Whistler gondola breaks world record

24th February 2015, by Abi Butcher

PEAK 2 PEAK has the world's longest unsupported span between two cable car towers

PEAK 2 PEAK has the world's longest unsupported span between two cable car towers

A ski lift in the Canadian resort of Whistler has entered the record books.

The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which links Whistler Mountain’s Roundhouse Lodge with Blackcomb Mountain’s Rendezvous Restaurant in British Columbia, has been named the highest cable car above ground and the longest unsupported span between two cable car towers in the Guinness World Records Book.

The gondola was opened in 2008, and transports skiers 3.024km between the two towers, 436m above Whistlers’ valley floor. The whole lift ride is 4.4km (2.73 miles) long and takes 11 minutes. But it’s not just for skiers — guests of all ages and any level of mobility can use the gondola, which has led to it being hailed the number one landmark in Canada by Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards and named as a Canadian Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission.

“The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola has been groundbreaking, not only in improving the experience of our guests, but in proving that anything is possible at Whistler Blackcomb,” said Doug Forseth, vice president of special projects at Whistler Blackcomb.

“Since the idea was conceived we knew we were attempting something that had never been done before. Having Guinness recognize our efforts is proof of the feats we accomplished and just seals the fact the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a must-do experience in Whistler.”

Watch a video about the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

 

 



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