PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience

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Not your average gondola ride

Board the longest and highest lift in the world for an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia’s rooftop – from incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks to coastal rainforest. Disembark and the experience is far from over. Scenic walking trails, mountaintop restaurants, wildlife viewing and indoor interpretive displays are ready for discovery.

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BC’s must do hiking experience

The world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola transports hikers to over 50 kms of trails that combine to create some of British Columbia’s most spectacular hikes and iconic vistas. Get up-close and personal with the volcanic Black Tusk peak, take in vistas of ancient glaciers in neighbouring Garibaldi Provincial Park, explore the edges of pristine alpine lakes and experience Whistler Blackcomb’s famous alpine wildflower season. This is hiking at another level.

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PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Pass 

Purchase a PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Pass before June 12 for $69.95 and receive a Free $10 Voucher

  LIFT TICKET
May 23 – Oct 12
360 PASS
Unlimited Season Pass
 

1-DAY

Advance Purchase*

Regular Price

Advance Purchase*

Adult
(19-64)
$54.95 $49.95 $79.95 $69.95
Youth/Senior
(13-18)
(65+)
$47.95 $42.95 $69.95 $60.95
Child
(7-12)
$27.95 $24.95 $39.95 $34.95
Tot
(6 & under)
FREE FREE $15 $15
Winter
2014.15
Passholders
FREE FREE FREE FREE
Winter
2014.15
EDGE Cardholders
Buy a summer day ticket at the regular season rate and receive a FREE upgrade to 360 Pass

*Advance Purchase rate applys to tickets purchased 5+ days in advance.

Price do not include applicable taxes. Some restrictions apply. 

Thinking of buying a 2015.16 Season Pass or EDGE Card? Purchase before May 4 and receive a FREE Summer 2015 PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Pass or day. More Details »

INCLUDED IN YOUR 360 PASS OR SINGLE DAY TICKET:
  • Ride the PEAK 2 PEAK GONDOLA. This engineering marvel breaks three Guinness World Records!
  • Hike, walk or run over 50 km of alpine trail. From short loops to full day hikes, alpine walks, meadows of wildflowers and jaw-dropping vistas await.
  • Ride an open-air chairlift to the summits of Whistler or Blackcomb mountains. Glaciers, trail heads and 360 degree views await from the summits of Whistler Peak and 7th Heaven.
  • Discover the mountains with a free alpine orientation tour. Tours leave daily at 11:15am and 1:15pm. Please inquire at Guest Services for tour departure locations.
  • Enjoy the Samsung Alpine Theatre. Take in a video to inspire your 360 Experience. From a larger than life screen, watch the making of the PEAK 2 Peak Gondola or venture into the glacier through someone else's eyes.
  • Visit the PEAK 2 PEAK Viewing Gallery. For a chance to peer down into the inner workings of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.
  • Watch PEAK 2 PEAK cabins be taken off the line. Each night the cabins get stored in the terminal buildings starting at 5:30pm. Stop by the Whistler Mountain terminal to watch this behind-the-scenes task.
  • Take in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Display. Located inside the Roundhouse Lodge atop Whistler, revel in Olympic afterglow with this display showcasing the achievements of local athletes and Games-time highlights.
Add-on:
  • A Mountaintop BBQ. Come up to the Roundhouse Patio any Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening for live music, an amazing sunset and a BBQ at 6,000 feet.
  • On-mountain dining. Catch a quick bite in one of our self-serve restaurants on either mountain, or experience the height of fine dining at Steep’s Grill & Wine Bar atop Whistler. 

OPERATIONS SUMMER 2015

Daily - May 23 - September 20
Weekends Only - September 21 - October 12

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Daily - May 23 - September 20: 10:30am - 4:45pm
Weekends Only - September 21 - October 12: 10:30am - 4:45pm

MOUNTAIN ACCESS

Whistler Village Gondola - Whistler Mountain
Daily - May 23 - June 12: 10am - 5pm
Daily - June 13 - September 7: 9:30am - 5pm. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am - 8pm
Daily - September 8 - September 20: 10am - 5pm
Weekends Only - September 21 - October 12: 10am - 5pm
Wizard And Solar Coaster Open Air Chairlifts - Blackcomb Mountain
Daily - June 20 - September 7: 10am - 5pm

ALPINE ACCESS

Peak Chairlift to Top of the World Zone - Whistler Mountain
Daily - June 27 - September 7 - 11am - 4pm. Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 11am - 5pm
Daily - September 8 - September 20: 11am - 4pm
7th Heaven Chairlift - Blackcomb Mountain
Daily - June 20 - July 26: 11am - 4pm - Access via bus from Rendezvous Lodge

Mountain guests are advised to wear footwear and clothing appropriate for our mountain environment. Sweaters, light jackets, walking or running shoes are recommended; high heels and flip flops are not. Temperatures in the alpine can be up to 10 degrees celsius cooler and weather can change quickly.


Top of Whistler Village Gondola - Spring

Summer Timeline

From May through October, the Whistler Blackcomb alpine always has something in season. The summer views and vistas atop the PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience change daily, transforming the surrounding glaciers, wildflowers and trails into a whole new playground with every visit. It’s like a season within a season, but you’ll need more than one day to see summer unfold its vibrant, ever-changing glory.

Early Summer:

May - June

Snowwall

Despite the warm summer days in the Whistler Valley, Whistler Blackcomb's alpine provides almost year-round opportunities for an impromptu snowball fight or snowman construction that'll bring out the kid in everyone.

In Season Highlights:

  • PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
  • Giant Snow Walls – along Peka’s and Mathew’s Traverses on Whistler Mountain

Mid Summer: 

July -August

At the height of summer, the open-air chairlifts raise you up high over the tree line into an expanse of giant, snow-capped peaks, glaciers and ancient volcanic debris. Warmer temperatures allow more access to alpine hiking trails and walking paths.

Hiking

In Season Highlights:

  • PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
  • Glaciers – access continues to expand, with trails and look outs that take you up close and personal to the ancient ice that carved out this area
  • Whistler Summit – take an open-air chairlift ride to this peak, for jaw dropping views and access to trailheads
  • 7th Heaven on Blackcomb – take a bus and open-air chairlift to this peak, for amazing viewpoints, as well as a look at skiers/riders perfecting their tricks in the glacier
  • Wildflowers – for a short 3-4 week period near the end of July, watch the mountains explode into a pallet of colour with the bloom of alpine wildflowers
  • Hiking/Running – access continues to expand, with up to 50km of trail that take you into the heart of Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine and the start of Garibaldi Provincial Park

Fall:

September - October

The alpine environment in autumn still allows for epic hikes or runs, incredible views, stunning colours and maybe even a light dusting of snow on the mountain peaks.  And this is your best chance to see wildlife, because it’s not just humans that play in these wild mountains: Black bear families, deer, grouse, marmots and pika all roam the dense forests.

In Season Highlights:

  • PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
  • Glaciers
  • Hiking/Running – head over to Blackcomb Mountain for a greater choice of trails and look outs

 

Geology Tour

Journey of Ancient Peaks - Geology Tour

Travel back millions of years to the formation of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains’ breathtaking alpine environments. Let our guides take you on a tour of Whistler’s key geological milestones, as well as highlight the flora, fauna, and effects of climate change along the way.

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On-Mountain Tours

Alpine Photography Tour

Experience Whistler’s ruggedly breathtaking alpine through the unique perspective of local professional photographers. Heading up the mountain in the evenings (when the light is best), your guide will provide instruction on how to take the best nature, wildlife and alpine viewscape images.

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On-Mountain Tours

Bear Viewing Tour

This is your opportunity to experience the wildlife, vegetation, glaciers and rainforests of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Visit bear dens and wander through pristine alpine meadows and old growth Western Hemlock forests.

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About the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Taking almost two years to construct, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is an engineering marvel that connects the incredible high alpine of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Spanning 4.4 km and breaking three world records in the process, the gondola is a must-do while you are in Whistler. 

Want to learn even more about the Gondola?  Check out the PEAK 2 PEAK Viewing Platform to get an up close look at the inner workings of the lift.

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Stats and Facts

World Records:

  • Longest unsupported span in the world: 3.024 km/1.88 miles
  • Highest lift of its kind in the world: 436 m/1,427 ft above the valley floor
  • World’s longest continuous lift system

Technical Specs:

  • Distance between Whistler & Blackcomb gondola stations: 4.4 km/2.73 miles
  • Highest point: 436 m/ 1,427 ft
  • Max speed: 7.5 m/s, 25 ft/s
  • Ride time: 11 minutes
  • Frequency: 1 cabin departs every 49 seconds
  • Capacity of cabins: 24 seated, 4 standing, 4,100 people per hour
  • Four towers support the lift, heights range from 35-65 m/100-213 ft
  • An 8,850 metre-long, 56 millimetre-thick centre haul rope/cable pulls the gondola while two 56 millimetre-thick outer track ropes/cables support its weight 
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