Whistler Blackcomb’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola named highest cable car by Guinness World Records

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      Kids probably don't flip through The Guinness Book of Records like they used to, but a world record is still marketing gold.

      Accordingly, Whistler Blackcomb is trumpeting the inclusion of its Peak 2 Peak Gondola in the 2015 edition of Guinness World Records.

      The ski resort's gondola holds two records: the "highest cable car above ground" and the "longest unsupported span between two cable car towers".

      “The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola has been groundbreaking, not only in improving the experience of our guests, but in proving that anything is possible at Whistler Blackcomb,” Doug Forseth, vice president of government relations and special projects at Whistler Blackcomb, said in a news release. “Since the idea was conceived we knew we were attempting something that had never been done before. Having Guinness recognize our efforts is proof of the feats we accomplished and just seals the fact the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a must-do experience in Whistler.”

      Opened in 2008, the Peak 2 Peak hangs 436 metres above the valley of Fitzsimmons Creek, suspended from two towers 3.024 kilometres apart.

      The ride lasts 11 minutes.

      The Peak 2 Peak Gondola opened in 2008.
      Paul Morrison/Whistler Blackcomb

      Last year, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola got some competition for sightseers when the Sea to Sky Gondola opened in Squamish.