The Sea to Sky Gondola will be reopening with a ceremony and celebrations on Valentine’s Day.
“Our amazing team rose to the challenge and have done everything required to get us back up and running as quickly as possible so we can get back to connecting people with nature and the beauty of Squamish,” says Kirby Brown, Sea to Sky Gondola general manager, in a news release.
“Our community stood by the gondola and showed us overwhelming support, confidence, and love through the last six months, and for that, we are so grateful.”
After more than six months of closure stemming from an act of sabotage that cut the tourist attraction’s cable, the gondola will be operational once more on Feb. 14. The RCMP continue to investigate the case.
“The fact that the main haul cable was completely severed was, and still is, shocking, and the investigation with the RCMP is ongoing. However, we want our guests to know they can travel to the summit on the Sea to Sky Gondola with complete confidence,” says Brown. “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.”
Thirty new cabins have been installed on the new main haul rope that arrived from Switzerland at the end of October.
A high-profile opening ceremony will kick off a day of summit celebrations.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
9:00 a.m. – Arrive at Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish and pick up tickets at guest relations desk if you plan to travel to the summit after the presentation at the base area of the gondola.
9:15 a.m. – Brief presentation and welcome from Sea to Sky Gondola and regional dignitaries begins
9:15 a.m. – Welcome from Kirby Brown general manager and partners of Sea to Sky Gondola
9:25 a.m. - First Nations official welcome
9:30 a.m. - Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture
9:35 a.m. - Squamish Mayor, Karen Elliott
9:40 a.m. - Presentation at the base area closes and guests are welcome to travel up the gondola
10:15 a.m. – Enjoy the summit celebrations with general public going all day