-out trail for this location, then we need to discuss your options. That is to say, we may need to find you a house which is not listed for sale. Consequently, we would need to talk.
Your Ski-in Ski-out Options within Kadenwood
By understanding your options within Kadenwood, you will come to appreciate that there are many choices for ski-in ski-out access. However, all the ski trails have a different gradient and width, and certainly should be a component when you are deciding upon a house in this location. Have a look at the Kadenwood page on this site.
Another area which may suit your needs is the ski-in ski-out location of Summit Lane which is on the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain. Summit Lane is in the Benchlands of Whistler and as such is within walking distance to Whistler Village. Please call me if you are interested in exploring Summit Lane, and you are not working with a Whistler realtor.
The ski-in ski-out trail for Ancient Cedars Lane in Kadenwood, takes a route which passes by the houses on this Lane. This ski trail is wider than other trails in Kadenwood. Except for brand new beginners, the trail is suited to all levels of skiers and boarders. For the beginner, I would suggest they either walk, or they drive up to the Kadenwood Gondola for download. It will be less stressful, for all involved. For the residents of Kadenwood, parking is allocated in the Gondola parking lot, so it is a simple solution for the beginner.
Ancient Cedars Lane Views
The benefit of Ancient Cedars Lane is similar to Heritage Peaks Trail. The road is only there for the owners on that street. No-one is driving along Ancient Cedars Lane in order to get somewhere else. When the ski season has finished, you can take your mountain bikes on the ski trails. From Kadenwood Drive down to Creekside is a service road. This is a smoother ride than the path from Heritage Peaks Trail down to Creekside.
To understand Kadenwood neighbourhood click the link to visit the Kadenwood page on this site. I have spent enjoyable time creating content and informative videos so that you, the Buyer can start to understand this unique area. It is worthwhile digesting the content before calling me. This information will help you with the next stage of buying in Kadenwood. In addition, you will be better informed to understand the other luxury neighbourhoods in Whistler when we compare them to Kadenwood. In essence, buying is an education process, and the class starts now.
If you are considering a purchase in Whistler, and you are not working with a Whistler realtor, please call me. I look forward to hearing from you.
The ski-in ski-out trail which leads to Heritage Peaks Trail in Kadenwood is featured in the video below. At first viewing the ski-in ski-out trail may look very similar to the route shown in the Trails End Lane video. However, there is a section which is very different and as such it was important to give Heritage Peaks Trail buyers their own video. There are six videos in the Kadenwood ski-in ski-out series. In addition, there are other videos about the neighbourhood, the strata, and the road up to Kadenwood. Please check out the Kadenwood page on this site for wonderful information and videos.
Location of Heritage Peaks Trail
Heritage Peaks Trail is a quiet location within the Kadenwood development. Anyone driving into the area of Heritage Peak Trail is because they live in this location. You would not pass through Heritage Peaks Trail to reach another area within Kadenwood. Buying in this location is because of the views, or for the great access to the ski-in ski-out trail.
In my opinion, the proximity to the ski-in ski-out trail would be a very good reason to buy in this location. However, that is based on everyone being as keen on skiing as I am. The other option for family and friends who are beginners, or a bit timid on the slopes, would involve the car. That means that you would be driving to the Kadenwood Gondola Station for download. In that area there is a gentler slope for beginners, leading to the Lower Peak to Creek run. From there is it off down to Creekside Gondola for Upload. It all depends how ski-in ski-out you want the location to be.
There are two pages on this site, I would attract your attention to. The first is Active Listings. This page is for those who are truly dedicated to finding a ski-in ski-out property in Whistler. The next page is Market Update page where you can see the monthly market update video report and corresponding statistics. Those statistics are courtesy of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, of which all Whistler realtors are members.
If you need more information on Kadenwood, or any other ski-in ski-out location in Whistler, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Video shows you access to Trails End Lane from the ski-in ski-out trail leading into the top of Kadenwood past the houses on Trail’s End Lane then off to Creekside. Kadenwood is positioned as all houses being ski-in ski-out, however, some are more ski-in ski-out than others. This video will help you understand the ski-in ski-out accessibility for the houses on Trail’s End Lane. If you are considering Kadenwood, Whistler, then you should watch all the videos on the Kadenwood page of this site.
Ski Home To Trail
From the video of me skiing this trail, you should notice the width and gradient off the trail. The trails leading in from Lower Peak to Creek on Whistler Mountain are suitable for any level of skier or boarder. With practice, the skier will get up enough speed to get to the top of Kadenwood. From there, the trail is a converted road, so it is a smooth run down to the Piston Bully shed and on to Trails end Lane. However, the part of the trail which could be a concern for any beginner is the path to Creekside. Have a look at the video and you will see what I mean. If you are an intermediate skier or boarder, any part of this trail will be most enjoyable.
Google Map Of Trail’s End Lane
Google last flew over Kadenwood around 1999 when Trail’s End Lane was just a twinkle in the developer’s eye. Looking at the Google map, it is difficult to determine which ski-in ski-out trails will lead your home on Trails End Lane. Telling clients about the ski trails proved to be difficult for me, as I could tell they were not imagining what I was seeing in my mind. That’s why I decided to shoot these Kadenwood videos, to help my clients understand what a wonderful location Kadenwood is. However, certain areas have a better ski-in ski-out access than others, and that is where I can help you. If you are not working with a Whistler realtor, please contact me.
The location to the Kadenwood Gondola becomes a priority when deciding on 2952 High Point Drive over a brand new house on, for example, Heritage Peaks Trail. I encourage my clients to consider the mobility and ability of each family member both on and off the slopes when contemplating the purchase of any real estate in Whistler. This is especially true for ski-in ski-out property. One house in from the intersection of High Point Drive and Kadenwood Drive, it is a very short walk to the Kadenwood Gondola station. This bodes very well with your guests, as they can easily make their own way to the gondola without you having to drive them anywhere. It is a very convenient, year-round location.
Video 2952 High Point Drive In Winter
This video is on YouTube and is courtesy of Real Tours Vancouver. it shows the property in the depths of winter. There is a summer video further down this blog post.
First of all, let’s answer the question, what is a bare land strata? On the registered bare land strata plan, there will be no buildings shown within the lot lines. In addition, the strata plan, will have the words bare land strata on the plan. Sounds simple, and it is, but remember that to find out you always check the registered strata plan. For example, Kadenwood, Sunridge, Horstman Estates and houses in the Snowridge Crescent development are all bare land stratas. The houses in the Ridge and the Heights at Taluswood, are not. Below is Phase 1 of the Kadenwood strata plan. No buildings shown on this registered bare land strata plan.
When you are browsing the listings of Whistler real estate, looking for land for sale, Kadenwood should jump out at you. Whether or not you want ski-in ski-out access to Whistler Mountain, you are probably looking for privacy. In addition, peace and quiet maybe on the list. Kadenwood is less than 15 minutes from Whistler Village, which is the hub of everything Whistler. From the hustle of the village to the serenity of the mountains all within a short drive.
If you are looking for a house with an amazing view then consider 2919 Heritage Peaks Trail in Kadenwood. This brand new house has been built at a high point of the Heritage Peaks area and as such it is above the neighbours. I have shown several houses in this location within Kadenwood to buyers, and this one stands out because of the panoramic view. The view is expansive from the decks and you can see the Tantalus Range to the south and Sproatt and Rainbow Mountains over to the west. Not every home in Kadenwood has this panoramic view.
Video of 2919 Heritage Peaks Trail House and Location
Video of location of 2928 Big Timber Court, Kadenwood. The artist’s impression demonstrates the positioning of the property to maximize the incredible mountain views. This lot is listed with Engel & Volkers Whistler.
Before I tell you the features and benefits of 2928 Big Timber Court, Kadenwood, let me give you some background. Over the summer I hiked the trails of Kadenwood again to see if anything had changed that I should be aware of. That effort always makes me appreciate the Kadenwood houses and their unique ski-in ski-out locations. Have a look at the video entitled Kadenwood Ski Trails. In the video I speak about the ski access trails which run in, through and out of Kadenwood. Some houses have a better ski-in ski-out access than others. Which leads me to this post on a lot for sale in Kadenwood. Finding land for sale in Whistler which is ski-in ski-out is rare as it has all been sold. Most of the lots you see for sale are being resold, that means they are not being sold by a developer.
I have written a lot of posts about Kadenwood. However, this effort to show you the Kadenwood Ski Trails which run in, through and out of the development have been a challenge. I have now solved that challenge by creating a Google map of Kadenwood ski trails. It is important to notice the directional arrows on the map. Have a view of this short video that explains why understanding the ski-in ski-out trails of Kadenwood is important. However, it is only the first step in understanding Kadenwood. That is when it is time to call Marion Anderson, (604) 938-3885 to help you find your Kadenwood home.
I have walked these trails and taken photos so I am confident in the direction of the blue runs. It really is important to understand your options, before you get too focused in your search. For a better view click on the link above or on the icon with the four corners, it is in the top right of the gray bar.
Everyone has a different tolerance to the meaning of ski-in/ski-out. There is no doubt that I can tell you the best locations to suit your tolerance to walking instead of schussing. The marketing efforts of each listing agent, promotes the ski-in/ski-out access for every listing in Kadenwood. In essence, some lot locations are more ski-in/ski-out than others. However, you would be best to call me at (604) 938-3885, as soon as you start your search. I can tell you the benefits of each location on the map of Kadenwood trails.
The Kadenwood page on this site, has received lots of views. Information is added to this page so that you can continue to learn about the area instead of relying on your realtor.
Vacant Land For Sale in Kadenwood
At the time of writing this post, there are two lots listed for sale in Kadenwood. One is in Big Timber Court. After doing all the research on ski-in/ski-out access trails, I am amazed that this property is still available. If you are interested in building in Kadenwood, please call me to discuss your options.
Tourist Accommodation Zoning
All of Kadenwood is zoned as tourist accommodation. This means that you legally have the option for nightly rentals. Right now, there is no vacancy tax in Whistler, so if you buy the house and it sits empty all year, there is no penalty. If the time ever comes where the federal or provincial government puts that tax into effect in Whistler, you are covered. Renting out nightly might be a good option to avoid paying extra taxes.
This is a long video, 15 minutes of a driving tour showing the street view of Kadenwood neighbourhood. For those considering Kadenwood, then this is a must watch. I have taken the time to narrate and point out the ski-in/ski-out access trails around the neighbourhood. The reason I did this video, is because that is the kind of realtor that I am. I go the extra mile…which is quite literal in this situation.
There is something about the Kadenwood Gondola which sets the tone for the Kadenwood neighbourhood. It is pretty obvious that when a development has its own gondola, those properties are owned by highly successful individuals. Owners who expect privacy, ski-in ski-out access, mountain vistas, and huge, brand new homes. In addition, because time is precious, they want quick access to all Creekside has to offer…and why not!
Riding the Kadenwood Gondola
This video will take you on a the Kadenwood Gondola so that you can see for yourself that it is a 5 minute journey. In addition, notice the proximity to the Creekside Gondola. Traveling by gondola is a great way to stay warm on a winter’s day, until you get to the Red Chair and then it is time to get going!
Since Google has not passed by to provide a Google Maps street view of Kadenwood Drive, Whistler, I decided to take this on myself. The reason I wanted to do this, was to help those who are considering the purchase of a brand new house which is ski-in ski-out. Now, that may sound simple: let’s find a brand new home , which is 5,000 sq. ft. plus and it has to be ski-in ski-out. In essence, it is simple, it is Kadenwood and nowhere else in Whistler.
This is the first in a series of videos about Kadenwood. My first video is focused on two points. Firstly, what do the Kadenwood strata fees cover? Secondly, how effective is the strata council? Kadenwood is a 60 strata lot development, 1000 ft up on Whistler Mountain and it is accessible by its own gondola. There is also a scenic road which is a five minute drive up to the Kadenwood Development. I will feature that road on an upcoming Kadenwood video. In the meantime, let me tell you how the strata council manage the monthly fees.
The location of 2934 Heritage Peaks Trail in Kadenwood makes it a true ski-in ski-out property. From this property, the access trail to and from Whistler Mountain starts and ends at the back door of the house. Watch my video as I explain, and show you the actual location of this brand new build, and the ease of accessing the trails. There are not many homes in Kadenwood, or Whistler with this ease of trail access.