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Welcome to The Aspens, Whistler's premier ski in, ski out property.
Situated right on the slopes, near the base of Blackcomb mountain, this is a top-floor, newly renovated and upgraded suite with stunning mountain views. Please see the Photos & Video link above.
You are just moments away from the Wizard chair giving you speedy access to the mountain. And thanks to the Peak 2 Peak gondola you have ski in, ski out access to a truly breathtaking amount of terrain.
Grab a bite on the hill at one of the excellent dining facilities or take advantage of your "on hill" accommodation to have a relaxing lunch at home.
After a great day on the slopes, ski back to your lodge, hand your equipment to the ski valet and take your pick from the three hot tubs. But the fun doesn't stop there...
A short stroll takes you to the heart of Whistler village with its buzzing aprés and great shopping. Or have a quiet night in with home-cooked food and a glass of good wine.
The condo has FREE wireless internet, air-conditioning for the summer months and anti-allergy bedding.
Please use the navigation links to get further details and, when you're ready to make a booking, click the Reserve Now link above. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us via this site.
NB: Not all apartments in The Aspens have been upgraded. Compare our Photo Gallery with the others to see the quality of accommodation you are reserving.
Photos & Video
Comfortable, spacious living room.
Cosy and welcoming in the evening.
Widescreen TV, BluRay, FREE wireless internet.
Granite counter tops and stainless-steel appliances add to the luxury feel in the fully equipped kitchen
HD TV and Blu-ray player with a wide selection of disks plus a small library of books.
Elegant, contemporary dining area.
Fresh, clean bathroom.
The invigorating shower features a large rainfall shower head.
View from the sofa to the slopes.
Bluebird day - as seen from the deck.
Another perfect day in Whistler
Pool and hot-tubs at dusk.
And the pool at night.
Pretty lights in the courtyard at Christmas. Our apartment is top right.
And at the base as seen from just outside the courtyard.
The Aspens front entrance.
Attention to detail adds a touch of class.
Newly renovated lobby furnished with comfortable chairs.
View from the deck in early fall.
And the courtyard looking green.
Whistler is a beautiful, 4-season resort.
Resort overview courtesy of Google Earth. Whistler on the right, Blackcomb on the left, The Aspens shown with a yellow pin
Another image from Google. Looking over The Aspens rooftops to the Blackcomb base. Our apartment shown with a pin. (Note: Google's image taken before the introduction of the new pool and hot tubs.)
Map of the village and base areas. The Aspens is shown ringed in red.
Detail of the pull-out, Queen-sized sofabed.
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GREAT RATES FOR LONG RENTALS
The longer you stay, the less you pay!
We offer a base rate for short stays (3-4 nights) then apply discounts for longer visits. 5-night stays are good value; 7-nights even better. Stay for 10-nights and save 20% or more!
All rates in Canadian dollars per night and subject to 5% GST. No other taxes are applicable.
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Please click the "Book Now" link above to make a booking. We look forward to welcoming you to The Aspens - Whistler's premier ski in/out property.
|Applicable Taxes||Bookings with an arrival date on or before Mar 31, 2013 are subject to HST of 12%a,
GST of 5% applies
(taxes not included in the rates below)
|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|
|April 2016||Apr 1, 2016||Apr 30, 2016||
|Telus Festival Time!|
|May 2016||May 1, 2016||May 31, 2016||
|Early Summer||Jun 1, 2016||Jun 30, 2016||
|Summer in Whistler. We have aircon!|
|Summer||Jul 1, 2016||Sep 12, 2016||
|Summer in Whistler. We have aircon!|
|Late Summer/Fall||Sep 13, 2016||Nov 17, 2016||
|Not too late - Cornucopia - Turkey Sale|
|Early Season||Nov 18, 2016||Dec 16, 2016||
|Scratch that itch that's been building all summer!|
|Holiday Season||Dec 17, 2016||Jan 2, 2017||
|January 2017||Jan 3, 2017||Jan 31, 2017||
|Happy New Year!|
|Feb/Mar 2017||Feb 1, 2017||Mar 31, 2017||
|Policy||Amount Required||Due Date||Payment Accepted|
|Reservation Deposit||25.00% of total||Due at time of booking||Online CreditCard via this website|
|Balance of Payment||Full remainder||45 days prior to arrival|
|Damage Deposit||$500.00||Charged up to this maximum after departure if property is damaged, requires excessive cleaning, or if items are missing.|
|Less than 45 days prior to arrival||Full payment||At time of booking|
Light and spacious, open-plan living area with picture windows overlooking courtyard and the slopes. Newly upgraded equipment and furniture for modern, deluxe feel. Well-appointed kitchen and formal dining table. Spacious bedroom with king-size bed, queen-size pull out couch in the living room. 3-piece bathroom suite with shower in tub.
Sleeping Areas & Beds
Stunning recycled timber King-size sleigh bed. Matching bedside furniture and spacious closet. A haven of relaxation.
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Beds||1 King - It's a King sleigh bed made from beautiful recycled timber.|
Queen-size sofa bed with comfortable mattress.
|Room Type||Common Area (A living area with a temporary bed)|
|Beds||1 Queen Sofa Bed - Comfortable model, designed for regular use with decent mattress..|
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||No|
|Includes||Bath, Hairdryer, Shampoo, Shower, Soap, Vanity|
Newly upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Fully equipped with:
- Coffee Maker + coffee, sugar and powdered milk
- Tea and Spice rack
Great views of Blackcomb and Whistler mountains from the spacious, open-plan living room.
Comfortable couch which converts to a queen-size bed with a seven inch mattress. Area rug in front of the stone fireplace.
Private deck. 42" wall-mounted HD LCD TV with HD cable TV with Chromecast and DVR. BluRay/DVD player. Cordless Phone. Air-conditioning for the summer.
Formal dining table within the open-plan living area. Seating for four.
|Art||Carefully selected wooden and ceramic pieces for a stylish finish|
|Decor||Newly redecorated. Clean, light and airy|
|Fireplace||Stone front gas fireplace|
|Views||Blackcomb & Whistler ski area from the living room & deck|
- FREE internet (just bring your WiFi devices)
- Wall-mounted 42" HD LCD TV
- HD Cable TV package + DVR (like TIVO or Sky+ for pausing/recording TV)
- BluRay/DVD player
- Gas fireplace
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Air-conditioning unit
- Key-less coded access
- Secure underground parking (parking fee applies)
|Air Conditioning||Portable in Livingroom|
|Coded Access||Access intructions provided after final payment received.|
|Deck||3 Chairs with a view of Whistler & Blackcomb ski runs|
|Dining Area||Stylish and Modern|
|DVD Library||Selection of movies|
|DVD Player||BluRay/DVD player in living room|
|Fireplace||Stone-faced gas fireplace in Livingroom|
|Hairdryer||One in bathroom|
|Internet Access||Bring your own WiFi devices|
|Iron and Ironing Board||In hallway closet|
|Parking - Pay Only||Purchase ticket in lobby|
|Pool - Free & On Site||Large swimming pool|
|Telephone||Free local and 1-800 calls|
|TV-Digital or HDTV||42-inch wall-mounted HD LCD TV with Chromecast for streaming Netflix etc. DVR (like TIVO or Sky+ for pausing/recording TV)|
|Fitness Facilities||A selection of machines|
|Games/Rec Room||On lobby level with super-widescreen TV|
|Hot Tub||3 outdoor, open air hot tubs|
|Laundry Facilities - Paid||In basement on P2 level|
|Secure Reserved Parking||Underground pay parking, Non-reserved parking; guests can park in any stall|
|Secure Ski and Bike Storage||Valet ski service & Bike storage|
Location & Map
There really is no better place to stay in Whistler. The Aspens is right on the slopes at the base of Blackcomb, immediately above the Wizard chair. You are booking a true ski in/out vacation. Beware of properties that claim ski in/out when in reality you have to lug your equipment half a mile to find a slope. A car is entirely optional at The Aspens - you can walk or ski everywhere from here.
If you want the hustle and bustle of the village, it's a short stroll away. When you've had your fill of aprés, the Benchlands setting is noticeably quieter and more peaceful than the Town Plaza lodges (Eagle, Bear and Deer).
Access Time to Lifts
|Ski in Ski out|
Access Time to Shops & Restaurants
|Less than 5 minutes drive|
|Free transport to village & lifts|
|Less than 10 minutes walk|
Access Time to Grocery Stores
|Less than 5 minutes drive|
|Free transport to village & lifts|
|Less than 10 minutes walk|
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Our policies are firm. Please read them carefully to ensure they meet your group's requirements.
Suitability & Eligibility Policies
|Adults - Min Age to Stay: 24||24. At least one member of the party must be 24 or older|
|Long Term Renters (Monthly)||Contact us for availability.|
|Non-Smokers Only||Absolutely NO smoking. Smoking is not permitted within the condo or on the deck. Any trace of smoke inside or out will result in an AUTOMATIC $300.00 CLEANING CHARGE APPLIED TO YOUR CARD|
|Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)|
|Not Suitable For:|
|Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties||Not allowed. Bookings for such events will be cancelled. The Aspens is not a suitable building to host these sorts of events|
|Pets||Not permitted. No exceptions. A bylaw prohibits guests from bringing pets into the building|
|Young Adult Only Groups 17-24|
Reservation & Cancellation Policies
|Cancellations Made by Guests||All payments are non-refundable unless a replacement booking can be arranged. If a replacement booking is made then nights will be refunded (at the replacement booking rate, if lower than the original rate). A 4% card handling fee is deducted from all refunds.|
|Delayed Arrivals||No refunds - please ensure you have adequate travel insurance. We are not responsible for delayed arrivals|
|Delivery of Instructions and Access Information||Sent by email when final payment has been made. Includes directions and access code|
|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||Reminder emails are sent at 7 and 2 days prior to the due date. Reservations with outstanding balances after the due date will be cancelled. Failure to pay on time will result in cancellation of reservation 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.|
|Reservation Changes||Same length of stay or longer: no problem, provided new dates are available (difference must be paid if nightly rate is higher). Shorter stays: refunded in accordance with our Cancellation policy. Please contact us to request changes to your booked dates|
Guest Stay Policies
|Bike Storage||Bikes are not allowed inside the building - they must be stored in the designated storage cage on parking level 1. Key supplied by the front desk. This is a bylaw, enforced by the strata, which may result in a fine for each breach.|
|Check-In Time||4:00pm (or earlier, by arrangement). Early checkin often available - requests must be made by email|
|Check-Out Time||10:30 am. Mandatory unless late check-out has been pre-arranged. A service fee of $50 will be charged if guest is still in the unit when the cleaners arrive|
|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||If the suite is soiled or stained such that a deep clean or inventory replacement is required it will be treated as Property Damage as described elsewhere in these policies. Cost will be charged to your credit card - see under Property Damage|
|Excessive Noise||Excess noise may result in a charge and/or eviction. Quiet times are 11pm - 8am. The Aspens is a noise sensitive building. If you want to make a lot of noise you should consider booking elsewhere|
|Garbage Removal||Please remove all garbage daily and at the end of your stay. Garbage disposal is located on lobby level, right outside the front entrance|
|Housekeeping||Complimentary before arrival and after departure. Complimentary mid-stay cleans provided for bookings of 8 or more nights. Mistakes occasionally happen! If there has been a housekeeping error and the condo is not ready when you arrive (after 4pm) let us know immediately. If the problem is not resolved by 8pm we will refund you $100 of your first night's accommodation. The condo will be promptly cleaned the next day.|
|Internet Availability & Usage||FREE wireless and wired. There is a wireless router in the condo for guests who bring their own laptop. Two PCs are available on the first floor - see the front desk for further details.|
|Liability||Guest Responsibility - please ensure you have adequate insurance. Owners will not be held responsible for any accident or injury during your stay|
|Maintenance Emergencies||Maintenance on a 24hr pager. Emergency contact is provided prior to check-in|
|Maximum Sleeping Capacity||Property sleeps a maximum of 4 people. If any additional people are found to be staying in the unit guests will be subject to eviction without refund|
|Missing Items||Please notify us if you have left any item in our condo. We will do our best to find it and get it back to you|
|Parking & Ticketing||Secure underground parking for which an additional fee applies ($17 per 24 hours). The parking machine is located in the entrance lobby.|
|Property Damage||Guest Responsibility - damage found after departure will incur a charge. Guest authorises a charge of up to $500 to be made to their credit card if damage is found after their departure.|
|Rental Accommodation Zoning||Unrestricted. The Aspens is zoned for nightly, short term or long term rentals|
|Ski & Snowboard Gear Storage||Aspens has a ski valet service during the main winter season. When not operating the front desk will provide a key for the equipment storage area. The valet is located in the breeze way. Drop off your skis and pick them up in the morning. A bylaw prohibits the carriage of skis or boards in the elevators|
|Terms of Eviction||24hr on call security company. Guests will be evicted without refund for excessive noise, disturbing the peace, common or private property damage|
For Skiers and Boarders Only
|Best boot fitter in Whistler||FanatykCo - Your feet will thank you!|
Wicked Whistler Aspens Condo is owned by Rich and Jude Bouchard. We live in Jersey but get over to Canada as often as we can.
We love Whistler and are proud to share our condo with you. If you have any questions, please get in touch; we're here to help.
Great cozy condo on the slopes
Johnathon from Seattle, United States
Date: Mar-29-2016 for a stay in Mar 2016
Condo was beautiful and comfortable. We loved the location and the ski-in ski-out was very convenient.View Full Review
Great ski in ski out condo on Blackcomb !
Bruno from Waterloo, Canada
Date: Mar-21-2016 for a stay in Mar 2016
I spent 6 days in the condo with 3 of my adult children. We had a great family experience. The ski in and ski out aspect could not be more convenient. We rented some equipment, so the ski shop in the lobby was very convenient too. Loved the ski valet service. The convenience of a short walk to the village was also great. We parked our rented vehicle in the underground parking for $15 a day. Might not be worth renting a car the next time. You can walk to most places you want to get to and there is a bus service to whistler from the airport.
We used the hot tub a couple of times. Was very nice, but crowded at times.
The condo was clean, and nicely decorated. It was more than we could have expected. The appliances had all been recently upgraded. Having wifi was great.
We had absolutely no complaints and had no reason to ever contact the owners. I highly recommend this condo. I will be keeping this address handy for the next time I visit Whistler!View Full Review Owner Has Responded
Great slope side condo!!
Tracy from Anchorage, United States
Date: Mar-05-2016 for a stay in Feb 2016
An excellent condo, very well equipped kitchen (even has a spice rack!, sounds trivial but makes cooking so much better). For two of us the condo was a great size with a huge comfy bed. The complex is nice and we found it to be pretty quiet which is a bonus on a ski trip. It really is slope side and the added free ski valet service is great, no carrying them upstairs!
Blackcomb is a quiet area so if you want to be right in the heart of aprÃ¨s this is not your area however, if like us you would rather have the luxury of ski in, ski out and then an easy 15 min stroll to whistler Centre and all its bars and restaurants then this makes a great base. There is a grocery store about a 10 min walk away so if you want to eat in that is easy too.
On top of it being a great condo the owner Richard is incredibly nice to deal with, he returned emails very quickly and made the whole booking process and any further questions easy. Definitely recommend.View Full Review Owner Has Responded
Geoff from New York, United States
Date: Mar-02-2016 for a stay in Feb 2016
My Fiance and I spent 5 nights in the condo and had a great experience. The owner's were very easy to communicate with ahead of time and the unit was exactly as described. I have been to Whistler several times and this unit was the best value/money I have found so far. Location is great with the ski-in/out, ski valet and pool/hot tubs.
The apartment was perfect for a couple, but you could fit easily 4 people if you used the pullout couch. Sometimes the 3 minute walk down the ski-hill to the village can be a bit tricky if the snow is slushy, but there is also a bus you can take instead so it isn't much of an issue.
I would certainly recommend this place, and hope to stay here again next time I return to Whistler.View Full Review
Even Better! Everything you need. Plus, Plus, Plus
Valerie from Woodside, United States
Date: Feb-13-2016 for a stay in Jan 2016
Even Better! Everything you need. Plus, Plus, Plus! NEW sleigh bed for 2016, superbly outfitted kitchen, ski concierge with a smile, 2 minutes from condo-to-ski concierge-to-ski lift! The Aspens just completed a beautiful renovation of the interior hallways with stone work around each entry; creating a luxurious welcome to a condo with everything you need and more.
The owners, Rich and Jude are so EASY to work with; responsive to any inquiry. This is our 5th winter with Rich & Jude at the Aspens. We are already planning our return visit for 2017, so, YES, I would DEFINITELY recommend this property to friends, family and anyone lucky enough to score a reservation!
Thanks a million to Rich & Jude.View Full Review
The Aspens 4**
alan from coquitlam, Canada
Date: Jan-01-2016 for a stay in Dec 2015
PROS: Owners were always available for questions through email. Great convenient location with ski in-ski out and ski valet service. Rentals available on the first floor. Loved the quiet building with concrete floors. The hot tub was a great feature after a day of skiing. TV and Wi-fi worked great. Oven, stove, microwave worked great. Dinner ware and flat ware were good quality. Counter check in staff was friendly and helpful. Parking was conveniently located underground.
CONS: The sofa bed mattress in the living room is saggy and lumpy. The linens, bed sheets and towels did not smell fresh (like it has been vacant for a while). The lower tray of the dishwasher feels like it is off its wheels (not gliding smoothly). The shower knob cannot be fully lifted so when I used the shower the tap continues to run and the shower does not get the full water diversion. But I'm sure if you contact the owners, they will respond to your enquiries expeditiously.View Full Review Owner Has Responded
The Aspens in December
Moira from Calgary, Canada
Date: Dec-30-2015 for a stay in Dec 2015
A lovely place to stay in Whistler, and it was even decorated for the Christmas season. We were able to entertain 5 family guests for dinner, and had lots of roasting dishes and kitchen gadgets and utensils to make the cooking easy to do.
Our poor reading of check-in information led us to arrive too early to check-in so the entry code did not yet work--and my panicked email to the owners resulted in a quick resolution and explanation. We would return if opportunity presents!View Full Review Owner Has Responded
Greg from Calgary, Canada
Date: Dec-26-2015 for a stay in Dec 2015
We had a fantastic stay and thoroughly recommend #4**. Rich and Jude were very helpful. The condo has a great set up and well equipped kitchen that you can cook all your meals in if you wanted to. It's a central location that is truly ski-in, ski-out and a few minute walk to apres ski spots and restaurants.
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Phillip from Christchurch, New Zealand
Date: Sep-29-2015 for a stay in Aug 2015
Everything was so perfect and made our trip so much easier and more pleasant! It all went smoothly from the start, arrived late the first night but were easily sorted out by reception and into the room in no time. A great location, everything you'd ever need for cooking in the kitchen, plenty of space to keep luggage and having a pool and hot tubs to relax in each day made it so good!
The reception were always friendly and helpful with things and Richard is always easy to get a hold of and quick to respond if anything comes up! All in all it was an incredible trip and we all really enjoyed our stay in the unit and hope to stay again in the future!View Full Review
Phillip from Christchurch, New Zealand
Date: Aug-14-2015 for a stay in Jul 2015
We absolutely loved our stay in Rich and Jude's unit at the Aspens! The location is a perfect distance from the main village, making it easy to get to town to get groceries and spend time in town, but far enough out of the way to escape the noise of the village when you need to.
The unit is nice and spacious, the kitchen is fully equipped to make cooking meals a breeze and there was plenty of room to keep our food. It was perfect having the hottubs to relax in after a long day on the mountain and a pool to swim in when it was too hot out!
Rich and Jude were very helpful with any questions we had and setting up payment, and also very quick to respond to emails and send out any important information! All in all it has been a perfect stay and I highly recommend the room!View Full Review Owner Has Responded
A little hidden gem!
Peter from Vancouver, Canada
Date: Jan-05-2015 for a stay in Dec 2014
It's easy to find dated properties in Whistler. For the most part, this shouldn't be a problem as you don't tend to stay inside all day long - you'll likely be exploring the outdoors & the village. But for my 8 month pregnant wife, it was important to find a cozy 'home' away from home as she was going to spend a lot of time during the day inside the unit. This rental unit was updated to modern standards and when we opened the door, we were pleasantly surprised. The unit was actually better than the way it looked in the photo's - that's a rare thing these days. The WiFi is fast and has the latest wireless standards, a modern flatscreen TV, updated appliances in the kitchen and a comfortable mattress to sleep on. Only the bathroom could use an update but that's a big and expensive job for the owners. Nothing wrong with it (well, the shower head is too low for me - I'm 6'4" and it's pointed at my chest. But I have that problem in most showers!), but it's the only part of the unit that remains somewhat dated. The small kitchen was clean and functional and has a super-quiet dishwasher. Our only gripe with the unit was that there was nowhere to store any of your groceries. The cupboards were full of plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, pots & pans and a whole array of cooking utensils - more than you could ever want, but what's the point if you don't have any space, other than the fridge, to store your cereal boxes, snacks, bread, etc. We had to leave it out on the kitchen counters and that quickly made for an unsightly mess and reduced the countertop space in the kitchen considerably. In our opinion, especially since there is a dishwasher, there are too many plates & glasses in the unit and some room could be created for storing food items during the stay. Okay, that's really the only thing we could find 'wrong' with the unit, but then again, it probably would be the exact same issue in every other unit, given the space available to work with. One other important thing to note is to mention the owners: they were very responsive with a range of questions we had prior to our arrival and were very accommodating. It is super important to us to find owners who actually care about their place and their renters. The personal contact with them, knowing they cared, made the stay so much more enjoyable. Part of us wants to keep this place to our selves and not tell anyone about it but that would be a disservice to the owners who worked hard at making this place stand out from the rest. So there you have it. You'll enjoy staying at this place and hopefully as much, if not more, as we did!View Full Review Owner Has Responded
Aspens condo #403
Bernd from North Vancouver, Canada
Date: Aug-06-2014 for a stay in Jul 2014
Great unit, overlooking pool and mountains, on top floor, clean, modern, great mattress, and the air-conditioning unit is a sleep saver when temperatures reached 33 deg.C.View Full Review Owner Has Responded
Excellent slope side condo!
Tracy L from Anchorage, Alaska
A very well equipped modern condo with welcome extra little touches like a stocked spice rack in the kitchen (sounds silly but very useful when self catering!) made for a great and convenient stay. Ski in, ski out and with free valet ski storage it's a skiers dream! The complex itself is nice and we found it to be very quiet too. If you want to be in the heart of buzzing après this may not be right for you however, if like us you prefer to be slope side with an easy 10-15min walk into the heart of Whistler and numerous bustling bars and restaurants then look no further. Richard, the owner was incredibly nice to deal with during the booking process and answered all my email questions quickly and was very friendly. Highly recommend.
A little hidden gem!
Peter M from Vancouver, Canada
It's easy to find dated properties in Whistler. For the most part, this shouldn't be a problem as you don't tend to stay inside all day long - you'll likely be exploring the outdoors & the village. But for my 8 month pregnant wife, it was important to find a cozy 'home' away from home as she was going to spend a lot of time during the day inside the unit. This rental unit was updated to modern standards and when we opened the door, we were pleasantly surprised. The unit was actually better than the way it looked in the photo's - that's a rare thing these days. The WiFi is fast and has the latest wireless standards, a modern flatscreen TV, updated appliances in the kitchen and a comfortable mattress to sleep on. Only the bathroom could use an update but that's a big and expensive job for the owners. Nothing wrong with it (well, the shower head is too low for me - I'm 6'4" and it's pointed at my chest. But I have that problem in most showers!), but it's the only part of the unit that remains somewhat dated. The small kitchen was clean and functional and has a super-quiet dishwasher. Our only gripe with the unit was that there was nowhere to store any of your groceries. The cupboards were full of plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, pots & pans and a whole array of cooking utensils - more than you could ever want, but what's the point if you don't have any space, other than the fridge, to store your cereal boxes, snacks, bread, etc. We had to leave it out on the kitchen counters and that quickly made for an unsightly mess and reduced the countertop space in the kitchen considerably. In our opinion, especially since there is a dishwasher, there are too many plates & glasses in the unit and some room could be created for storing food items during the stay. Okay, that's really the only thing we could find 'wrong' with the unit, but then again, it probably would be the exact same issue in every other unit, given the space available to work with. One other important thing to note is to mention the owners: they were very responsive with a range of questions we had prior to our arrival and were very accommodating. It is super important to us to find owners who actually care about their place and their renters. The personal contact with them, knowing they cared, made the stay so much more enjoyable. Part of us wants to keep this place to our selves and not tell anyone about it but that would be a disservice to the owners who worked hard at making this place stand out from the rest. So there you have it. You'll enjoy staying at this place and hopefully as much, if not more, as we did!
Hi Peter, Thanks for taking the time to post such a comprehensive write-up. Glad you and your wife had such a great time in our apartment. We're always trying to find ways to make it more comfortable and convenient for our guests, so we'll take a look at those items you mentioned. Many thanks, Rich & Jude
Cathy R from Chilliwack, British Columbia
Awesome place to stay. Overlooks pool and courtyard area. Super clean with modern updates. Excellent bed in master bedroom. Smaller place but super comfortable for 2 people!! Has an A/C unit in suite. Well stocked with cutlery and dishes. No problems connecting to Wi-Fi. Great staff at front desk - very helpful. Located right on edge of Upper Village.
lisawal1971 from Glossop, United Kingdom
We loved this condo, it is modern, well furnished and equipped with everything you will need for your stay. The balcony is large and has 4 chairs so you can relax overlooking the slope and pool. Even though there were people in the pool it wasn't noisy in the room as you are on the fourth floor. The building was pretty full when we stayed but it didn't feel like it, no problem getting parking, elevator, pool space etc. Staff are very friendly and owners very responsive. My son was at ski camp and it took us two minutes to Blackcomb base, a lovely stroll.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Perth Australia
Staying at the aspens Condo on my first trip to Whislter was a very pleasent one. Everything about staying here was easy. The location to fantastic, the people working in the condo are friendly and helpful. It was a hassle free experience. The condo is very neat and tidy, it was comfortable, nothing to complain about. It suited my wife and myself completely. Has all the amenities you need if you wanted to cook up at home. Best thing about staying here was the access to the mountains, and the ease of storing equipment. When dealing with the owners, they were great and accomodated us perfectly to help us out.
minutes from condo to ski valet to chair lift!
VB_BayArea_CA from CA
Walking out the door of the aspens condo, picking up the skis from the valet, skiing down to the chair lift - all in minutes! Now that's convenient! The condo is comfortable and equiped with everything needed to prepare meals, snuggle-in for a night of reading by the fireplace (with good lighting!) and a comfy bed. This condo delivers on all! Third time staying & will book again next year! Thanks so much!
Excellent ski in-ski out condo.
Sam from Stratford-upon-Avon
All exactly as described. Great location on the piste in Blackcombe.
Cute Condo at Great Location!!!
Mom & Son from CA
This cozy, nicely decorated condo has everything you need to enjoy your evenings after skiing - 2 community hot tubs, a well-equipped kitchen (with grocery pre-order and delivery possible) and tv entertainment options - but the best part is the ski-in and ski-out convenience on Blackcomb mountain. Highly recommend this place. My college-age son advised that the sofa sleeper was quite comfortable.
Location, location, location
Antony from Australia
Situated on the side of base Ski run into Blackcomb, this could be the most convenient Ski-in/Ski-location you could find. The apartment is located on the top floor (4 floors) which is great as you don't have the issue of noise coming from above (as you could face in lower level apartments). As you will see from the photos the apartment overlooks the pools and side of the run. When the snow falls it covers the entire scene in a blanket of white. The apartment itself is very comfortable, warm and inviting, well equipped for an extended stay. The location is only minutes from Blackcomb for coffee, light meal or drinks or more substantial eats. It is an easy and enjoyable ~10-15 minute walk to Whistler village, which has an abundance of shopping, drinking, eating choices and two good supermarkets. But is nice to know that when you are ready to leave the noise and hustle of Whistler village, your apartment at the aspens awaits. If you don't want to walk back you can always catch the 'free' shuttle bus (#5)which stops ~100-150 metres up the road from the main entrance. But unlike other locations in the Benchlands, it is still close enough to walk if the bus is running late. Overall apsens apartment #403, is great apartment in a fantastic location, at a really good Ski resort with lots of options for the Skier and even the non or less enthusiastic Skier.
ski from aspens to chair lift in minutes
VB_BayArea_CA from CA
Walking out the door of the aspens condo, picking up the skis from the valet, skiing down to the chair lift - all in minutes! Now that's convenient! The condo is comfortable and equiped with everything needed to prepare meals, snuggle-in for a night of reading by the fireplace (with good lighting!) and a comfy bed. This condo delivers on all! Second time staying & will book again next year! Thanks so much!
Excellent ski-in/ski-out at Wicked Whistler
A FlipKey verified reviewer from London
Very smart, comfortable and very well appointed apartment within an excellent ski-in/ski-out complex at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain. The apartment includes a large double bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom, and open-plan living/kitchen/dining area with home comforts and a home-from-home feel.
Excellent Ski in/Ski out condo.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Stratford-upon-Avon
All as described, neat, tidy and clean. My wife and I stayed for a week and it was perfect for us. Genuine ski in/ski out but a short walk to the centre of Whistler. Well equipped kitchen and helpful front desk staff. Clear and prompt communication from the owner. All in all, a pleasure.
Comfortable stay in well-appointed and conveniently located apar
Roy from NY
My husband and I stayed with our two young boys at this ski-in ski-out apartment in the aspens on Blackcomb Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain for one week in December 2012 We had a wonderful stay. The apartment is very comfortable and nicely maintained, and we loved that we were able to ski down to the Blackcomb base in minutes. It was also nice to be away from the hustle-bustle of the Whistler Village. The only downside of the location is that dinner options within walking distance are limited. However Milestones down the hill was great and we dined there frequently. We would definitely stay here again.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from White Rock
Great modern accommodation and a convenient location with shuttle service. Pool and hot tub were an added bonus. Only complaint in the summer was that the bedroom was hot. Certainly recommended!
Great accomodation, above average suite
Roger from BC
Enjoyed a 3 day break in this unit. Very nicely furnished in a good location within complex. Aspens had a nice pool and jacuzzis. Air conditioning was very useful in 90 degree weather.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from HK
We really enjoyed our stay. It was very easy to get to the gondola - and we went up the mountain almost everyday! The condo was very comfortable and we enjoyed looking at the mountains from the balcony. We had a relaxing time using the pool and hot tub in the evenings.
So pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves in our condo. Look forward to welcoming you back to Whistler.
Would stay again.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Bellingham
This condo was very nice, extremely clean and well maintained. The owners were very responsive when we contacted them regarding a small issue we had. I appreciated the extra supplies of linens and towels. Many thanks.
Feeling at Home in Whistler
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Langley
Love the place...repeat stay and the whole family loved it. Clean with all the stuff you need for a great getaway. A nice walk into the village for a Starbucks each morning and the hottubs on the grounds make it a nice way to end a busy day. Parking always seems to be an issue with this building, but just be patient and you'll get in eventually.
A wonderful week
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Montréal
This is our third visit to Whistler and the third time at aspen. Your condo is the best one so far. We've enjoyed every minute of it, inside as well as outside, on the slope or in the tubs, cooking good foods or eating in restaurants. We hope to be back next year! Thank you for offering such a good quality apartment which makes us feel at home away from home.
Perfect Ski in - Ski out Vacation
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Toronto
Great unit, this is our second return to it and we plan on coming back again. Great ski in and ski out location, short walk to upper village and the Chateau Lounge for excellent food and drinks! A nice 5-10 minute walk to the main village as well. Always exceptionally clean and well maintained.
Superb Ski Location, best part of The aspens
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Winchester
Very smart apartment in what must be one of the best ski locations at Blackcomb. All mod-cons, smart and clean with great views from the lounge and deck. Surely is position a in The aspens for the balance of views and easy access. Ski valet downstairs makes this a great choice for a couple/small family looking for an ideal ski out/in apartment with a short walk or free shuttle to town.
Charming and well thought of details!
Travelgems from Brazil
We spent a great week at this apartment at the aspens! Ski in and out was a determining factor when deciding on what condo to rent! Decor and ammenities available in the apartment made us chose this unit! They have a very well equiped kitchen, a variety of dvds , cds, we console! The decor is great, including regional sculptures! The only but for me, being on the last part of 3 week vacation was the lack of storage room for my 6 pieces of luggage, which ended up in the varanda!
The best Quality with Comfort where Every detail is attended to!
VB_BayArea_CA from CA
We've stayed at the aspens for the past 10 years and find the location to be the best! The aspens is truly Whistler's premier ski in/out property. But, more than that, your condo is by far the best unit we've rented. The well equipped kitchen and quality furnishings add so much to the ski experience. We found that we did not have to improvise on anything; the kitchen had everything we needed to live comfortably for 11 nights, including a quality coffee maker (not always the case) and a comfortable king-size bed with luxe bedding. The upgraded living room furniture, the wireless internet service, the wall-mounted flat screen TV, the granite counter top in the kitchen, the sweet dining table with stools - it all matters! Typically, within 5 minutes or so, we would walk out the door of the condo, pick up our skis at the valet & ski to the Wizard chair. We would love to book with you again in the future; we've been skiing WhistlerBlackcomb for 20 years - predating the village! Only one complaint: the garbage room is worse than wadding into a dump. The smell is unbearable and should be addressed by the management company.
Excellent condo...excellent location...excellent service
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Sydney Austraia
My wife and I and our two boys had an excellent week of skiing at the aspens 403. From my first contact with Richard I was impressed with his professional prompt responses and friendly manner. The alluradirect discounts were excellent. The unit was very clean with lots of nice touches that show that the owners care about their property. The location was next to the slope for true ski in/out. Richard advised us to use the ski shop in the unit and apart from good prices and good gear Lori and the staff at Summit were outstanding. We would highly recommend staying at this property.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Wisconsin
We had a fantastic stay at the aspens. The owners were fantastic to work with and would for sure stay there again. The only reason the score isn't a 5 start is the management of the building was a little challenging to work with. I would recommend the stay to anyone. Thanks for the great place!
jaycurn from NM
The condo was beautiful and very well equiped and we truly enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The only comments we had were very small suggestions: -In the summer it is a little buggy, so a screen door on the slider would be helpful! -HD channels would be a great compliment to the nice TV and the internet was so slow it was difficult to really accomplish much with it. I know these are small, nitpicky things to an otherwise wonderful experience, but it's all we really had fo ryou.
Thank you for your comments and suggestions; we're glad you enjoyed staying in our condo. It seems that there was a problem with the cable modem affecting internet speed. We've upgraded it and it now speeds along nicely. Apologies for the inconvenience during your stay - please contact us before you book next time and we'll gladly offer you a discount by way of compensation. We've taken your idea about the HD channels on board and upgraded our offerings there, too. We now have a an HD subscription package with loads of extra channels to choose from. We also took the opportunity to add a PVR box (like TIVO or Sky+) so you can now pause and record live TV! Thanks again for reserving our condo. Many thanks, RIch and Jude http://wickedwhistler.directvacations.com firstname.lastname@example.org
A FlipKey verified reviewer from vancouver
very nice place,had a wonderful time,were trying to book for labor day week end but ended up being late- somebody already booked it,
A FlipKey verified reviewer from North Vancouver
The condo had everything one would expect and more. It was spacious and clean. King size bed was comfortable. We loved the movie, music and book selection. Three hot tubs and pool! Thanks!
NateDogg from AB
Excellent place to stay. Pools and Hot Tubs are great. Nice and quiet area, quick 10min walk or 5 min bike to main village. Would definitely stay again.
Vacances au aspen
Famille Ski from Québec
Très confortable, très bien situé sur la piste de Blackcomb. Condp tout équipé et service complet au aspen. Excellente qualité prix.
Great comfort for a great value
Olena from MB, Canada
This condo is a real gem and it is priced just right for the comfort it offers. Rooms are recently renovated and very tastefully decorated. The kitchen is equiped with everything you need, even with the spices caddy. And I really enjoyed its open concept which keeps family connected even when cooking. Rooms are equiped with the modern electronics -flat TVs, Dvds. My son and husband really enjoyed playing Wii in the spare time. I greatly liked the view from the balcony - you see beautiful internal patio with the pool and spas and in the same time you could see both mountains, lifts and a slope. Skis storage offered by Summit is very convinient and the rental/ski repair shop on the main floor is a great benefit. We got very clear check-in package with great instructions from the owner and were able to check-in quickly and without any problems. I would definitely come back if I would come to Whistler once again and would highly recommend this condo to my friends.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Brno - Czech Republic
Amazing offers all recommended wonderful holiday beautiful nature ... many bears