Editor’s Note: This blog on Ziptrek Ecotour’s Sasquatch tour was originally posted in 2017, but we’ve updated and reshared it as it’s definitely a fun one!

At over two kilometres (1.2 miles / 7,000 feet) long and 183 metres (600 feet) high, the Sasquatch is a beast of a zipline. Connecting Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, it stands as the longest zipline in Whistler, all of Canada AND the USA.

The Sasquatch tour takes about 1.5 hours and there’s plenty of time on the gondola ride up to question yourself if you’re ready, and until you’re standing on the launching platform it’s hard to conceive just how massive this experience is.

So, to put this adventure into perspective we’ve broken it down by the numbers for you so you can prepare for the ride. You got this!

Three people get on the Blackcomb Gondola at the base of Blackcomb Mountain with a Ziptrek Ecotours guide. They're heading up to do the Sasquatch zipline.
Heading up the mountain for the longest zipline in North America. PHOTO ZIPTREK ECOTOURS

60

The approximate number of bears living on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Your chances of seeing one from the gondola on the ride up, by our (questionable) math, is 10% – let’s just say not bad.

A black bear looks at the camera as it chews on lush, green grass in Whistler.
PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

3,500 Yrs

The approximate age of the earliest known artist rendition of a sasquatch, found in the Whistler area.

Sasquatch Illustration

10

How many deep calming breaths you’ll need to take once you see how spectacular and steep the start of the line looks.

 

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4

The number of mountains you can gaze at from the launching platform while you get ready to zip.

The Sasquatch Zipline in Whistler

27°

The angle of descent at the start of The Sasquatch.

Launch of The Sasquatch Zipline
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100 km/hr (or more)

 How fast you go on the line.

 

Height of the Sasquatch Zipline

182 m (600 ft)

How high you’ll fly above the old-growth forest, where there are trees up to 1000 years old.

Ziplining over the Fitzsimmons Creek in Whistler

360°

Views you’ll have from the belly of the beast.

Views from the Sasquatch Zipline

60

The time in seconds it takes to zipline from Blackcomb to Whistler Mountain, by far the fastest and most thrilling way to travel between the two mountains.

11,700

The age in years of many of the geological features you can see on the tour, where the valley and many of the mountain features were sculpted during the last ice age.

Fitzsimmons Range from The Sasquatch

2/3

How The Sasquatch line measures up in length against the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola (if the lines were laid out side by side at the same height).

Sasquatch Zipline Compared to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola

60.6

The number of Boeing 737s you’d have to put nose to tail to equal the length of The Sasquatch.

Beoing 737 diagram

833

Roughly the number of actual Sasquatches head to toe it would take to equal the length of the zipline.

Length of The Sasquatch Zipline in Whistler

60

The amount of times you’d have to zip The Sasquatch to cover the distance from Vancouver to Whistler.

10

The amount of high fives you deserve after conquering.

 

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Unlike most of Whistler’s ziplines which run year-round The Sasquatch is a summer-only experience running June to September, so get in now to catch the beast before the season ends. Can’t get enough of adrenaline-fuelled adventure in Whistler? Head over to Whistler.com for more activity ideas.

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Author

Nikkey got her start in Whistler as an outdoor guide and the habit of talking about the place has clearly stuck. Whistler’s general laid-back lifestyle and immediate access to fun is what’s kept her around. When not hanging out on the Whistler Insider team Nikkey works as a freelance creative for outdoor and wellness brands. Nikkey’s favourite Whistler animal is the marmot- she just wants to pinch those fluffy cheeks! (but never would because she respects wildlife and really likes having her fingers attached to her hands.)