Ken Achenbach
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Ken Achenbach is not your “usual” realtor. As the Godfather of Canadian snowboarding, Ken lit the fuse on the sport that would go on to define the new X Games and Olympic generation of action sports athletes. He started the first snowboard shop in the world out of his mom’s Calgary garage at age 15, growing it to eight stores worldwide, and has been a lifelong entrepreneur operating concerns in retail, distribution, recreation, destination travel, media and more. Ken has been a businessman in Whistler since 1988. (He has been one-of-a-kind since 1964.)

“Finding your forever home in the Sea to Sky—or even a bargain to flip—takes insider knowledge,” says Ken. “It takes long-term relationships, an ear to the ground…and occasionally some bad jokes. Luckily, I’m blessed with all four.”

Ken has witnessed Whistler’s explosive growth first-hand and has decades of experience buying and selling houses here as a customer. As a photographer and filmmaker for 30 years traveling the world’s top resorts with his cameras, Ken has also seen ski towns that do it right in everywhere from Switzerland to Chile to Japan. 

“I’m pretty sure I’ve ridden at every major resort in North America and at least half the biggies in Europe, and I can say with 100-percent certainty that Whistler is the best,” says Ken. “I’d love to help you find the right place at the right price in this epic environment and maybe make you laugh once or twice in the process. I pride myself on making buying or selling a house here fun and fearless and hassle-free.”

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Dreaming of your first home can leave you feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions that need to be made, including finding an agent you can trust and feel comfortable with who will help you and have your back, every step of the way, including helping you figure out that you CAN afford it.  I’ve been there.  I remember how the home buying process can create a heady cocktail of excitement and stress, it can also be fun. Through experience I discovered that when I was listened to by my agent and they followed through with communication, honesty, integrity and hard work, it made my whole experience stress free and enjoyable. It made it fun. As your agent, I'll listen closely to your needs, desires and goals. I'll work extremely hard to achieve the desired outcome for you, a home in Whistler, Pemberton or Squamish... even if it's just weekends. I would be honored to be your first real estate agent and continuing as your agent as your dream evolves...


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Life changes. Kids, job and so much more. Thinking of selling your current home and looking for something that fits your life better? You may have had experiences with different real estate agents but as you’ve read this far, you’re obviously looking for a new agent... again. Let me be your next real estate agent. Knowing my commitment to honesty, integrity and over delivering, combined with my depth of knowledge of the local market, I know I can and will produce amazing results for you. I've got 30 years of real estate experience, buying and selling condo’s and houses, from both sides of the experience. I know from personal experience what the difference between good service and outstanding service can make to the end result. I know how to deliver outstanding service and get the results you expect and deserve. I’d be honored to become your real estate agent through building a relationship that helps you achieve or surpass your goals.


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Dreams evolve. That's what I'm here for as your real estate agent. My job is to help you achieve your dreams. For the best real estate experience, take advantage of the strength of the Thornhill Real Estate Group with myself as your realtor. Live in the place that changed your life. Wake up to amazing vistas. Treasure incredible sunsets. In between, have fun, smile and laugh more, enjoy sports, work and live an inspired life with neighbors and friends from all over the world. It’s all here waiting for you. That’s life the Sea To Sky corridor.

Lets get together soon and make it happen.

Call me any time,

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Ken Achenbach
Member of  The Snowboard Hall of Fame

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