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PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Sightseeing

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola currently closed - opens May 23 for summer sightseeing

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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 snow covered peaks to riding through the mist of the clouds.  The world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola was built for sightseers, skiers and snowboarders alike.  Joining Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, you no longer have to choose which mountain to spend your day on.  Spanning 4.4 km/2.73 miles in a ride that is just over 11 minutes long, it’s easy to experience the best of both worlds.

Find out more about the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola »

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Winter Sightseeing Tickets Adult
Sen 65+
12 and under
Nov 27, 2014 - April 19, 2015

($46.95 online)

($40.95 online)

($24.95 online)

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Included in the purchase of your PEAK 2 PEAK Sightseeing Ticket:
  • Ride the Whistler Village Gondola. Get up from the Village by riding in comfortable 8-passenger gondola cabins to the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain.
  • Ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. This world record-breaking engineering marvel is the highest and longest lift of its kind in the world!
  • Visit the PEAK 2 PEAK Viewing Gallery. Get a look at the inner workings of the Gondola with this interactive indoor experience. Located in the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola station atop Whistler Mountain.
  • 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.
  • On-mountain dining. From “Fresh Tracks” – an early morning smorgasbord of breakfast delights, to fine dining at Christine’s atop Blackcomb Mountain, to Winemaker’s Après at Steep’s Grill & Wine Bar atop Whistler Mountain, be sure to expand your sightseeing experience with a culinary treat in the alpine. More Info »
  Opening Day Closing Day
Whistler Mountain Nov 22, 2014 Apr 19, 2015 
Blackcomb Mountain  Nov 27, 2014  May 18, 2015 
PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Nov 27, 2014  Apr 19, 2015 

Hours Open Close
Nov 22 - Jan 23 8:30am 3pm
Jan 24 - Feb 20 8:30am 3:30pm
Feb 21 - Apr 19 8:30am 4pm
Apr 20 - May 18 10am 4pm
Note: Alpine lifts close 30-45mins earlier. In order to ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, please upload from the Village 45mins or more before closing.

Upload from the Valley

  Open Last Upload
Whistler Village Gondola 8:30am 3pm
Creekside Gondola 8:30am 3pm
Excalibur Gondola 8:30am 3pm
Wizard Express 8:30am 3pm

Guest Services Office Hours

Individual dates and times listed for each of our locations:

Whistler Village GS hours
Nov 1 - Nov 21* 9am - 5pm
Nov 22 - Dec 18 8am - 5pm 
Dec 19 - Apr 1 7am - 5pm 
Apr 2 - Apr 19 8am - 5pm
Apr 20 - Jun 13 9am - 5pm
Note: Village Guest Services will be open late to 7pm on Friday, Nov 21.

Creekside GS hours
Nov 19 - Nov 21 9am - 5pm
Nov 22 - Apr 19 8am - 5pm
Apr 20 - Nov 2015 Closed

Blackcomb Daylodge GS hours
Nov 19 - Nov 21 9am - 5pm
Nov 22 8am - 5pm
Nov 23 8am - Noon
Nov 24-25 Closed
Nov 26 - Apr 19 8am - 5pm

Mountain guests are advised to wear footwear and clothing appropriate for our mountain environment. Remember, there is always snow at the top! Boots, layers, warm jackets, toques and mittens are recommended. Temperatures in the alpine can be up to 10 degrees Celsius cooler and weather can change quickly.

View of the Top of the Whistler Village Gondola the Roundhouse and the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

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