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    By the Base on Blue Jay at Baldy - Baldy Village

    Kootenays Listing No. 21084

    Lot 115 on Blue Jay Road is THE closest location to the base lodge and lifts. This treed lot is ready for your design ideas and with this unique location, you will want to do something really special! Now is the time to buy into Baldy Village and build your dream ski chalet or year-round home!


    Price
    $99,000

    Size
    0.17 of an acre

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    Description

    Lot 115 on Blue Jay Road is THE closest location to the base lodge (10 m) and the lifts (20 m). Once you park, you won’t need your vehicle until you’re ready to leave the village. This treed lot is ready for your design ideas . . . and with this unique location, you will want to do something really special! Water and sewer connections are in the road beside the property, and since you have no neighbours and the lot has a road on three sides, construction is easier and faster, and consequently less expensive! The fourth side is a green belt that separates this property from your neighbour to the west . . . and your neighbour to the east is the ski area!

    This is the first time this lot, in this prime location, has come on the market since 2005! Much has changed since then, and now is your opportunity to buy into Baldy Village and build your dream ski chalet or year-round home!

    Location

    At the intersection of Bobcat Road and Blue Jay Road in Baldy Village.

    Access

    Baldy Mountain Resort is located on the southern side of Mt Baldy in the Southern Okanagan region of BC Canada about 37 kilometres southeast of Oliver or 77 kilometres southeast of Penticton. McKinney Road is unpaved most of the way from Oliver but it’s a nice easy grade, and you can park right near the slopes. Or you can come from Osoyoos (58 km) or Rock Creek (32 km) on Highway 3 and turn onto Mt Baldy Rd, which is also unpaved most of the way up. The good news is the Ministry of Transportation has committed to improve the roads in 2021.

    Area Data

    This little ski area perched above BC’s wine country is a hidden gem . . . charmingly old-school and it has a really friendly vibe! Baldy is the real deal with excellent glades, lots of snow, no lines and amazing views.

    It works for all levels of skiers and riders with 33% beginner runs, 46% intermediate runs and 21% advanced, so the whole family is covered! Compared to other resorts, Baldy is very inexpensive from buying a day ticket, a season pass or a lot or a cabin! The resort offers a few other activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and winter disc golf and a toboggan area.

    The vertical isn’t significant at 397 metres (1,726-2,123 m) but it’s enough and the advantage for snow quality is that the base elevation is nice and high. The ski resort has 3 lifts which includes 1 quad chair, 1 double chair, and a magic carpet. Baldy feels like ski hills did in the 1970s and ’80’s, family oriented and relaxed!

    Having skied MANY ski areas from Eastern Canada and now BC and Alberta, I can honestly say that Baldy is my favourite! If you like powder come on a Thursday, as the hill is closed Tuesday and Wednesdays, so Thursdays are usually epic!

    Recreation

    In winter, the resort is renowned for its light dry powder, among all that fresh pow Baldy provides terrain-based learning and has activities for everyone: skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Snowmobiling (sledding) isn’t permitted in the resort area, but there’s plenty of Crown land beyond for exploring. There’s an 18-hole disc golf course beside the base area as well.

    In summer, there’s hiking and mountain biking under your own power. People like to escape the hot Okanagan valley to the cooler temperatures at Baldy. The Resort has plans to develop the mountain into more of a four season destination, so stay tuned!

    History

    Baldy Mountain Resort was founded in 1968. The beginnings of Baldy Mountain lie in a community of passionate winter enthusiasts who saw the potential for amazing outdoor experiences. These enthusiasts overcame many challenges and put their hearts into the development of Baldy.

    Prior to the development of Baldy Mountain, Borderline Ski Club operated a family ski area on Hedlund’s Ranch near Bridesville. The season was short at that elevation, and skiers were looking for more challenging terrain. The club had their eyes on Baldy Mountain, and a few members ventured to Baldy on snowmobiles to check out the area.

    In 1967 a group formed a limited company, put together some financing, and began the process of moving from the ranch to Baldy. Borderline Ski Club voted on September 24th, 1968 to transfer their assets and liabilities to Mt. Baldy Recreations Ltd.

    Following this, the last four miles of the access road was constructed, the lodge built, runs cleared, and the T-bar moved.

    Baldy Mountain Resort opened for the 1968-69 season, with the McKinney T-bar and beginners rope tow operating. There were snowcat rides to the top of Baldy on Sunday afternoons—$1.00 for the ride.

    In the early days, grooming was done by soft-packing with a culvert towed by a Nodwell snowcat. Once when the snowcat broke down, all the local kids were recruited to ski pack one run.

    In the mid-eighties, the original owners were aging, and some prospective purchasers failed to complete. After a missed season with an unsuccessful deal before the courts, Borderline Ski Club then leased the operation from the original owners. The club ran a bare-bones operation with new skiers unloading at Tower 3 on the Baldy lift. The McKinney Tee re-opened after the club had been operating for a few years.

    The T-bar was purchased from Westcastle, near Pincher Creek. The crew traveled to Alberta to dismantle it, constructed new wooden towers and had the “Baldy Tee” ready to open Boxing Day 1970.

    The Mount Baldy Community purchased Mt. Washington’s (Vancouver Island) Blue Chair, and installed it in time for the 1999-2000 season. The Sugarlump lift was installed for the 2007-2008 season. As well, the installation of a Magic Carpet was a vast improvement in teaching terrain. Sugarlump is a fixed-grip quad chairlift with a total uphill capacity of 750 persons per hour.

    The recent purchase of Baldy Mountain Resort by an investment group in 2016, whose plan is to revitalize the resort with fiscal stability and long-term planning is just what the mountain needed.

    Map Reference

    49° 9'10.82"N and 119°14'13.69"W

    Services

    Water and sewer are in the road beside the property, as is electrical service. Internet is currently provided by wireless signal from China Creek, however, if enough residents request it, fibre optic internet service could be brought in by TELUS.

    Tax Details

    $184 (2020)

    Zoning

    RDKB Mt. Baldy Zoning Bylaw

    Legal

    Strata Lot 115 District Lot 100S Similkameen Division Yale District Strata Plan KAS1840 together with an interest in the Common Property in Proportion to the Unit Entitlement of the Strata Lot as Shown on Form 1

    PID 023-631-091

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.

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