MOUNTAIN STAR-Blackcomb Mtn.

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 neighbour above or below you.  At Mountain Star, the  floor plan is superior to neighbouring Arrowhead Point and most of the townhomes in Painted Cliff.  Arrowhead Point and the majority (but not all) of Painted Cliff townhouses have a neighbour above or below you.

Mountain Star is close enough to walk to the ski access to Merlin’s Run on Blackcomb Mountain. There is a great ski-in trail which arrives into the north-end of the development. Buyers typically pay a little less for this location. Be careful when you are purchasing in Mountain Star as some units have a great storage room which is sometimes listed as a bedroom…it is not a bedroom, it is a storage room.


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About Mountain Star

Located on Blackcomb Mountain and situated just above the trees at the top of Painted Cliff Road. Some of these townhouses have great west views of Sproatt Mountain and Rainbow Mountain.  Each unit has its own private hot tub.  The complex has underground parking.

These townhouses are a very short walk from access to the ski-in/ski-out trail located beside Painted Cliff.

A complimentary bus shuttle that runs from the top of Painted Cliff Road to and from Whistler Village. Table of Contents

Active Listings in Mountain Star

Click Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings  to view the active listings for ski-in/ski-out real estate in Whistler, as posted on This is the page where all the ski-in/ski-out listings are posted, regardless of the Whistler brokerage.

Interested in what is happening in the Whistler real estate market? Click on Whistler Real Estate Market Update to get an overview. Table of Contents

Building Details

Built in 1998, this townhouse complex has 28 units comprised of 2-3.5 bedroom units. There is gated underground parking with bike storage and a garbage/recycling room. Table of Contents

Site Plan

Mountain Star Site Plan
Mountain Star Site Plan

This site plan shows the unit number and the floor plan type. See the next section for more information. Note how there is only one number per “slice” of townhouse. Table of Contents

Floor Plans of Mountain Star

Click Mountain Star Floor Plans to view each unit with a directory. Cross reference this with the site plan above. Table of Contents

Google Map Location of Mountain Star, 4894 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, BC on Blackcomb Mountain

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

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Photo Gallery of Mountain Star

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Revenue and Nightly Rates at Mountain Star

Mountain Star is predominantly an excellent winter rental.  Summer rentals typically happen in Whistler Village and at a rate under $100. They are also for shorter time periods. It takes a lot to rent out your property for two nights at $100/night. Not much revenue in that equation.

There are very few reasons why anyone would rent a Mountain Star unit in the Summer except if they needed a 3 bedroom property and there was nothing available closer to the Village. In addition, there is no swimming pool, and it is not a walk to the Village or Base of Blackcomb location.  Getting a bike back up Painted Cliff Road to Mountain Star is also not a great summer activity.

You will make your revenue here during the ski season…as long as you don’t decide that you want to stay at your property when everyone else does.

If you are interested in self-managing your Mountain Star property, have a look at this portal and the other nightly, rental by owner sites. Table of Contents

Sales in Mountain Star

Recent sales in Mountain Star, posted by all Whistler brokerages in the chart below. If you want to see the sales history in Mountain Star since 2013 click on the Townhouse Sales Statistics page.

UnitBed/BathSold PriceDate Sold

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Ski-in/Ski-out Access at Mountain Star

There is a ski-in trail at the north end of the development, and this is one option to getting home. To ski-out onto Blackcomb Mountain, there is a short walk down the Mountain Star drive-way (which is on an incline) to Painted Cliff Road.  From there, you either cross the road, or follow the side-walk around to the entrance of the ski-out trail.  This trail runs parallel with the Painted Cliff Road complex. Some people walk back to Mountain Star using this ski-out trail, as it is not steep at all.

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Strata Fees, Highlights and Parking at Mountain Star

These include snow removal, landscaping and garbage removal.

Highlights from Mountain Star Strata

The following points are taken from the recent strata minutes and bylaws of Mountain Star:

  • Owner’s pets are allowed.

Parking for Mountain Star

Each unit has assigned spot(s) in the underground parking, where there are also a few visitor parking spots.  Parking anywhere else is pretty much for loading and unloading from the townhouse. Table of Contents

Strata Plan for Mountain Star

Mountain Star was built in one phase. Click the following link for the Registered Strata Plan VR 3020Table of Contents

Transit Bus Service to Mountain Star

Painted Cliff Road is a quiet road as most people who buy in this location park the car the minute they arrive, and use the complimentary bus service. There is a free, village bus service which has a route through the Benchlands. This service runs about 8 times an hour in winter and just slightly less the rest of the year. Click this link for the and look for route 5, the Whistler Upper Village/Benchlands shuttle. Table of Contents

Questions About Buying in Mountain Star?

If you have any questions, and you are not working with a real estate agent, please contact me. Have a look at the Buying Process for a step by step guide. Table of Contents
(604)938 3885
Marion Anderson
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7, Canada