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Whistler Blackcomb’s PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola will officially open to the public December 12, 2008. This engineering marvel is set to become a new Canadian tourism icon, and will forever revolutionize the way visitors experience this four-season resort
The completion of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola ropework and the arrival of 28 Sky Cabins set the stage for what will be the biggest construction milestone of the lift installation – the first Sky Cabin to cross the record-breaking 3 kilometre/1.88 mile, unsupported span between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
All PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola cables are on line and tensioned with the completion of the haul rope splice taking place August 29 and 30th.
The splice was 68m/220 feet long, and took a crew of 14 people over 15 hours to complete. Norm Duke, a Fatzer AG certified splicer from Wyoming, lead the team of seven Whistler Blackcomb employees and six Doppelmayr/Garaventa employees to complete the job
Top ranked B.C Resorts -Vertical
1. Whistler Blackcomb (5280 vertical feet)
2. Kicking Horse (4133 vertical feet)
3. Panorama (4000 vertical feet)
Red Mountain (2900 vertical feet)
Sun Peaks (2891 vertical feet)
Fernie (2830 vertical feet)
Big White (2566 vertical feet)
Silver Star (2500 vertical feet)
Kimberley (2465 vertical feet)
Panorama B.C. -Updates
For the first time, U.S. travelers will have fast and convenient access to Panorama
Mountain Village and British Columbia’s Powder Highway. From December 17th,
2008, Delta Airlines will fly three times a week direct from Salt Lake City to the new
Canadian Rockies International Airport, in Cranbrook, B.C. From there, it’s a short
drive to Panorama.
At a time when other resorts in the region have eliminated jumps and “air” from their
freestyle terrain, Panorama is going BIG! This coming season freestylers will
‘Showoff’ in a terrain park that is almost one mile long. In full view of Panorama’s
slopeside village and the Mile 1 Quad, the park will be the biggest and best in the
Canadian Rockies region.
“This season, we’re going to make a huge change to our park. We’re going to put it
directly under the Mile One Quad on Showoff. Not only will you be able to watch
the show from the enhanced Great Hall deck, but when you’re riding the lift, it will
seem like our outstanding local riders and visiting pro’s are flying overhead” explains
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