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Get Your Whistler Property Ready For Ski Season

Dean Linnell

Dean has lived in Whistler for 26 years and is passionate about the Whistler real estate business...

Dean has lived in Whistler for 26 years and is passionate about the Whistler real estate business...

Nov 15 3 minutes read

Whether you live in Whistler full-time, on weekends, or spend your holidays here, most of us want to make the most of our time enjoying all that Whistler and the Sea to Sky area has to offer.  With ski season fast approaching, there are a few things you can do NOW, to get your property ready for winter so that you can spend more time on the hill (or curled up by the fire reading a good book).  

Two Words: Deep Clean

You should deep clean your Whistler property at least a couple of times a year.  More frequently if you do vacation rentals or frequently have overnight guests.   Think of a deep clean as a next level spring cleaning.   Time spent cleaning now, will save you time later!

SWAP Your Seasonal Gear

Put away the beach towels and bike gear and get out your goggles and gloves. Go through your gear and make a note of anything that needs replacing. Those skis that you haven't touched since you put them away in the spring?Give them a coat of wax or drop them off to be tuned.   Identify a spot for each member of your household to put their helmets, goggles and other smaller items such as ski passes - to make getting to the mountain as stress-free as possible.


Repairs

The offseason is the best time to take care of any major or minor repairs and replacements. This includes but is not limited to, replacing light bulbs, fixing clogged drains, repairing drafty windows, restocking bathroom supplies, kitchen utensils, and other items. 

Stock Up On Winter Essentials

Ensure you and any guests are as comfortable as possible this winter.   Make sure you have extra sheets, blankets and towels.  Do you have a shovel to clear snow from your front entry?  How about wood for the fireplace?  

Be Apres ready by stocking your pantry with hot chocolate, crackers and snacks.  

Consider Making Smart Upgrades

Investing in smart technology can be really valuable, especially if you're in Whistler part-time.  Here are a couple of  upgrades you might want to consider that can save you money and keep your home in good shape all winter long:

Smart thermostats: program the heat so it comes on an hour before you get home, warming the house to a comfortable temperature.  

Smart locks: Keyless entry so you don't have to fumble around for keys, and prevent break-ins.

Check out our blog on 5 ways to make your Whistler home smart.

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