Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Whistler

The Peak2Peak Gondola in British Columbia's Whistler Village offers stunning views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains which have permanent year round glaciers. Visitors riding the Peak2Peak can see these mountains from the viewing windows inside the Gondola. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

The distinctive red and grey gondolas of Whistler's Peak2Peak offer awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains and landscape.

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Summer, Winter

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All Weather

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15 minutes

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Camera, Binoculars

Encompassing the longest unsupported span in the world, the Peak2Peak gondola is an experience unlike anywhere in North America. Stretching from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain, this spectacular high speed trip across the valley separating these two mountains offers riders unparallelled views of Singing Pass, Garibaldi Provincial Park to the east, Whistler Village to the west and the surrounding Cascade Mountains. Open for most of the year, tourists can experience the Peak to Peak in conjunction with other activities such as sightseeing, skiing, snowboarding and hiking.

Whistler's Peak 2 Peak Gondola is one of the resorts newest attractions. Completed in 2008 (after a year and a half of construction), this unusual gondola holds three World Records: Longest unsupported span (3.024km / 1.88mi), Highest Vertical Point (436m/1,427ft) and Longest Continuous Lift System (4,999m/16,401ft.).

The first of its kind in North America, the Peak 2 Peak offers visitors to the resort an unprecedented ability to move quickly from mountain to mountain the twenty-eight gondola's fitting 28 people inside for the unsupported journey across the valley that divides Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain with stunning unparallelled panoramic views.

The Gondola from departure to destination takes around eleven minutes to make the journey. Riding over two support structures, the gondola then makes its downward decent through the valley with views of the valley, surrounding mountains and Fitzsimmon's Creek below. Two of the twenty eight gondolas have glass floors adding an extra element of excitement to the journey.

Open for most of the year, the Peak 2 Peak offers visitors access to both mountains for skiing, snowboarding, hiking and biking experiences in the winter, summer and early fall.

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Opened in 2008, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola strung between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain is the longest unsuspended gondola system in the world spanning over three kilometres over the valley and Fitzsimmons Creek.
Riders on Whistler's Peak 2 Peak experience load in one of two roundhouses on Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain. Here, visitors can view specifications of the gondolas as well as the ride down which takes around 11 minutes. The Gondolas can be red or grey.
Opened in 2008, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola stretches between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Connecting the two peaks, twenty-eight gondolas carry approximately 28 people per car from either mountain. This is the longest unsuspended gondola system in the world.
The view into the valley shows that the Peak 2 Peak gondola is suspended only by the top towers of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains - both scary and awe-inspiring as this feat of engineering is the longest of its kind in the world.
With only two support towers, Whistler's Peak2Peak Gondola trip offers visitors two opportunities to view the massive construction of the towers supporting the span across the valley below. Taking over a year to build, these huge metal supports dwarf the cable cars passing by them.
The scenic Peak2Peak Gondola in Whistler, British Columbia offers riders unparallelled views of the singing pass - the valley located between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains as well as the snowcapped Cascade mountains, one of the regions most beautiful elements.
The Peak2Peak Gondola in Whistler, British Columbia offers an unobstructed panoramic view of Whistler Valley and the Village below surrounded by homes, shops and stores. Visitors can also admire the snow capped mountains that surround the city throughout the year.
The Peak2Peak in Whistler, British Columbia is one of the region's most defining activities. Holder of three world records, the twenty-eight cable cars which make the eleven minute journey from mountain to mountain are popular with tourists to enjoy unparallelled views of the surrounding mountains, forests, rivers and Whistler Village.
The Peak2Peak Gondola in Whistler, British Columbia is unconventional in its construction. This ride operated from mid-mountain taking visitors from Blackcomb to Whistler Mountain across the valley. The buildings constructed especially as loading and unloading zones are large to encompass the machinery and gondolas moving through them.
The View from the last towers on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola at British Columbia's Whistler resort is a very interesting one - travelling downward along the cable, there are no towers holding the cable. This new Whistler attraction is popular for its scenic views and ability for skiers to easily move from mountain to mountain.


Location of Peak2Peak Whistler

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The Peak 2 Peak Gondola stretches from the top of Whistler Mountain to the Top of Blackcomb Mountain and is only accessible from these points.


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