PAINTED CLIFF-Blackcomb Mtn.

Painted Cliff, 4891 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, B.C.

Great property at Painted Cliff, 4891 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, BC, is a very popular Whistler ski-in/ski-out development, and equally popular for nightly rentals. Furthermore, it also leads the Whistler real estate market with setting the price for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom townhouse sales in the Benchlands.

The townhouses in the lower row of Painted Cliff are a “slice” which means no neighbours above or below. This is not the case in the main row of townhouses. The majority of sales in Painted Cliff are townhouses which are still in their original condition. Whomever chose the kitchen cupboards chose a supplier who knew how to make something that was attractive yet durable. You can also tell from the green floor tile in the bathroom and the row of decorated tile in the bathroom what has survived the test of time and the renters.

In summary, it all comes down to access to Merlin’s Run on Blackcomb Mountain for buyers of Painted Cliff.  The access is a flat, easy walk for all ages, which is a big benefit of Painted Cliff.


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About Painted Cliff Road

Painted Cliff is located at 4891 Painted Cliff Road in the Benchlands. This is a prime ski-in/ski-out property high-up on Blackcomb Mountain’s Merlin’s run leading to the Wizard Express Quad Chair.  Some of the townhouses have views and understandably the closer to slope the more expensive the unit.

The units are not overly large but the ski-in/ski-out convenience makes up for that.  Communal hot tub, and underground, gated parking, plus a bus stop at the end of the Painted Cliff Road, make this a must see when looking for a ski-in/ski-out Whistler property.

The smaller 1 and 2 bedroom suites tend to sell for a premium in Painted Cliff. The one bedroom floor plan offers very good space for this type of unit. Having your own exterior door on a one bedroom ski-in/ski-out property is a definite plus for this property.  There are not many one bedroom ski-in ski-out townhouses in Whistler.

Most of the townhouses in Painted Cliff have a neighbour above or below.  There is a row of 5 townhouses in Painted Cliff which only have a neighbour next door. Table of Contents.

Active Listings in Painted Cliff Road

  • no active listings.

To view all the listings please click the following link Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings. This page will show you active listings for townhouses, condos and luxury homes as per the Whistler Listing System. is the main listing website for all Whistler brokerages.

If you are interested in a Whistler Market Update, please click that link. Table of Contents.

Building Details of Painted Cliff Road

Built in 1993, the property has 1-3.5 bedroom suites, 52 units and is zoned for nightly rental, which is optional. Table of Contents.

Site Plan of Painted Cliff Road

Painted Cliff site plan with unit number and floor plan type
Painted Cliff site plan with unit number and floor plan type.

This site plan of Painted Cliff shows the unit number and floor plan. Cross reference this with the floor plans -see table of contents. Table of Contents.

Floor Plans of Painted Cliff

Painted Cliff Floor Plans of each unit corresponds to Site plan  (see table of contents). Table of Contents.

Google Map Location of Painted Cliff

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

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Photo Gallery of Painted Cliff

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Revenue and Nightly Rates in Painted Cliff

Painted Cliff has solid rentals in winter, but in summer there are more village rentals available, so Painted Cliff gets left behind. The only advantage over the village rentals is when your Panted Cliff townhouse has three bedrooms or more. Then you have a very good chance of earning a summer rental.

There is the option of renting your Painted Cliff townhouse. Should you decide to market the property yourself, there are several rental portals. Look at which can make it very cost effective to be your own rental manager. Table of Contents.

Sales in Painted Cliff

Recent sales in Painted Cliff, posted by all Whistler brokerages, are in the following chart. If you want to see sales in Painted Cliff since 2013 click on the following link to take you to the Townhouse Sales Statistics page on this site.

UnitBed/BathSold PriceDate Sold

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Ski-in/Ski-out Access in Painted Cliff

This has to be one of the top ski-in/ski-out access trails in all of Whistler.  Simply because it is flat  and a very short walk, 20 paces, from the end of Painted Cliff to the Wizard run on Blackcomb Mountain. The ski-in and ski-out trail, and it is basically flat, so if you can walk, you can ski/board it. From there you are down to the new ten passenger gondola which in 2018 replaced the Wizard and the Solar Coaster chair lifts. Table of Contents.

Strata Fees, Highlights, Storage, and Parking


These include snow removal, landscaping and garbage removal, Painted Cliff has its own, on-site garbage station.

Highlights of Painted Cliff Strata

The following points are taken from the recent strata minutes and bylaws of Painted Cliff:

  • This strata seems to be well run and it appears that they have one strata meeting each year plus their annual AGM.
  • The strata council has voted down the depreciation report for the third year in a row.
  • Pets are allowed.
  • Roof replaced in July 2015


This is an issue if you have a lot of toys. There is bike storage in the gated underground parking. However, if your bike was expensive, you would be looking for in-townhouse storage, and frankly there is next to none. When I show Painted Cliff, the response from buyers is the lament of lack of storage in the townhouse. Remember, these properties were not built with summer in mind back in 1988. It was all about access to the slopes…and Painted Cliff has that in spades.

Parking at Painted Cliff

Each townhouse has one assigned spot regardless of the number of bedrooms.  In addition, there are over 25 visitor parking spots which is the most I can remember having seen in Whistler. The only time that I have ever seen any underground garage full is during the week at New Year…the trick there is to park the cars and not move them unless you take the car from your assigned spot. Table of Contents.

Registered Strata Plan

Painted Cliff was built in one phase. Click the following link for the Registered Strata Plan LMS 657Table of Contents.

Transit Bus Service for Painted Cliff

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 www.bctransit/whistler and look for route 5, the Whistler Upper Village/Benchlands shuttle. Table of Contents.

Questions About Buying or Selling in Painted Cliff?

Thinking of buying in Painted Cliff, 4891 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler? Please call me if you are not working with a real estate agent. In the meantime, check out the steps you will need to take to own in Painted Cliff by viewing the Buying Process page. I am here to help you. Table of Contents
Marion Anderson
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7, Canada