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Whistler-Blackcomb Going Big Like Douggie

One of North America’s premier mountains is stepping up their game. In preparation for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics, the legendary Whistler Blackcomb in B.C., Canada is opening it’s new Peak 2 Peak Gondola, said to be the first lift of its kind in North America.

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The Gondola will connect the Whistler and Blackcomb peaks; taking riders on a scenic 11 minute ride, hanging as high as 1427 ft. in the air. The resort plans to celebrate with an official ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., then send start shipping skiers and snowboarders across the nearly 3 mile span between the mountains.

If you’ve ever ridden Whistler, you know what a massive difference this will make in time spent traversing the two peaks. If you haven’t, this is what I’m talking about. It’s an absolutely amazing mountain that just went that much bigger.

Launch ceremonies will be taking place at both Peak 2 Peak Gondola terminal buildings atop Whistler and Blackcomb with DJs and emcees communicating between them. Video screens will connect the action in two terminals with a giant LED screen on Whistler and four plasma screens in the Blackcomb terminal. If you’re in the area, be sure to suss it out.

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Posted by Shaun on Thursday, December 11th, 2008 in Snow.


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