Whistler’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola: World’s Longest Freespan Gondola Ride
Groundbreaking. Innovative. An engineering marvel.
Few projects can share such accolades – even fewer can live up to them. But the Whistler Blackcomb Peak 2 Peak Gondola does!
This daring project has revolutionized the visitor experience on the mountain. Need some stats? How about 17 (the number of engineers dedicated to the project), 4,344 (the total cubic metres of concrete utilized in the construction), and 28 (the line-up of Swiss-designed Sky Cabins that will boast a bird’s eye view of Fitsimmon’s Valley at 436 metres or 1,430 feet below – the highest lift of its kind).
If those figures fail to impress, then take a moment to mull the expanse to be traversed. Spanning 4.4 kilometres (2.73 miles) in total distance from mountain to mountain, the Doppelmayr 3S tri-cable gondola is the world’s longest unsupported span of 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles) between the furthest length of the two towers. Total ride time is 11 marvel-filled minutes, with a lift capacity of 4,100 passengers per hour.
And did we mention that two of the Sky Cabins boast glass bottoms? You’ll be hard pressed to keep your eye to the sky with the views, literally, underfoot. And while winter welcomes skiers with greater access and even more opportunity to carve tracks in a single day, summer proves no less spectacular.
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The Peak 2 Peak Gondola was an experience that we will not soon forget and is one that we can highly recommend to you. Where else can you hang suspended for nearly three miles, 1,400 feet above the ground?
Disclosure: this amazing experience was provided by the kind folks at Tourism Whistler. Thanks! It was unbelievable!
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