Whistler Zip-lining Tours
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012
Open year round Whistler ZipTrek offers zip-lining tours to adventure seekers all season long. Rencently named "Whistler's Best Activity Provider" ZipTrek provides tours for the young and old and everyone in between.
What is Zip-lining?
For those that don't know what zip-lining is; it begins with a series of metal cables spread throughout a hilly area, beginning at the top of an incline and ending at the bottom of a hill. From here patrons are strapped into a safely harness and clipped onto the connecting cables by a certified instructor. Once clipped in gravity simply takes over and you begin to cruise down the line until you get to another instructor at the bottom of the line. Various lines usually connect one after another making different courses or routes down the hill.
ZipTrek Whistler has been based in the resort town since summer 2002 and has been providing unforgettable opportunities to explore Whistler's beautiful back country ever since. Take in the awesome views from the treetop observation platforms and explore the local forestry on the ground-based trails and various creeks and bridges. When it come to zip-lining simply lift up your feet and reach speeds of up to 80 km/hr (50mph) as you cruise down the side of a Whistler Mountain.
Whistler ZipTrek Courses
Whistler ZipTrek provides two different courses with the option to combine the two into one mega course.
ZipTrek Bear Tour
Whistler's original course is a series of 5 different zip-lines connected by a series of suspension bridges, boardwalks and forest trails. Take in the tremendous views of Whistler's Fitzsimmons Creek as you race down the zip-line trail. This course is perfect for families, groups and those who have never zip-lined before. This tour features 5 zip-lines, 4 treetop bridges and takes between 2.5 - 3 hours.
ZipTrek Eagle Tour
This tour was recently added and includes a 2000-foot epic line that drops more than 20 storey's. This tour is recommended for older participants or any one that wants to get their adrenaline pumping. The Eagle Tour begins in the middle of the forest and takes you all the way back to the Whistler Village. This tour features 5 ziplines, 4 treetop bridges and takes between 2.5 - 3 hours.
The Mammoth Tour
The Mammoth Tour is simply a combination of both the Bear and Eagle courses; this course is geared towards those who are never satisfied with the standard offer. This tour features 10 zip-lines, 9 treetop bridges and takes about 4.5 hours.
Posted below is a short video on a ZipTrek ride
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