The Jasper Skytram whisks you up and away as you ascend to a height of 2,277 m (7,472 ft) above sea level. While being a tad more expensive than the Banff counterpart it does make up for it with breathtaking views from the upper terminal. On a clear day you can see over 80km into the distance to gaze upon the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson in British Columbia.
Due to the weather and amount of snow that comes down at elevation, the tramway only runs between April to the first week of October. In the summer time the lineup for the Skytram can be very lengthy as there are only two trams that take up 25 people at a time. This results in quite a bit of gift shop roaming as you wait for your turn to board.
Once you depart the tramway you can reach the summit of Whistler Mountain with a little ambition. The Hike takes about 30 – 45 minutes but it is up hill and there is loose rock. Hiking boots are recommended as it is not a place for sandals.
There are dining options at both terminals. The upper one offers a great view to enjoy lunch over after roaming around and exploring the various sights.
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