In Spring 2009, Tamarack Canopy Zipline Tour was proud to have reached an agreement with Tamarack Resort, to reopen this world class tour for adventure seekers. This is one of the most beautiful, extreme, and exciting tours available in North America. Come join in the fun and see what zipping is all about.
Opening in 2006, the course has seen new lines and a modified tour pattern over the years, streamlining the guest experience. If you've been on the tour in the past, then you will be happy to hear that the fast zips, suspension bridges, and the infamous 120 foot high Ponderosa Pine zips are still running. Come witness these crowd favorites for yourself.
The tour begins with check in at our new building just off the main parking lot. You will be greeted by our friendly staff, processed through your check-in procedures, and then pair up with two of our trained staff. You will receive a safety briefing, gear introduction, and practice equipment checks. You will also receive instruction on how to steer, zip commands, and other zipping procedures such as not grabbing the cable. That is correct! Zip Tamarack is engineered to be a gravity brake course, with guide back ups. No hand braking required!
Next you will load up in our transportation and drive up the mountain, just short of the mid mountain center at about 6,000 feet elevation. Oh the views are awesome! You and two staff will hike down a short path to the zipline. Keep an eye open for black bears, elk, red fox, and other wildlife in this behind the scenes wildlife setting not often viewed by others. This is a long, tunnel-type zipline is sure to get your heart pounding! And from there, it only gets better!
Next you will hike a short distance to the area of the mountain called Granite Gardens. Mountain lions are known to be in this area, hunting for elk! Here, for the brave, you zip off a cliff and carry for almost 1,000 feet, 200 feet high. This zip is a rush, no doubt about it.
Your next zip takes you into the Ponderosa Pine platform. Guests are have been known to stand in awe of this tree. You can hear the screams of delight and fun as our guests zip across Serenity Canyon, some 200 feet below. After a short visit with other guests and the tour staff, you exit the tree, zipping back towards the ground. Guests have also been known to drop to their knees and kiss the ground, once arriving back on solid ground.
The next zipine is much like the previous tunnel type zipline, except, faster, longer and higher! It brings you through a lower ravine and presents you out on a large granite rock outcropping by the main mountain high speed quad chair lift, Tamarack Express.
The next ziplines begins with a suspension bridge walk out to an elevated platform, off a creek bed. Here you experience a different micro climate; cooler, moister, and part of a creek environment. Get ready to zip down along the creek, not able to see the ending of the zip until you are past the half way point.. As you end the zip 75 feet up in a tree, you walk down a second 100 foot long suspension bridge to exit the tour.