Seven Springs Mountain Resort Debuts Laurel Ridge Canopy Tour

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 22, 2012 1:56 pm

Big things are going down at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Mountain Resort in anticipation of the upcoming summer season. The resort is set to unveil its newest attraction, the Laurel Ridgeline Canopy Tours on May 25, 2012.

Constructed to fit into the natural landscape in perfect harmony with Mother Nature, Seven Springs’ new canopy tour will provide riders with a heart-racing, pulse-pounding adventure and an educational experience as they soar up to 150-feet in the air at maximum speeds of 50 miles per hour. The tour consists of two air stairs, treetops of varying in height from 50 to 80-feet, 10 ziplines ranging in length from 145-feet to the grand finale of the Timberline Terror, 1,500-feet of zip 150-feet in the air!

“Our Laurel Ridgeline Canopy Tours were designed to be a highly-interactive experience that will connect our guests with nature in a breathtaking and awe inspiring environment,” said Seven Springs Chief Executive Officer Eric Mauck. “Our partnership with Bonsai Design Incorporated, the industry leader in canopy and zipline design, has added a world class canopy tour to our ever growing list of amenities. The Laurel Ridgeline Canopy Tours further demonstrates Seven Springs’ commitment to our goal of being the region’s premier family vacation destination.”

Tours are limited to groups of eight participants escorted by two professionally-trained guides. All Guides must pass a rigorous 70+ hour training and a written exam prior to taking any groups on a tour. On-going training hours are also required. Safety is the top priority! Each tour begins with a training session that includes the fundamental tasks of a canopy tour like proper equipment handling, speed control, braking and entrance and exit procedures. 

Tours are available on the hour from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting, beginning Friday, May 25, 2012. Tours are approximately four hours in length, depending on the number of participants in the group and are $95 per person. Reservations are strongly recommended but walk-ins are accepted based on availability. For reservations or more information, please call 800-452-2223, ext. 7905.