Six months after an act of vandalism on August 10, 2019 forced its closure, the Sea to Sky Gondola will open on February 14. The main-haul cable of the Gondola was completely severed. Investigation by the RCMP is ongoing.
The reopening comes just in time for Family Day Long Weekend with the gondola welcoming guests back with 50% off lift tickets all weekend long in celebration of the love and support they received from their community during the closure.
The Gondola is one of British Columbia’s newest iconic tourist attractions. It is located in Squamish, within the unceded traditional territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations.
Work that took place to rebuild the Gondola includes the installation of a new 4.4 km-long main haul cable, assembly and installation of thirty new cabins, and the installation of a new state-of-the-art security system.
“We want our guests to know they can travel to the summit on the Sea to Sky Gondola with complete confidence,” says Kirby Brown, the general manager at the Gondola. “Our protocols would never allow the line to run if there was any damage to the cable, and the security measures installed since the incident will ensure the gondola is secure and protected from any other criminal activity.”