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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Peak to Peak Gondola to connect Whistler and Blackcomb at the Top

Whistler Blackcomb, Canada, has just announced it will be constructing a Peak to Peak Gondola between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. The Gondola will cover 4.4 kilometers in 11 minutes with 28 cabins carrying up to 28 people. The terminal on Whistler Mountain will be located next to the Roundhouse Lodge and on Blackcomb Mountain it will be located next to the Rendezvous Lodge.

Dave Brownlie Whistler Blackcomb's Chief Operating Officer said "The Peak to Peak Gondola will create a dramatically enhanced experience that no other mountain resort in North America, possibly the world, can offer .....this link will effectively double, or more, the options for accessing the highest quality and greatest variety of terrain on any one day, from anywhere on the mountains. We are going to completely revolutionize our guests' experience."

The Gondola will be the world's longest unsupported free spanning gondola in the world, the distance between the two furthest towers will be 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles), construction will commence in May 2007.

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