"This is a nice, very clean, 2BR condo. We are accustomed to sharing a larger house with another family, so to us it felt a bit small -- but it's probably a typical size for a 2BR condo.
There are walking paths to Blackcomb base, which we did use; even carrying/wearing all of your equipment, it's not a bad walk, 10-15 minutes mostly on a tree-lined walking path, with a short bit along a street. If you don't want to walk, the free BCTransit bus stops in front of the development's driveway; it runs quite often and can take you to Blackcomb base and the village proper. The free underground parking is secure, and though the spaces are small, we parked our rented Escalade there -- just maneuver carefully.
The vestibule has a hanging ski rack and more than enough space to stow all your equipment, even your luggage, while you're there. You can probably fit a bike in there in the summer, too.
Check-in was a problem for us, but the property mgmt company finally straightened it out. The owner followed up as rapidly as she could and went out of her way to "make it right". She is a lovely person to speak with; if you have questions before or during your stay, you won't feel like you're being a nuisance by contacting her.
Small quibble: A few of the things that we've come to expect in kitchens were absent -- salt/pepper, coffee filters, foil, containers with lids for leftovers... admittedly, that's not a big deal, but it did surprise us.
Nice showers, lots of blankets, comfy beds, good pillows. The bunk beds are a little lightweight, the kind built more for younger children, so if you have an older, taller, bigger person in the top bunk, it can sway a bit. That said, our two kids (boy and girl) were very happy that the "kid room" had completely separate beds so that they each had their own areas.
The owner provides the special logs that you need to make a fire; the little stove doesn't give off a lot of heat (which is a good thing in a small space) and gives a cozy feel to the room.
When we were there (early April), snow had abandoned the bottom third of the mountains. We saw many people who probably paid a ton of money for ski-in, ski-out properties that were surrounded by bare grass. Watching them walk a long way to their properties left us feeling fiscally happy: even though we were walking 10-15 minutes, we knew that we had paid far less than they did and we had just as much convenience to the lifts."
Guest: Tony and Tracey B.
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: April 16, 2015