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Troy Assaly, Whistler Homeowner News

Troy Assaly has been curating insightful news and tidbits for Whistler vacation rental owners from a variety of sources since the mid-90's. 

  • Whistler vacation rental issues
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  • Whistler property management suggestions & tips
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Whistler Mountain Top Suspension Bridge 2017

Whistler 140 Yard Suspension Bridge on TOP of Whistler Mountain!

May 24, 2017

Whistler Suspension Bridge Press Release Whistler Project is at 2000 Meter Elevation. Well, I personally had a hard time believing the story in the early 90’s about Intrawest buying Whistler Mountain. During the time I was working in the Blackcomb Marketing Department and it seemed implausible to have one marketing department for both mountains. One […]


Vail Buys Whistler Resort

Whistler Makeover by Vail Resorts

February 21, 2017

Whistler’s Year-Round Activities Appeal to Vail Resorts. According to Western Investor, Vail Resorts to pump $345M into Whistler makeover. Spike in year-round visitors makes Whistler Blackcomb’s U.S.-based owners confident in the future of North America’s top-ranked ski resort. Source: Hayley Woodin Western Investor February 14, 2017 Whistler has seen a dramatic increase in visitors both this […]


VRBO Superhero in Whistler

Are You A Vacation Rental by Owner Super Hero?

February 20, 2017

Free Tip for VRB Owners. Easy, start-today TIP for vacation rental owners. Doesn’t cost a cent, but is worth gold. Over the years, I’ve read tons of marketing and Internet marketing books, newsletters… been to conferences, taken courses… but this tip is jumping out at me as a game-changer. I’ve been pumped on the ‘LIVE LIKE […]


Garibaldi Resort at Squamish

Mount Garibaldi at Squamish Development Moves Forward

January 4, 2017

Two of B.C.’s richest families plan to build its first new ski resort in 40 years. The Gaglardis and the Aquilinis have set aside a decade’s worth of bad blood to pitch a controversial new $3.5 billion resort at B.C.’s Mount Garibaldi. Luigi Aquilini and Bob Gaglardi put aside a years-old dispute to cooperate on […]


Whistler Lift Lines Facebook 2016

Whistler Busy 2016 Christmas & New Years

January 3, 2017

Whistler busier than ever during holidays Snow conditions, strong American dollar draw huge numbers to the resort As the holiday season drifts to a close, local businesses are reaping the benefits of what many are describing as one of the busiest periods the resort has ever seen. “Everyone is very busy, that is for sure… […]


Whistler Bear Smart Vacation Rentals by Owner

June 7, 2016

By Katharine Mills Whistler is Bear Country. And with a standing population of around 50 bears in the local area, it is critical for those visiting Whistler to get clued up on bear awareness and safety. Read on to find out about the types of bear found in Whistler and how to minimize bear-human conflict. […]


WhistlerBlackcomb Record Profits

Whistler Blackcomb Reports Record Financial Results

March 20, 2016

Revenue & Earnings Up at Whistler Resort. Third consecutive year of record financial results. WHISTLER, BC, Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. (TSX: WB) (the “Company”) reported financial results for the year and fourth quarter ended September 30, 2015. The Company holds a 75% interest in and manages the entities that operate Whistler Blackcomb. Highlights  Strong growth in the […]


Whistler Cabins

Whistler Cabins

March 11, 2016

Mountainside Cabin in Whistler Revives Retro Design. Gorgeous A frame cabin fits with neighbors’ 1970 chalets. Check out this cabin in Whistler designed by the Canadian studio Scott and Scott to see traditional construction with local sourced building materials. Based in nearby Vancouver, Scott & Scott designed the property as a weekend retreat for a family of snowboarders. […]


Whistler Real Estate Video Tour

Whistler Real Estate Tour Video

March 4, 2016

Dean Linnel’s Super Quick Video Tour. See what $1 million buys these days. The active listing inventory in Whistler & Pemberton has just dipped to a new low of only 360 active listings which down by 52 listings from 2 weeks ago. Whistler’s real estate listing inventory is now at it’s lowest point in over 12 […]


Whistler Property Tax Increase

Whistler Property Tax Hike

March 3, 2016

Preliminary Budget 1.5% Increase to Whistler Property Taxes. According to WhistlerQuestion.com Whistler could be facing a modest tax hike this year. At the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) budget information meeting last Tuesday (Feb. 23), residents were informed that the preliminary budget includes a 1.5 per cent increase to property value taxes, a 1.3 per […]


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