Peak 2 Peak 360 Experience
Summer in the Whistler Blackcomb alpine is an experience you will always remember. As the season changes, so to does the activities giving you something new every month
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
This Guinness World book of records holder spans 4.4 kms with only four towers that support the lift. It only takes 11minutes to get 8,850 metres and is the longest unsupported span in the world at 3.024kms and the heights in the world at 436 meters above the valley floor.
The Peak 2 Peak has played a big part in getting global recognition for Whistler; it has been instrumental with putting Whistler on the map. Since its conception in 2008 it has helped to attract 2,000,000 sightseeing and hiking visits.
”Since its opening in 2008, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola has inspired guests from across the globe to glide 436 meters above Whistler’s valley floor, suspended between two towers at the record breaking distance of 3.024km apart. Not only does the lift transport guests between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in only 11 minutes, it also allows guests of all ages and levels of mobility to access a unique alpine experience.”
The Peak 2 Peak is open year round giving you a different experience throughout the year. Head up in the summer and spend hours hiking and exploring around volcanic rocks, shale slopes, flowered meadows, lakes and glaciers. In May you can experience the Snow Walls then in June head up to the Glaciers and get an up close look while hiking trails as far as the eye can see. July welcomes Wildflowers and access to all of the trails amazing for hiking and running throughout August and September.
You can also head up in the winter and take in the stunning scenery and before you head down eat at one of the restaurants on either mountain. Even if you are not a skier you can still take in this engineering masterpiece.
New to Whistler Blackcomb is the Suspension Bridge which is located at the top of the Peak Chair. It spans 130 metres from the Whistler Peak to West Ridge and is the perfect cherry on top of an amazing day in the alpine. Children 6 and under are free with a paying adult and must be 40" to tackle the bridge. This experience is included in your Peak 2 Peak ticket so don't miss out on this amazing experience. Visit the West Ridge Lookout where you can get a 360° view of Whistler's Peak.
To read our Peak 2 Peak – Guinness Record Blog click here
photo credit: Mike Crane | Tourism Whistler