SNOWY CREEK-Whistler Village

Snowy Creek, 4501 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC

Snowy Creek, 4501 Blackcomb Way is classified by real estate agents as being in the Benchlands. However, the proximity to the Whistler Village is undeniably close, and less than a 5 minute walk to all that it offers. In fact, the location is far more convenient to the Village than any other property in the Benchlands. Making it prime for earning rental income throughout the year.

In Spring, Blackcomb Mountain’s, world-class groomers do what they can to keep the ski-in and ski-out operational by rearranging the snow to accommodate skiers. Mountain Square, home of the Whistler Village Gondola, the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola and the Fitzsimmons Chair, are all within easy walking distance. Therefore, this location has a great, plan B for access to the slopes which is important for spring skiing. Coming off the slopes, it is a quick walk home, but only if you can resist the lure of the patios, calling out your name for aprés.

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Active Listings

Snowy Creek has established owners who purchased back in 1988, therefore, we may be looking for a sleeve or exclusive listing. In essence, if you are interested in Snowy Creek, call Marion to discuss how this would work.

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View other listings provided by all Whistler real estate brokerages on the Active Ski-in Ski-out Listings page.

Location

Snowy Creek has the best ski-in ski-out location out of its competitive set of 1) ski-in and ski-out; and 2) walking distance to Whistler Village. Therefore, Snowy Creek is top of the list for location, location, location.

Distance From Whistler Village Video

The video below is about 90 seconds long, so that will tell you the length of time it takes to get from the entrance to Whistler Village off the highway. The video is recorded so that you get your bearings on this centrally located development.

Google Map

Civic Address Map

This map was taken from the Resort Municipality (RMOW) website. It shows you what surrounds Snowy Creek and that the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola runs above part of the development. This gondola usually operates from early morning through to 6.30pm, and only in the winter season. For upload in summer to Blackcomb Mountain the Gondola from the Blackcomb Base is operational. Please note, on the map below it has not been updated to show the Blackcomb Gondola which replaced the Wizard Express Chairlift in December 2019.

Street View

This street view video should help you get a sense of the size of the development. In addition, it should help you with the distance, and length of time it would take to walk to the ski-in access, or the access to the shortcut to Whistler Village.

Photo Gallery

In the photos below, pause when you see the ski-in ski-out access which is shown just before the bridge.

Snowy Creek winter view

Bridge to village at Snowy Creek

Snowy Creek path ski out

Snowy Creek ski-in and ski-out access

Snowy Creek another view of the ski-in ski-out access from Village Run

Duplex property at Snowy Creek

Path through to the Snowy Creek ski-in ski-out access

Snowy Creek on Blackcomb Way

Snowy Creek another view

Snowy Creek looking north

Snowy Creek Blackcomb Mountain in the Background

Afternoon direct light at Snowy Creek

Snowy Creek townhouses

Snowy Creek half-duplexes

Ski-in Ski-out Access

The ski-in ski-out access for Snowy Creek involves some effort to climb up the incline to get to Village Run. However, it is great way to warm up the muscles with a short burst of activity. In addition, like most things, it would get easier every time. Another alternative is to walk along Blackcomb Way to the bus terminal and walk up the slope to get on to Village Run. I point out both of these options in my ski-in ski-out video below.

Site Plan Showing Ski-in/out Access

The following site plan was taken from the developer’s original plan. It shows you the number of each townhouse and the location to the ski-access on to Village Run.

Ski-in Ski-out Access Video

The ski-in ski-out access to/from Village Run is within steps of any of the townhomes of Snowy Creek. The climb up to reach Village Run changes with each snowfall, as the snow plough pushes the snow close to the access off the run. I would expect that once you have mastered this climb, it would be easy peasy. In addition, as the snow melts the climb to get to Village Run will be shorter. It is worth the effort because Village Run leads into Mountain Square. That is where you will have the choice of upload via Whistler Mountain Village Gondola, Whistler Mountain’s Fitzsimmons Chair or the Blackcomb Mountain’s Excalibur Gondola.

This location is also convenient 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. Plus, the Blackcomb Base is very close, but in the other direction.

Sales

Sales in Snowy Creek show that there have been few transactions in this highly sought after complex. To compare Snowy Creek sales to other ski-in ski-out developments, click through to the Townhome Sales Statistics page on this site, and filter accordingly.

UnitBed/BathSold PriceDate Sold
164.5/4.505,300,00007-2020
265.5/44,250,00007-2018
154.5/3.53,450,00003-2018
163/33,650,00002-2018

Revenue and Nightly Rates

Snowy Creek has a big advantage over other ski-in ski-out rental properties…it has been zoned for 4 bedrooms and a loft, so these half-duplex properties can sleep a lot of people. For rental properties in Whistler, it is like a pyramid, with a vast number of studios on the bottom and then at the top are the exclusive 4 bedroom plus properties. When you add into this equation that not all 4 bedroom properties are available for rent, this makes your 4 bedroom (and loft) even more limited. Limited supply means higher demand which means a higher nightly rental rate.

The proximity to the Village means that the renters don’t have to rent a vehicle, so that is another plus for them.  There are no restrictions on your choice of rental management company therefore, you can make your own selection. Therefore when you contact one of them they should be able to provide you with a forecasted revenue. In addition, nightly rental rates on this property and other ski-in ski-out properties are posted online.

Strata

Built in 1988, there are 30 units in the development which was zoned for nightly rental. and whether you rent nightly or not is up to you. When the development was built, a room within each townhouse was dedicated as a hot tub room. Therefore, fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how light a sleeper you are, there were no exterior outdoor hot tubs allocated. Some owners have kept the indoor hot-tub room, while others have converted the hot tub room into a den. In summary, the strata fees are low at Snowy Creek simply because there are no amenities. There is no underground parking either, so it is a very simple strata. 

There is always a lot to understand about a strata, and when possible, I always encourage my client to review the minutes and the financials prior to writing an offer. I will guide you through the minutes, and ensure all your questions and concerns are addressed. In closing, owner pets are allowed.

Floor Plans (BEING ADDED WEEK OF JUNE 14TH)

The slide presentation below shows you the floor plans of Snowy Creek with the site plan showing you the unit type. The B looks like an 8 so it is 1B not 18. Cross reference the unit type with the floor plan. Please note, all these images were taken from the developer’s original sales presentation. For a pdf version, click and print off the Snowy Creek floor plans.

Snowy Creek site plan with unit type

Fees

The monthly strata fees include:

  • snow removal
  • landscaping
  • garbage removal
  • road maintenance and repair
  • common property insurance

Storage

The only storage available at Snowy Creek is what is in your property. This is where the garage becomes valuable, especially when you have expensive bikes.

Parking

Each townhome or half-duplex has a single car garage, and some, but not all properties have a parking pad outside their garage. The development was built in 1988 and unfortunately, a lot of vehicles are now too large to fit into the single car garage. Therefore, a lot of owners now use the garage as an equipment room. There are many additional parking spots for owners and guests. I would suggest that anyone renting in Snowy Creek did not hire a car as the location would be chosen because it is walking distance to Whistler Village, and all that offers. However, for residents and second home owners, determining parking trends based on the time of year would be a natural process.

Strata Plan

Snowy Creek was developed in two phases. It may be best to 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

Questions

I am here to help you understand Kadenwood, and how it compares to other areas in Whistler. When you are ready to have a conversation, please contact me if you are not already working with a Whistler real estate agent. In the meantime have a look at the Buying Process page for a step by step outline of buying a property in Whistler. Another page of interest should be the FAQ page. On the FAQ page you will find answers to a variety of questions you may have on taxes, and non-resident information. In summary, there is a lot of information on Kadenwood which I can help you interpret, so please reach out to me when you are ready.

marion@whistlerskiinskiout.com
604 938 3885
Marion Anderson PREC*

*Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
#203, 1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7

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