Vail Mountain testing out new ziplines
VAIL — On Monday at Vail Mountain, testing was conducted on the ziplines of the resort’s new Game Creek canopy tour, slated to open for summer 2016 as a part of the resort’s new summer mountain experience, Epic Discovery.
Employees of Bonsai, the manufacturer of the new canopy tour, have been working on construction of the new activity throughout the summer and performed tests yesterday on the ziplines as a part of the final steps of the construction process.
When the Game Creek canopy tour opens in summer 2016 as a part of Epic Discovery, it will offer guests a new way to see and experience Vail Mountain. The approximately two-and-a-half hour guided tour through Game Creek Bowl will feature a series of seven different ziplines that span more than 10,000 feet, and one aerial bridge. The longest single zipline will be more than 2,700 feet long and the highest zipline will be approximately 300 feet above the ground. In addition to the high-flying action, guests will also learn about the natural environment they are immersed in on the tour, including the wildlife, weather, plants, topography and surrounding mountain ranges.
Construction has also been taking place this summer on the new Forest Flyer, which will debut as a part of the Epic Discovery experience along with the Game Creek canopy tour next summer.
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