SNOWRIDGE Houses-Whistler Mt.

Marion Anderson
marion@whistlerskiinskiout.com
604 938 3885

Luxury Ski Homes on Snowridge Crescent

“The best part of owning in this neighbourhood has to be the easy ski-in ski-out access off the Dave Murray Downhill. This location is for the dedicated snow-sport family. The strata plan for this enclave was registered back in 1988, with lots around the 7,500 sq. ft. It is a cozy development with the focus on the convenient location to Whistler Creekside, and the front row to Whistler Mountain.” – Marion.

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About Snowridge Crescent Houses

This is one of the older neighbourhoods in Whistler. There are only 22 houses in this high-end enclave, and every house is basically ski-in ski-out on Whistler Mountain. Some of the houses are closer to the entrance to the Dave Murray Downhill than others.  There is no doubt that if you are looking for a ski-in ski -out house, in a convenient location, then this neighbourhood must be top of your list.

When Snowridge Crescent was formed there were not nearly the restrictions that were put on later developments.  This means that there is a lovely variety of houses, some renovated, some relatively new, some in original condition.  It is a very quiet neighbourhood and it has a path close-by leading to Creekside. This means you can easily walk down the side of the mountain to Whistler Creekside, and take advantage of the restaurants, bars, shops and grocery store.  The Whistler Mountain Ski Club, Whistler Ski School, and ski shops are also in this area. Return to table of contents.

Active listings of Snowridge houses

Click the following link to view active listings of luxury houses in Snowridge Crescent 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 noted above and WLS will pull up all the current listing, plus details of the property and the listing brokerage.

The Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) permits 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.

Please note, every Whistler realtor posts each listing on the WLS, but not every agent posts it on Multiple Listing Site (MLS).

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.

Buyer’s Guide*

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.

Civic address map showing Snowridge Crescent

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Snowridge_civic_address_map

This civic map of Snowridge Crescent shows the civic address of each property.  Return to table of contents.

Development site plan of Snowridge

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This image was part of the developer’s package back in 1988. It shows the location of each house to the bridge over Whistler Creek leading to the Dave Murray Downhill. This image shows the layout of the development, and corresponding lot numbers. Return to table of contents.

G.S.T.*

A home on Snowridge Crescent may or may not be GST exempt. It typically comes down to whether the current owner is making the property available for rent on a nightly basis…which the zoning permits. Ultimately the listing agent should obtain from the vendor the GST position on each property. The Canadian Government collects the GST from the vendor. GST 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 of Snowridge Crescent:

Please note, that the marker on the above Google map indicates SL1 on Snowridge Crescent. It is the start of the bare-land strata. This is the simplest way to show you the location of the development. Return to table of contents.

Google Map showing location of luxury ski-in ski-out properties

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Map of Whistler Creekside

Map of Creekside Village, Whistler.
Map of Creekside Village, Whistler.

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Mortgage*

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*

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. Another excellent resource and more in-depth information is provided onLam Lo Nishio’s website.  They are a chartered accountancy firm in Vancouver. My 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 Snowridge Crescent

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Revenue and nightly rates

Revenue examples. Call me for details and support documenation.
Revenue examples. Call me for details and support documenation.

It is very difficult to obtain nightly rental rates on listings…somehow it is top secret! The above example should give you an idea of the potential. Please call me to discuss this chart and I will be happy to interpret it for you. Snowridge Crescent is zoned for nightly rental accommodation. This means that you can legally rent out your property on a nightly basis if you wish. There are other implications to this, which are discussed in the GST document (see table of contents), or call me at 604 938 3885 for an overview. Return to table of contents.

Sales of luxury ski homes

Sales of houses on Snowridge Crescent since January 2014, posted by all Whistler brokerages:

  • 5.5 bedrooms/4.5 bathrooms $3,250,000.
  • 4 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms $4,750,000.
  • 6 bedrooms/4.5 bathrooms $1,765,000.

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 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

This enclave of houses has a short bridge connecting these homes to the Dave Murray Downhill on Whistler Mountain. Walk over the bridge and you are on the slopes! This route is also a great way for owners to access the village at Creekside at all times of the year.  There is a path which leads down, past Legends and then you are minutes from the grocery store, liquor store, and other shops, restaurants and bars. Return to table of contents.

Strata fees

This is a bare land strata. Which means that the strata council, which is self-managed, looks after the road and the bridge crossing over to the Dave Murray Downhill. There is a nominal strata fee to cover the cost of snow removal and minimal landscaping. Return to table of contents.

Strata minutes

This is a self-managed, bare land strata. This means that there is no professional strata company managing this strata. The owners in the strata manage the strata themselves, and why not! I have sold a couple of properties in this enclave and the strata President has always been prompt to respond to my inquiries.

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. Return to table of contents.

Strata parking

There is not a lot of excess room for cars in this bare-land strata development. However, the large area in the strata seems to serve as a communal parking lot for the owners. Return to table of contents.

Strata plan

Registered strata plan VAS2049. Return to table of contents.

Transit to Snowridge Crescent

The website for the bus service changes every season so check out bctransit.com/whistler.  The bus stop is close-by on Eva Lake Road, or down by Legends if you decide to walk down the path (Spring through Fall) to Whistler Creekside. The bus will take you to/from Whistler Village. It is route 1 and 2 on the link.  There is not a bus which will take you up into Snowridge, but you really don’t need one as you can walk to the bus stop, or take a taxi. 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*

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. 

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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