Grab your Gear, Whistler Blackcomb Opens for the Winter Season Today
Whistler Blackcomb represents everything that an avid boarder like myself could hope for. It has seemingly endless acreage, glaciers, a world renowned terrain park and on top of that a great night life to relax after a hard day on the slopes. There are also a few new developments to the world class ski location this winter that is worth checking out including the Olympic infrastructures and the new Peak to Peak gondola
PEAK 2 PEAK grand opening, green power project and 2010 Games countdown set the stage for an unprecedented winter.
On December 12, 2008, the dream to link Whistler and Blackcomb mountains becomes a reality with the grand opening of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. The world-record breaking gondola is the first lift of its kind in North America and is destined to become Canada’s newest tourism icon. During the winter, skiers and riders will enjoy infinite opportunities to experience the side-by-side mountains. In the summer, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola will bring sightseers and hikers into the high alpine to experience breathtaking scenic views of Garibaldi Provincial Park. Spanning 4.4 kilometres (2.73 miles) in total distance from mountain to mountain, the Doppelmayr 3S tri-cable gondola boasts the world’s longest unsupported span of 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles), as well as the world’s highest lift of its kind at 436 metres (1,427 feet) above the valley floor.