- 436 metres high
- 4.4 kilometres long
- 360-degree view
Flight-see the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains on the longest continuous lift system in the world. At your first summit, survey jagged Black Tusk from the shadow of a towering Inuksuk. Board the Peak 2 Peak Gondola—the highest and longest lift of its kind. Wait for one of the glass-bottomed gondolas and glide soundlessly above the glacier-fed Fitzsimmons Creek. Peer down through the clear floor and watch for berry-picking brown bears half a kilometre below.
Step off at Blackcomb Mountain and photograph alpine wildflowers and imposing glaciers. Catch an open-air chairlift ride back down to the village. Try a gooey “pudgie pie” from the farmers’ market.
- Flight-see Whistler Blackcomb aboard the longest continuous lift system in the world.
- Glide soundlessly half a kilometre above a glacier-fed creek in one of the glass-bottomed, 360-degree gondola.
- Circle Whistler’s two-kilometre high summit on an interpretive trail.
- Scramble a via ferrata rock face on Whistler's 2,182 metre summit.
- Survey jagged Black Tusk from the shadow of a towering Inukshuk.
- Walk past alpine flowers near Blackcomb Lake or onto Horstman Glacier to throw a summer snowball.
- Sip a merlot from an Aboriginal-owned winery at Christine's Restaurant, a high-altitude bistro.
- Tour venues, parks, and attractions from the 2010 Winter Olympics.
- Whistler is a high-altitude mountain valley village near the sea. Accordingly, temperatures are moderate but conditions can change quickly.
- Summer (June through September) can be sunny and clear. Winters are milder in the valley than in the alpine.
- Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
- Bring warmer clothing layers for the high alpine and open-chair chair lifts.
- Wear sturdy footwear if you plan to walk or hike at the peaks.
- Both Whistler and Blackcomb offer full dining and comfort services.
- Notify the gondola attendant if you wish to ride in one of the glass-bottomed cars.