Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain Announce a New Peak to Peak Gondola to Unite at the Top

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain has once again proven itself to be a leader in innovation. It has announced its boldest move yet with the construction of the Peak to Peak Gondola, geared to be complete December 2008. ResortQuest Whistler provides several packages and specials for travelers looking for Whistler accommodations.

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Whistler, British Columbia (PRWEB) May 2, 2007

Whistler and Blackcomb mountains will be united by a gondola that will set world records for length and height while providing an unmatched experience for winter and summer Whistler resort guests. The Peak to Peak Whistler Gondola will travel 4.4 kilometres in just 11 minutes, transporting winter and summer guests from Whistler's Roundhouse Lodge to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain, giving them unprecedented access to both mountains' expansive and unique high alpine terrain and spectacular vistas.

With 28 sky cabins each holding up to 28 people, total capacity will be 4,100 passengers per hour. The Peak to Peak terminal on Whistler Mountain will be located next to the Roundhouse Lodge and easily accessed from the valley by the Village Gondola. On Blackcomb Mountain the Peak to Peak terminal will be located next to the Rendezvous Lodge and accessed from the valley via the Wizard Express and Solar Coaster Express.

This past season, Whistler Blackcomb surpassed the average annual snowfall of 33 feet to receive a total of more than 42 feet of snow overall. Whistler Mountain is now closed for the season but Blackcomb Mountain is open for spring skiing until July 29th!

With record-breaking snowfalls in the early season and outstanding snow conditions throughout the winter, guests are quickly booking Whistler accommodations. ResortQuest Whistler has several vacation packages and specials for travelers looking for a day on the slopes, on the golf course or looking to take in one of Whistler's many events. Guest can take advantage of our Early Bird Rates for next season or our Stay and Spa Getaway Package and Sizzling Summer Specials starting in May through the summer months.

About ResortQuest
ResortQuest, one of the nation's leading vacation rental hospitality and resort real estate companies, provides a one-stop resource in North America's premier resort destinations, ResortQuest.com. ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and leading vacation rentals in the U.S. and Canada, based on a portfolio of nearly 17,000 properties with a combined real estate value estimated at approximately $7 billion. ResortQuest Real Estate is one of the nation's leading real estate companies focusing exclusively on resort properties, offering superior brokerage services in the country's premier beach, ski and golf destinations. ResortQuest employs more than 4,000 people and is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment Co. (NYSE: GET), one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the hospitality and entertainment industries, based in Nashville, Tenn., that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels and the Grand Ole Opry. For more information, visit ResortQuest.com or GaylordEntertainment.com.

Contact: Jo-Ann Bateman, ResortQuest Whistler, 1-877-676-6767

Published by: John Ellis

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