Whistler PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Sightseeing

  • Stunning 360-degree views of Whistler Village, mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers and forests
  • Ride the special glass-bottom gondola for a bird's-eye view of the forest and enjoy a beverage at the Umbrella Bar on Whistler
  • Includes access to both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains with 50+ km of hiking trails in summer
  • The Peak Express chairlift and Cloudraker Skybridge are open until September 15
  • For seasonal dates and operating times, please see Mountain Hours of Operation

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Summer Alpine Experience Upload Information

It is recommended to upload via the Blackcomb Gondola for the Summer Alpine Experience. Blackcomb Gondola is located in the Upper Village and is an approximate 7- to 10-minute walk from Whistler Village. Further details on opening dates, mountain access and tickets can be found below.


Summer Alpine Experience Tickets & Passes

June 15 – September 22, 2024

  • The Summer Alpine Experience is your ticket to access PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, Whistler Village Gondola and Blackcomb Gondola
  • Purchase a full season pass for unlimited sightseeing throughout the summer.
  • Due to processing times, tickets can only be booked online 3+ days in advance. To book tickets within 2 days, please visit Whistler Blackcomb Guest Services or the Whistler Visitor Centre.
  • September 3 - 22: Access to Blackcomb Gondola and PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola only.

Day Tickets

Adult 19-64 Senior 65+ Youth 13-18 Child 7-12 Child 6 & under
$99 $89 $89 $50 Free

Season Passes

Adult 19-64 Senior 65+ Youth 13-18 Child 7-12 Child 6 & under
$155 $145 $145 $80 $15

Summer Access

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola summer sightseeing access map

Winter Access

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola winter sightseeing access map

Lift operating dates and times may vary. Please see mountain hours of operation for more information. All travel times are approximate. Only gondolas that are available for sightseeing are shown.

PEAK 2 PEAK Special Offers

Stay & P2P

Stay & Sightsee
From $169 CAD pp/pn

Set out on a 360˚ sightseeing experience. Sightsee & lodging packages from $169 CAD per person, per night.

Where can I purchase tickets for the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola?

Tickets for mountain sightseeing, which includes access to the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, can be purchased online up to 72 hours prior to arrival. To book within 72 hours of arrival, visit Whistler Blackcomb Guest Services or The Whistler Visitor Centre.

Tickets do not sell out and can be purchased when you arrive in Whistler. Packages are available for purchase online through Whistler.com for guests looking to purchase their tickets with accommodation.

I'm not getting search results for my desired date. Have tickets sold out?

No, tickets have not sold out. Due to processing times, sightsee tickets can only be booked online 3+ days in advance. To book tickets within 2 days, please visit Whistler Blackcomb Guest Services or the Whistler Visitor Centre. Tickets never sell out.

What are the hours of operation for the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola?

Be sure to check the operating times and hours when planning your visit as exact dates vary from season to season.

How do I access the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola?

The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola runs between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains with terminals approximately two-thirds up the mountains. Note that the access points change with the seasons.

Please check operating times and hours before heading out.

Your PEAK 2 PEAK ticket includes access to the Blackcomb Gondola and Whistler Village Gondola for upload/download and the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. You do not need to purchase separate passes for each.

Will I need to wait in line?

Wait times vary and lines are usually longer on weekends and during holiday periods. Please allow yourself extra time to board the gondola.

I have purchased my tickets online. Where do I pick up my tickets?

Tickets cannot be printed at home and must be picked up from Whistler Blackcomb Guest Services prior to boarding the gondola.

What is the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola?

Building the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola was a major feat of engineering. On completion, the lift broke world records as the longest, continuous lift system on the globe and the highest gondola of its kind, at 436 metres above the valley floor. When combined with a ride on the Whistler Village Gondola and new Blackcomb Gondola, it creates a continuous 13.5-kilometre loop from the bottom of Whistler Mountain, across the valley between both mountains, and down Blackcomb Mountain.

What is the Summer Alpine Experience?

Sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a must do while in Whistler. A Summer Alpine Experience ticket allows you to visit Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in one day, travelling between the two mountains on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, on the way receiving a bird’s eye view of the forest and spectacular mountains, valleys and glaciers. A special silver glass-bottom gondola provides another unique perspective of the forest.

The PEAK 2 PEAK Experience is more than just spectacular views. Once on the mountain top there are other things to do: enjoy the PEAK 2 PEAK Viewing Gallery , grab and go food options for the perfect alpine picnic, casual and full service on-mountain dining and in the summer, mountain-top dining and alpine hiking trails.

What is the Stay & PEAK 2 PEAK package?

Package your PEAK 2 PEAK tickets with accommodation for the best rate. For more information, see the full package details.

Is the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola open year round?

While the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is open most of the year for winter and summer sightseeing, be sure to check the operating times and hours when planning your visit as exact dates vary from season to season.

Where do I park for the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola?

The best place to park to access the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is in the Whistler Village Day Lots 1 – 5, located a 5-10 minute walk from the base of Whistler Mountain.

Learn more about parking in Whistler.

Is the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Experience accessible?

The Blackcomb Gondola, Whistler Village Gondola and PEAK 2 PEAK can accommodate guests in wheelchairs. Accessible washrooms are available in the Rendezvous Restaurant and Roundhouse Lodge. There is an elevator to take you to the upper floor to access the Roundhouse Restaurant, Umbrella Bar and Steep's Grill. The distance from the Rendezvous Lodge to the PEAK 2 PEAK terminal is approximately 78m with an average grade of 5.7 percent. The Peak Express experience does not accommodate wheelchairs.

Can I pay with cash anywhere on the mountain?

No. All transactions will be cashless for the PEAK 2 PEAK Sightsee Experience, mountain activities, on-mountain dining as well as at Whistler Blackcomb rental and retail locations.

Do I need to reserve a boarding time for the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola?

No. There are no reservations required for the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola as it runs continuously during operating hours.

How long does it take to ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola?

It is recommended that you give yourself at least 2 hours to enjoy the Sightsee 360 Experience. It takes approximately 25 minutes to ride the Whistler Gondola up to the PEAK 2 PEAK, 11 minutes to ride the PEAK 2 PEAK and 18 - 25 minutes to return to the Village. If you are interested in dining, taking lots of photographs, going on a hike or viewing the gallery while on the mountains, be sure to give yourself more time. You can easily spend an entire day up among the peaks and several days are needed to explore all the hiking trails in summer.

What is the best time of year to ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola?

No matter what season you visit Whistler, the alpine is an incredible place to visit. Depending on the season you may see fresh and falling snow, alpine wildflowers and wildlife including bears, chipmunks, deer and marmots. You can also watch skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers ride the mountains from the comfort of the cabin. Be sure to check the operating times and hours when planning your visit as these vary from season to season, and note the times when the gondola does close briefly for scheduled maintenance. In summer, hiking trails open in stages as the snow melts - opening dates may vary according to the snow pack and weather conditions.

What is the PEAK 2 PEAK Viewing Gallery?

Years were spent of planning and constructing the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola with its signature red gondolas. Learn more about the ground-breaking engineering behind the lift in the PEAK 2 PEAK Viewing Gallery inside the terminal on Whistler Mountain. A raised glassed-in walkway enables visitors to view the machinery working and tablets show videos exploring the construction of the lift and Whistler’s ski history. The Viewing Gallery allows visitors to appreciate the true scale of the project, adding a whole new dimension to the Alpine Experience.

Can I take my dog on the mountain?

Dogs are not permitted on Gondolas or any Whistler Blackcomb property, unless they are certified aid dogs or CARDA (Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dogs). There are however plenty of dog-friendly accommodations and activities in Whistler. See our pet-friendly Whistler guide for further information.

I have my tickets! What should I take with me?

As you are going from Whistler Village in the valley to the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola in the alpine, weather conditions and temperatures can change. As a rule of thumb it is usually 5 to 10 degrees (Celcius) cooler on the mountain than in the village. Dress comfortably for the mountains - layers are recommended so you can adjust accordingly. If you plan to hike, other gear is recommended such as comfortable, sturdy shoes and water. Please note that to access the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola in winter time, you will need to walk through the snow - dress warmly and wear waterproof boots for comfort. There are restaurants, shops and washroom facilities on both mountains.

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Photos of the Summer Alpine Experience and Cloudraker Skybridge