The Peak 2 Peak gondola spans nearly three miles between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, in the process making it both the longest and the highest gondola lift in the world.

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Flight from London London

9:45 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -7 hrs

Thanks to Peak 2 Peak skiers can now combine both the Blackcomb and Whistler ski areas during winter, while in summer the 30-odd miles of trekking trails criss-crossing both mountains are also much more accessible as a result of this record breaker.

Needless to say the views from the gondolas are spectacular but if you want a closer a look at this marvel of engineering, take a peak at the Peak to Peak Viewing Gallery, a raised walkway that gives you the opportunity to see the gondola's engineering and inner workings.

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Fan of a statistic or two? The trip takes 11 minutes, the highest point is 1,427ft (so not necessarily advisable for vertigo sufferers), Peak 2 Peak can transport 4100 people an hour and has the world’s longest unsupported span for a gondola – a mere 1.88miles.

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Where to stay

Sonora Resort, luxury hotel in British Columbia, Canada

Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort is a luxurious and all-inclusive wilderness lodge in dense forests on the water’s edge in British Columbia's Inside Passage.

The Wickaninnish Inn

The Wickaninnish Inn

The Wickaninnish Inn is a) virtually impossible to spell correctly, and b) on Vancouver Island's magnificently rugged west coast, minutes from the picturesque town of Tofino.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

A luxurious eco-resort set in the untamed wilderness of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve - one of the best intact examples of temperate rainforest on Earth - this former mining outpost has been converted into a luxury tented retreat.

Terrace at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, luxury hotel in British Columbia, Canada

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is now a face-lifted version of the popular original build in 1927. Located in Vancouver’s hip downtown district, Rosewood is an ideal hotspot for guests to see and be seen.

Four Seasons Whistler, luxury hotel in British Columbia, Canada

Four Seasons Whistler

The Four Seasons Resort Whistler rests in the prime location at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, a 400 yard walk to the Blackcomb ski lifts and a short shuttle to the village and Whistler Mountain.

Nita Lake Lodge, luxury hotel in British Columbia, Canada

Nita Lake Lodge

This homely boutique hotel is situated in the Creekside Village at the base of Whistler Mountain and is a perfect getaway for a revitalizing summer adventure or an exciting ski holiday.

Nimmo Bay, luxury hotel in British Columbia, Canada

Nimmo Bay

Sitting within 30000 square miles of pristine wilderness, glacier-capped mountains, the ocean and misty evergreens, the family owned and run Nimmo Bay Resort offers a first class wilderness adventure in British Columbia..

Bear at Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet lodge floats on a river in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, just north of Campbell River. The lodge lies close to the mouth of Knight Inlet, from which it gains its name, and is nestled into Glendale Cove which is home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly bears in British Columbia.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim

Situated in the centre of Vancouver’s financial district and a 5 minute walk from Coal Harbour, stands the sleek Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. With beautiful views of the city’s tranquil waters and snow-capped mountains, the hotel is ideally located for exploring Vancouver’s natural splendour and cultural attractions.

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Four Seasons Vancouver

In Vancouver’s vibrant city centre, the striking Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver stands 30 storeys high, commanding spectacular views over the city and its majestic mountain peaks. Just a few minutes from areas such as Granville Island Market, Stanley Park and Robson Street, the hotel is in the perfect position for exploring the surrounding natural beauty and adventure activities of Vancouver.

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The Loden

Located in the trendy downtown area of Vancouver, the boutique Loden Hotel is just a walk away from Coal Harbour’s seawall, the Robson Street shopping district and the scenic Stanley Park. Tucked away on a peaceful residential street, The Loden is both a tranquil urban retreat and a central base from which to explore the city’s numerous sights.

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Spirit Bear Lodge

Discover the waterfront Spirit Bear Lodge, located in the small village of Klemtu and nestled within the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. Surrounded by striking mountain ranges and coastal fjords, guests can experience a magnificent array of wildlife, learn about the native culture and join spectacular bear watching tours.

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler

At the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler sits the grand Fairmont Chateau Hotel. This tastefully designed ski, golf and spa resort is an all year round destination perfect for families, couples and friends alike and offers spectacular views over the impending mountains and charming village of Whistler.

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

This internationally renowned resort lies in the second largest ski area in Canada and offers an array of activities across all seasons to keep everyone happy, from the biggest adrenaline junkie to the mere excitable novice.

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The Westin

Located in Canada’s greatest year-round recreation destination (yes, it’s not all about the white winter powder) the Westin Resort and Spa sits in a desirable spot by Blackcomb Whistler and acted as the host resort for downhill events at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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The Listel Hotel

Tucked back from the main stroll, the Listel Hotel has a relaxing atmosphere and provides the perfect base camp for a skiing adventure with Blackcomb and Whistler only a stone's throw away. The hotel prides itself on having a low environmental footprint and, as such, it currently holds a 3 Green Key rating from the Hotel Association of Canada.

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