Powdery white snow and world class slopes have made Whistler, British Columbia, into a world-class skiing resort, with the best months December through February. There are hundreds of marked trails, thousands of acres of slopes, 16 alpine bowls and even three glaciers. Non-skiiers can have fun during the winter ice skating, snow-tubing, or even bobsledding. But Whistler is also great in the off season, when visitors and locals can enjoy camping, hiking, biking, or leaf-peeping in the autumn. And in June and July, Blackcomb Mountain reopens for glacier skiing.
This property, in the White Gold neighborhood, which is very close to Whistler village, is also set up for four seasons of fun. Built in 1993 and fully renovated in 2012, the house offers an inviting home for its owners as well as a separate apartment for guests or possibly short-term rentals. The guest unit is an entirely separate and self-contained apartment with no interior access to the main house — it has its own kitchen, living room, den, and laundry facilities, as well as several patios and porches. The property is available from Marshall Viner at Sutton Group-West Coast Realty Brokerage for approximately $4.9 million.
The almost 3,000-square-foot house (in total) sits on almost a quarter of an acre and boasts a total of four bedrooms, one in the guest apartment and three on the main house’s upper floor. The master offers a large walk-in closet as well as an en-suite bathroom; the two other bedrooms share another bath. There are three baths in all. The main living room has lovely views and a handsome stone fireplace, though it’s somewhat oddly placed in a corner, while the main kitchen features a trendy live-edge wooden slab that serves as a breakfast bar. A wood-fired pizza oven is perfect for parties.
Outside, there is a treed and private plot with leafy landscaping, along with a wraparound deck with stunning mountain views. Tucked under the deck is a hot tub for aprés-ski soaks.
Without question, the property’s most unexpected and quirky feature is the iconic, vintage Whistler gondola cab, which transports guests from the deck, over the garden, and up to the property’s tree house, which includes bird’s eye views over tranquil Fitzsimmons Creek. With a base like this, you can’t go wrong in any of the four seasons.