Mt. Crested Butte, Colo. – It is finally here! Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) opened its new on-mountain Zip Line Tour adventure on June 29, 2011 for both summer and winter thrill seekers. It is now the only resort to offer winter canopy tour operations in the state of Colorado.
The guided tour includes five zip lines, and a series of bridge features, weaving participants through the aspen treetops. The five zip lines range in length from 150 feet to 400 feet long. Platforms are approximately 10 feet by 10 feet, accommodating 8 participants at one time. The tour is a breath taking two-hour-long experience, starting with a 15-minute hike during the summer months. For winter guests, the Peachtree Lift will offer easy lift-served access. Speed is maintained by an auto-braking system, controlled by the weight of each guest, which brings participants to a stop on the ramp at each platform. Each group is accompanied by two guides throughout the entire tour to ensure a one-of-a-kind guest experience and to top of the line safety. So whether you are visiting Crested Butte Mountain this summer or planning a ski trip next year be sure to stop by and check out this unique zip line tour.
Tours will run daily through the summer from 9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. based on reservations and availability so make sure to call ahead! After September 5, 2011, tours take place on weekends only through the fall for leaf-peeping opportunities. For more information call (800) 600-2803 or visit the web site at www.skicb.com.