Ride The Peak 2 Peak Gondola In Whistler British Columbia
If your travel plans include world renowned Whistler BC, then you must experience the Peak 2Peak Gondola. Discover breath taking views all year long on this two ride mountain experience!
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola Breaks World Record
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola has the Longest Unsupported Span in the World.
It runs a total of 3.024 kilometers or 1.88 miles. An amazing accomplishment, with incredible 360 degree views the entire distance.
Appropriately named Peak 2 Peak, this is the second part of your journey to the top of Blackcomb Mountain from Whistler Mountain.
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains Combined
Whistler British Columbia is world famous for winter sports. Whistler / Blackcomb Mountains offer some of the best snow skiing, heli-skiing, snow- boarding, cross country skiing and hiking in the world.
But this area is also a mecca for numerous outdoor activities in the off season. Thousands come to go mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and so much more.
Peak 2 Peak operates year round and is one of the main attractions in Whistler.
The Whistler Village Gondola
Your experience begins in the heart of Whistler Village, located at the base of the Whistler Mountain. From here you climb aboard a comfortable Whistler Village Gondola making your way slowly up the mountain.
On the way you witness picturesque Valley views and the City of Whistler below.
My 10 -15 minute ride in the gondola carries you up to an altitude of 6069 feet or 1850 meters.
Reaching the top, the surrounding views will leave you breathless! Relax and enjoy mountain top dining, or enjoy your favourite beverage in the mountains licensed lounge.
Shop for souvenirs and more, all in the Roundhouse Lodge at the top of the mountain.
You can dine in or outside on the large outdoor patio, complete with spectacular mountain and village views.
From here, one can also catch the Peak 2 Peak Express. It takes you even higher to Whistler Summit on an open air chair lift.
Hiking enthusiasts have access to the mountains vast system of hiking trails in the non winter months.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola To Blackcomb Mountain
After taking in the sites on Whistler and / or relaxing in the Roundhouse Lodge, it’s time to venture onto the world famous Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
The second part of your journey on the unsupported cable car ride across the mountain tops!
Gondolas are massive, holding 28 persons and with unobstructed views all around.
We did notice that there were signs showing glass bottom gondola’s, but were not in operation during our visit.
Now that would be exciting!
A pleasant ride across the mountains with incredible views all around. Definitely the highlight of the trip and you even get to do it twice!
I rode the gondola in the first week of June and most of the snow was gone. It was the last day of the skiing season, so we did catch a glimpse of die hard skiers in action!
Pretty amazing to still be skiing in June! 🙂
Explore Blackcomb Mountain Hiking Trails
Exiting the gondola you get to experience the mountains south west or also known as the expansive 7th Heaven Zone.
From here one can enjoy more incredible valley and mountain views, as well as access to easy and moderate rated hiking trails.
The mountain also has the Rendezvous Lodge and other snack shacks to enjoy. Spend as much time as you like taking note of the last gondola ride of the day and return the same way you started.
The Peak 2 Peak is a wonderful major attraction the whole family will enjoy. So come prepared with camera, enjoy a meal and plan a hike if so inclined.
I highly recommend this attraction when visiting or taking your Holidays in British Columbia that include a visit to Whistler.
Below, I have listed the official Whistler /Blackcomb website, where you can access much more detailed information on the Peak to Peak and much more.
I’ve also listed the Official Whistler Tourism link below to their website page for your convenience. It’s filled with excellent information on everything this beautiful part of British Columbia has to offer.
Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂