Fly like an Eagle – Zip Trek Eco Tour
Zip Trek Eco Tours are a hair raising pursuit come snow or sun, operating throughout the winter and summer seasons they provide the perfect après-ski activity for kids (6 and over) and grown-ups alike. My family, particularly my two teenage sons, were determined to try out this high flying adventure on our recent Summer holiday to Whistler – we weren’t disappointed!
The fully-guided adventure tour starting from Whistler’s Olympic Station includes five different ziplines across the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb. If you enjoy a bit of adrenaline in your life then the Eagle Tour is for you. The first zipline is 2400ft and drops the equivalent of 30 storeys! You then criss-cross back and forwards above Fitzsimmons Creek, and end the tour at the base of Whistler mountain. Extra prizes are given for hanging upside down. The tour takes between 2.5 and 3 hours and all safety equipment is provided. The guides explain everything as you go along and the tour includes some great info on the forest and the environment.
The views are amazing and it’s a family-friendly experience that adds something a little extra to your Whistler holiday. My family loved it! Last year one of the guides had the fright of his life – he was first across the zipline to the sky-high viewing platform only to discover a large Cougar sleeping on the platform. He tentatively backed away from it hand-over-hand back up the zipline until he was out of reach. Luckily it woke up, picked up its handbag, lipstick and stilettos and ambled off down the path back to the Longhorn Saloon…
To find out more about Zip Trek Eco Tours simply get in touch with our team of Ski Specialists. You can call them on 0131 243 8097 or you can request a tailor-made quotation here.
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