Sightseeing on Whistler BC’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Whistler-Blackcomb from a bird’s eye view as the Peak 2 Peak gondola ferries you effortlessly between these two world-class mountain resorts. Accessing the over 8,000 acres of ski-able terrain at North America’s largest ski resort has never been easier, as the world’s highest gondola whisks you from the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain over to the Roundhouse Lodge at Whistler or back again in just 11 minutes. Enjoy the view while seated inside the comfort of one of the 28 heated gondola sky cabins, two of which are equipped with glass bottom floors for those who enjoy a bit of an adrenaline rush with their scenery. The gondola makes it easy to follow the sun and take advantage of changing snow conditions as precious on-slope time need not be wasted as you trudge between east-facing Whistler and west-facing Blackcomb: now you can just jump across the divide and get back to the world-class skiing and riding that you came for.
You need not be on skis to ride the gondola and marvel at the striking vistas just outside your window as you glide along its 4.4km/2.73mi route. Offering panoramic views of Canada’s Coastal Mountains, the Peak 2 Peak gondola provides sightseers with a chance to revel in the natural beauty of their surroundings from an incredible vantage point. Spend the morning relaxing with a cup of hot cocoa or espresso at Roundhouse Lodge while the most daring of your party explore some of the 200 marked trails, and then join them for an awe-inspiring ride on the gondola while you all head over to Christine’s to kick back for a little après-ski and a full-service mountaintop dinner.
The Peak 2 Peak gondola opens up a new world of summer adventure and mountain vistas for hikers and sightseers alike as well. Exploring the natural wonders of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains has never been easier, as the gondola turns just getting around Fitzsimmons Creek Valley into an unforgettable vacation experience of its own. Suspended at a record-setting 435m/1,427ft at its highest point above Fitzsimmons Creek, the Peak 2 Peak gondola boasts the world’s longest stretch of unsupported cable as it spans the 3.024km/1.88mi between the two mountain bases. First opened to the public at the start of the 2008/2009 winter season, a ride on the Peak 2 Peak gondola is sure to be a memorable experience for the whole family, and one that can only be experienced at Whistler-Blackcomb resort.