Whistler Blackcomb embarks on PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Canadian Tour

    PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Sky Cabin will travel from Toronto to Whistler
    discovering its place among some of Canada's top tourism icons

    MEDIA NOTE: Whistler Blackcomb is pleased to provide a high resolution
    map of the route, available for editorial use, and downloadable at the
    following link http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/photo/index.htm.

    WHISTLER, BC, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Sky Cabin embarks
on its epic Canadian adventure on Monday October 20 after being on display for
the duration of the 2008 Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show. The PEAK 2 PEAK
Gondola Tour will explore Canada's vast terrain with a GMC Yukon Hybrid,
visiting Canada's best-loved tourism icons. The PEAK 2 PEAK team will document
their experiences as they discover the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola's place among
Canada's top tourism icons including Toronto's CN Tower; Old Montreal, The
Forks in Winnipeg, Calgary's Canada Olympic Park; British Columbia's famous
wine country; and everything in between!
    "We are taking a Sky Cabin on the road and sharing the PEAK 2 PEAK story
with Canadians while we discover our place among Canada's storied tourism
icons", says Michelle Leroux, PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Tour Manager. "We'll also
share the Whistler spirit in major cities in partnership with Labatt as we
throw epic PEAK 2 PEAK Parties hosted by Kokanee Beer with Whistler's
quintessential ski town band The Hairfarmers!"
    The entire tour will be documented online with updates from the road;
daily videos capturing the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Team's adventures and mishaps;
and epic party sessions from the PEAK 2 PEAK Party Tour hosted by Kokanee Beer
in select Canadian cities. Check out www.whistlerblackcomb.com/peak2peak/tour
for the entire schedule and don't miss the excitement as the PEAK 2 PEAK
Gondola Tour travels across Canada!

    City Stops & PEAK 2 PEAK Party Tour

    -   October 17 - 2008 Toronto
        -  PEAK 2 PEAK Party at Brazen Head hosted by Kokanee Beer
    -   October 18-19 - 2008 Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show
    -   Monday, October 20 - Toronto
        -  Media event at the CN Tower - Noon to 3 p.m.
    -   October 21 - Ottawa
        -  PEAK 2 PEAK Party at Heart & Crown hosted by Kokanee Beer
    -   October 22 - Montreal
    -   October 23 - Sudbury
    -   October 24 - Sault Ste. Marie
    -   October 25 - Thunder Bay
    -   Sunday, October 26 - Winnipeg
        -  Media event at The Forks - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    -   October 27 - Regina
    -   Wednesday, October 29 - Calgary
        -  Media event at Canada Olympic Park - Noon to 3 p.m.
        -  PEAK 2 PEAK Party at Earl's Tin Palace
    -   October 30 - Kelowna
        -  PEAK 2 PEAK Party at Tonics Pub hosted by Kokanee Beer
    -   Friday, October 31 - Vancouver
        -  Media event at Stanley Park - Noon to 3 p.m.
    -   November 1 - Vancouver
        -  PEAK 2 PEAK Party at Darby's Pub hosted by Kokanee Beer
    -   November 2 - Whistler

    The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Tour could not happen without sponsors Kokanee,
TELUS, General Motors, Doppelmayr, Tourism BC and the Fairmont, with apparel
provided by Quiksilver and Roxy.


    Spanning 4.4 kilometres (2.73 miles) in total distance from mountain to
mountain, the Doppelmayr 3S tri-cable gondola boasts the world's longest
unsupported span of 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles) between two towers furthest
apart, as well as the world's highest lift of its kind at 436 metres (1,430
feet) above the Fitzsimmons Creek. Total ride time is 11 minutes with a total
lift capacity of 4,100 passengers per hour. The terminal location on Whistler
Mountain is easily accessed by the Village Gondola, Emerald, Red, Franz's, and
Harmony lifts plus the alpine T-bars, while access on Blackcomb Mountain is
from the Solar Coaster, Catskinner, Jersey Cream and 7th Heaven lifts. For
more information on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Michelle Leroux, (604) 938-7711, (604)
932-7743, mleroux@intrawest.com

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