Whistler’s ZipTrek Ecotours is Launching the longest zipline in US and Canada in July of this year. This new game-changing zipline will span 2 km long (7,000 ft), and will traverse between the two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. (Featured Photo: Ruth Hartnup)
Whistler’s Newest Adrenaline Rush This Summer
All you thrill-seekers looking for something new this summer, the new zipline will come as a one-off, or as a part of a tour. Think of it as a mini Peak 2 Peak ride, about half the length, and without the gondola! Reaching speeds of around 80 km/hr (50 mph) with the current ziplines, it has yet to be announced how fast this record-holding new addition can go.
For the ones who are not familiar with them, the ziplines are basically a steel cable between two anchors – mostly trees, or a post. The ‘zipliner/zipper’ is held by a harness attached to a pulley on the steel cable. You’ll take off from a platform, several feet above ground, and enjoy the amazing views while gravity does all the work of pulling you towards the next landing platform.
If you’re trying ziplining for the first time, Ziptrek recommends taking the Bear Tours, and move on up to the Eagle and Mammoth Tours for a bigger adrenaline rush. The tours are available for zippers aged 6 and up. If the smaller zippers are under 65 lbs, they may need to ride tandem with an adult.
The tours run in the summer and winter seasons, and booking in advance is highly recommended. Whistler Blackcomb is a spectacular place to visit in the summer to enjoy some outdoor activities like hiking and biking, a chance to meet the local marmots up in the alpine. Head over to alluraDirect.com for amazing deals on Whistler accommodations in the summer, and discounts on Whistler activities and attractions.