Peak to Peak at Whistler Blackcomb

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today we crossed from Peak to Peak on the world’s highest lift of its kind, 1427ft above the valley floor. Starting out in Whistler Village we took the Village Gondola up to the Roundhouse. From there we could view the peak of Whistler, trails and runs.

Village Gondola


We hopped on the fairly new Peak to Peak gondola (admission included in our sightseeing pass) and rode a steel cable gondola line 2.73 miles (4.4km) over to Blackcomb.

Peak to Peak - Whistler Blackcomb Peak to Peak - Whistler Blackcomb

Peak to Peak - Whistler Blackcomb Peak to Peak - Whistler Blackcomb

Peak to Peak - Whistler Blackcomb Peak to Peak - Whistler Blackcomb

The village and slopes were crazy-busy with Kokanee Crankworx action but up on the Peak to Peak we had an entire gondola car to ourselves. We saw some other passing cars where others were taking advantage of this — from couples making out to pre-teen boys dancing around & flexing their muscles without shirts on.

Peak to Peak - Whistler Blackcomb

The ride was incredibly smooth and once we were on Blackcomb, we decided to do a small hike. The Alpine Walk seemed like the quickest as according to our trail maps it was 0.96 miles (1.6km) and would take 60 minutes. It actually took us about 15 minutes to get half way through but we were hauling it up the trail, which did have some rough parts over rocks and boulders.

Peak to Peak - Whistler Blackcomb

Regardless, it was a nice little loop with scenic viewpoints perfect for photo ops. From the Fitzsimmons Lookout we could even look down on the Peak to Peak gondola line.

Alpine Walk Alpine Walk

Alpine Walk - View of Peak to Peak

Alpine Walk

Alpine Walk Alpine Walk

Next time we visit we’re going to do a few more trails (perhaps the Overlord Trail) or one longer trail as we both enjoy a good hike.

Peak to Peak - Whistler Blackcomb

On the way back down I even spotted two bears from the Village Gondola (luckily nowhere near the mountain bikers). It was a great morning activity with John who did really well considering his fear of heights.

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  1. Peter ~ @PvTSaturday, August 15th, 2009 — 7:01pm PDT

    Awesome pics, we all really appreciate you posting them. This weekend travelling vicariously through you guys!

    Looks like a great time, “two thumbs up!”

  2. Adam DustusSunday, August 16th, 2009 — 11:07am PDT

    Thanks for the post and the pics—seems an excellent place to visit.

  3. ChrisWheelerWednesday, August 19th, 2009 — 12:38pm PDT

    Great Pics and love your blog! I was up in Whistler around the same time and took a ride on the Peak 2 Peak with the Ghanaian Ski Team… which is one guy know as the “Snow Leopard” and he will be back for 2010! Great experience and a video about it is at:

  4. Hiking on Blackcomb » Vancouver Blog Miss 604 by Rebecca BollwittSaturday, September 5th, 2009 — 9:45am PDT

    […] few weeks ago we came to Whistler and rode the Peak to Peak gondola which runs between Whistler and Blackcomb […]

  5. 2009: My Year in Review » Vancouver Blog Miss 604 by Rebecca BollwittThursday, December 31st, 2009 — 10:31am PST

    […] Waking up in the Dominican Republic, crossing Capilano Suspension Bridge for the first time ever, doing the Peak to Peak gondola in Whistler, dining at Araxi, and visiting the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, traveling to […]

  6. Michelle KelseyFriday, December 10th, 2010 — 10:11am PST

    The pics are great. The kids love the ride. Next time you will have to take picture in the winter and catch the glass bottom one.

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