A great way to catch some air in Mt Washington Valley, NH
News from Mt Washington Valley, NH – May 11, 2017
Contact: Marti Mayne, PR@mtwashingtonvalley.org or 207-846-6331
5 Great ways to catch air in Mt Washington Valley, NH
Get high…in the sky that is…in the White Mountain National Forest
North Conway, NH -- Mt Washington Valley, NH, located in the shadow of the largest peak in the Northeast, Mount Washington – offers several options for those hoping to escape the city and enjoy some good clean air. From canopy tours to three options for ziplines and high ropes courses to big swings and mountain top views, Mt Washington Valley offers a number of ways to catch some good air and get high in the sky above the White Mountain National Forest.
Soar above the canopy of the trees at Bretton Woods
Located on the slopes of Bretton Woods at New England’s Mount Washington Resort, the three-hour Bretton Woods canopy tour takes thrill-seekers across a series of tree-top zip lines and through a network of platforms high in the ancient hemlocks. Unique in New Hampshire, the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour features a dual-cable construction where you slide below two separate cables instead of just one on coated cables guaranteeing a quiet, more natural flight through the trees. Platforms and bridges milled from locally harvested wood sources help to maintain the environmentally friendly commitment of the resort. The Bretton Woods canopy tour includes:
- 9 zip lines ranging from 120 to 830 feet long
- 2 sky bridges
- 3 rappels
- 1 complimentary ride on the Williwaw Racing Zip at the end of the tour during normal operating hours
- 16 tree platforms ranging from 10 to 70 feet high
- Zip lines up to 165 feet off of the forest floor
- 30 mph zip speeds
- 1,000 foot descent
- 2 guides per group of up to 8 participants
The Bretton Woods Canopy Tour operates year-round. A great way to visualize this ride is to watch the video here. For more information, go to www.brettonwoods.com/activities/canopy_tour/overview .
At Wildcat Mountain in Pinkham Notch, NH: Try the ZipRider
Wildcat Mountain’s four-person ZipRider zipline brings riders a huge rush, combining exhilarating feelings of flight and beautiful scenery. The Wildcat Mountain ZipRider descends from the summit of Wildcat Ski Area, 2,100 feet over the trails, treetops and the Peabody River to a landing platform located a short distance from the Main Base Lodge. Riders travel on cables suspended at heights up to 70 feet on a 12 percent grade, and reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour. This ride is open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Info and photos: https://www.skiwildcat.com/ziprider/.
At Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett, NH: Zip from the summit of Bear Peak to the base of Attitash
The Attitash ZipTour is a one-to-two hour adventure that’s perfect for thrill seekers and nature lovers alike. Riders can control their speed and even make a stop along the line to take in the spectacular views. The ZipTour Adventure consists of two zip lines spanning across two mountain peaks. The Flying Bear Zip takes riders from the summit of Bear Peak over the valley toward Attitash Mountain. A top speed of 65+ mph is possible while reaching heights of 250-feet off the ground down the 4,969-foot distance ... that's almost a mile long and the longest single zipline span in the East! But wait! There's more! From there, on the second span, riders will fly on the Attitash Aerial Zip, from upper Thad's Choice to the base of Attitash, another 2,196 feet! With both The Flying Bear and Attitash Aerial Zip spans offer two parallel cable lines, allowing two family members or friend scan enjoy the adventure side-by-side. For more info & photos: https://www.attitash.com/ziptour/.
Make like a stunt man and catch giant air at Attitash
Also at Attitash, make like a stunt man and catch some air by jumping off the platform on to a giant air bag. Feel the rush of making a free-fall jump into a 60-by-60 foot airbag, designed to give those who dare a soft landing. Choose from two different platforms, similar to what you may see in the movies and catch some big air. Info and photos: https://www.attitash.com/airbag-jump/ .
At Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, NH: Soar like an eagle and swing high
Cranmore’s options are a bit more kid-friendly, yet no less adventurous. Cranmore Mountain’s Soaring Eagle is the zip line anyone can fly! Experience the sensation of flight, while accelerating 700 feet down the mountainside on a suspended cable. Best of all, riders can share the fun with a friend on the comfortable side-by-side seats.
Additionally, at Cranmore Mountain Resort, get high and grab some good air on the Giant Swing. The swing accommodates up to four people. Riders will arc higher and higher in the sky as the Giant Swing takes them to the limit. The Giant Swing is located at the base of Cranmore Mountain, next to the Mountain Coaster and Tubing Park. Info and photos of both of these rides: http://www.cranmore.com/Summer-Parks/Attractions/Rides-Attractions-Overview.
Swing like a monkey at Monkey Trunks in Chocorua, NH
At Monkey Trunks High Ropes Adventure and Zipline, participants start with ground school, receiving safety instruction on how to navigate through the various ropes courses there. They then move on to the initial Green Course to demonstrate they can properly use their equipment. After completing these two stages, participants progress through the levels of the courses in order of Blue, Silver, Red and Black, and each level becomes progressively more challenging. The course features eight ziplines over and through the trees, with challenges that include swinging beams, tightropes, rolling logs, hanging tires, cargo nets and more. There’s also a children's course on a smaller scale for the littlest of monkeys, with platforms no more then 6-feet off the ground. The Children's course includes six to eight challenges with an 80-foot zipline at the finish! All activities are as low as 10 feet and as high as 55 feet off the ground! To view a video of the fun at Monkey Trucks, click here. Reserve tickets online. Click here.
Ride up the Mt Washington Auto Road to the top of the highest peak in the Northeast
For amazing views into four states and Canada (on a clear day), take the car or ride a van in a guided tour to the summit of Mount Washington on the Mt Washington Auto Road, open spring (once the snow is cleared) summer and fall. In the winter, ride the SnowCoach for amazing winter views in this high-mountain winter sightseeing tour. Info: www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com.
For more information on vacations and attractions in Mt Washington Valley, please visit www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 1-800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH) to talk to a vacation planning concierge. To learn more about vacations in New Hampshire, go to www.VisitNH.gov.
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