Smugglers’ Notch Resort Features Zipline Canopy Tour

published on February 23, 2011 by .

Are you looking for wild winter fun for your family vacation? Rent a timeshare at Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont’s Green Mountains, and “wild fun” you’ll get!

Smugglers’ Notch Resort and ArborTrek Canopy Adventures have teamed up to develop the first zipline canopy tour in Vermont. The 3-hour tour consisting of a series of zip lines, suspension bridges and rappels is scheduled to open in December in a scenic valley in at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Following a mountain brook from high above Smugglers’ Notch Resort Village, the zipline canopy tour will descend through mature stands of hemlock, white birch, and sugar maple. Participants will soar down more than 4,000 feet of zip lines, cross suspension bridges, and rappel from trees. Scenic lookout and tree platforms positioned high in the forest canopy will yield stunning seasonal views of Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Mount Mansfield, and Vermont’s Green Mountains. The tour will culminate in a breathtaking zip line ride landing back in the Smugglers’ Notch Village.

In keeping with the Resort’s commitment to environmental stewardship through nature-focused programs that combine learning and fun, Smugglers’ canopy tour will incorporate information presented by the tour guides about the local flora and fauna, ecology and natural history.

The year-round zipline canopy tour joins Smugglers’ extensive seasonal outdoor experiences including skiing and snowboarding on three mountains, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and in the summer, geocaching; a Via Ferrata hiking, climbing and ropes course adventure; a high ropes challenge course; and an adventure camp for children featuring kayaking, bouldering, and other activities.

“Adding the zipline canopy tour to our extensive family vacation programming will give Smugglers’ guests an especially memorable opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking terrain around the Resort,” notes Bill Stritzler, the Resort’s managing director.

“We’re pleased to team up with ArborTrek Canopy Adventures on this exciting project. ArborTrek’s focus on education and responsible environmental management of their canopy tour projects is a perfect match for Smugglers’ own environmental stewardship initiatives,” said Stritzler. The Resort’s environmental efforts focus on habitat protection, solid waste and wastewater management, energy efficiency and education.

A Smugglers’ Notch Resort timeshare rental at this #1 rated family resort will give you and your family a vacation of a lifetime, any time of the year.

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