I spent the afternoon yesterday at the Whitefish Mountain Resort just having a blast on their zip-line tour and slide ride. I had never done a zip line before, so I was quite excited to check it out. The tour starts off by signing your life away…then you head to the training and gear room where you get fitted for a harness & helmet and go over some safety essentials.
There are two guides that will assist you in getting situated at each zip-line (four in all, however there are two more just being added to the tour), they are both helpful and entertaining. Each zip-line gets longer and more dramatic so that you can build-up your comfort level. It’s truly and exhilarating experience flying through the air at up to 50mph.
After my zip-line tour I had a go at the “Slide Ride.” You take a short chair-lift ride up the mountain, then you hop in a sled type device and race down the hill in a half pipe. After you do it once, all you want to do is do it again.
I wish I had had more time as it would have been fun to mountain bike down the mountain, or take their “Walking it the Trees” tour. If you’re in Whitefish during the summer and you want a fun-filled day of activities, head up to Whitefish Mountain Resort.