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Sea to Sky Gondola Reopens February 14th for Family Day Weekend

Jan 14, 2020

The operators of Sea to Sky Gondola will be reopening the gondola lift several weeks ahead of schedule, for Valentine’s Day and Family Day. The event will be held from Friday, February 14 through Monday, February 17, 2020; 10am – 4pm. The last ride down will be at 5:00pm. Sea to Sky Gondola is just two kilometres south of Squamish and roughly an hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver. There is a daily Shuttle from Vancouver. Attractions include the Gondola ride, hiking trails, free optional guided tours, a suspension bridge and views from the observation deck.

Why are the re-opening? The gondola lift came crashing down to the ground on August 10th 2019, when the haul cable was intentionally cut by vandals. Thirty replacement cabins and a 4.4-kilometre long haul cable were shipped from Europe and installed, and final safety inspections by Technical Safety BC are to be carried out during the first week of February. Sea to Sky Gondola’s general manager Kirby Brown has said that additional state-of-the-art security measures installed since the August incident will “ensure the gondola is secure and protected from any other criminal activity. We want our guests to know they can travel to the summit on the Sea to Sky Gondola with complete confidence.”

The ten-minute ride carries passengers to an elevation of 885 metres, with spectacular views of Howe Sound, the surrounding mountains and Squamish Valley. There’s a full weekend of family fun planned again this year, with snowshoe rentals, tubing and an outdoor bonfire.

50% off day tickets all weekend long! To receive the 50% off rate, tickets must be purchased at the ticket window. This offer excludes family ticket, ride-down-only tickets and tickets purchased online.