Peak 2 Peak…what a ride!

I’ve been on a number of chairlifts and gondola rides in my day, but let me tell you…I’ve never been on anything like the Peak 2 Peak before.  The Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride is different due in part to the fact that they broke all the molds when engineering and constructing this monolithic experience.

There are so many things that will grab your attention…here are just a few:

  • The span between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb is massive…2.73 miles (this is a world record).
  • Nearly 2 miles of the span between two of the towers is unsupported, which provides an ultra smooth ride.
  • The highest point is 1427 feet, with a great view of a creek flowing below.
  • The cabins are HUGE, each can fit 28 people (22 sitting, 6 standing).
  • It’s fast…only takes 11 minutes each way.

While the Peak 2 Peak engineering is impressive, so is the journey…the cabins are huge and provide 360-degree  views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.   The cabins themselves are quite spacious and luxurious…and, the nearly 2 mile unsupported section provides an ultra smooth ride.

For the die-hard view seeker, they even have two cabins with glass floors (Note: the glass floor cabins are painted silver).  I really wanted to wait for one of these cabins, but it would have been crowded…and, I think it would have been too much for my lovely traveling companion, Rhonda.  On the way from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain, our car stopped for a bit…I really enjoyed it, but Rhonda was apparently having a panic attack.  We can laugh about it now, but she was seriously trying to refrain from freaking out (as you can see in the video above).

Check out this amazing video by Jim Budge, it will give you a whole difference perspective on Peak 2 Peak.

The Peak 2 Peak is just one of many very cool things to see and do at Whistler, so visit their website directly for more information at: Whistler Blackcomb.

Click the following link to see more of my pictures of Peak 2 Peak.  If you’ve done the Peak 2 Peak before, please leave a comment below for my readers and me.  If you’ve enjoyed this post and video, please hit the “Like” button below and share with your friends and family.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


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