Marc and Vicky Rizzardo

Snowgoose, Blackcomb Mtn/Benchlands, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Size: 3 Bedroom , 3 Baths, 1700 sq. ft.
Beds: Sleeps 7, 1 Queen, 1 Queen Sofa Bed, 1 Queen/Single combo bunk, 2 Single

Welcome to our Vacation Rental!

Relax with a book by the fireplace, watch a DVD or high definition cable TV, play your favorite CD's or get out a game and have some fun. This is the place to spend your well-earned vacation!
Relax with a book by the fireplace, watch a DVD or high definition cable TV, play your favorite CD's or get out a game and have some fun. This is the place to spend your well-earned vacation!

If you've been searching for the perfect place to spend your vacation, this is it! We are located in the very desirable area of the Blackcomb Benchlands. Everything is within walking distance from our home, and you can ski out right to our complex. We also have a free bus that stops right outside our place aprox. every 8 minutes to get you to the lifts of both mountains in minutes. We are a family with 3 children, living in Vancouver, and this our private retreat. We have made so many great memories here, and we hope you will join ourselves as well as the many other guests we have hosted over the years to make some special memories of your own. Click on reservation information to book our place now

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Calculate Your Rate


Quoted in Canadian dollars, no extra taxes or fees. Our rates are unbelievable for the location, quality and amenities. We try and make it affordable for families to ski in the winter and golf/swim/cycle/horseback ride in the summer.  

Rates Calculation Minimum night stay requirements are based on your arrival season only.
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Season Start Date End Date # of Nights Rate/nt Comments
2017 Regular Rate Jan 8, 2017 Dec 15, 2017
2 +
2017 Holiday rate Dec 16, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
7 +

Payment Info

The easiest way to pay, is by offline credit card. Phone or fax us with you credit card number. We accept Visa or Mastercard. The rate of exchange will be determined by your credit card company. You will receive a receipt in the mail. Personal cheques and money orders are also accepted. Cash is only accepted if payment is made in person (this only applies to residents of the Lower Mainland).

Policy Amount Required Due Date Payment Accepted
Reservation Deposit 25.00% of total 2 days after reservation acceptance Online CreditCard via this website
Balance of Payment Full remainder 45 days prior to arrival
Damage Deposit No damage deposit collected
Less than 45 days prior to arrival Full payment At time of booking

Property Description

Level 1: bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining area, living area, laundry room, foyer Level 2: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Sleeping Areas & Beds


Queen bed, vaulted ceiling,clock/radio,phone,private deck,dresser,large closet with mirrored doors, wait till you see my parents old skis mounted on the wall!

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 Queen
Has Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Floor Level 1

upstairs bedroom #2

Custom made pine bunkbed,queen on bottom,single on upper,dresser,largemirrored closet,vaulted ceiling,deck,radio,x-hall bathroom

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 3
Beds 1 Queen/Single combo bunk
Floor Level 1


2 pine beds, dresser, mirrored closet doors, radio/cassette player

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 2 Single
Has Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Floor Level 1

Living Room

Room Type Common Area (A living area with a temporary bed)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 Queen Sofa Bed
Floor Level 1


A new kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances, and heated slate floors. Find everything you need to prepare delicious meals at home, including cookbooks for inspiration!

Aluminum Foil yes
Basic Food Staples yes... please replenish if you finish something
Blender yes
Coffee grinder yes and drip coffee maker
Coffee Maker -Auto drip, basket filter -Keurig coffee maker -French press
Cook Books basic and gourmet, including a crock pot recipe book, throw dinner in and have it ready by the time you come off the mountain.
Cooking/Eating Utensils lots of plates, cups etc
Crock Pot yes
Dish Soap yes
Dishwasher yes
Electric Juicer yes... citrus juicer
Electric Mixer hand mixer
Fridge standard
Garbage Bags yes
Garburator yes
Glassware lots
Heated Floors new heated slate floors
Kettle electric and stove top
Microwave Panasonic "Genius"
Napkins yes
Oven elecrtic, self- cleaning
Sandwich Maker yes
Stove electric
Toaster yes
Waffle Iron yes

Living Area

Relax in our living room while watching TV, videos, playing games, listening to music or contemplating a wood burning fire. Our open area plan has vaulted ceilings, exposed wooden beams, pine furnishings, tasteful artwork and decorations.  We have huge windows that let in lots of natural light which is unusual in Whistler.  It feels very bright and spacious.

Dining Area

Our extra large pine table seats 10 comfortably for meals or games. We also have 2 "barstool" chairs at the kitchen island... a great place to have a snack or keep the cook company

Special Features

Close to everything, vaulted ceilings with huge windows to bring in the maximum natural light, corner unit with great views, right on the free bus route and ski- out trail.

Art Lovely art depicting the local mountains and area
Decor Lots of pine, custom sofa and chair, rustic
Lofted/Cathedral Ceilings In both living room and upstairs bedrooms/bathrooms. Windows two stories high!
Views Corner unit with views of Whistler, Blackcomb, and local mountains.


Underground secure parking, private entrance

Private Amenities

Baby/Infant Equipment high chair, play/sleep cot, toys, videos
BBQ propane, on deck with wonderful mountain views
Books adult and child, magazines
Cable TV yes, HD TV, PVR
Cassette Player yes
Coded Access keyless entry for your convenience and security
Complimentary Housekeeping prior to and at end of stay, extra housekeeping can be arranged at owners expense
Deck one large one off eating area with patio furniture and BBQ, small ones off each upstairs bedroom
Dining Area large pine table, seats 10
Dishwasher yes
Fireplace wood burning, local rock with wooden mantle
Fresh Linens complete set of bath, table, kitchen, and bed linens
Games games for adults and children
Guest Parking two reserved parking stalls and one extra free parking avail. in same facility
Hairdryer in all bathrooms
Iron and Ironing Board in laundry area
Laundry Facilities full size washer and dryer in our personal laundry room, laundry soap
Living Area open plan, sofa, ottaman, chair, entertainment unit, fireplace
Meet and Greet At guest's request and expense
Meet and Greet Service at owners expense
Patio Furniture bench and chair to enjoy the fabulous deck views
Personal Tours At guest's request and expense
Resort Information in unit as well as with Allura package
Safety Equipment fire extinguisher
Secure Reserved Parking 2 free, reserved underground parking spaces
Secure Ski and Bike Storage room for ski storage in our personal laundry room, bike rack in parking area
Security System monitered
Stereo hooked to cable system for great reception!
Telephone Free local calls,long distance at expense of guest... use a calling card or reverse charges
VCR yes
Videos children's videos

Shared Amenities

Baby/Infant Equipment Included
BBQ Included
Books Included
Cable TV Included
Cassette Player Included
Coded Access Included
Complimentary Housekeeping Included
Deck Included
Dining Area Included
Fireplace Included
Fresh Linens Included
Games Included
Guest Parking free, secured, underground, reserved spaces for our unit, extra parking avail. in same facility
Guest Resort Information Included
Hairdryer Included
Iron and Ironing Board Included
Laundry Facilities Included
Living Area Included
Logs Included
Meet and Greet Included
Meet and Greet Service Included
Patio Furniture Included
Resort Information Included
Safety Equipment Included
Secure Reserved Parking Included
Secure Ski and Bike Storage Included
Security System Included
Stereo Included
Telephone Included
VCR Included
Videos Included

Location & Map


Blackcomb Benchlands... The best way to be close to the Village and yet have some privacy and quiet. We are on the corner of Blackcomb Way and Painted Cliff Road. A free bus comes by our place every 8 minutes and can take you to the lifts or village.  It is a pleasant 10-15 minute walk to the village.  We are a short walk away from Lost Lake as well.

Access Time to Lifts

Free transport to village & lifts
Free shuttle
Less than 10 minutes walk
Ski in ONLY

Access Time to Shops & Restaurants

Less than 5 minutes drive
Free transport to village & lifts
Free shuttle
Less than 10 minutes walk

Access Time to Grocery Stores

Less than 5 minutes drive
Free transport to village & lifts
Free shuttle
Less than 10 minutes walk


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These policies are in effect to protect both you as guests, and us as owners. Please read them carefully before booking our place and contact us if you have any questions. We are very firm on these policies.

Suitability & Eligibility Policies

Suitable For:
Adults - Min Age to Stay: 25 Responsible adults. We do not accept high school students for grad parties. You must be an adult (over 25) and able to act in a responsible manner and be respectful of others in our complex. We reserve the right to decline reservations based on age/maturity. References may be required in some cases.
Non-Smokers Only Outside only. 100% loss of damage deposit for smoking inside.
Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)
Not Suitable For:
Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties We no longer permit graduation, end of term, stag, or stagettes at our property. Please don't put yourself in a position to be evicted
Pets No. 100% loss of damage deposit if a pet is brought to unit. Please make arrangements elsewhere for your pets.
Young Adult Only Groups 17-24

Reservation & Cancellation Policies

Cancellations Made by Guests deposit payments are non-refundable. We will refund your money if we can replace your booking. Refunds are the re-booked rate and based on the number of nights re-booked; all cancellations are subject to a 4% cancelation fee
Courtesy Hold Reservations not applicable. Payment of deposit holds your reservation
Delayed Arrivals no refund. We are not responsible for delayed arrivals and do not provide refunds for this
Delivery of Instructions and Access Information Upon receipt of full payment.
Guest Account Termination The Owner or their Contact reserve the right to request permanent Guest account inactivation from this web sites technical administrators in the event of one or more of the following Guest actions: intentional property policy violation causing material damage or fines, Guest misrepresentation and/or fraud, intentionally defacing or damaging public or private property, breaking laws and bylaws, theft, public indecency, harassment, causing bodily or emotional harm & disturbing the peace after repetitive warnings. Guests will be notified by email of account termination. Guests may choose to appeal their account termination. Guests may be given the chance to reconcile with the Owner as a condition of preserving or reversing their account status. Account termination prevents the Guest from booking this or any other property that uses the same web site
Ineligible Guests Reservation Reversal The Owner or their Contact reserves the right to cancel reservations made by, and refuse business to: Guests who do not meet the policies published in this property's Policies Table at the time of booking and past Guests known to have : intentionally violated rental property policies, damaged and/or defaced rental properties through intentionally destructive and/or negligent behavior, engaged in theft, broken local bylaws and laws, committed fraud or who misrepresented themselves, and Guests who have caused bodily or emotional harm to any third parties. Reservations may be cancelled up to a maximum of 48 hours from the time the ineligible Guest made the booking. Guests will be issued a refund by personal cheque. Refunds will be adjusted for any payment processing expenses
Late Reservation Payments not allowed. Late payments will result in cancellation of the booking with no refund
Privacy The Owner, their booking Contact and this web sites technical administrators agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of their Guests without prior written consent from the Guests, except under force of law, or for law enforcement purposes relating to policy and property violation. The Owner and their booking Contact also agree to not use Guest personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Guests. Guests agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of the Owner or their booking Contact without prior written consent from the Owner and/or Contact, except under force of law or for law enforcement purposes. Guests also agree to not use Owner or Contact personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Owners and their Contact.

Guest Stay Policies

Check-In Time 4:00pm. Contact us prior to arrival, early check-in may be possible!
Check-Out Time 11:00am. Contact us, late check-out may be possible!
Complaints Concerning Property Report all property complaints or obvious damage caused by previous Guests to us immediately, by phone and by email as they become evident. Serious problems should be reported with supporting photographs. We will make our best efforts to rectify problems within 24 hours of notification. Failure to notify us of property-related problems while in the property and as they become evident, will forfeit any rights or claims against us regarding property condition after your departure.
Excessive Cleaning Costs Guest must agree to pay for any excessive cleaning costs that are over and above the costs of cleaning a typical guest stay. Cleaning associated with defacing the property or above the standard fees is considered property damage
Excessive Noise complaints from other tenants. Whistler bylaws make it very easy to evict anyone who is making excessive noise after 10 pm. A fine will also apply. There will be no refund for any days you were not able to stay due to the eviction.
Housekeeping complimentary. before arrival, after departure. Extra avail. for longer stays or at request
Maintenance Emergencies 24 hour pager. Complete emergency contacts provided for booked guests
Maximum Sleeping Capacity 9 people. this is in accordance with both our strata agreement, as well as the number of beds we have. We have strict strata rules. Parties of more than 9 will be evicted!
Property Damage guest to reimburse owners for all damage sustained during stay. It is up to you to inform us if there has been any damage sustained during your stay. Our housekeeper also keeps us well informed. You will be billed for the cost of replacement or repairs.
Rental Accommodation Zoning
Terms of Eviction By 24 hr. Security Company. Will be evicted for excessive noise, common and private property damage, disturbing the peace.

Local Tips

Just for Kids!

Best rainy day kids activities Rent videos and bring out the snacks. Play games, (we have lots). Go to the Meadow Park Leisure Center for a skate (you can rent skates), or a swim in their amazing pool with cool features for kids. Pick up some art supplies from the art store near the IGA and get creative. Go bowling or play video games at Alpenglow. Try the indoor climbing wall.
Cool playgrounds There"s a neat climbing structure near the IGA, there"s a little log treehouse at Nita Lake, the water park and playground at Meadow Park is wonderful, the school has a playground too.
Great kids activities Same as above, but in good weather go biking (check out Allura discounts for rentals), to the lakes for a swim, hiking, make snowmen, go sledding (we have a small sled), hit the water park at Meadow Park, do all the activities at Blackcomb... mini golf, climbing walls, trapeze, luge ride, bungee trampoline.
Great places to eat with kids Mc Donalds (yuck.. but they like it), Carumba"s for a nice meal, Mongolie Grill (they design their own stir fry), Earls, order in pizza, The Old Spagetti Factory, Subway
Recommended kids clothing If you"re skiing, bring lots of warm clothes, layers work best. Polar fleece is great under coats. Our snow can be wet, so bring extra mittens if you"re playing outside. You can purchase anything you"ve forgotten up there, but prices can be high, so bring all you can from home. Helmets can be rented. Bring goggles or sunglasses and sunscreen. Don"t forget a bathing suit.
Recommended kids programs The Ski school is where you will want your kids to be. They can spend the day skiing or boarding at whatever level they"re at, and meet lots of nice kids of a similar age. The instuctors are so friendly and kind. My kids love it, and I love the break. There"s also a program in the summer for kids there where they do all sorts of neat day trips.
Tips for dropping kids off at programs If you"re renting equipment, go to the ski school the afternoon before (call and find out when) and get everything then. It saves tons of time and confusion the next morning. We take the bus right to the base of Blackcomb, and my kids go to that program. They meet their instructors outside. The little kids and babies go right inside. Be on time for pick-up if you can, and you can still have time for a couple of quick runs with your kids.
What kids should bring A favorite toy or blanket, clothes for all types of weather, good shoes or boots for walking, and their imaginations! There is a toy store and an art store, a couple of book stores, and clothing stores, so if you forget something, don"t worry.

On a Personal Note

Our best Whistler story I had a spectacular fall racing my daughter one day, and now when any of us wipe out, we call it "doing a Vicky". Please don"t feel you have to do "a Vicky" too! On a more personal note, Whistler is where we announced to our oldest daughter ( on more than one occasion) that she was going to have a sibling... a very special memory for us all.
Our favourite season in Whistler and why. It"s hard to pick one season, of course winter is fabulous, spring skiing is bliss, we love lazy summer days by the lake or on our bikes, but I think I love fall the best when we go up for Thanksgiving. We take great long walks, the air is crisp and cool, and sometimes even stormy, and I love the cozy feeling of being away from it all, with a delicious meal cooking and a fire crackling.
What makes Whistler so special and unique? Whistler is constantly trying to get better at everything it does, and we see improvements every time we are up. It"s great now that one company owns both mountains. We like to ski both mountains in the same day, and we are always greeted by the friendliest staff. The ski school is amazing, both for kids as well as adults, and you meet people from all over the world who love the outdoors as much as you.

About Us

We bought our place in 1991, when our daughter was 2 years old. We were looking for vacation property, and decided on Whistler because it is an all-season resort. We now have 3 daughters, all of whom play soccer. We live in Vancouver, and soccer is played all winter, thus our family uses our place more in the summer. We love it for swimming at the lakes, and cycling with our kids. Our children have been attending ski school since they were very young, and love the holidays we take in the Spring to brush up on our skiing. Our eldest is taking up snowboarding, and Marc and I like to sneak off for some cross-country skiing as well as downhill. Marc is a Sports Physiotherapist and his training comes in very handy after a day on the slopes!


Vacation Rental Reviews by Flipkey

Really nice place - excellent for a group

Amlan G from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: Jan-31-2016

We were a group of 7 adults and one baby, and the place was excellent. There is a large, well equipped kitchen that is also great for socializing. The bedrooms are all a good size and the three bathrooms are very handy. Indoor parking and the few steps to the free shuttle bus. Marc was a great host, very helpful with directions, suggestions and tips plus a lot of flexibility. We would love to stay again and highly recommend the place.

Great place!

455tim from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Date: Jan-19-2016

My family had a great time at Whistler. The condo was wonderful! Convenient, easy to get to, close enough to get into the village without difficulty and charming. We would definitely stay here again if we go back. The owners where easy to work with and the welcome packet had everything we needed to access the place without a hitch even when we arrived late the first night. Two thumbs up!


kellyfamily53 from rochester,ny
Date: Aug-14-2015

Beautiful condo with plenty of room for family with adult children and infant. Was a great location in Whistler. It was easy to get into town but away from the noisy village. We had one small problem when we got there which was quickly taken care of by owner. Easy to reach owner. Would definitely recommend.