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Last ride up time for Whistler Village Gondola on Saturday

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Last ride up time for Whistler Village Gondola on Saturday

Hi all,

We are spending the weekend of the 4th and 5th of September in Whistler and are planning to buy a two day Peak 2 Peak Gondola pass. We arrive between 4 and 5 in the afternoon on the 4th. Can we still go up via the Whistler Village Gondola to dine up Whistler mountain?

I looked at whistlerblackcomb.com/mountain/… but I am not sure how to interpret the information over there. Perhaps there is a Whistler expert around here who can answer my question?

Best regards,

Jethro

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1. Re: Last ride up time for Whistler Village Gondola on Saturday

The gondola closes at 8:00 pm on the weekends (until Sept. 5th). The last download from the top is at 8:00 pm. You can say the last upload is at 7:30 but why bother, as you'll have to come right back. The Summer BBQ on Whistler ends at 7:30 pm and they try to usher people out by 8:00 pm. However the Peak to Peak ends at 5:00 PM. So based on your arrival time on the 4th, you'll have enough time to go up to Whistler Mtn. and have dinner but not do the Peak to Peak, so perhpas a one day pass to use on the 5th is sufficient and you can enjoy dinner in the village on Sept. 4th instead.

As a reference:

Whistler Gondola - 28 minutes one way

Peak to Peak - 12 minutes one way

Once at the top of Whistler, the Peak to Peak is only a 1-2 minute walk from the Whistler Gondola.

Looking at Whistler Blackcomb's website, they suggest if you're riding the if the Peak to Peak roundtrip, the last upload from the village is a 4:15 PM, which means you'll be up at the top for 4:45, and then on the Peak to Peak to Blackcomb Mtn. - staying on the gondola, to return to top of Whistler Mtn., by 5:15 (closes at 5:00 so last departure from peak of Blackcomb at 5:00). Yup, confusing to read, but makes sense.

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2. Re: Last ride up time for Whistler Village Gondola on Saturday

Thank you for your fast reply!

At the blackcomb website they now offer a 2 day for the price of 1 kind of deal on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola tickets. I think I will get that deal and go up the mountain on the day we arrive for dinner. Then we will go hiking on the mountain the second day.

Can you recommend the dinner / BBQ on Whistler Mountain?

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3. Re: Last ride up time for Whistler Village Gondola on Saturday

Hi Jethro,

There is a mountaintop BBQ on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of every night at the Roundhouse Lodge on the top of Whistler Mountain. Each night is a different theme. Whole Hog Fridays, Prime Rib BBQ on Saturday, and Pacific Seafood Grill on Sunday. You can go to whistlerblackcomb.com/todo/…index.htm

to see the full menu and costs for each night. It is a really great experience to see the sun set on the mountain top 6000ft above sea level. Any night that you choose to go to will be great.

Regards,

Lindsay

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4. Re: Last ride up time for Whistler Village Gondola on Saturday

Thanks for the great info, we will definitely go up there. We can't wait for our trip to Canada to begin...

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5. Re: Last ride up time for Whistler Village Gondola on Saturday

A quick question related to this topic:

On the whistlerblackcomb website, it mentions that the Peak to Peak pass includes a ride up on the Whistler gondola from the Villag but makes no mention about a trip down. Does anyone know if that is included as well? I don't want to get stuck up there! :)

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6. Re: Last ride up time for Whistler Village Gondola on Saturday

Welcome to Tripadvisor rockinggirl65!

No worries. You can come down without further charges. :) Have a great time.

Edited: 25 July 2010, 22:08
7. Re: Last ride up time for Whistler Village Gondola on Saturday

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