Anyone who has ever been on a roller coaster knows the thrill of dipping, looping, curving, and speeding around wooden or steel-tracks in a securely built coaster car, with your eyes wide shut, and your hands in the air. Oh, how exciting it is!
There’s nothing quite like the sensation you get sliding down an alpine slide. You start at the top of a mountain peak, and race your way down to the bottom in a wheeled cart on a smooth concrete track; all the while swerving, curving, and swaying in your seat as you navigate your ride down the long slippery chute.
Just as the driver controls navigation of a mountain coaster car, the same is true for navigation of a wheeled cart on an alpine slide — control is in the hands of the driver. So for all you speed chasers looking for an adrenaline packed, gut wrenching, heart-pumping thrill ride, the alpine slide is the ride for you. Regardless of the season — winter or summer — it’s always family friendly, cost-effective, and an excellent way to enjoy fun-in-the-sun.
Zip lining is among the fastest growing sports in mountain resort areas during the warmer months, and for good reason. If you’re an adrenaline junkie with a passion for action, zip lines provide an easy and low cost adventure to try.
You probably know the mountains aren’t just for winter fun. Sure, you have to wait a few months to hit the slopes again, but now is still a great time to visit the mountains for summer activities like hiking, camping, biking, zip lining, water tubing, stand up paddle boarding, and white water rafting.
The high rapids of Colorado whitewater rafting is calling out to you this summer, but so is ziplining, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking a 14er and rock climbing! That all sounds great, but who has a lot of time to spend researching the devilish details such as where to stay so that you get the most out of your vacation time? And who would want to book an all-in-one package that includes a bunch of stuff you have no interest in doing?
Summer provides the opportunity to slow down and enjoy some family time. In those rare occasions when our calendars align, our family’s first choice is to retreat to the mountains in order to unplug the devices and reconnect with each other by having fun. But, with four people to cover, this said retreating can get pricey, and fast!