A Peek At Peak 2 Peak

Webner House

During our visit to Whistler we took a gondola ride up Whistler Mountain, then over to Blackcomb, then back again.  They call it Peak 2 Peak.  It costs $51.50, per person, and it’s well worth every penny.

For one thing, the Peak 2 Peak gondola system owns several world records — at least, according to the sign atop Blackcomb.  It’s the world’s longest continuous lift system, it features the longest unsupported lift span, and it’s the highest lift of its kind anywhere.  It takes you up to an elevation of 6,102 feet.  The section between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb covers 2.73 miles and moves the gondolas along at a brisk clip of 7.5 meters per second, so that the entire crossing takes 11 minutes.

Enough with the statistics!  The important thing is, the whole ride is jaw-droppingly beautiful.  You begin by moving upward and over the beginner slopes on Whistler…

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