Sea to Sky Gondola to begin a phased reopening next week

May 15 2020, 9:12 pm

The Sea to Sky Gondola announced on Friday that it is ramping up its operations to allow for a phased reopening starting Friday, May 22.

Under the first phase, the attraction near Squamish will initially reopen to its annual pass holders and their guests only, with pass holders provided with the ability to bring up to four guests. No other tickets will be sold during this period.

Visitors are encouraged to come to the gondola during non-peak times, such as weekdays, overcast and cooler weather days, and weekends before 10:30 am or after 3 pm. The gondola’s operating hours throughout the first phase will be from 10 am to 6 pm, with the final download at 7 pm.

Over the second phase of reopening, the general public can pre-purchase tickets online, which will avoid unnecessary physical contact at ticket windows. Cashless forms of payment will only be accepted.

Operators will be monitoring capacity and guests may be required to wait in their vehicles before loading or be asked to visit later in the day.

Further details and the launch date of the second phase will be made available over the coming weeks.

All visitors are being asked to respect physical distancing.

For those who wish to hike, the Sea to Summit Trail that leads to the top of the gondola is closed, as the lower part of the trail travels through Stawamus Provincial Park. Alternative hiking trails in the area to reach the summit include Shannon Basin Loop, Al’s Habrich Ridge, and Spark’s Spin.

The Sea to Sky Gondola was open for just over a month earlier this year before it was forced to close again on March 18 due to the coronavirus. It reopened on February 14, after undergoing a rebuild following August 2019’s act of vandalism that caused the gondola cable to collapse.

Kenneth ChanKenneth Chan

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