Photo: Peak 2 Peak Gondola Whistler Blackcomb Mountains British Columbia Canada

On December 12, 2008 Whistler Blackcomb opened it's newest attraction and a feat of engineering ... the Peak 2 Peak Gondola which spans the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

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Peak 2 Peak Gondola Whistler Blackcomb Mountains British Columbia Canada
Photo cabins on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola which travels between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in British Columbia, Canada.
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Suspended at the dizzying height of 436 metres (1,427 feet) above the Fitzsimmons Creek valley, between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in British Columbia, Canada, the new Peak 2 Peak Gondola has proven to be a popular tourist attraction at the resort.

The gondola now allows easy access to and from either peak for skiers and sightseers alike with stunning views of alpine scenery which would otherwise be inaccessible.

The journey of 4.4 kilometres between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains takes around 11 minutes and links the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain.

Two of the twenty eight gondola cabins feature glass bottoms which allow passengers an easy view to the valley below.

As far as engineering feats are concerned, the gondola can claim to be the longest unsupported span for a lift of its kind in the world at 3.02 kilometres/1.88 miles of free span between towers, and the highest lift of its kind. It is the only gondola installation of its kind in North America.


Peak 2 Peak Gondolas on Whistler Mountain with Blackcomb Mountain (2440 metres/8000 feet) in the background, Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

This picture is part of the photo album "British Columbia Pictures" - there are more beautiful images waiting for you.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 200mm.

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Peak 2 Peak Gondola Whistler Blackcomb Mountains British Columbia Canada
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Rolf Hicker Photography
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