Whistler’s great ski conditions is generally finding its way into the real estate market with total sales year to date up slightly from last year (3%) and our inventory is down about 10% over last year. The next few months will be busy as buyers have been waiting to view many properties which were difficult to access due to renter during our prime ski months. We anticipate lots of new listings will come to the market. All of our listings are being actively shown and offers presented.
Here is a link to view all the properties that have sold in Whistler over the last 30 days:
Here is a link to view all the Whistler properties that are newly listed over the last 30 days:
WHISTLER BLACKCOMB TO EXTEND OPERATIONS
Officials with Whistler Blackcomb have extended Blackcomb Mountain’s operations to May 28, 2012 to allow skiers and riders to take advantage of what has been a deep winter on the mountain. Over 60 days of skiing and riding still remain in the season at Whistler Blackcomb, offering one of the longest seasons in North America. Lifts on both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, including the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, are scheduled to run daily through April 22, concurrent with the tail of the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Lifts will continue to operate on Blackcomb until May 28, a week later than previously scheduled.
Between April 23-May 28, the Blackcomb lifts will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola will not be operating during the Blackcomb spring season.
“We are in the midst of another fantastic winter season here in Whistler so spring will have to wait just a little bit longer,” Doug MacFarlane, Whistler Blackcomb mountain operations manager, said on Wednesday. “We’ve received over 342 cm (135 in.) of snowfall so far in March alone, making for some of the best spring conditions we’ve ever had. Extending the ski season on Blackcomb and giving the people what they want was an easy decision.”
This month is already the snowiest March on record in Whistler. The current cumulative snowfall at Whistler Blackcomb thus far this season is 1184 cm (456 in.), a full 143 cm (56 in.) above the resort’s annual average. Base depths are currently reported as 346 cm (136 in.). When spring does arrive it will be celebrated in style in Whistler with gorgeous conditions, special deals and fun events, including the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival April 13-22 and the World Skiing Invitational April 19-22.
LIVESMART BC – ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Do you come to the end of the winter looking at your hydro bills wondering how can it be so expensive to heat your home? With BC hydro rates on the increase many residents are looking to reduce their power consumption, taking advantage of federal and provincial grant programs to make their homes more energy efficient. Although a Federal government program offering an Eco Energy grant has been cancelled after maxing out with 250,000 registrants, the Provincial LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Program has been extended to March 13, 2013, entitling residents to rebates through the province. If you are interested in learning more, take a look at the website here.