WHISTLER, BC February 19, 2015 –Whistler Blackcomb is proud to announce the inclusion of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola in the 2015 Edition of the Guinness World Records Book. This year, Guinness Records recognized the gondola as the holder of the “highest cable car above ground” and “longest unsupported span between two cable car towers” records. The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola has been instrumental in making Whistler Blackcomb a globally recognized destination and this recent accolade is proof the lift has more than met expectations.
“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,” says Doug Forseth, Vice President of Government Relations and 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.”
Since its opening in 2008, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola has inspired guests from across the globe to glide 436m above Whistler’s valley floor, suspended between two towers at the record breaking distance of 3.024km apart. Not only does the lift transport guests between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in only 11 minutes, it also allows guests of all ages and levels of mobility to access a unique alpine experience.
The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola has helped Whistler Blackcomb attract over 2,000,000 sightseeing and hiking visits since the beginning of its operation in 2008.
The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola has also been named a Canadian Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission and it has been recognized as the number one landmark in Canada by Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards.