Peak to Peak

Peak to Peak Gondola – Whistler Canada

The Whistler Blackcomb Mountain (WB) Peak to Peak Gondola is wheelchair accessible during the Summer Months and Winter with a new Sled to transport you to the Blackcomb Lodge at top during the snow season. Accessibility is an important feature of Whistler Blackcomb’s landmark project and Canada’s newest tourism icon.

The Peak to Peak Gondola breaks World Records
Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the new world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a breathtaking, 4.4-kilometre journey. The Peak to Peak was built to open this majestic alpine region to summer visitors. The journey between the two Mountains provides a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment, its surrounding peaks, changing seasons and wildlife habitat. The Peak to Peak has broken three world records.
Longest unsupported span of 3.024 kilometres
Highest lift of its kind at 436 metres above the valley floor
Completes the longest continuous lift system on the globe

Access Via the Village Gondola
Access to the Peak to Peak is via the Village Gondola. The Village Gondola can accommodate a person in a wheel chair, with accompanying party members. Guests can ride to the top of Whistler on the gondola and easily access the Roundhouse Restaurant, through a wheelchair accessible door. Wheelchair accessible washrooms and Pika’s Restaurant are located on the first floor. An elevator exists to take you to the upper floor of the Roundhouse Restaurant and to Steep’s Grill. From the roundhouse it is a flat path around to the Peak to Peak Gondola with a wide entry door and level loading into the Gondola.

Wellington Cable Car – Wellington New Zealand

The Wellington Cable Car is one of the city’s oldest and most recognisable tourist attractions. It first opened in February 1902 and was originally built to service the housing developments on the steep hill behind the city, a function it still does today.
The tram runs from Lambton Quay, right in the centre of the Central Business district. The 5 minute journey takes you to the top entrance of Wellinton’s Botanical Gardens and a spectacular view over the city and its harbour. In addition to the observation area the tram gives access to the Cable Car museum and the newly reopened Carter Observatory.

Accessibility Features

The Cable Car has two level areas to accommodate wheelchair passengers. Both are located between the sets of entrance doors. At the lower platform ramps give access to either door. Passengers intending to go to the top and visit the observation area, Cable Car Museum or the Carter observatory should use the upper door of the Cable car which is accessed via the ramp to the right. This door gives level egress to the observation area to the right of the tram.