[R493R, Whistler Blackcomb] is celebrating the opening of its new Peak 2 Peak gondola with a giveaway contest that is valued at over $25,000. The gondolas can carry 28 people, but in this case one lucky entrant will win a gondola-load of gear and a trip for four to Whistler Blackcomb.

Travel prizes for four include flights to Vancouver, B.C. from a major airport in North America and return limousine transfers between Vancouver International Airport and Whistler. Travel must be between Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 or Mar. 2 and Apr. 26. Lodging includes four nights' accommodation in two rooms at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Four, four-day lift tickets, one semi-private ski or snowboard lesson for four, and complete Atomic ski or snowboard packages for four also are included to get you out on the slopes. But you won't be cold, as clothing prizes - GORE-TEX jackets and pants, sweaters, and thermal shirts - will keep you warm.

The gondola load also includes cell phones, Nintendo consoles, breakfast and lunches, an après ski tab, gift packs, Sirius auto units, hydration pack, granola bars, and cases of Coca-Cola and Red Bull Energy Drink. You can check out the complete list of prizes on the resort's Web site.

Enter the contest on their Web Site. Contest closes  Dec. 12, the day the new gondola starts. The winner's name will be drawn Dec. 15. You don't have to be present to win, but you must be at least 19 years old and a resident of Canada or the U.S., excluding Quebec, New York, and Florida.